Past Tense: What Does Misogyny Look Like?

Misogyny is everywhere. Or at least “misogyny” is everywhere. The word, which conventionally means hatred of women, was once a radical accusation. But recently, it seems to have eclipsed the gentler “sexism” and “chauvinism” in popular use. It’s now unremarkable to find “misogyny” in a headline, much less a tweet. On one end of the…

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11 Pairs of Uncool Mom Shorts That Are Actually Cool

What are mom shorts, exactly? You can find the answer in old family photos—they’re what your mom wore in the ’80s and ’90s while she cooked dinner, carried you on her shoulders through Disneyland, or supervised your playdates. It’s off-duty Princess Di with royal kids in tow. Mom shorts don’t elongate your legs or lift…

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Five Weeknight Dishes: Get Into a Rhythm

Hi and welcome to Five Weeknight Dishes. I just want to take a moment to sing the praises of fried rice, which I made this week for the first time in years. It’s so easy and so completely hits the spot after a long day, the dinner equivalent of stretchy pants and Netflix. The recipe…

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City Kitchen: This Pasta Gets Sauced

For this simple pasta, you’ll need two bottles of wine — one for making the dish, and the other to drink. Since it is a traditional Tuscan pasta, you could make it with Chianti or Brunello di Montalcino, but any medium-bodied dry red wine is suitable. It doesn’t have to be an expensive bottle, but…

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Trilobites: Congratulations, It’s Twins. The Doctor Is Perplexed.

It only required a glance at the ultrasound for the doctor to know that he was looking at identical twins. The positioning of two amniotic sacs attached to one placenta was the giveaway. It would be a couple of months before he could tell the mother whether to expect two boys or two girls. What…

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My Workout: Why N.H.L. Player Duncan Keith Calls Himself a Biohacker

Duncan Keith, 35, is a three-time Stanley Cup champion and Conn Smythe Trophy winner, who recently played his 1,000th professional hockey game, all with the Chicago Blackhawks. A small-town guy at heart, he splits his time between Chicago and Penticton, British Columbia, where he grew up. He took a moment out of his punishing National…

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Doctors Welcome New Depression Drug, Cautiously

Doctors welcomed federal approval this week of a new, fast-acting nasal spray for depression. But also they expressed concerns about its cost and long-term effects, as well as the logistics of administering it in accordance with safety requirements. The new drug, esketamine, made by Janssen Pharmaceuticals, won approval from the Food and Drug Administration on…

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Michael Jackson, R. Kelly and the Lingering Questions About Child Sex Abuse Cases

The explosive documentaries “Leaving Neverland” and “Surviving R. Kelly” have reignited a national conversation about child sex abuse. “Leaving Neverland” profiles two men who say Michael Jackson sexually abused them when they were children. Jackson faced several allegations that he molested young boys dating back to 1993, but was never convicted of any charges. For…

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A Good Appetite: Three Snacking Cakes to Change Your Afternoons

Any kind of cake can be a snack, but not every cake is a snacking cake. Cupcakes, leftover birthday cake, even ice cream cake eaten straight from the freezer are all delightful at 3 p.m. But they do not qualify. Instead, picture a thick square of tender cake that you can eat with your hands.…

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Why do doctors underdiagnose these 3 conditions in women?

International Women’s Day prompts us to celebrate women and womanhood. However, recent research suggests that women may face more than their fair share of challenges, including in receiving appropriate medical care. What are some of these challenges, and why do they occur? Why do women still have to fight to receive the correct diagnosis? Women…

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