Medical News Today: What is turf toe and how do you treat it?

Turf toe refers to an injury that affects the ligaments around a person’s big toe. It is a common sports injury, particularly among American football and soccer players who play on artificial turf. Pushing forcefully off the big toe, as players do when they begin to run or jump, puts repeated stress on the joints…

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Paris on Foot: 35 Miles, 6 Days and One Blistered Toe

Not long ago, I spent a week walking around Paris. Before you yawn jadedly, let me clarify: I walked all the way around Paris. I began each day by donning a pair of beat-up Sauconys, consuming a prodigious breakfast at my hotel near the Porte Dorée, tucking a notebook and pen into my pocket, and…

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These White Boots Make Me Feel Like a Powerful Witch

I once watched a TED Talk about power posing. (Which people now say is bogus, but whatever.) I can understand how standing with your hands on your hips or taking up a lot of space might help you feel more Rihanna-esque, but if I want to feel like a powerful goddess, I just think about…

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Front Burner: Japanese Beef: Made in America

Increasingly American ranches have been raising Wagyu, from at least two Japanese breeds of cattle, and there are now many sources making the rich, well-marbled beef available not just to chefs, but also home cooks. Kurt Beecher Dammeier, the founder of Beecher’s Handmade Cheese, is the chief executive of Mishima Reserve, a company that contracts…

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Rag & Bone’s New Collection Puts Disney’s Beloved Mouse in Streetwear

Mickey Mouse is many people’s earliest memory of pop culture—and one of fashion’s favorite muses. The world’s most famous rodent and Disney global icon has remained a fixture in the fashion world for years, from getting the high-fashion treatment at Coach and Opening Ceremony to a Disney-inspired merch collection at BooHoo. Now, Rag & Bone…

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What to Cook: What to Cook Right Now (Really)

Good morning. Life is suffering and the world very dark, but Gabrielle Hamilton’s latest “Eat” column in The Times has enough sunshine and poetry in it to leave me thinking everything might actually turn out all right. See if you don’t agree, and then consider making her pâte à choux, her diplomat cream. Send in…

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Everlane’s Perfect New Puffer Jacket Is Made From Plastic Bottles

There is an island of trash in our oceans that is twice the size of Texas. The Great Pacific Garbage Patch (the official name for it) is growing every day. Humans have created over 8 billion tons of plastic. 400 million of that was created this year alone. Plastic is being tossed in landfills, polluting…

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Acupressure for inducing labor: What to know

Acupressure practitioners say that applying pressure to these specific points on the body can change the body’s energy, called qi or chi. Some people believe that acupressure may help induce labor in women who are at the end of their third trimester. Acupressure draws upon the same concepts as acupuncture, but it uses firm massage…

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Signs and symptoms of infertility

It is not uncommon for people to experience signs of infertility. This may be stressful, as many people show no direct symptoms of infertility until they try to conceive. Infertility affects both men and women. According to the Office on Women’s Health, about a third of issues with infertility comes from women, and another third…

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Best Habits for Looking Younger

You should understand that the sensitive area around the eyes gives away your age almost in the first place. The skin of the eyelids and around the eyes is very thin, there are practically no sebaceous glands there – that is why it needs the most protection from the sun’s rays, which cause premature aging.…

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