Why It Paid to Follow an Elder’s Request

Crystal Renée Sanders and Uwemedimo Okon Umoumoh were married July 27 at the Duke University Chapel in Durham, N.C. The Rev. Dr. Sterling E. Freeman, a Baptist minister, performed the ceremony. The bride, 35, is an associate professor of history and the director of the Africana Research Center at Penn State. She graduated cum laude…

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Hotel Review: Blique by Nobis, Stockholm

Rates From 890 Swedish kronor, or about $96. The Basics The Blique by Nobis is the third Stockholm hotel designed by Gert Wingardh, a pre-eminent Swedish architect, for the NobisCQ hotel group. Opened in April, this industrial property spans two buildings, a former warehouse designed in the 1930s by another renowned architect, Sigurd Lewerentz, and…

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Can masturbation impact your workout?

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In Congo, a New Plan to Fight Ebola Follows a Government Power Struggle

Faced with a lethal Ebola outbreak threatening eastern Africa, public health officials are conceding that their battle plan is failing and have proposed a comprehensive new strategy for containing the virus. It envisions reframing the epidemic as a regional humanitarian crisis, not simply a health emergency. That may include more troops or police to quell…

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Summer Drinking at Its Simplest

The path of high-summer cocktail hour matches the ease and pace of its season: Open the refrigerator, take out a bottle, relish the cold condensation in your hand, pour, mix, drink. Nothing embodies that spirit quite like wine cocktails, which take little more effort than remembering where you last set down the corkscrew. Start with…

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What does period blood smell like and why?

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Should Black People Wear Sunscreen?

Image Hendrixx Love, 1, reacted as he got sprayed with sunscreen by his mother, Ashley Love, 23, at Coney Island Beach. CreditChang W. Lee for The New York Times Little heralds the arrival of summer like the smell of open water, smokey grills and sunscreen. Since the late 1970s, as medical researchers linked sun exposure to…

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Medical News Today: Causes of yellow feet

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Meet the ‘Orchestra of the Street’ Bringing Classical Music to Rio’s Favelas

SURFACING In a city known for samba, “nobody expects a black, poor woman to play the violin.” Image Lucas Freitas Nascimento, front, and members of Orquestra de Rua regularly perform around Rio de Janeiro.CreditWalter Thompson-Hernández/The New York Times Morro da Providência is one of Rio de Janeiro’s oldest favelas. For Gláucia da Silva, a young…

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