in her words: This Is What a Feminist Country Looks Like

Image CreditAlva Skog It’s International Women’s Day! You’re reading In Her Words, where women rule the headlines. Sign up here to get it delivered to your inbox. Let me know what you think at dearmaya@nytimes.com. “A feminist foreign policy is an analysis of the world.” — Margot Wallstrom, Sweden’s foreign minister, who introduced a feminist…

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Sunday Routine: How Ally Love, Brooklyn Nets Host, Spends Her Sundays

Miami-raised and Fordham-educated, Ally Love is the in-arena host of the Brooklyn Nets, an Adidas global ambassador, a Peloton instructor, an Alvin Ailey-trained dancer, a certified health coach and the founder of Love Squad, a company that empowers young women through panel discussions and group workouts. “Sunday is my favorite day of the week,” said…

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She Takes What You’ve Told Facebook and Sells It to a Luxury Brand

Image Morin Oluwole, the head of luxury at Facebook and Instagram, on the rooftop of the Facebook offices in Paris’s Second Arrondissement.CreditMaxime La for The New York Times PARIS — Facebook has been mired in mud for the past year, with its data-sharing and disinformation scandals and the subsequent fallout. But there is a woman…

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Travel Tips: Flying Tips for Wheelchair Users, From Wheelchair Users

People often say that traveling is all about the journey and not the destination, but for wheelchair users, navigating air travel is often more of an adventure than they would like. Rolling through large crowded airports, hauling luggage, waiting in long lines, receiving a pat down, being strapped into a tiny aisle chair and then…

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Ask Well: Can Grapefruit Juice Affect My Thyroid Medicine?

Q. Does grapefruit juice affect levothyroxine effectiveness? A. There are about 100 drugs that can have dangerous and even life-threatening effects if you eat grapefruit or drink grapefruit juice while taking them, but levothyroxine, a thyroid hormone drug used to treat an underactive thyroid, is not one of them. Grapefruit juice may, however, slightly reduce…

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Critic’s Notebook: Netflix Finally Brings Romance to Reality TV

I almost swiped past it. “Dating Around,” Netflix’s latest reality show, is based on an unremarkable premise: In each episode, “one real-life single navigates five blind dates,” in search of “one match worthy of a second date.” This is the kind of conceptual void that reality television producers typically pad with gimmicks. They make their…

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Endocrine Society commends reinvigorated effort to regulate chemicals in personal care products

WASHINGTON, DC—The Endocrine Society applauded the reintroduction of a Senate bill that would give government regulators needed authority to protect consumers from exposure to hazardous endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs) in cosmetics and other personal care products. The Personal Care Products Safety Act, co-sponsored by U.S. Sens. Dianne Feinstein and Susan Collins, would set a rigorous safety…

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The chemistry behind kibble (video)

IMAGE: Have you ever thought about how strange it is that dogs eat these dry, weird-smelling bits of food for their entire lives and never get sick of them? There are… view more  WASHINGTON, March 8, 2019 — Have you ever thought about how strange it is that dogs eat these dry, weird-smelling bits of food…

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$3 million NIH grant to study APOL1 and HIV synergy

Two Children’s researchers have received a $3 million, five-year grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to study the mechanisms of APOL1 and HIV nephropathies in children, using a combination of Drosophila models, cultured human podocytes and a preclinical model. The APOL1 genetic variants G1 and G2, found almost exclusively in people of African…

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