‘Super Size Me 2’ Review: Beware That ‘Healthy Chicken’

The activist documentarian Morgan Spurlock blended Michael Moore-style showmanship with Gen X bro appeal in his 2004 debut feature “Super Size Me,” a relentless examination of the fast food industry. Its main target was McDonald’s, and its big reveal was that the franchise’s food was even worse for your health than you might have imagined.…

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Getting a ‘Hollywood’ wax may not increase STI risk, after all

Many health and hygiene guides advise women, in particular, to avoid shaving or waxing all or most of their pubic hair to maintain their «natural barrier» against sexually transmitted infections. But is this a misconception? Completely removing pubic hair most likely does not influence the risk of STIs, according to recent findings. Many women, often…

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25 Years Later, It Turns Out Phoebe Was the Best Friend

So much of the humor on “Friends” stems from hyperbole. Joey breaks a chair and it’s “the best day ever!” Chandler and Janice have “the worst breakup ever.” Monica’s co-worker is “the funniest guy she’s ever met.” Of America’s mostly beloved sixsome, Phoebe Buffay, the corkscrew blonde, guitar-playing masseuse played by Lisa Kudrow, would seem…

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Following the Lead of the Diving Girl

The Diving Girl was born in Portland, Ore., in 1920. In my pursuit of her ghost, I find myself eyeballing three contentious Canada geese on a floating swim dock in the Willamette River. On this overcast June afternoon, cottony clouds of varying thickness hang overhead, the sun and splashes of blue visible in the gaps…

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Fighting the Shame of Skin Picking

When Deborah Huffman went for her annual physical a few years ago, she saw a new doctor who handed her a paper gown, instructing her to leave it open in the back. The doctor returned a few minutes later to find Ms. Huffman wearing the gown, sobbing. What was wrong? “I pick at my skin,”…

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Another Patient Has Died From Lung Disease After Vaping

A second person has died from a severe lung illness after vaping, according to a lead investigator on the case in Oregon. The investigator said that the person had apparently become sick after vaping T.H.C. from a product purchased at a recreational marijuana shop in the state. The investigator, Dr. Ann Thomas, a pediatrician and…

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Only Rodarte Could Make Picture Day Look this Good

Rodarte/Daria Kobayashi Ritch School picture day was a stressful and daunting event that few of us want to remember, but in Rodarte’s world, it’s a dreamy day where Rowan Blanchard poses like an 80s prom princess, Euphoria’s Alexa Demie does her best Cruella de Vil impression, Lili Reinhart snuggles with a cute puppy, and former…

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Can Female Designers Save New York Fashion Week?

By definition, Hot Girl Summer shouldn’t have involved cashmere. Then came Khaite. The emerging label nabbed a win last week, when Katie Holmes wore its dust-colored wool bralette and cardigan while out shopping in Manhattan. Thin, rich, and bronze-shouldered, Holmes vibrated with the power of ‘70s Jackie O. and ‘90s Liv Tyler. Designer Cate Holstein…

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