Pretty but toxic: Watch toddlers around these houseplants

When visiting friends or family who have both houseplants and young children, I’ve been compared to “Aunt Bonnie” from the Geico commercial “Aunt Infestation.” In it, a young couple who…

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COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective for kids, according to new data

Two doses of the mRNA COVID-19 vaccine among school-aged children safely and effectively reduces COVID-19 infection risk as well as associated risks for developing multisystem inflammatory syndrome and COVID-19 related…

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Monumental animal art infuses Chanel’s gleaming couture show

PARIS — Art returned to a glittering Chanel couture universe Tuesday with monumental animal sculptures gathering in the center of the runway-in-the-round like a surreal zoo for its Paris Fashion…

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Millennial Money: Rekindle fizzling financial resolutions

Save more, spend less and pay off debt are popular New Year’s resolutions — and perhaps the ones most likely to fall by the wayside a few weeks into the…

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No more nuggets? School lunch goes farm-to-table — for some

CONCORD, Calif. — As the fine-dining chef at her high school served samples of his newest recipes, Anahi Nava Flores gave her critique of a baguette sandwich with Toscano salami,…

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FDA proposes most Americans receive one annual COVID vaccine, similar to flu

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is considering a new COVID-19 vaccine strategy that would see Americans getting a single annual shot, similar to the flu vaccine. Up until now,…

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The psychology behind what comes over people to disarm shooters

Potentially more lives were saved Sunday when a man disarmed the alleged Monterey Park shooter after he had allegedly killed 11 people and wounded nine others at a nearby location….

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Controversy, frivolity mark day one of Paris Fashion Week

PARIS — The pioneering Black performer Josephine Baker — who left the United States to find global fame in Paris in the 1920s — was Dior’s muse for an old…

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Paris couture season kicks off with frivolity, seaborne life

PARIS — Schiaparelli kicked off haute couture season Monday with plenty of glamorous frivolity and exaggerated silhouettes ahead of the highly anticipated show by powerhouse Christian Dior. SCHIAPARELLI Schiaparelli also…

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Brighten up winter cooking with citrus, from juice to zest

Citrus fruits are a staple in my house 365 days a year, but I appreciate these fruits the most during the colder months. Other fruits are in scarcer supply in…

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