IVF over 40 a dicey strategy

Many young women were understandably seduced by the once widely publicized message that if they chose to delay pregnancy and were then unable to conceive, they could still have babies through in vitro fertilization, also known as I.V.F.Miriam Zoll was one of them. Married at age 35, she thought she had plenty of time to …

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drugs: FETANYL and Prince

"It's essentially the serial killer of drugs." That's an addiction counselor's take on Fentanyl, a synthetic opioid that can be 100 times more potent than morphine and that now causes more deaths in some parts of the U.S. than heroin.  This drug got headlines when musician impresario Prince died before going into rehab back in …

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It’s tough become a Santa and the intl Brotherhood has rules to make sure of that

From the NYTimes Continue reading the main story Share This Page Share Tweet Pin Email More Save Photo Santa Claus (some people know him as John Gebbie) shares the tricks of his trade on the weekend before Christmas. Credit Dolly Faibyshev for The New York Times At Macy's, the department store of "Miracle on 34th …

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Ozymandias in the Near East

Where 'Ruins Have Been Ruined' by ISISA Times photographer traveled to Palmyra, Syria,to see what remained of its archaeological treasures after almost a year of Islamic State control.Photographs and text by BRYAN DENTONAPRIL 4, 2016 PALMYRA, Syria — As my Hezbollah escort and I entered the modern city around Palmyra, we were greeted by the mangled …

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C. S. Lewis Book of Miracles

To shrink back from all that can be called Nature into negative spirituality is as if we ran away from horses instead of learning to ride.There is in our present pilgrim condition plenty of room (more room than most of us like) for abstinence and renunciation of our natural desires.But chances are we are hoarding …

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News: Camels in Genesis and Archaeology gone adrift

Salah Malkawi/Getty Images The annual camel race in the desert of Wadi Rum, Jordan, in 2007.Radiocarbon dating was used to pinpoint the earliest known domesticated camels in Israel to the 10th century B.C.— decades after the kingdom of David, and two centuries after Gideon in the Book of Judges.That would mean that camels probably had …

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Rev Talmage: On the Power of Clothes

THE POWER OF CLOTHESOne cannot always tell by a man's coat what kind of a heart he has under it; still, his dress is apt to be the out-blossoming of his character, and is not to be disregarded.Excessive fashion is to be charged with many of the worst evils of society, as it set up …

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saints: Sunday of St John of Climacus

The memory of this Saint is actually celebrated on March 30, but he is celebrated today because his book, The Ladder of Divine Ascent. It was written by a great man exexperienced in all forms of the monastic polity about our our stepwise journey to Heaven: John Climacus.St John Climacus (τῆς Κλίμακος, “of the ladder”) …

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