How to Build a Soma Cube

Sonobe modules follow the rules of traditional modular origami, beginning with a flat square of paper and then combining pieces into structures without tape or glue. The cube that you can make from this simple start is particularly elegant and appealing. It is the same on all six sides and very stable, and it can…

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How to Declutter Your Digital Life

Working remotely may have eliminated your commute and allowed you to spend the day in your pajamas, but it also means you’re most likely bombarded with digital communication every second of the day — from personal and professional emails crowding your inboxes to push notifications reminding you of every news development to the nonstop viral…

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Fauci Warns Coronavirus Could Disrupt Life Well Into New Year

Here’s what you need to know: ImageDr. Anthony S. Fauci, the nation’s top infectious diseases expert, discussed the pandemic in interviews on Friday.Credit…Michael A. McCoy for The New York Times Fauci cautions the virus could disrupt life in the U.S. until ‘maybe even towards the end of 2021.’ The United States should not expect a…

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A Global Health Star Under Fire

The leader of a global campaign to prevent tuberculosis has been accused of bullying and harassing employees, and creating a poisonous work environment especially for people of color, according to interviews with current and former staff members and internal documents obtained by The New York Times. Since 2011, at least seven employees have filed formal…

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Who Is Paris Hilton, Really?

Lounging cross-legged on her bed at home in Beverly Hills and wearing a turquoise hoodie, Paris Hilton appeared at ease. There were none of the affectations that have defined her public image for two decades: the flat baby voice, the tiny, shimmering outfits, the faux ditziness, the stance that everything cool was “hot.” “I built…

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How to Transform Your Place for an Intimate Wedding

The night before her wedding, Maya Posey-Pierre crouched on the living room floor of her Brooklyn apartment watching YouTube tutorials on floral design. She neatly laid out rows of orange and white roses, which she bought in bulk from Trader Joe’s. Armed with floral shears and sheer determination, she got to work. “We wanted to…

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Measuring brainwaves while sleeping can tell if you should switch antidepressants

Scientists have discovered that measuring brainwaves produced during REM sleep can predict whether a patient will respond to treatment from depression. This enables patients to switch to a new treatment rather than continue the ineffective treatment (and the depression) for weeks without knowing the outcome. As study leader, Dr Thorsten Mikoteit said, «In real terms…

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Shere Hite, Who Challenged Myths of Female Sexuality, Dies at 77

Shere Hite, who startled the world in the 1970s with her groundbreaking reports on female sexuality and her conclusion that women did not need conventional sexual intercourse — or men, for that matter — to achieve sexual satisfaction, died on Wednesday at her home in London. She was 77. Her husband, Paul Sullivan, confirmed the…

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