Should We Lie to My Parents?

My parents are always concerned with how my husband and I are doing financially, even when we’re doing just fine. My dad, in particular, measures success in terms of how much money you make and includes financial advice and work questions in every conversation. My husband was recently fired from his job in a company…

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Medical News Today: Melatonin: Is it safe for babies?

Melatonin is a hormone that helps regulate the body’s sleep-wake cycle. While melatonin is safe in the short term for most adults, many wonder whether they can give melatonin to babies and children who are having trouble sleeping. Although the body produces its own melatonin, taking melatonin supplements can help provide short-term treatment of insomnia…

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Our Critic’s Best Wine Moments of 2019

Like sublime meals and glorious journeys, great wines create great memories. They leave impressions to be pondered and stories to be told. I have the privilege of tasting many wines over the course of a year. In 2019, these are the 12 that left the most lasting memories, in chronological order. La Violetta Great Southern…

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Medical News Today: What is the prognosis for hepatitis C?

Hepatitis C is a viral infection of the liver. When a person has the hepatitis C virus (HCV) for several years, their liver can become inflamed. However, a person can live for years without even knowing that they have HCV. Once the symptoms start to show, the person usually already has liver damage, which can…

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7 Heroin Users Die From Flesh-Eating Bacteria in San Diego

Seven people in San Diego have died in the last two months from a flesh-eating bacteria associated with black-tar heroin use, prompting public health officials to warn the medical community to be on the lookout for additional cases. The San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency reported Wednesday that the seven people died from…

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The Best Bites of 2019, From Around the World to New York

To love a dish is to love the labor that brought it to your table. It’s to sense the presence of the chef, to read a signature written in flour and butter, salt and smoke — what in Korean is called son-mat, the taste imparted by one person’s hands and no other’s. The best dishes…

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Eating Globally: Hungry City’s Top 10 Restaurants of 2019

In 1973, the New York Times restaurant critic John L. Hess gave Chinatown — the entire neighborhood — four stars. It was the highest rating he ever dispensed, and an acknowledgment that whether you eat poorly or well can depend less on the skills of a particular chef than on your openness to experience. I’d…

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Pinterest and The Knot Pledge to Stop Promoting Plantation Weddings

Five major websites often used for wedding planning have pledged to cut back on promoting and romanticizing weddings at former slave plantations. Pinterest, The Knot Worldwide — which owns The Knot and WeddingWire — and Brides announced Wednesday that they would make a variety of changes, including removing all references to plantations on their sites…

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Your Mom Is Wrong: Your Vegetarian Diet Did Not Cause Cancer

I recently was told by my doctor to go see a doctor at the Cancer Institute to be tested for cervical cancer. When I told my mother she freaked out and told me my vegetarian diet was to blame, and that all the soy in my diet was the leading cause of all of this.…

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Nearly a Third of Teens Use One or More Tobacco Products

Nearly one in three high school students has reported using a tobacco product recently, according to a new federal survey released on Thursday, evidence that concerns over nicotine addiction among teenagers are not limited to e-cigarettes. For the sixth year in a row, e-cigarettes dominated the students’ choice. Public health officials were concerned that despite…

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