Second trimester pains: What to expect

Although all pregnancies are different, certain symptoms tend to occur in each trimester. For some women, the second trimester means the end of morning sickness and fatigue, but it also means the onset of specific types of pain. Pregnancy consists of three trimesters. The second trimester lasts from weeks 13 to 28. In this article,…

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The Secret to That Bright-Red Drink? Little Bugs

There has been something of a boom in American aperitivos in the last few years, with new products coming out of Colorado, California and Washington, D.C. They all have a few things in common: a slight bitterness and a bright-red color. And bugs. Yes, bugs. Many of these drinks use the natural dye carmine, which…

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The LOFT Trousers I Cannot Stop Getting Compliments About

LOFT Skinny Ankle Pants in Julie Fit LOFT loft.com $69.50 To know me is to understand that the way I shop is about statement buys. I love bags in bold colors, long skirts that sweep the ground, and have a small collection of crowns headbands. So shopping for basics—black pants, white t-shirts, simple sweaters—really brings…

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Meghan Markle’s Cute Black Pumps Are on Super Sale for Cyber Monday

Getty ImagesJonathan Brady — PA Images Hi, hello—just thought I’d share some important news with you: A pair of very polished and sophisicated pumps that Meghan Markle wears all the time are on a MAJOR SALE for Cyber Monday at Saks RIGHT. NOW. Aquazzura Casablanca Suede Stilettos On Sale for $450 saksfifthavenue.com $750.00 Advertisement —…

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City Kitchen: A Chicken That Finds Its Flavor in the Wild

Roasted chicken is a simple pleasure, fried chicken is a delight and chicken grilled over fire is lip-smackingly good. However (though I don’t like to play favorites), a braised chicken dish is always more interesting. I seem to be constantly proselytizing for this kind of moist, saucy slow-cooked dish. You can’t really rush it, and…

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A Good Appetite: Brownies for Those Who Live to Lick the Bowl

A latke fried in bubbling fat may be a classic way to celebrate Hanukkah, but it’s not the only nosh that can commemorate the oil-centric holiday. Olive oil brownies are another, albeit less traditional, option. This recipe is particularly suited to the task because, unlike others of its ilk, it skips the butter, relying instead…

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Personal Health: Helping Teenagers to Be Safer Drivers

My 16-year-old grandson, who lives in suburban Los Angeles, is on the verge of getting a driver’s license and, quite frankly, I’m terrified. Driving around L.A. is scary even for very experienced adult drivers. Does a 16-year-old boy, whose navigation skills are limited to the internet, have the judgment, attention span and ability to process…

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