15 Thoughtful Mother’s Day Gifts to Give First-Time Moms

Being a new mom is scary, so help take the stress away with thoughtful gifts she’ll appreciate on her first Mother’s Day. Who doesn’t need an at-home spa day or a diaper subscription service that’s a lifesaver? Why not spoil her with meaningful jewelry she can pass on to her kids? Shop 15 gift ideas…

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Relieving sciatica pain during pregnancy

Sciatica is one cause of back pain during pregnancy. People can relieve the symptoms using stretches, gentle massage, and other remedies. Low back pain is one of the most common complaints during pregnancy, affecting more than two-thirds of women. Sciatica is pain that irritation of the sciatic nerve causes. The main symptom is shooting pain…

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On the Runway: Gucci Makes a Shoe and Keen Gets the Last Laugh

Almost two decades ago, before he left the brand that bears his name, Calvin Klein (the man) appeared on “Larry King Live” and discussed, among other topics, the prevalence of copying in fashion. “Oh, I think that’s flattering if we are,” he said. “It’s when they stop copying, that’s when we’re really in trouble.” It’s…

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Feng Shui Tips for a Harmonious Life

Anne Martini believes that following the principles of feng shui has resulted in concrete benefits for her and her family. When she first had her home analyzed 17 years ago, she was being laid off from a pharmaceutical company. Her feng shui expert advised her to put water in the front of her house in…

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ON LOCATION: In Texas, a Whole House on Half a Lot

If you’re going to build a house, deciding where to put it is usually key. But the location of the house that Nirav V. Patel and Carla Lañas built in Austin, Tex., was ultimately determined by the flip of a coin. The couple had been living in a condominium in the West Campus neighborhood of…

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Travel Tips: Travel Longer, Cheaper and Better: Hostels for Beginners

What comes to mind when you hear the world “hostel?” A gaggle of 20-somethings on a weeklong bender? Smelly hippie-types barefoot hiking around the world? A movie series that managed to combine enough torture and grunge to scar a generation? What if I told you that for the majority of the last five years I’ve…

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Americans Are Having Fewer Heart Attacks

Older Americans are having fewer heart attacks and surviving them longer than ever before. For a study published in JAMA Open Network, researchers analyzed records of 4.3 million Medicare beneficiaries hospitalized for heart attacks from 1995 through 2014 in 5,680 hospitals across the country. The number of people hospitalized declined by 38 percent over the…

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Helping an Estranged Family Reconnect

When my client came to my office for therapy just shy of her 70th birthday, I didn’t know if I could help her. A divorced mother estranged from her four adult children — because of her bad mothering, she explained — she was living alone, retired from a job she disliked, racked with sorrow over…

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Medical News Today: Why your household dust could fuel the growth of fat cells

Researchers have found that the dust in our households may harbor numerous chemicals that may accelerate the development of fat cells, potentially contributing to obesity. The dust in your house may contain harmful chemicals. In recent years, researchers and international policymakers have expressed concerns about the effects of endocrine-disrupting chemicals, a class of substances that…

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When a ‘Be In’ in Central Park Was Front-Page News

They came wearing crowns of daffodils in their hair, their foreheads painted rainbow blue and gold as they strolled through Central Park, kites drifting overhead. It was March 26, 1967, and more than 10,000 New Yorkers from Brooklyn to the Bronx gathered for a “Be In” on Easter Sunday to spread a message of love…

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