Is my C-section scar OK?

Fever-like symptoms and inflammation around a cesarean delivery, or C-section, wound could be signs of infection. Keeping the wound clean and in a sterile environment can help reduce the risk of infection. Infections following a cesarean delivery, which some people call a C-section, are common. They occur in around 2–15 percent of all C-section surgeries.…

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The Next Generation of It-Bags Is Here, Courtesy of NYFW Fall 2019

The challenge of choosing between two really cute bags has finally been solved: Wear both. At least, that’s what happened on the fall-winter ’19 runways. Ulla Johnson and Rebecca Minkoff doubled, tripled, even quadrupled the number of handbags to carry at once, and we’re going to give it a try. Beyond doubling up, more unexpected…

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Having a Good Side Isn’t Just for Mariah Carey Anymore

According to Jimmy Kimmel, Barbra Streisand has never appeared on his talk show because he refused to swap around his set so the cameras would get her best side and not mention the change. “The condition was we couldn’t talk about the fact that we’d switched around, and I was like, ‘I just don’t see…

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How to Find Your Better Side and Take a Good Selfie

Having a good or bad side was once left to A-list celebrities on the covers of magazines, but these days every Instagram influencer and peripheral reality star has a strategy for the moment a camera appears. Images of ourselves are no longer relegated to dusty family albums; now, we can gaze back at our unnatural…

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What to Cook: Cook Without a Recipe!

[Sam Sifton emails readers of Cooking five days a week to talk about food and suggest recipes. To receive it in your inbox, register here.] Good day. My job is recipes, same as Stephen Curry’s is draining threes. But I don’t always cook with them, and I know I’m not alone. In fact, for years…

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Tech Tip: How to Make a 3-D Model of Your Home Renovation Vision

Got a bunch of home-improvement dreams but you’re not quite sure where to start? Let a free or inexpensive three-dimensional floor plan program be your guide. While making a 3-D model is no substitute for professionally crafted plans and blueprints, it will give you a way to experiment with ideas before you hire a contractor…

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Further reading: Books for Broken Hearts

No matter how you’re feeling about a relationship gone wrong — wistful, listless, bitter, or maybe even hopeful — these authors might help. Image ‘Heartburn,’ by Nora Ephron In this savagely funny roman à clef, Ephron skewered her then-husband, the journalist Carl Bernstein, who had an affair when she was pregnant with their second child.…

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I’d Like to Spend Every Tuesday Night at The Blonds’ Runway Show

The Blonds have always rebelled against convention. Each season, the fashion wildcard—the theatrical New York-based designing duo made up of Phillipe Blond and David Blond—depart from the traditional runway show to put on a show that often doubles as a full-blown concert. For its spring 2019 show, Disney villains went high-fashion, as models (including Paris…

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Everything You Need to Know About Fashion Week, Day 7

Getty ImagesJamie McCarthy Plot twist: This morning, I woke up sick and popped some French cold medicine from a friend. “You’ll feel sooo much better,” she cooed in her Paris accent, but after I swallowed the pills, I felt nothing at all. Not my body. Not my breath. Not the basic rules of gravity, either,…

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