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Nina In New York: I’ll Show You Mine If You’ll Show Me Yours (Diet Plan, That Is)

Researchers have published a study that concludes that people are more likely to successfully stick to diets when the rules are set forth by someone else, rather than being of their own making.


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Nina In New York: It’s My Apocalypse (And I Can Scream If I Want To)

A lighthearted look at news, events, culture and everyday life in New York. The opinions expressed are solely those of the writer.


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Nina In New York: Nobel Laureate Really Sorry For Sexist Comments And How Women Ruin Everything

A lighthearted look at news, events, culture and everyday life in New York. The opinions expressed are solely those of the writer.


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Nina In New York: Move Over, Sweden. Richard Branson Just Out-Fathered You

Virgin CEO and all-around good guy Richard Branson has made an astonishing announcement: his company would be granting employees a full year of PAID parental leave.


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Nina In New York: More Good Reasons Not To Eat Your Placenta

There is absolutely no legitimate, scientific proof that eating placenta helps us in any way.


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Nina In New York: That’s Not A Monkey, That’s My Chef. Also, He’s A Monkey.

This week, scientists at Harvard and Yale released a study that revealed that chimpanzees “would cook if given the chance,” according to The New York Times.


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Nina In New York: We Owe You One, Caitlyn

Here is why Caitlyn should matter to everyone who has or plans to have a child: we have a stake in the next generation, and the generations that will subsequently spring from the fruits of our looms.


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Nina In New York: We’re Back To The Sitting Thing; It’s Bad Again And We’re The Worst

According to a new study from NYU’s School of Medicine in conjunction with the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, New Yorkers sit for at least seven hours a day, on average.



Nina In New York: Noah’s Ark Was More Crowded and Terrifying Than Previously Understood

It turns out Mother Nature has been stashing 139 unknown wackadoo species in just one region.


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Nina In New York: Amazon Goes Gender-Blind (Kinda)

Pacifiers, humidifiers, rocking horses, strollers, car seats, washcloths, teddy bears, rectal thermometers—everything is subject to the infernal conflict of blue versus pink.


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Nina In New York: Our FAO Farewell Tour

In July, FAO Schwarz will turn out its lights and shut its doors for the last time.


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Nina In New York: Your Dumb Mirror Is A Thing Of The Past

Enter the “smart mirror,” a breakthrough new technology coming to a high-end department store near you.


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Nina In New York: The New “Mommy Juice” (Hint: It’s Actual Juice)

For quite some time after the birth of a child, most of us cannot hold our liquor.


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Nina In New York: How To Bathe Your Toddler In 29 Easy Steps

So here, to assuage the fears of nervous first-time and aspiring parents, is a little tutorial on a basic, quotidian aspect of toddler care: bathtime.


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Nina In New York: How Do You Eat An Oreo? You Don’t, And You’re A Horrible Parent.

For many, mealtime is an endless battle. So the last thing we need is judgment from outsiders, let alone blatant admonishment for the choices we make in feeding our kids.