What to Know About Colon Cancer

In the wake of Chadwick Boseman’s death from colon cancer at age 43, many people have questions about the disease, especially about the risk of colon cancer in younger people. Here’s what is known and what experts recommend. Doesn’t colon cancer mostly affect older people? Although the majority of cases are found in older people,…

Details

Your Coronavirus Test Is Positive. Maybe It Shouldn’t Be.

Some of the nation’s leading public health experts are raising a new concern in the endless debate over coronavirus testing in the United States: The standard tests are diagnosing huge numbers of people who may be carrying relatively insignificant amounts of the virus. Most of these people are not likely to be contagious, and identifying…

Details

Have a New Address? Don’t Lose Your Mail

With many employers allowing staffers to work remotely well into 2021, you may be considering a temporary move. Perhaps you have relatives who need help with child care, or elderly parents to look after. Or maybe, if you’re going to be all alone for the next few months anyway, you’ve decided having deer as neighbors…

Details

How to Keep a Journal

Looking for a way to relax in these tense times? A way to know yourself better? To improve your writing and the stories you tell others about yourself? To create something that outlasts you? And for psychotherapy, on the cheap? What better time than now to start writing a journal. Why? It’s therapeutic. Research shows…

Details

Things To Do At Home

Here is a sampling of the week’s events and how to tune in (all times are Eastern). Note that events are subject to change after publication. Monday Konnichiwa! The Little Tokyo Branch of the Los Angeles Public Library hosts its weekly story time in Japanese. Immerse your little one in the country’s culture by tuning…

Details

Trump Program to Cover Uninsured Covid-19 Patients Falls Short of Promise

WASHINGTON — Marilyn Cortez, a retired cafeteria worker in Houston with no health insurance, spent much of July in the hospital with Covid-19. When she finally returned home, she received a $36,000 bill that compounded the stress of her illness. Then someone from the hospital, Houston Methodist, called and told her not to worry —…

Details

What to Do Labor Day Weekend

1. Go to the drive-in. Movies have always been escapist: During the Great Depression, audiences flocked to cinemas in an attempt to forget their worries, at least for a while. Today, as the pandemic continues, drive-in theaters have been popping up all over. In Astoria, Queens, the Bel Aire Diner started one in its parking…

Details

Fashion Advertisers Rediscover Black Models

Nearly a decade ago, when Precious Lee arrived for a modeling go-see, she was grilled about her ethnic background. The clients, who were representing a deep-pocketed luxury brand, were looking for a mixed-race model, Ms. Lee recalled. When she told them that she was Black, their faces fell. “Oh, you’re just so pretty,” they raced…

Details

What Is Waacking, and Why Is It All Over TikTok?

Princess Lockerooo is a whirling force with a singular focus: spreading the gospel of waacking. For more than a decade, the 34-year-old devotee of the retro club dance has performed in competitions and led workshops all over the world, tirelessly promoting a message of self-expression and empowerment. This year was going to be huge: she…

Details

Intimacy in Isolation

The Look 2020 It can be unsettling to be seen. Now I have to see myself. Photographs by Texas Isaiah Text by Akwaeke Emezi Aug. 29, 2020 ImageTuray Turay and Cat Jones, in a sunbeam.Credit…Texas Isaiah for The New York Times I have been alone for months. My reflection shows a body I’m still unfamiliar…

Details