Does Your Dog Need Swim Lessons?

In June, I took my cattle dog mix, Annie Oakley Tater Tot, to the Durango Off Leash Dog Park in Colorado, through which the Animas River runs. She had never shown much interest in water, and whenever she’d be near a lake or stream, stood just deep enough to get her paws wet. But she…

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Cancer Patients Tell Us About Finding Clothing to Adapt to Changing Bodies

Susan Gubar’s column, Living With Cancer, recently addressed the challenges of finding clothes to accommodate a body altered by cancer surgery and treatment. “Every time doctors reshaped my anatomy, I found myself flummoxed in my closet,” she wrote. “I was confounded about attire, so I resorted to sweatpants and rarely left the house.” We asked…

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What Will My Grandchild Remember?

As we celebrated my granddaughter’s third birthday this summer, I made the following rough calculation: I’d trekked from my home in New Jersey to her Brooklyn apartment roughly 150 times to provide once-a-week day care, plus other times as needed. I had taken Bartola (a family nickname borrowed from former Mets pitcher Bartolo Colon) to…

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Todo lo que necesita saber acerca de los fibromas

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What Should Young Children Drink? Mostly Milk and Water, Scientists Say

A panel of scientists issued new nutritional guidelines for children on Wednesday, describing in detail what they should be allowed to drink in the first years of life. The recommendations, among the most comprehensive and restrictive to date, may startle some parents. Babies should receive only breast milk or formula, the panel said. Water may…

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All the Writers’ Workshops

In a video that began making the rounds last month, Meg Stalter describes herself as a writer in New York City (“can you get any more cliché than that, no you can’t” she said), and gives some writerly advice. “Write every day, every second of the day. When you wake up, you should be looking,…

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Teenage Vaping Rises Sharply Again This Year

WASHINGTON — The rate of vaping among teenagers continued to rise sharply this year, federal health officials said, suggesting that campaigns to curb e-cigarette use among minors are not working. “It’s not good news at all,” said Dr. Nora Volkow, director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse, which decided to release the new vaping…

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My Airpod Case Is the New Sleeper Hit of My Closet

Courtesy AirPods with Wireless Charging Case Apple apple.com $199.00 There are two types of people in this world: 1) those who love, maybe even own, AirPods, and 2) liars. The piece of technology has created a schism in society between the haves and the have nots, and as a expected caused a Twitter shit storm…

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Cervical effacement and how to measure it

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