Their Mothers Chose Donor Sperm. The Doctors Used Their Own.

Growing up in Nacogdoches, Tex., Eve Wiley learned at age 16 that she had been conceived through artificial insemination with donor sperm. Her mother, Margo Williams, now 65, had sought help from Dr. Kim McMorries, telling him that her husband was infertile. She asked the doctor to locate a sperm donor. He told Mrs. Williams…

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The Best Online Boutiques That are Better Than Shopping IRL

The Modern Utility Jumpsuit everlane everlane.com $100.00 I am a tried and true Everlane fangirl. But if you’ve ever tried visiting one of their three brick and mortar shops (with a fourth location opening soon in Brooklyn, NY), you know all too well that a line is usually waiting out the door. Their eco-friendly, socially conscious clothes…

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Opioid Treatment Is Used Vastly More in States That Expanded Medicaid

States that expanded Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act have seen a much bigger increase in prescriptions for a medication that treats opioid addiction than states that chose not to expand the program, a new study has found. The study, by researchers at the Urban Institute, a nonprofit research group, adds to the evidence that…

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Can essential oils ease endometriosis symptoms?

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Once Declared Passé, Foam Returns to the Restaurant Table

IS UBIQUITY A CRIME? In food as in fashion, both fields with a historical hierarchy of high and low, proliferation is often equated with degradation: The more popular and widespread an idea, the less valued it is. The increasingly rapid dissemination of images and experiences in our modern age has made originality the most fragile…

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What Pops in a Sea of Shrill Color? Hint: It’s Not Pink

Image Gabrielle Homola has rediscovered black. “I’ve noticed a lot of other people have rediscovered it, too,” she said.CreditMarcy Swingle for The New York Times It was hot. So what. Gabrielle Homola ventured out last week on one of summer’s sultriest days dressed from shoulder to shin in densest black. “I’ve rediscovered the color,” Ms.…

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How Medicine Became the Stealth Family-Friendly Profession

Britni Hebert was chief resident, on track for a career in the highly demanding field of oncology, when she found out she was having twins. “Everything kind of just tilted on its head,” she said. She couldn’t imagine 80-hour workweeks with two newborns at home, while her husband was doing an equally intensive radiology fellowship.…

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How to Host a Summer Barbecue Like a Professional

“We’re becoming nesting lesbians,” Erika Nakamura half-joked, smiling at her wife, Jocelyn Guest, across the kitchen counter of a friend’s weekend home in Hudson, N.Y. “We prefer to socialize at home, so we’re like, ‘Come to the country!’” It’s not exactly a hard sell: Nakamura and Guest, 39 and 35 respectively, are a team of…

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Through my eyes: Breast implant illness

«I feel like I’m being poisoned.» I will never forget the night I told my parents that I thought my breast implants were the cause of a decade’s worth of unexplained medical phenomena. The toxic effects of this unexplained condition affected my whole life. What started as a sudden onset of panic attacks 7 years…

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Cook for Others

Hello again! Still here, still trying to fill Sam’s sneakers. (Or tennis shoes? This map of regional terms resurfaced last week, and I’m still processing.) Neither of us likes food writing that burbles on about how cooking is love, but here’s a fact: There are some things you do for people in the kitchen that…

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