Questioning ‘the Newer the Better’ for Blood Transfusions

For critically ill children, fresh blood transfusions may be no better than blood that has been stored for several weeks. Transfusions in seriously ill children are usually given to improve oxygen delivery and prevent organ failure, and some studies have suggested that newer blood is better. Now a blinded, randomized trial has found it is…

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The Unexpected Freedom That Comes With Freezing Your Eggs

At first glance, egg-freezing seems like an ideal technological solution to a longstanding human conundrum: What if women could postpone having children to the exact time in their lives that made the most sense for them? And the rising popularity of egg-freezing and the easy-breezy marketing surrounding it — “egg-freezing for the price of a…

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Why Women on the Pill Still ‘Need’ to Have Their Periods

In the 1960s, manufacturers of the new birth-control pill imagined their ideal user as feminine, maternal and forgetful. She wanted discretion. She was married. And she wanted visible proof that her monthly cycle was normal and that she wasn’t pregnant. In 2019, the user of the pill is perceived as an altogether different person. She’s…

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When Dad Turns Out to Be the Fertility Doctor

Scores of families, using commercial DNA testing kits, have learned in recent years that, decades ago, their doctors lied to them. The doctors told infertile couples seeking artificial insemination that they would use sperm from a medical student, from someone who resembled the husband or simply from an anonymous donor. Instead, the doctors used their…

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Lord & Taylor Returns to New York — Sort of!

The new Lord & Taylor isn’t on Fifth Avenue. It doesn’t have towering ceilings, glossy beauty counters or zigzagging escalators; there are no racks of sensible shirts hung on plastic hangers, nor any other hallmarks of the American department store. That’s because the new Lord & Taylor is not a department store. It’s a pop-up…

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Reeve Carney’s Week: Pedal Boards and Peloton Ads

Reeve Carney, the actor and musician, has been in and out of hell for nearly three years. In 2017, he joined a workshop of the Tony-winning musical “Hadestown,” following the show to Edmonton and London before arriving on Broadway. Carney, who previously starred in “Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark” and “Penny Dreadful,” plays Orpheus, a…

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House Hunting in England: A Modernist Gem in the Countryside

A Three-Bedroom Retreat Near the Welsh Border $3.8 MILLION (2.895 BRITISH POUNDS) This modern three-bedroom house is set on a hillside on the edge of Brockweir, a village in South West England about 25 minutes north of the city of Bristol. Designed by Loyn & Co Architects, a Welsh firm, for the current owners, who…

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On the Menu in Moscow, Soviet-Era Nostalgia

It’s lunchtime in Moscow and the line for Stolovaya 57 is out the door — a 20-person long struggle for borscht, jellied pork, soft boiled vegetables and grated cabbage. Though it might be hard to imagine that people would wait any amount of time for a tray of food served by a stern-faced Russian woman…

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The Key to a Perfect Italian-American Sauce

Pimientos is what they’re called in dictionaries, in seed catalogs. But in Brooklyn, they’re known as cherry peppers, just as they are in most places where Italian-Americans gather and eat. Small and pumpkin-shaped, like miniature bell peppers, they can be found in deli cases stuffed with cubes of provolone and wisps of prosciutto, on antipasto…

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