• My girlfriend won’t throw out gifts from ex
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    My girlfriend won’t throw out gifts from ex

    DEAR HARRIETTE: I have been with my girlfriend for almost a year now. She recently told me that she still has a lot of the gifts that an ex-boyfriend gave her. Harriette Cole  I got a lot of pushback from her when I told her that it made me uncomfortable that she still has the gifts. I think that her unwillingness to part with them may signify an emotional attachment to the items — and thus an emotional attachment to the person who gave them to her. Could I be overthinking this? Throw Them Out DEAR THROW THEM OUT: Start by assessing what the gifts are. I wouldn’t automatically say…

  • One-week campaign seeks monthly gifts toward leadership development for women in ministry
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    One-week campaign seeks monthly gifts toward leadership development for women in ministry

    The Antoinette Brown Society is launching a one-week membership drive to support the gifts of women in ministry in the United Church of Christ. The effort starts Friday, May 20 — the birthday of the pioneering minister for whom the society is named. The goal is to enlist 500 people to make recurring monthly gifts of at least $20 to support the society’s work. The campaign’s donation form is here. That work includes these current emphases, said the Rev. Tara Barber, the UCC national staffer who works with the society: Raising up clergywomen who are Black, Indigenous and people of color. Creating ministry possibilities for all who are at “the…

  • What should a diabetic keep in mind when having pumpkin?
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    What should a diabetic keep in mind when having pumpkin?

    Diabetes, a condition caused by insufficient insulin in the blood or lack of proper movement of the same, has today become increasingly common in people of all age groups. It is one of the most common disorders that is caused due to a sedentary lifestyle and wrong food choices, said Preety Tyagi, lead health coach, nutritionist and founder, MY22BMI. “A diabetes patient has to be mindful of what they choose to eat to keep their blood sugar level under check. Uncontrolled levels can have an adverse effect on their health, especially heart, kidneys, and eyes,” she said. Buy Now | Our best subscription plan now has a special price As…

  • What should a diabetic keep in mind when having pumpkin?
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    World Blood Donor Day 2022: Expert shares health benefits of donating blood

    World Blood Donor Day is observed on June 14 every year to raise global awareness about the need for safe blood and blood products, and express gratitude to voluntary, unpaid blood donors “for their life-saving gifts of blood”, World Health Organisation (WHO) stated. Donating blood can not just be beneficial and life-saving for recipients but also the donors, said Dr Sumol Ratna, MD, Medicine, Assistant Professor, Noida International Institute of Medical Sciences. He added, “Donating blood provides numerous health advantages.” Buy Now | Our best subscription plan now has a special price Here are a few health benefits of donating blood, according to the expert. Best of Express Premium Premium…

  • Amazon’s luxury fashion site goes online in Europe | Amazon
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    Amazon’s luxury fashion site goes online in Europe | Amazon

    Amazon shoppers in Britain can now add high-fashion purchases, such as a four-figure Peter Dundas evening gown or a Christopher Kane slingback heel, to their digital shopping baskets. The world’s largest online retailer has launched its Luxury Stores at Amazon division in the UK, France, Germany, Italy and Spain, having opened a US version in 2020. In an effort to elevate Amazon’s virtual shop window, the Luxury Stores microsite shows videos of models including Kristen McMenamy and Precious Lee posing in a European villa. It features nine designers including Elie Saab, Altuzarra and Jonathan Cohen. Kristen McMenamy in a gown by Peter Dundas. Photograph: Icon/Amazon The Norwegian designer Dundas, who…

  • My co-worker’s compliments are getting uncomfortable
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    My co-worker’s compliments are getting uncomfortable

    Placeholder while article actions load Reader: My co-worker of about a year, “Jill,” frequently compliments my work outfits and inquires about the brand or where I got them. They are not designer, usually resale. At first, the comments were nice, but it’s become an overreach when she’s said things like, “I like it so much I want to rip it off you.” Our employer is having a big gala fundraiser and has been asking for volunteers to be at the event. The other day in passing, Jill said, “Oh, I want to borrow that blue lace dress you wore to XYZ event from a few months ago!” I was a…