Intensive Care: What Makes a ‘Good’ Parent?

Last year when Patrick Ishizuka published a parenting study, he set off another round of discussion about what we call good parenting, and who is able to do it. The study looked at the results of a nationally representative survey in which parents were presented with fictional vignettes about elementary school-aged children; alternate responses suggested…

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Keeping an Older Dog Vibrant

As Max the First neared his 17th birthday, we knew his days were numbered. He approached the wrong side of the door to go out and often started to pee in the vestibule, a common sign of cognitive impairment. Long walks — and sometimes any walks — were now out of the question. But not…

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What Really Happened at Sonia Rykiel

PARIS — This should have been Sonia Rykiel’s moment. It was, after all, a brand founded by a woman half a century ago. A brand practically synonymous with female liberation and empowerment through clothes. A brand so embedded in the history of French women that a year ago Mayor Anne Hidalgo inaugurated the Allée Sonia…

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Forever 21, Which Helped Popularize Fast Fashion, to File for Bankruptcy

Forever 21, the California retailer that helped popularize fast fashion in the United States with its bustling stores and $5 tops, said on Sunday night that it would file for bankruptcy, a sign of the eroding power of shopping malls and the shifting tastes of young consumers. The private, family-held company capped months of speculation…

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In the Age of the Yellow Vests, Designer Jeans. Really?

PARIS — The Yellow Vests are back in France — albeit not quite in the same numbers as the social and economic inequality protesters once rallied. The world’s oldest travel company just closed in Britain, putting about 21,000 people out of work. There’s so much nervousness about a looming recession, the ’70s seem to be…

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Medical News Today: Hospital data breaches could lead to identity theft, financial fraud

Hackers do not always target retail stores and banks; they also target hospitals. By doing so, they can obtain a significant amount of extremely sensitive information. New research examines the information that may leak during hospital data breaches. Recent research identifies what types of information hackers steal during a hospital data breach. Researchers from Michigan…

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Medical News Today: Cats bond with caregivers just as much as babies and dogs

The first empirical study on the connection between cats and their caregivers refutes felines’ chilly image. New research examines how cats form attachments. While the attachment that dogs form to their owners is obvious, the same is not always true of cats. Indeed, cats have a reputation for being independent, even indifferent, and people have…

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A ‘Grand Séducteur,’ With Politicians and the Press

Times Insider explains who we are and what we do, and delivers behind-the-scenes insights into how our journalism comes together. PARIS — Jacques Chirac will be remembered by many people for his refusal to join the American war against Iraq in 2003 and his failure to revive a weak French economy. I remember him for…

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George Santiago Jr., David Dovnarsky

George Santiago Jr. and Dr. David Karl Dovnarsky were married Sept. 27 at the Manhattan Marriage Bureau. Joey Tai, a member of the New York city clerk’s staff, officiated. Dr. Santiago (left), 59, is a higher-education consultant, and was until 2017 the president of TCI College of Technology, which was in Manhattan. He graduated from…

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