Herbal ice creams are among the offerings at an ice cream parlor in India. In light of the epidemic of childhood obesity, Sesame Street’s Cookie Monster is learning to control his appetite. A remarkable collection of sunglasses and reading glasses, including a 300-year-old pair, were put up for auction. A new exercise machine tones the thighs. A hamburger made from 22 ounces of Kobe beef costs $41 at the Old Homestead restaurant. An Australian man has set the record for most blood donated by one person. A popular hair-grafting salon is located on an equally popular tropical vacation island. For babies, breast feeding is a healthier alternative than bottle feeding, and there may be advantages in brain development as well. Learning to play music when they’re older helps people keep the mind sharp. A ballet serves to educate people in rural India about AIDS. A group of harpists play calming music for patients in an oncology ward.