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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Medical News Today: A guide to antioxidant foods

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How Can You Not Be Obsessed With Naomi Campbell’s YouTube Channel?

YouTube used to be the place I ran to to distract myself from my responsibilities, brush up on my makeup skills, and ogle at power couples on extravagant trips to the Maldives, Bali, and Iceland. Recently though, it’s become oversaturated with new accounts doing the same exact thing. Seriously, how many more «no-makeup» makeup routines…

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Where to Buy Secondhand Bags and How to Not Get Scammed

The only thing better than investing in a designer bag is finding one at a discount. But the problem with that is brands like Louis Vuitton historically do not mark down their products (in order to control the value of their goods), and you’ll rarely find a Chanel bag on clearance Chanel in a store.…

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What to expect when losing your mucus plug

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