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7 Inequities: A Weeklong Look at the Biases Women Face

Women are living in a world that’s made for men. Whether it’s the cars they drive or the medicines they take, they’ve almost all been developed with men in mind.…

In Nick Cordero’s Death, a Reminder of Covid-19’s Unknowns

The death of the Broadway actor Nick Cordero from Covid-19 has shaken people far beyond the theater world, in large part because he was just 41 and reportedly had no…

‘It Will Consume Your Life’: 4 Families Take On Rare Diseases

Monica Coenraads had a terrible feeling something was wrong with her 14-month-old baby, Chelsea. She had not learned to walk. She had one word, duck, and then lost it. During…

Technology Bridges the Gap to Better Sight

This article is part of our continuing Fast Forward series, which examines technological, economic, social and cultural shifts that happen as businesses evolve. When Jimmy Blakley signed up to serve…

Tiny Love Stories: ‘She Wanted to Save the World’

‘A More Annoying Version of Myself’ The night I met my best friend, Bhavya, we clashed over feminism and plastic surgery. I would go on to describe her as “a…

Dogs May Be Good for Children’s Psychological Development

Living in a home with a dog may be linked to healthier psychological development in young children, researchers report. Australian scientists collected data from 1,646 parents of 3- to 5-year-old…

Surgery or Medical Procedure? What to Know Before You Go

For months, Patricia Merryweather-Arges, a health care expert, has fielded questions about the coronavirus pandemic from fellow Rotary Club members in the Midwest. Recently people have asked, “Is it safe…

What Does it Mean to be ‘At Home’ These Days?

Welcome. I write from home because home is where I work, but I’m not always at home any longer. I’ve been to a hardware store this week, a pizzeria, a…

Moderate Drinking May Be Good for the Brain

Moderate alcohol consumption may lead to slower mental decline in middle-age and older people, a new study found. Some previous studies have suggested that moderate drinking has beneficial cognitive effects;…

Talking With Your Teen About Anti-Racism? Be Ready to Listen

While adults often have a lot to teach young people about the world and how it works, those of us raising adolescents should not assume that we are the resident…