How to Disclose a Disability to Your Employer (and Whether You Should)

The invisible nature of my chronic illness protects me from a whole universe of discrimination and microaggressions, but it also insulates me from potential support. Of course, I acknowledge that my position is a privileged one. Some disabilities announce themselves as soon as a job candidate enters an interview room, along with all of the…

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This Drug, Underused in the U.S., May Help Make H.I.V. Very Rare in Australia

MELBOURNE, Australia — It took universal health care, political will and a health campaign designed to terrify the public, but nearly four decades into the H.I.V. crisis, Australian researchers say the country is on a path toward making transmissions of the virus vanishingly rare. The fight is not yet won, the experts caution, and the…

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Zosia Mamet Reads ‘A Tattoo for the Living’

Listen and subscribe to our podcast from your mobile device: Via Apple Podcasts | Via RadioPublic | Via Stitcher Finishing Thanksgiving dinner, Alana Dakin watched her boyfriend show off his new tattoo: the word “nobody” written in Greek down his forearm. Less than a week later, Ms. Dakin looked for photos of the same tattoo.…

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Dean & DeLuca Closes Stores as Debts Pile Up

Dean & DeLuca, the luxury food chain, began life in 1977 as a downtown Manhattan destination for mascarpone, balsamic vinegar, radicchio and other specialties most Americans had never heard of, much less tasted. Based on the reputation built by the store’s founders, Giorgio DeLuca and Joel Dean, who curated fine food at their airy shop…

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How Cameron Boyce’s Epilepsy May Have Caused His Death at 20

The actor Cameron Boyce, 20, who died on Saturday, had epilepsy, and his death was caused by a seizure that occurred during his sleep, his family said in a statement. Mr. Boyce starred in shows on the Disney Channel, including “Descendants” and “Jessie,” and appeared in a number of movies. “Cameron’s tragic passing was due…

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Even Moderate Air Pollution May Lead to Lung Disease

Even moderate levels of air pollution can cause lung function impairment that rivals the damage caused by smoking, a new study found. Researchers studied 303,887 British men and women, with data on lung health gathered by physical examination and air pollution statistics geographically coded to the participants’ home addresses. The researchers looked at levels of…

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Two U.K. Hospitals Allow Vape Shops in Bid to Promote Smoking Ban

LONDON — Two hospitals in northern England have allowed an e-cigarette company to open vape shops on their premises as part of a move by the hospitals to ban smoking in and around their buildings. The ban was introduced last week at two of the largest health institutions in the Birmingham area as “a public…

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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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