Depo-Provera, an Injectable Contraceptive, Does Not Raise H.I.V. Risk

For decades, many African women in need of birth control they could use in secret have relied on intramuscular hormone injections that prevent pregnancy for three months. But in recent years, women have been terrified — and family planning officials frustrated — as studies suggested that women using injectables were far more likely to get…

Details

At Happy Hour, Kindergarten Rules Apply

Send questions about the office, money, careers and work-life balance to workfriend@nytimes.com. Include your name and location, even if you want them withheld. Letters may be edited. How Can I Reject an Invitation I Don’t Receive? How should I feel about not being invited to after-work socializing? My boss and most of my co-workers are…

Details

How Much Nature Is Enough? 120 Minutes a Week, Doctors Say

It’s a medical fact: Spending time outdoors, especially in green spaces, is good for you. A wealth of research indicates that escaping to a neighborhood park, hiking through the woods, or spending a weekend by the lake can lower a person’s stress levels, decrease blood pressure and reduce the risk asthma, allergies, diabetes and cardiovascular…

Details

Guatemalan Stews With Mayan Roots, at Ix in Brooklyn

Jocón, a Guatemalan stew, can be so green you’d imagine it had its own Pantone color. As with many Central American stews with Mayan origins, called recados, its body is thickened with ground seeds. When freshly made, it feels almost frothy. At Ix in Prospect Lefferts Gardens, Brooklyn, the broth varies in color, but always…

Details

A Fractured Ankle Turned Me Into My Father

I have become my father. I don’t mean I’m short-tempered, overly particular about petty things or obsessed with finding cheap gasoline, although these are all traits he passed on to me. I mean I can’t walk. Unlike my father, my condition is temporary — I fractured my ankle on an ill-advised descent down an icy…

Details

Mandatory Viewing: Nancy Spero’s Bold Feminist Art

A small sign outside “Nancy Spero: Paper Mirror” at MoMA PS1 says “this exhibition may not be suitable for all audiences.” Fair enough, since the show contains some abstract, impressionistic depictions of Vietnam War atrocities and some garden-variety nudity. But when you think of the importance of her work in this moment, the sign also…

Details

Lorna Simpson Embraces the Blues

The mood is blue in the new paintings of Lorna Simpson. Blue like glaciers in polar night. Blue like a frigid ocean. Blue like premonition, blue like the blues. “Dark times, to me, mean dark paintings,” the artist said recently, in her spacious new studio at the Brooklyn Navy Yard. Big, brooding landscapes, up to…

Details

Artificial light during sleep puts women at risk of obesity

There is a close link between lifestyle choices, such as diet and exercise, and a person’s weight. Researchers now identify another factor as they report that sleeping with a light or television on puts women at higher risk of becoming overweight or obese. Can sleeping with the lights on influence our weight? How much a…

Details

Cole Sprouse Shoots Fashion At the Ends of the Earth

Bonnie Tsui Jun 13, 2019 “Glaciers in Iceland are retreating, and have been since about 1985,” says Throstur Thorsteinsson, an environmental scientist with the University of Iceland’s Institute of Earth Sciences, the premier research organization studying glacial processes and climate change in Iceland. Sólheimajökull, the setting of ELLE’s photo shoot—a nearly seven-mile-long outlet glacier that…

Details

Medical News Today: Red meat and death risk: Study offers new insights

People who increased their red meat intake over 8 years had a higher death risk in the following 8 years than people whose meat intake stayed the same. Conversely, decreasing meat intake and replacing it with more healthful alternatives reduced death risk. Eating red meat can raise the risk of premature death. These are the…

Details