Dôen’s Aspirational Vision of Motherhood Has a Cult Following

Everyone loves a bargain, but it takes a special kind of enthusiasm to attend a mobbed sample sale a mere week after giving birth. Amber Hay, a 34-year-old director of product and development at a beauty accessories company, was still wearing a pair of hospital-issued postpartum underwear when she made her way to Dôen’s New…

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How Gold’s Horseradish Came to Be a Passover Staple

WASHINGTON — Jason Gold was in a tizzy. He was peeling a huge horseradish root, but it didn’t seem fresh, which led him to question whether it had been kept cold at the supermarket. “Milk can be only a few days out of the cow and goes bad if it isn’t kept refrigerated,” he said. “Same…

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The Diagnosis Is Alzheimer’s. But That’s Probably Not the Only Problem.

Allan Gallup, a retired lawyer and businessman, grew increasingly forgetful in his last few years. Eventually, he could no longer remember how to use a computer or the television. Although he needed a catheter, he kept forgetting and pulling it out. It was Alzheimer’s disease, the doctors said. So after Mr. Gallup died in 2017…

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Model Finn Buchanan Wants to Be One of Fashion’s Good Guys

Finn Buchanan flops into a chair like he’s been on his feet for a year. It’s raining in Paris, and both of us are a little floaty from the grueling thrill of Fashion Month. Buchanan has walked 11 shows in as many days and would have done more, if pesky French labor laws didn’t preclude…

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Shopping Guide: Shopping for Mugs

For many of us, savoring a cup of coffee is the only way to start the day. But that requires more than carefully choosing the beans and the brewing equipment. You need the right mug. “A good coffee mug is going to enhance your whole experience,” said Emily Davis, the director of education at Counter…

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The New Health Care: Can Doctors Talk Teenagers Out of Risky Drinking?

I’m a pediatrician, and when I see adolescents in my clinic, I ask them if they are drinking alcohol (among other risky activities). Then I counsel them if they answer in the affirmative. I want young people to be safe. But doctors lack the evidence base — we don’t have enough studies — to know…

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The Checkup: Dealing With Aggression in Children

Behavior problems in children, especially aggression and defiance, don’t get a great deal of sympathy, said Dave Anderson, a psychologist who is senior director of national programs at the Child Mind Institute in New York City. “For a child to get better requires just as much empathy and scaffolding as for a child who might…

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Personal Health: A Guide to Sustainable Eating

I suspect most of you already do many things to help preserve the viability of the planet we all call home. Perhaps you recycle glass, plastic and paper and compost organic waste; shop with reusable bags; rely heavily on public transportation or bicycles or, failing that, at least drive fuel-efficient cars. But have you given…

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How can we improve skin care in residential care homes?

Skin problems, ranging from generalized skin dryness to pressure ulcers, are common in older, care-dependent people. Care workers attempting to improve skin health face an array of good practice recommendations. A study led by Charité — Universitätsmedizin Berlin is now investigating whether the sundry treatment standards currently in use ought to be replaced by a…

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