Red Box Braids and Faux Locs. Your Hot Girl Summer Starts Here.

Last month, Rihanna and Zendaya introduced crimson locks one day apart: hip-length burgundy box braids for Rihanna and a multidimensional cinnamon shade for Zendaya. And with that, summer 2019 officially became Red Hair Season. From true Crayola red to the deepest wine, unnatural red hair is certainly not new territory for black women, who “are…

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Medical News Today: Through my eyes: Weight loss surgery

I grew up in a dysfunctional and abusive family where food was my escape. Even the shortest walk left me breathless, sweaty, and fatigued. Genetics was not on my side, as both my mother and father struggled with obesity and diabetes. Mum used food as a means of emotional comfort, and food was the main…

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Equinox Gets Into the Hospitality Game

At the first hotel from Equinox, the luxury fitness brand, you might expect to find encouragement to exercise in every room. You’d be wrong. Equinox wants you to sleep. “A lot of hotels are trying to go into wellness-fitness, but we’re the only fitness company going into hotels at this scale,” Christopher Norton, chief executive…

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Are 8 Out of 10 Women Really Wearing the Wrong Bra Size?

Walk into a Victoria’s Secret, and the hundreds of colorful, lacy options lining the walls and piled upon tables — bralette, demi-cup, wireless, racer back, sport, strapless — will swallow you. But before you grab a few bras to try on, you need to hedge your bets on what size you wear. The staff at…

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Sous Vide Is Awesome

Good morning. One of the great things about reporting on food trends is that they work like pendulums, swinging from favor to disfavor and back. The forces that move them are taste and expense. Take sous-vide machines, which some call immersion circulators. They heat water to a particular temperature and keep it there, allowing a…

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Osteoporosis: Does poor social life impact bone health?

New research on a large cohort of women aged 50 and over has found a surprising link between poor quality social relationships and the presence of bone loss. This finding further emphasizes the importance of relationships — not just to mental and emotional well-being but also to physical health. Older women who do not have…

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8 Day Trips From New York, No Car Needed

When it comes to day trips, the journey can matter as much as the arrival. One or two hours on a train provides the time to get lost in a summer book, have an unhurried conversation and moon over the passing scenery as everyday anxiety ebbs away. These eight regional getaways have recently been road-tested,…

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So You Want to Overturn Obamacare. Here Are Some Things That Would Be Headaches.

Image Calorie information in a New York City Starbucks, 2010. Overturning Obamacare would mean restaurants nationwide would no longer be required to post such data.CreditMario Tama/Getty Images It’s not just that 21 million people would probably lose health insurance, or that 133 million Americans with pre-existing conditions would lose their protection. Those effects would be…

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How Music Can Rev Up a High-Intensity Workout

Cuing up some Calvin Harris or Macklemore during short, intense workouts might change how we feel about the exercise, according to a useful new study of how listening to jaunty music can encourage us to push ourselves harder. The study also found, though, that other types of distractions, such as podcasts, may not have the…

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The Fish Is Boneless. (Fishless, Too.)

First, there was the meatless burger. Soon we may have fishless fish. Impossible Foods, the California company behind the meatless Impossible Whopper now available at Burger King, is joining a crowded field of food companies developing alternatives to traditional seafood with plant-based recipes or laboratory techniques that allow scientists to grow fish from cells. So…

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