Footsteps: Ireland’s Aran Islands, Hiding in Plain Sight

As on Inishmore, the day tourist trade had taken hold. There were horse and trap rides, coffee carts and stands selling local fudge. But just beyond the flurry of town, Inisheer, with its 250 residents, is perhaps the most physically picturesque of the three Aran Islands, and its three square miles make it easy to…

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The Checkup: The Health Impact of Undescended Testicles

“We know guidelines recommend surgery by 18 months, but studies show many boys are not operated on by that time. In our study half were later, in others even more,” he said. The doctors taking care of babies need to be more aware of the guidelines, he said, and parents should expect their sons to…

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A Conversation With: A Battle Plan for a War on Rare Diseases

Advertisement a Conversation With… Dr. Matthew Might is developing a strategy for people seeking treatments for little-known ailments. Image Dr. Matthew Might prepares to take a walk with his son, Bertrand, who has a rare genetic disorder.CreditCreditBob Miller for The New York Times By Karen Weintraub Sept. 10, 2018 A decade ago, when their son…

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Personal Health: Using Tai Chi to Build Strength

Tai chi provided superior benefits to other fall-reduction approaches like physical therapy, balance exercises, stretching, yoga or resistance training. Tai chi, in effect, combines the benefits of most of these: It strengthens the lower body, improves posture, promotes flexibility, increases a person’s awareness of where the body is in space and improves one’s ability to…

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Nia Imani Franklin, Miss New York, Is the Winner of Miss America 2019

Advertisement Hey hey, Miss America 2.0 comes through. Sept. 9, 2018 Image Miss New York, Nia Franklin, in the «Show Us Your Shoes» Parade that opens each year’s Miss America pageant.CreditJessica Lehrman for The New York Times On Sunday night, Nia Franklin was crowned Miss America 2019. A classically trained opera singer, Ms. Franklin represented…

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How to Prevent Stretchmarks During Pregnancy

Pregnancy brings much joy for the mum-to-be, however, many women worry about the changes their body undergoes during this time, especially when it comes to stretch marks. These unsightly stripes that appear on the body are a real problem women all over the world have to put up with. Not only do they look unattractive,…

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On this Runway, Black Lives Matter

Advertisement At Pyer Moss, Kerby Jean-Raymond makes a sophisticated point, though he wasn’t the only designer addressing the issues of the day. Image At the Pyer Moss spring 2019 fashion show. CreditCreditLandon Nordeman for The New York Times Sept. 9, 2018 There has been a fair amount of sloganeering at the start of New York…

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The Best Photos from New York Fashion Week, Day Three

Advertisement Behind and ahead of the scenes at Pyer Moss, Brandon Maxwell, Eckhaus Latta, Christian Siriano and R13 Image Brandon Maxwell, spring 2019.CreditCreditRebecca Smeyne for The New York Times The third day of New York Fashion Week brought more performances, as seen at Pyer Moss, where a 40-person gospel choir sang the collection onto the…

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