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How to Stay Happily Married After Baby #2

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Many married couples think they may never have a normal conversation or a full night’s sleep after the birth of their first child. But there’s...


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  • You don't have to "follow your passion," a new study suggests. You can find a job and then learn to love it. (piovesempre/iStock)

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  • In this Aug. 1, 2015, photo, foreign participants dance the traditional Japanese "bon odori" with locals in Tokyo. (AP Photo/Ken Aragaki)

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  • Soldiers move onlookers back from the shattered windows of a Louis Vuitton shop at Gaysorn shopping plaza across from the Erawan Shrine at Rajprasong intersection after a bombing in Bangkok, Thailand, on Aug. 18, 2015. In Bangkok this week, struggling in the aftermath of an unexplained bombing that left 20 people dead and more than 120 injured, the explosion made starkly clear that cities are still wrestling with the question: How do we keep ourselves safe? (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)

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  • A man works out at sunset at the Arpoador beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Friday, Dec. 16, 2011. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)

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  • "Farm equipment used to feed and maintain livestock and plant and harvest crops uses a lot of diesel fuel and other utilities from fossil fuels," says Christine Costello. "When people waste meat, these fuels, as well as fertilizers, are also wasted." (U.S. Department of Agricure/(CC BY 2.0)

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  • "To see how motivated elders are to be involved and give back is very affirming, says Tara Gruenewald. "We have a segment of the population that has a lot to give and failure to tap into that resource is quite concerning."  (kolinko_tanya/iStock)

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  • Given the choice between a full-sized meal and one half the size with a modest "prize," people will consistently choose the smaller meal.  (Shaiith/iStock)

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  • ROSEMONT, IL - SEPTEMBER 22:  Plush bed bugs are displayed at the Bed Bug University North American Summit 2010 on September 22, 2010 in Rosemont, Illinois. The two-day conference of bed bug experts and pest control workers featured seminars from researchers and vendors displaying the latest products focused on bedbug detection, elimination and prevention.  (Photo by Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

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  • A European Union (EU) flag flutters in front of the temple of the Parthenon in Athens, Greece, Saturday, Aug. 15, 2015. Finance ministers of the 19-nation euro single currency group on Friday approved the first 26 billion euros ($29 billion) of a vast new bailout package to help rebuild Greece's shattered economy.  (AP Photo/Yorgos Karahalis)

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    Ethical Denim at Son of a Stag in London

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    Bibhu Mohapatra: A Modest Man Conquers the World of Women’s Fashion

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    Ethical Fashion: An Uphill, but Promising Battle

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    Opportunities for Luxury Brands as Chinese Consumers Become More Discreet

    NEW YORK—The established luxury brands in China have hit the perfect storm. At a time when Chinese high net-worth consumers are tiring of status quo retailing, a government... Read more

  • The models at Dior's haute couture 2015 show in Paris wore suede and calfskin embroidered sandals with sequins and nude patent straps. (Courtesy of Dior)

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    As you see in the above video from London-based beauty blogger Em Ford, a woman with acne is a prime target for disparaging comments. Hundreds... Read more

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    5 DIY Organic Shampoo Recipes

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  • Models walk the runway during the Dior Homme Menswear Spring/Summer 2016 show as part of Paris Fashion Week on June 27, 2015. (Thierry Chesnot/Getty Images)

    Flowers, Color at Paris Menswear, as Balmain Makes Debuts

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  • Tiffany Tang poses for a picture on the red carpet at The 18th Shanghai International Film Festival on June 13, 2015 in Shanghai, China. (Kevin Lee/Getty Images)

    Chinese Actress Tiffany Tang Wears Counterfeit Elie Saab Dress on Red Carpet

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  • Princes Beatrice, 2nd right, with her father Prince Andrew, right, share the same carriage as Britain's Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip as they arrive in the parade ring on the third day of the Royal Ascot horse racing meet at Ascot, England, Thursday, June 18, 2015. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

    Hats, Heels, Haute Couture Feature at Royal Ascot

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    The Highly Anticipated Tesla Model X Is ‘Quiet’ Expensive

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  • Workers with Really Local Harvest deliver fresh produce. Really Local Harvest is a food hub in New Brunswick that aggregates products from 30 local producers and distributes them to consumers, restaurants, and schools. (Courtesy Really Local Harvest)

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  • Susan Kennedy Spain's bees in her backyard in Richmond, Va., Tuesday, May 19, 2015. (Mark Gormus/Richmond Times-Dispatch via AP)

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  • CHOC Chick starter kits come with everything you need to make your own healthy raw chocolates.

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  • The town of Atrani on the Amalfi Coast near Naples. With its warm summers and mild winters, the Amalfi Coast is a popular tourist destination. (Paolo Costa Baldi. License: GFDL/CC-BY-SA 3.0)

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  • In this Aug. 1, 2015, photo, foreign participants dance the traditional Japanese "bon odori" with locals in Tokyo. (AP Photo/Ken Aragaki)

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  • The National Palace in Guatemala city is home to a permanent collection of fine art and several rotating gallery spaces. Completed in 1943, its eclectic style is a mix of Guatemalan colonial architecture with French and neoclassical influences. (Myriam Moran Copyright 2015)

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  • In this May 16, 2015, photo, Elly Melchor, 9, stands by a "glamping" tent in West Yellowstone, Mont. (Jorge Melchor via AP)

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  • Logos Hope at Ocean Terminal, Hong Kong on Monday July 27, 2015. (Bill Cox/Epoch Times)

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  • Panorama of the Quebec City skyline and the St. Lawrence River. (Luc-Antoine Couturier)

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  • The Summer Opening of Buckingham Palace

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  • A bird's-eye view of Happy Valley Racecourse, Hong Kong, taken from Stubbs Road on June 18, 2015, looking towards Causeway Bay. (Bill Cox/Epoch Times)

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  • Coney Island (Chelsea Scarnegie)

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