The Bro-dal Shower. Good, Clean Fun for Grooms.

Man-showers or bro-dal showers, events that celebrate a man’s first step into marriage, are increasing in popularity. If the future bride can have a shower, why not the groom, too? But do not mistake these for bachelor parties. “The bachelor party is very different. It usually involves more money, a smaller, closer group of men,…

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12 Gifts for the Dog Who Has More Instagram Followers Than You Do

Embark Breed + Health Kit

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This DNA kit is great for those who adopt. It will help you discover your dog’s health conditions, ancestry, and relatives with a simple swab of their cheek.  

We Put Hong Kong on the 52 Places to Go List. Things Got Complicated.

The 52 Places Traveler The planned stops on the 52 Places Traveler’s trip around the world included a mainland China ski area — and Hong Kong. Neither was quite as expected. Nov. 19, 2019 ImageWith Hong Kong entering its fifth month of sustained protests, it was a strange time to visit the city.Credit…Sebastian Modak/The New…

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The Charleston You Haven’t Seen

After years of working in creative industries, Karen Baldwin was intent on engaging the artistic community of Charleston, S.C., when she began planning to make a home there. “There’s a whole creative side of Charleston that people aren’t even aware of,” said Ms. Baldwin, 59, who previously lived in New York, where she studied fine…

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She Takes a Hands-On Approach to Health Care

This article is part of our Women and Leadership special section, which focuses on approaches taken by women, minorities or other disadvantaged groups challenging traditional ways of thinking. In 2014, when Ebola was raging across West Africa and terrifying the world, Sheila Davis had a comfortable desk job in Boston. But Dr. Davis, who holds…

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Poverty Impacts Access to Health Care. These Women Are Trying to Change That.

This article is part of our Women and Leadership special section, which focuses on approaches taken by women, minorities or other disadvantaged groups challenging traditional ways of thinking. In the United States, wealth buys health. Consider: In 2000, in Boston’s upscale Back Bay community, a typical resident could expect to live nearly 92 years. But…

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For Some Children With Autism, Dance Is a Form of Expression

As soon as James Griffin gets off the school bus he tells his mom, “Go dance, go dance.” James is 14 and has autism, and his speech is limited. He’s a participant in a program for children on the autism spectrum at the University of Delaware that is studying how dance affects behavior and verbal,…

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Will Science Ever Give Us a Better Night’s Sleep?

We humans spend a third of our lives asleep, oblivious to our surroundings and temporarily paralyzed. It’s a vulnerability that would seem to diminish our odds of survival, so evolutionarily speaking it must also somehow confer tremendous benefits. Yet our best guesses about what those benefits are tend to come from observing what happens when…

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Should I Report Officiants Who Won’t Marry Same-Sex Couples?

I’m a professional wedding officiant and longtime L.G.B.T.Q. rights advocate. While I recognize that some officiants and other vendors may have ethical or religious objections to same-sex unions, I rejoice that marriage equality is the law of the land. Many wedding expos, websites, registries, professional organizations and social media groups have nondiscrimination policies requiring all…

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What to know about endometrial thickness

The endometrium is the lining of the uterus. It is one of the few organs in the human body that changes in size every month throughout a person’s fertile years. Each month, as part of the menstrual cycle, the body prepares the endometrium to host an embryo. Endometrial thickness increases and decreases during the process.…

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