Hopeful Would-Be Parents Shop Jobs for I.V.F. Coverage

A little over a year ago, Haley Burns, 29, was trying to get pregnant and was also becoming restless in her job. An information technology specialist for Sharp HealthCare in San Diego, she began searching for another position (while trying to get pregnant), and checking out the benefits of Sharp’s competitors (while also trying to…

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Rachel Brosnahan Pays Loving Tribute to Her Late Aunt Kate Spade in New Campaign

Frances Valentine, the accessories line launched by the late designer Kate Spade in 2016, has tapped The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’s Rachel Brosnahan as the face of its spring 2019 campaign. It’s a poignant pairing: Kate Spade, who passed away tragically last June, was Brosnahan’s aunt. Shot by Maggie Cepis, the aptly titled Love, Katy collection…

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120,000 Pounds, Recalled: What’s Happening to America’s Chicken Nuggets?

Tyson Foods, one of the United States’ largest meat producers, recalled more than 36,000 pounds of chicken nuggets on Tuesday after pieces of rubber were found in the food. A day earlier, another large meat supplier, Perdue, recalled more than 16,000 pounds of chicken nuggets because of misbranding and undeclared allergens. The nuggets contain milk…

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Fixtures: The Baumans, Sellers of Really, Really Rare Books

What reward does one buy after winning at the gambling tables in Las Vegas or sitting through an excruciatingly dull convention there? A Rolex, a designer handbag, a new bracelet? How about a rare book? It was 11 years ago that David and Natalie Bauman, the owners of a successful rare book store in Manhattan,…

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Before We Let You Sweat, a Few Questions

It is fair to say that Steve Gold is obsessed with exercise. He easily admits that fitness is a “huge” part of his life. A model-turned-real estate broker — he’s a star of “Million Dollar Listing New York” on Bravo — Mr. Gold appreciates the mental rewards that come from long, hard, sweaty workouts. And…

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Rotavirus Vaccine May Protect Against Type 1 Diabetes

The vaccine that prevents rotavirus, which can cause severe gastric problems in children, may have another benefit: lowering the risk for Type 1 diabetes in toddlers. Rotavirus can leave children badly dehydrated and is sometimes fatal. Fortunately, there are two vaccines for the disease, easily administered by putting drops in the child’s mouth at ages…

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How to Make Your Office More Ergonomically Correct

Last month, I bought a big new computer screen, thinking that if I stopped crouching over my laptop like a turtle, my lower back would stop hurting. It worked great — for about 48 hours. Then I started getting searing pains in my neck, which prevented me from turning my head to the right, which…

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This Is Your Brain Off Facebook

The world’s most common digital habit is not easy to break, even in a fit of moral outrage over the privacy risks and political divisions Facebook has created, or amid concerns about how the habit might affect emotional health. Although four in 10 Facebook users say they have taken long breaks from it, the digital…

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Opioid Lawsuits Are Headed to Trial. Here’s Why the Stakes Are Getting Uglier

Uncontested: The devastation from prescription opioids has been deadly and inordinately expensive. Contested: Who should foot the bill? Just over a year ago, opioid lawsuits against makers and distributors of the painkillers were proliferating so rapidly that a judicial panel bundled all the federal cases under the stewardship of a single judge. On a January…

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