Social Q’s: I Shouldn’t Have to Tell You This Is Racist

I am an active member of my homeowners’ association. I am also African-American. While meeting at the home of the president of the association, I noticed that she had a row of African-American iconography lined up in her kitchen: a collection of ceramic “Mammy” jars. They made me uncomfortable. Do I have an obligation to…

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Hungry City: Inspiring Loyalty, and Serving Chickenjoy at Jollibee

The first McDonald’s opened in the Philippines in 1981, ready to conquer. Instead, it met its match: Jollibee, originally a small suburban ice cream franchise that started selling burgers in the late 1970s. By 1984, it had clobbered its American rival, cornering the fast-food market on its home turf and still dominating it to this…

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El Espace: Do We Need Another ‘Ugly’ Betty?

El Espace is a column dedicated to news and culture relevant to Latinx communities. Expect politics, arts, analysis, personal essays and more. ¿Lo mejor? It’ll be in Spanish and English, so you can forward it to your tía, your primo Lalo or anyone else (read: everyone). In the 1999 Colombian telenovela “Yo Soy Betty, la…

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The Instant, Custom, Connected Future of Medical Devices

When Jeff Dachis suddenly and unexpectedly learned he had Type 1 diabetes at the age of 46 in September 2013, he was stunned. After all, he ran marathons, followed a healthy diet and never had an inkling of any medical troubles during previous annual physicals. “I went to the doctor, got about six minutes with…

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Everything You Need to Know About Fashion Week, Day 8

With fashion shows, the end is really the beginning. Sure, the models and the makeup artists are packing up for London… but now that you’ve seen the clothes on the catwalks, you can start getting ready to actually buy them. (The best part, right?) Here’s one last load of NYFW inspiration to pin, post, and…

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Our Modern Love Editor on How His Job Is ‘a Lot Like Online Dating’

Image BEHIND THE BYLINE • DANIEL JONES Feb. 14, 2019 The Reader Center has started a new series of short interviews, Behind the Byline, to introduce you to Times journalists. Is there a reporter, photographer or editor whom you would like to get to know? Tell us in the form below. Daniel Jones knows more…

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Supercars That Will Still Put a Big Dent in Your Wallet but Not Drain It

If you fell asleep beneath a Lamborghini Countach poster on your bedroom wall or thought Thomas Magnum’s red Ferrari 308 GTS was the best part of the original “Magnum P.I.,” there’s good news: You might be able to afford a new supercar. And you might find it sharing showroom space with a family crossover. Modern…

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Medical News Today: Breast cancer: Cut down on alcohol to lower risk

New research involving Australian women aged 45 years and over found that the majority of this cohort believes that there is not a significant link between alcohol consumption and breast cancer risk. That could not be less true, the investigators warn. Women should be more aware of the link between alcohol consumption and breast cancer…

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For Valentine’s Day, Try Being Nice to Yourself

Valentine’s Day prompts many of us to send messages of love to the special people in our lives. But I’d like to propose a new tradition. Why not use this day to start being kinder to ourselves? Being nice to yourself, particularly during a personal setback or a stressful experience, is known among psychologists as…

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Why Do You Always Date the Wrong Guys?

Married men, alcoholics, abusers, kept men, chronically unemployed… If you have never met a normal man, does this mean that they no longer exist? Or is it just you are so catastrophically unlucky? Many women are really sure that they’ve been catastrophically unlucky with men for their whole life. They end an exhausting relationship, and,…

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