What to expect during IUD insertion

An intrauterine device or IUD is a small T-shaped device that a doctor or nurse can implant into the uterus to prevent pregnancy. It is among the most effective forms of reversible birth control with a failure rate of less than 1%. The insertion is a minor medical procedure that only takes a few minutes.…

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Menstrual cups: Everything you need to know

While menstrual cups have been around for many years, they have only recently become popular. A menstrual cup is a small, bell-shaped cup that a person can insert into their vagina to collect menstrual blood during a period. They are made of medical-grade silicone, rubber, or plastic and are usually reusable. People simply empty the…

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Tinder Wants In on Your Music Festival Meet-Cute

Image Any of these people could be you (maybe).CreditShutterstock Tinder on Thursday announced a new feature called Festival Mode, which will allow users to identify fellow festivalgoers before they descend on Governors Ball, Bonnaroo and Firefly, among other music events. All the better to exchange flower crowns, swap band recommendations and do all the other…

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Jack Dorsey Is Gwyneth Paltrow for Silicon Valley

Image Jack Dorsey in October 2018.CreditPhillip Faraone/Getty Images for WIRED25 Young men are staggering around, hungry for days. They are throwing themselves into ice baths and cryotherapy pods. There are not enough beds at the silent vegan meditation centers to accommodate them. They need more near-infrared bulbs. They are the followers of Jack Dorsey, Silicon…

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Hungry City: Just Like Home: Freshly Folded Dumplings in Brooklyn

There is a point at which a restaurant with an open kitchen becomes more kitchen than restaurant, and diners feel more like lucky house guests than paying customers. To conjure this effect, fine-dining establishments may send people home with a ribbon-tied Ball jar of quirkily flavored granola. Mama’s Noodle House, a small Chinese restaurant in…

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Social Q’s: How Can I Save My Workaholic Boyfriend From Himself?

I’ve been with my boyfriend for a year. Occasionally, he goes into deep panics about his work and cancels plans — and not just with me. He cancels dinners with friends and important doctors’ appointments, holidays with his family and trips we’ve booked months in advance. I love him, and want to be compassionate about…

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Measles Case on Cruise Ship Leads to Quarantine in St. Lucia

The Caribbean nation of St. Lucia has quarantined a cruise ship on the island after identifying a confirmed case of measles on board, a health official said. Passengers and crew aboard the large ship were not permitted to leave, Dr. Merlene Fredericks-James, the nation’s chief medical officer, said on Tuesday. The highly infectious disease, which…

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Medical News Today: Does living alone increase mental health risk?

A new study has concluded that living alone is linked to common mental disorders. The authors have also identified the main driver of this worrying relationship. Researchers examined the links between mental health and living alone. Some common mental disorders (CMDs) include mood disorders, anxiety, and substance use disorders. According to some studies, almost one-third…

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36 Hours in Melbourne

Pity Melbourne: After seven years of topping the Economist Intelligence Unit’s most livable city rankings, it was finally displaced last year by another coffee-loving city, Vienna. Despite being nudged down a notch to No. 2, Melburnians aren’t too worried. Though the city is currently grappling with issues related to being such a popular place to…

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Work Friend: How to Handle a ‘Ghost Promotion’ at Work

Send questions about the office, money, careers and work-life balance to workfriend@nytimes.com. Include your name and location, even if you want them withheld. Letters may be edited. Who Takes the Cake? Recently, my boss came to me and said he needed to remove our current manager. He asked if I’d be interested in taking over.…

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