Tracing Your Roots Through Travel, According to Mickela Mallozzi

The professional dancer Mickela Mallozzi woke with a jolt of an idea one night: She would create a television show where she would connect with people around the world through dance and music. Ms. Mallozzi had started traveling internationally while a student at New York University. Everywhere she went, she danced with locals. “It was…

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‘The Last Ocean’ Considers Dementia in All Its Uncertainty

The first, startling epigraph in Nicci Gerrard’s new book, “The Last Ocean,” comes from Emily Dickinson: “Abyss has no Biographer.” Gerrard sets out to tell the story of dementia, a disease that can appear to consume those it afflicts. After her father, John, died in 2014, the author — who writes best-selling thrillers with her…

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Medical News Today: Diabetes overtreatment seriously endangers health

People with diabetes, particularly those with type 1 diabetes, may have an increased risk of hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) if they receive too much glucose lowering therapy. New research now warns that many people with diabetes face that risk. Many people receive too intensive a treatment for diabetes. In 2018, Medical News Today reported on…

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Spraying Antibiotics to Fight Citrus Scourge Doesn’t Help, Study Finds

When the Environmental Protection Agency approved the spraying of certain antibiotics three years ago to fight a deadly bacterial infection decimating Florida’s orange groves, growers thought they might have found a silver bullet. But public health advocates reacted with alarm, warning that the large-scale use of medically important drugs in agriculture could help fuel antibiotic…

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Medical News Today: How to use essential oils for scars

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Banana Republic is Launching a Clothing Rental Service

Conjuring up the energy to physically shop in stores is an obstacle in itself. Today, it’s all about clothing rental services such as Rent the Runway, which allow shoppers to «borrow» clothes for a small price each month. On Friday, August 16, Banana Republic announced that it’s making its first foray into the rental world…

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Medical News Today: What can cause rectal pain?

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Older People Need Rides. Why Aren’t They Using Uber and Lyft?

Martin Gerstell treasures his Thursday morning volunteer stint at the National Gallery of Art, where he fields questions at the main information desk. He patiently responds when visitors ask about the current exhibits, whether the paintings are real, where the bathrooms are. Usually, fellow volunteers give him a ride from his assisted living residence in…

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The Best and Easiest Vacation Meal

Out east on Long Island, where I’m spending a little down time, there’s no shortage of fishmongers. You can find a few in nearly every town. Interestingly, on the North Fork, fish shops limit their stock to local catches and shellfish. On the South Fork, in the Hamptons, most shops catering to summer tourists take…

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The Fruit Yotam Ottolenghi Longs to Cook With

LONDON — “Although I could not quite say that figs are my favorite fruit,” wrote the food writer Jane Grigson, “they are the fruit I most long for, that I have never had enough of.” Grigson, who died in 1990, found the climate of her native 20th-century Britain, which allowed fig trees to grow but without…

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