What to Cook: What to Cook Right Now (Really)

Good morning. Life is suffering and the world very dark, but Gabrielle Hamilton’s latest “Eat” column in The Times has enough sunshine and poetry in it to leave me thinking everything might actually turn out all right. See if you don’t agree, and then consider making her pâte à choux, her diplomat cream. Send in…

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Everlane’s Perfect New Puffer Jacket Is Made From Plastic Bottles

There is an island of trash in our oceans that is twice the size of Texas. The Great Pacific Garbage Patch (the official name for it) is growing every day. Humans have created over 8 billion tons of plastic. 400 million of that was created this year alone. Plastic is being tossed in landfills, polluting…

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Acupressure for inducing labor: What to know

Acupressure practitioners say that applying pressure to these specific points on the body can change the body’s energy, called qi or chi. Some people believe that acupressure may help induce labor in women who are at the end of their third trimester. Acupressure draws upon the same concepts as acupuncture, but it uses firm massage…

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Signs and symptoms of infertility

It is not uncommon for people to experience signs of infertility. This may be stressful, as many people show no direct symptoms of infertility until they try to conceive. Infertility affects both men and women. According to the Office on Women’s Health, about a third of issues with infertility comes from women, and another third…

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Best Habits for Looking Younger

You should understand that the sensitive area around the eyes gives away your age almost in the first place. The skin of the eyelids and around the eyes is very thin, there are practically no sebaceous glands there – that is why it needs the most protection from the sun’s rays, which cause premature aging.…

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It’s Ghost Tour Season

Allison Chase was born to be spooky. When her older brother was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes as child, largely excluding him from the sugar-fueled pleasures of trick-or-treating, Ms. Chase’s parents wanted to make sure he could nevertheless enjoy Halloween to its fullest. Her father began to stage elaborate charity haunted houses out of the…

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The New Health Care: The Problem With Probiotics

Even before the microbiome craze — the hope that the bacteria in your gut holds the key to good health — people were ingesting cultures of living micro-organisms to treat a host of conditions. These probiotics have become so popular that they’re being marketed in foods, capsules and even beauty products. Probiotics have the potential…

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