Off the Registry: Homemade Wedding Gifts

For 45 years, Christine and John Koziol, of Somers, N.Y., have appreciated the wedding gift they received from Ms. Koziol’s beloved aunt and uncle, Eloise and Charles Harmon. It is an untitled painting created by Ms. Harmon: vibrant flowers spewing from a cream-colored vase against a bold red background. Ms. Harmon was a painter, sculptor…

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What are the best positions for breastfeeding?

Although it is a natural activity, breastfeeding is also a skill that takes time to learn. It tends to get easier with practice, as both a woman and baby master the breastfeeding strategies that work for them. The best breastfeeding positions enable a baby to latch on to the breast well and comfortably, do not…

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Front Burner: Many More Uses for Cider

Advertisement Front Burner “Ciderhouse Cookbook” teaches you how to press some of your own, and how to use it in many dishes. Image CreditCreditSonny Figueroa/The New York Times Sept. 4, 2018 Let’s say you have no intention of pressing your own cider. This new book from Jonathan Carr, whose family owned a farm in Ireland…

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D. J.s, Swim Briefs, $25 Coladas: In Vegas, the Party’s at the Pool

12:27, Grand Pool Complex, MGM Grand: We’d hoped to talk our way onto the lazy river but are not terribly disappointed when we don’t succeed, as the river is downright inert, packed with colorful tubes barely conveying rambunctious children and enervated adults. So off we go down a winding path to the day club, Wet…

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Dr. Elizabeth Connell, Authority on Contraception, Is Dead at 92

From the stage of the Phil Donahue show in front of a live audience, Dr. Elizabeth B. Connell, a tiny middle-aged mother of six, opened her purse and began pitching condoms in wrappers with smiley faces into the audience. It wasn’t just a gimmick. Dr. Connell had a longtime commitment to raising awareness about family…

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list of five: What the Welterweight Champ Wears Besides Boxing Trunks

Advertisement list of five Errol Spence Jr. likes Armani suits and Moncler sweatpants. But he’s not above Zara or H&M. Image Errol Spence Jr., the welterweight champ, likes his single-breasted, slim-cut suits.CreditCreditNico Young for The New York Times Sept. 4, 2018 Errol Spence Jr., 28, the International Boxing Federation’s welterweight champion, is known for his…

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Gallery: Meals Along the Midway

He went on a whim at first, David Williams said, just booked a flight from New York City, where he lives, to Springfield, Ill. He took his camera and giant flash to the Illinois State Fair. This was last summer, between freelance assignments, and the start of a project that Mr. Williams, 29, says will…

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The Last Company You Would Expect Is Reinventing Health Benefits

But employers, including that Amazon-Berkshire-JPMorgan alliance, are increasingly unhappy with the nation’s health care systems. Companies are paying more than they ever have. And their employees, saddled with escalating out-of-pocket costs and a confusing maze, aren’t well served, either. “The results haven’t been there,” said Jim Winkler, a senior executive at Aon, a benefits consultant.…

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Matzo Balls and Chiles? It’s Rosh Hashana With the Flavors of Mexico

Advertisement The chef Fany Gerson’s holiday feast is born of her Jewish heritage and Mexico City upbringing. Image While on the surface Mexican and Jewish cooking couldn’t be more distant, they are both “very tradition-rooted, very proud, very family-oriented,” said Fany Gerson, who grew up in Mexico. “Both Mexican and Jewish cultures are very soulful.”CreditCreditPhotograph…

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