Depression during period: Everything you need to know

Feeling depressed before and during a menstrual period is common. Experts believe that these emotional changes occur as a result of fluctuating hormone levels. Most people who menstruate will experience some symptoms of premenstrual syndrome (PMS), including moodiness and headaches. However, some individuals can develop more severe symptoms, such as depression and anger. Hormones can…

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Nonalcoholic Cocktails’ Most Unexpected Fans: Kids

Perhaps no one had more disdain for the Shirley Temple than the person for whom the kid-friendly cocktail was named. “Those saccharine, icky drinks? I had nothing to do with [them],” the actress told NPR’s Scott Simon in the 1980s. If only she could have gone to the restaurant Fishnet in Baltimore, where the Not…

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Blood Pressure Patterns Are Different for Women

Blood pressure begins to increase at younger ages in women than in men, and it goes up at a faster rate, a new study reports. On average, women who develop heart disease are about 10 years older than men who develop it. But this report, published in JAMA cardiology, suggests that high blood pressure, one…

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This Is the Best Roast Chicken

Good morning. Melissa Clark came in this week with a beautiful new recipe for crisp-skinned Parmesan-rosemary roast chicken (above). My guess? It’s all anyone in your set will be talking about in coming days. I think you’ll want to make it tonight, or on some evening very soon. Go to! Alan Richman, meanwhile, gave us…

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Where Surgeons Don’t Bother With Checklists

Ten years ago, checklists for surgeons were all the rage. Inspired by the preflight routines of airline pilots, surgical checklists were shown to prevent tragic errors, reduce infections and save lives. Dr. Atul Gawande, a Harvard-trained surgeon, championed them in The New Yorker and wrote a book about them, “The Checklist Manifesto: How to Get…

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Run a First Marathon, and Your Arteries May Look 4 Years Younger

Complete a first marathon and rejuvenate a major artery. That is the message of an inspiring new study of novice runners and their aortas. The study finds that training for and finishing a marathon can spruce up arteries, leaving them more flexible, healthy and biologically younger than before, even if runners are older or slow.…

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59 of the Most Iconic Oscar Gowns of All Time

Every awards season, dozens of gowns roll out onto the red carpet: metallic, sheer, strapless, backless…you name it. But only a few are sartorial standouts to last the ages. From Taraji P. Henson’s new take on Old Hollywood in 2017 to Gwyneth Paltrow foreshadowing Millennial Pink in 1999, here are the most iconic dresses in…

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At Milan Men’s Week, the War Lives On

MILAN — Every Sunday morning here a time-warped market springs up in via Armorari and along a triangle of neighboring streets just steps from the great cathedral, the Duomo. On folding tables and the steps of the old post office vendors sell curious ephemera, principally postcards, coins and stamps. The Mercatino Filatelico e Numismatico was…

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Gracie Terzian, Jeffrey Emanuel

Grace Benedict Paine Terzian and Jeffrey Howard Emanuel were married Jan. 11 at UVA Inn at Darden in Charlottesville, Va. William N. Marshall Sr., the chief deputy sheriff in Charlottesville, officiated with George C. Paine II, an uncle of the bride, leading the ceremony. Ms. Terzian, 28, who goes by Gracie, is a singer, songwriter,…

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Booking Hotel Rooms for a Group? Here Are Some Tips

No one told my wife and me that planning a wedding would be easy, but we thought reserving a hotel block — a cluster of 10 rooms or more, at a reduced rate, at a hotel where our out-of-town guests could stay — would be a cinch. Things started out smoothly. We found a modern…

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