Medical News Today: Is borax safe to use?

Borax, a naturally occurring mineral, has been an ingredient in cleaning products for decades. It is not safe to ingest. Some people also use it to make children’s toys, such as homemade slime. Borax can be harmful and may cause many serious side effects. In this article, we look at the safety and risks of…

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The New Health Care: The Reasonable Way to View Marijuana’s Risks

Image No one should be under the impression that marijuana is harmless, but it’s safer than alcohol and tobacco. CreditRick Bowmer/Associated Press Are we underestimating the harms of legalizing marijuana? Those who hold this view have been in the news recently, saying that research shows we are moving too far too fast without understanding the…

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The Last of Manhattan’s Original Video Arcades

Video arcades — those recreational arenas of illuminated screens and 8-bit soundtracks — have been fading from the cultural landscape since the end of the Donkey Kong ’80s. The advent of home video game consoles, hand-held gaming devices and smartphones has all but rendered them relics of a Gen X childhood. Yet somehow, Chinatown Fair…

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The Checkup: Taking the Pain Out of Children’s Shots

“If you ask every single child in the United States, what are you most afraid of going to the pediatrician, the answer is needle pokes,” said Dr. Stefan Friedrichsdorf, the medical director of pain medicine and palliative care at Children’s Minnesota. The pain and fear around childhood vaccinations, he said, contributes to the development of…

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The Goal at Weiss Watch Company? To Look ‘American’

On a typical weekday, Cameron Weiss spends as many as eight hours huddled over a weathered wooden bench, working with tiny tweezers and screwdrivers, methodically making timepieces by hand. Most of the mechanical models he creates take more than 60 hours to produce and will be sold by retailers like Barneys New York and Mr…

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A Visit to Seiko’s Mountain Retreat

SHIZUKUISHI, Japan — Tucked in the mountains of Iwate Prefecture, more than two hours north of Tokyo by bullet train, is the small town of Shizukuishi, known to watch fans as the cradle of mechanical watchmaking in Japan. That’s because it is the home of the studio that makes several brands of Seiko mechanical watches,…

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All the Looks From the 2019 Critics’ Choice Awards

Award season continues with the Critics’ Choice Awards tonight, which will bring back many of last week’s Golden Globes attendees. Here, what everyone, from Lady Gaga to Regina King to Constance Wu, wore on the red carpet of this year’s second big Los Angeles event.

Gin’s Journey in Britain, From ‘Mother’s Ruin’ to a Hipster Drink

LONDON — Ever since European apothecaries began distilling gin and selling it as a cure-all in the 16th century, the juniper-flavored liquor has been revered as a medicine, vilified for fueling public disorder and consumed in a multitude of every-season cocktails. Now, it is stirring up a specialized tourist trade in the homeland of London…

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Chandrika Srivastava, Nikhil Basu Trivedi

Chandrika Srivastava and Nikhil Basu Trivedi were married Jan. 11 in San Francisco. John Pleskach, a deputy marriage commissioner at San Francisco City Hall, officiated. The bride, 28, is a staff product manager at Tesla, a sustainable energy and automotive company in Fremont, Calif. She graduated from Yale and received a master’s degree in civil…

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