Friends Back Home Judge Me for Not Spanking My Kids

[A newsletter for parents with evidence-based guidance and personal stories for your transformed life with kids. Sign up to get NYT Parenting in your inbox every week.] Last spring, about a week into a family visit to Prague, my hometown, I overheard my then 2½-year-old son mumble to himself in Czech: “Are you trying to…

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A Destination Wedding With Cultural Significance

Many couples opt for a destination wedding, but some are going a step further: They’re having weddings with all the local customs and fanfare. A growing number of hotels around the world now provide cultural weddings and vow renewals, like a Hindu ceremony in India, a shaman-led Mayan celebration in Mexico or a traditional Maasai…

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Medical News Today: What do lice look like?

Head lice are tiny parasites that live on the human head and feed on blood from the scalp. They are common in children and spread as a result of head-to-head human contact, not through pets. Head lice are neither dangerous nor a sign of poor hygiene, and they do not spread any diseases. The main…

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Zagat Guide Will Reappear in Print

Last published in fall 2016, the Zagat New York City restaurants guide is about to be revived in print. The 2020 survey will be issued this fall by Zagat.com, which is now owned by the Infatuation, a restaurant rating and guides platform. For the last two years, the guides have had only an online presence.…

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Supermodel Pat Cleveland Has Been Diagnosed With Colon Cancer

Legendary supermodel Pat Cleveland was the talk of the town when she walked during the Tommy Hilfiger x Zendaya 70s-inspired runway show at Paris Fashion Week last month. But after hitting the runway, the 68-year-old supermodel was rushed to the hospital where she was later diagnosed with colon cancer. Now, her family members are asking…

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Sandbag That S.V.O.! How to Talk Like a Caterer

Like short-order cooks and diner waitresses, catering crews have their own vocabulary. Here is a brief glossary, culled from “Hotbox: Inside Catering, the Food World’s Riskiest Business” by Matt and Ted Lee. S.V.O. Acronym for silent vegetarian option, a dish to be substituted at the request of guests, but not explicitly offered to everyone. It…

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13 High Cut Swimsuits That Are Sexier Than Bikinis

There are more ways to feel sexy on the beach than wearing a revealing bikini. In the past few years, one-pieces have shirked their reputation for being prudish thanks to ultra-low backs and plunging necklines, and now there’s a new—old?—cut in town that’s taking things to a new level: the frong. Swimsuit brands are cutting…

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