A Coconut Cake for the Ages

No one has ever complimented me on my decisiveness. It takes me forever to make a decision, and then, when I do, I second-guess it, myself and the universe. Given my constitutional aversion to choosing one of anything, when we had to move out of our house last fall for a renovation we committed to…

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Christina Najjar Speaks to Rich Moms

Name: Christina Najjar a.k.a @itsmetinx Age: 30 Location: Los Angeles Following: 1.1 million on TikTok Content: Ms. Najjar is a creator on TikTok known for her blunt dating advice, celebrity commentary, and creating “starter packs,” which are like short guides, for rich moms. She references niche topics like SoulCycle instructors and specific high-end restaurants. Her…

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At-home COVID-19 tests: How good are they?

As the country gets vaccinated and begins to re-open, testing remains a key element of safe interactions. Rapid testing for COVID-19 has become more common and accessible, including over-the-counter (OTC) tests approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Chemical & Engineering News (C&EN), the weekly newsmagazine of the American Chemical Society, puts five…

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Partners play pivotal role in pregnant women’s alcohol use and babies’ development

A new study by a team of University of Rochester psychologists and other researchers in the Collaborative Initiative on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (CIFASD) finds that partners of mothers-to-be can directly influence a pregnant woman’s likelihood of drinking alcohol and feeling depressed, which affects their babies’ development. The study, which appeared in Alcoholism: Clinical &…

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Program seeks public engagement on how data can make food healthier and more sustainable

BROOKLYN, New York, Tuesday, June 1, 2021 – Worldwide, unsustainable farming practices are damaging both the global environment and the health and wellbeing of people everywhere. At the same time, climate change is making our food systems more fragile, while the global population continues to rapidly increase. Solving both of these challenges requires more sustainable…

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