Lifestyle

Huggies aren’t just diapers anymore

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Dear Answer Angel Ellen: I recently got an unsolicited email in my inbox with one word in the subject line: “Huggies!” I thought maybe the sender had me confused — perhaps with a new mother? The only thing I knew about Huggies was that’s a name for disposable diapers. But the text described “timeless and trendy huggies that are sure to up your earscape game.” What is this about and what is an “earscape?”

Shrinkflation is real

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A mini bottle of Dawn dishwashing liquid, with its signature blue color and cute duck imagery, doesn’t raise many eyebrows. To notice its secret, you’d have to squint: the bottle contains 6.5 fluid ounces, down half an ounce from its 7-ounce predecessor. But the price point is the same.

Ex-Etiquette: To achieve good co-parenting, planning is key

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Q. My ex’s partner just moved in with my ex. She’s not why we broke up, but they are just so happy it makes me cringe. We share custody of our 6-year-old son. I don’t want her disciplining my son! What’s good ex-etiquette?

Hanging on every word

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BALTIMORE — Contemplative murmurs gave way to a chorus of realization and shouts as spectators watched the action unfold. Several clapped. One announced: “I think we have a new champion, everybody.”

On Nutrition: Questions about incomplete proteins

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Reader Ann F. writes: “I remember learning a bit about incomplete proteins a long time ago, and that if you combined, say, beans with corn, you had a complete protein, much as if you’d eaten eggs, or meat, or cottage cheese. I always assumed that you should eat them at the same meal.

10 nutrition myths debunked

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DEAR MAYO CLINIC: As a woman in my 40s, I’ve experienced a wide variety of diet fads come and go. One week I read it’s bad to eat carbs. The next week, it’s full-fat dairy products. I’ve seen articles that say I should only eat between certain hours of the day. There is a lot of contradictory information. How do I distinguish between nutrition myth and fact?

Are there monkeypox myths?

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MIAMI — As monkeypox stays on our minds, people turn to the internet for answers to their questions. The internet has no shortage of information, but it also has no shortage of misinformation.

Featured events coming up in the Lima region

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Blues Artist Tab Benoit

Snap your fingers twice for The Addams Family, opening Friday

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LIMA — It is difficult to find anyone unfamiliar with the creepy, kooky, spooky Addams Family who resided at 0001 Cemetery Lane in the 1960s television show, or the 1991 movie version.

Reminisce: Answering the bell: Tracing the history of the Lima Fire Department

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LIMA — Beginning in early 1916 horsepower began replacing horses at the Lima Fire Department. “If the present plans of Safety Director (Albert) Gale are carried the motorized apparatus from the Central, West and South stations will be installed within the next two weeks,” the Lima Times-Democrat reported Jan. 10, 1916. “No more supplies for the horses will be purchased unless absolutely necessary,” the newspaper added.