The Resurrection of Dolce & Gabbana

So much for moral posturing and cultural sensitivity. Dolce & Gabbana, the Italian brand that was, for a brief moment at the end of last year, a poster child for cultural ignorance and the comeuppance that can ensue; that was held up as an example of how a fashion brand can so profoundly mess up…

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Dr. Kenneth Forde, Surgeon Who Fostered Cancer Screening, Dies at 85

Dr. Kenneth A. Forde, a pioneering surgeon who helped educate the public about cancer risks by performing a colonoscopy on Katie Couric that was later televised, died on June 2 at his home in Scarborough, N.Y. He was 85. The cause was heart failure, according to his son, Trevor. For much of Dr. Forde’s 40…

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How to Protect Your DNA Data Before and After Taking an at-Home Test

Consumer DNA testing kits like those from 23andMe, Ancestry.com and MyHeritage promise a road map to your genealogy and, in some cases, information about what diseases you’re most susceptible to. They also ask for a lot of trust with your DNA information — trust that, in some ways, may not be earned. Here’s how to…

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Florida Company Sued Over Sales of Skimpy Health Plans

One Ohio resident paid $240 a month for health insurance that she later learned didn’t cover her knee replacement. Saddled with $48,000 in medical bills, she decided not to get the other knee replaced. “It’s been devastating to me,” said Elizabeth Belin, who lives in Columbus. The bills totaled more than her annual salary. A…

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Cecily Strong Reads ‘When the Doorman Is Your Main Man’

Listen and subscribe to our podcast from your mobile device: Via Apple Podcasts | Via RadioPublic | Via Stitcher This week, the Modern Love podcast revisits the comedian Cecily Strong’s reading of “When the Doorman Is Your Main Man.” In her 2015 essay, Julie Margaret Hogben describes the significant effect her doorman, Guzim, had on…

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‘If We Do This Right’ Maybe H.I.V. Will Be Forgotten

If the 50 years since Stonewall has ultimately been about social and legal progress for L.G.B.T.Q. people, it has also been about one of the most devastating and, at first, mysterious medical events of modern times: The AIDS epidemic. While history now tells us that H.I.V., the virus that causes AIDS, probably made its move…

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ThirdLove Is Having a Sale on All Your Favorite Bras

ThirdLove Finding a good bra is easier said than done, so when you finally find one that’s pretty, supportive, and affordable, it’s time to stock. Thanks to ThirdLove, you can do just that. The brand famous for its spot-on fit finder is having an epic «buy more, save more» sale starting today. For a limited…

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The Latest Reason to Breast-feed: Milk Is Alive

In the earliest days after birth, millions of bacteria make their home in a baby’s body — in the skin, mouth and especially the gut. These immigrants come from the birth canal and the mother’s feces (during a vaginal birth), the mother’s skin and mouth as she holds and nuzzles the baby and perhaps even…

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Scientists Find Ancient Humans Used Weed 2,500 Years Ago, Too

An association between weed and the dead turns out to have been established long before the 1960s and far beyond a certain ur-band’s stomping grounds in San Francisco. Researchers have identified strains of cannabis burned in mortuary rituals as early as 500 B.C., deep in the Pamir mountains in western China, according to a new…

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The ‘Paris Is Burning’ Director on Its Message: ‘Be Yourself’

Thirty-four years ago, a young, queer film student stopped to photograph two striking dancers in Washington Square Park in Manhattan and was captivated by the their pose-oriented movements — known around the world today as vogueing. The performers encouraged the inspired student, who was eager to see more, to attend an event dedicated to the…

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