‘Bootleg Toys’ Are Their Own Kind of Collectibles

Image «Bootleg» action figures are mash-up creations that straddle the line between toys and art. Above, rejected, flawed model parts in Morgan Phillips’s studio.CreditKarsten Moran for The New York Times What toys do you wish you had growing up? That question spurred a creative awakening for Aaron Moreno, when it was posed to him by…

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Devastated by California Fire, Paradise Finds a Way to Give Thanks

Before a fire demolished their town, Rowdy Shaw and Shanna Shaw had planned to host nine guests for Thanksgiving at their new home, off Lucky John Road in Paradise, Calif. The Shaws had moved into the house just four months earlier, to be close to the community’s resources for their daughter, Chelsea, who has Down…

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Modern Love: Destined to Marry the Cute Bartender

I have been thinking a lot about multiverse theory, the idea that there are infinite universes running parallel to our own where we are playing out our infinite lives. Remember the 1998 film “Sliding Doors”? Gwyneth Paltrow rushes to catch a train in London after being fired from her job. In one universe, she makes…

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The Morning After: Thanksgiving Cleanup Tips

There’s no shortage of information on how to prepare Thanksgiving dinner, but there’s surprisingly little about how to deal with its aftermath. Cleaning may not be as glamorous as cooking, but it is just as important, if not more important, at least for the hosts. To help, our writers and editors have spent thousands of…

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Medical News Today: What is the difference between IBS and IBD?

Inflammatory bowel disease and irritable bowel syndrome can both cause abdominal discomfort and diarrhea. Inflammatory bowel disease is the term for a group of inflammatory conditions that affect the digestive tract, which include Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. While the symptoms of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) can be similar, these…

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Hepatitis C symptoms in women

Hepatitis C is a viral illness that, without treatment, can cause long-term damage to the liver. While this illness can affect both sexes, it may cause different symptoms and complications in females. Women can potentially pass the infection to a baby during childbirth. As a result, hepatitis C infections are especially important to detect in…

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Medical News Today: Obesity: Researchers identify 4 subtypes

Researchers have called obesity an epidemic, and many are working hard to develop a solution. But is there a single answer? New research suggests that obesity takes different shapes and that the same approach will not work for everyone. We need better classifications for obesity, a new study emphasizes. Specialists from the World Health Organization…

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What to Cook: Happy Thanksgiving!

Good morning. It’s on like Donkey Kong now, I imagine, Thanksgiving 2018: turkeys browning, potatoes gurgling, cousin Julie weeping in the guest bedroom and your brother three exits away on the highway, though he needs to stop for smokes. Time to cut the brussels sprouts. Time to baste the bird. The kids want to start…

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The 5 Most Awkward Thanksgiving Weekend Encounters—and What to Wear to Them

Thanksgiving weekend is here. It’s time to eat copious amounts of home cooked food…and try as hard as possible to avoid everyone else back in town. Between family outings to the movies and last-minute runs to the supermarket, awkward encounters with people from your past life are all but inevitable. These holiday run-ins are much…

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Dental dams: Everything you need to know

It is possible to pass a sexually transmitted infection to a partner through oral-genital or oral-anal sex. A device known as a dental dam can be effective in reducing this risk. A dental dam is a barrier between a person’s mouth and another person’s genitals. Many people use them during oral sex. Dental dams consist…

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