Shopping Guide: Shopping for Serving Utensils

“The things that we interact with every day are the things that should get the most thought in terms of design,” said Joe Doucet, a New York product designer. Serving utensils, for example: They might not be the center of attention when the big platter of meat and potatoes arrives at the table, but try…

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Spanking Is Ineffective and Harmful to Children, Pediatricians’ Group Says

Parents should not spank their children, the American Academy of Pediatrics said on Monday in its most strongly worded policy statement warning against the harmful effects of corporal punishment in the home. The group, which represents about 67,000 doctors, also recommended that pediatricians advise parents against the use of spanking, which it defined as “noninjurious,…

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The Checkup: For a Child’s Cough, the Best Medicine Is No Medicine

Parents are often disappointed or even a little bit upset when I tell them there’s no medicine to help their coughing, sneezing, drippy-nosed children feel better. There’s nothing that works, I say, and medicines can have bad side effects. We don’t recommend any of the cough and cold medications for children under 6. But after…

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Personal Health: Need a Flu Shot? Get It Now

If you’ve waited until now to get your flu shot, your procrastination may actually pay off, though you’d be unwise to delay getting the vaccine any longer. Although there are some cases of flu in October and November in the United States, flu season here doesn’t usually get going full speed until December, peaking in…

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As Nigerian Fashion Booms, Women Lead Its Coverage

Image From left, Adesuwa Onyenokwe, Chioma Onwutalobi, Betty Irabor and Tewa Onasanya.CreditFom left, Yagazie Emezi for The New York Times, Lauren Fleishman for The New York Times, Yagazie Emezi for The New York Times, Sophia Spring for The New York Times It’s not easy running a fashion magazine in Nigeria. Printing presses are few, and…

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Medical News Today: How to eat healthfully: Double your portion size

According to a recent study, larger portions of food might not be so bad for us after all. The findings add to our understanding of the psychology of healthful eating. Portion control is important, and a new study provides a positive spin. If somebody gives us a huge bowl of candy, we are likely to…

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6 Reasons to Get Suspicious When Your Boyfriend Talks about His Ex

Discussing the guy’s ex with him is embarrassing, but such a conversation will help you better understand each other and build trust. It is foolish to pretend that past experiences do not matter. However, the way your boyfriend talks about the ex-girlfriend may suggest if he is dragging the old problems into his new relationship.…

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Katelyn Polantz, Jared Soares

Katelyn Jo Polantz and Jared Thomas Soares were married Nov. 3 in Pittsburgh. The Rev. Bernard Karmanocky, a Roman Catholic priest, performed the ceremony at the Heinz Memorial Chapel at the University of Pittsburgh. Ms. Polantz, 31, is a senior writer at CNN, covering justice and law in Washington. She graduated from the University of…

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