Medical News Today: What are the signs of pregnancy in week 2?

Doctors start calculating pregnancy from the first day of the woman’s last menstrual period. For this reason, women are not actually pregnant in the first week of pregnancy, and they may not be pregnant during the second week either. Instead, in the first 2 weeks of pregnancy, the body is preparing for possible conception. Often,…

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Mind: When the Bully Is the Boss

Senator Amy Klobuchar’s nascent campaign is fending off a stream of stories from former staffers that she was a volatile, highhanded boss who often demeaned and humiliated people who worked for her. She has one of the highest rates of turnover in the Senate. “Am I a tough boss sometimes? Yes,” she said in a…

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Modern Love: Tiny Love Stories: Australia Edition

Wingwoman Captures Cockatoo On holiday in America, I became pen pals with a guy who loves Aussie wildlife. Back in Sydney, I told my 85-year-old grandmother I wanted to send him photos of native birds. Weeks later, I received a voice mail message from her, saying, “I took my first photo! It’s a cockatoo for…

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How does sex drive change during pregnancy?

Pregnancy can have a significant effect on a woman’s sex drive. Increases and decreases in libido are both normal, and arousal levels can change at different stages of pregnancy. Some women have higher levels of arousal and more intense orgasms during pregnancy, while other women notice the opposite. Although every woman’s experience is unique, there…

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Anterior placenta: Everything you need to know

The placenta is an organ that grows in the uterus during pregnancy to supply the fetus with oxygen and nutrients. An anterior placenta is one that attaches to the front of the uterus. The placenta may attach itself in any of the following positions: posterior (at the back of the uterus) anterior (at the front…

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Off the Menu: Murray’s Opens a Mac-and-Cheese Restaurant in the West Village

Headliner Murray’s Mac & Cheese Murray’s has a cheese store that also sells charcuterie and condiments on this busy West Village block, and, a few doors down, Murray’s Cheese Bar, serving wine and a cheese-friendly menu. Now, in an empty storefront, formerly Amy’s Bread, on the same block, the company has opened a macaroni and…

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Field Notes: Tips for Creating the Perfect Wedding Hashtag

Wedding photographers can’t possibly capture every moment of your special day, but guests can easily fill in the gaps on social media. Using a designated wedding hashtag, attendees can post photos on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and other platforms, serving as a sort of personal paparazzi. Fifty-four percent of couples create a wedding hashtag, according to…

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Skin Deep: Why You Should Care About Vegan Beauty

Once perceived as health-conscious people by some, and very, very picky eaters by others, vegans are trending. The Economist declared 2019 as the year of the vegan, reporting that a quarter of millennials identify as vegan or vegetarian. Outspoken celebrities like Beyoncé and Jay-Z are encouraging fans to become vegan, if not for ethical reasons,…

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T’s Wellness Guide to Paris

Parisians have long been revered for their svelte physiques, though historically this might have more to do with smoking cigarettes and skipping breakfast than healthy living. But in recent years, a slew of new addresses have cropped up around the city, covering every lifestyle trend from juicing to spin classes. Characteristically, the French have their…

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T’s Wellness Guide to Milan

In Italian, “wellness” is pronounced in its untranslated English form, and generally met with a skeptical eye-roll — it’s an imported concept, and not a widely appreciated one in a nation that considers its own much-admired Mediterranean diet to be unbeatable. Yet while Italian ideas of good eating — rigid meal times, seasonal produce, high-quality…

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