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How to Protect Yourself From Mosquitoes and Ticks

How to Protect Yourself From Mosquitoes and Ticks

The C.D.C. says tickborne diseases like Lyme are rising steadily in the Northeast, which has more trees now than a century ago.

How Karate Helped an Aging Expert Age Better

How Karate Helped an Aging Expert Age Better

Dr. Kirk Daffner practices his karate moves as his mentor, George Gonis, looks on.

A Surprising Way to Eat Vegetables: For Dessert

A Surprising Way to Eat Vegetables: For Dessert

Arugula tops a pecan pear cake with blue cheese mousse at Gramercy Tavern.

Can Kindness Be Taught?

Can Kindness Be Taught?

Prekindergarten students at P.S. 212 in Jackson Heights, Queens, observe their “belly buddies” — stuffed animals placed on their stomachs — as they rise and fall with their breath. The lesson is part of the Kindness Curriculum.

Blurred Vision, Burning Eyes: This Is a Lasik Success?

Blurred Vision, Burning Eyes: This Is a Lasik Success?

Justin Puglisi undergoing Lasik eye surgery in Garden City, N.Y. The 15-minute procedure was performed 700,000 times last year.

What Surfing With My Niece Taught Me About Life

What Surfing With My Niece Taught Me About Life

The author, Steven Petrow, surfing in Hawaii.

A Perplexing Marijuana Side Effect Relieved by Hot Showers

A Perplexing Marijuana Side Effect Relieved by Hot Showers

Thomas Hodorowski quit smoking marijuana after learning his years-long bouts of nausea and vomiting were caused by his habit.

Exercise vs. Standing? You Probably Need to Do Both

Exercise vs. Standing? You Probably Need to Do Both

Eric L. Adams, the Brooklyn borough president, uses a standing desk as part of his fitness routine.

From a Pediatrician, Lessons for Dads-to-Be

From a Pediatrician, Lessons for Dads-to-Be

Fathers react to a vivid childbirth video in Dr. Craig Garfield’s class for expectant fathers at Northwestern.

Is There an Optimal Diet for Humans?

Is There an Optimal Diet for Humans?

Members of the Hadza tribe in Tanzania on a zebra hunt.

Is There an Optimal Diet for Humans?

Is There an Optimal Diet for Humans?

Members of the Hadza tribe in Tanzania on a zebra hunt.

When the Lung Cancer Patient Climbs Mountains

When the Lung Cancer Patient Climbs Mountains

Andy Lindsay, a lung cancer patient, was among the climbers and porters heading up Mera Glacier in Nepal to Mera High Camp on a three-week trek this fall.

More Girls Are Playing Football. Is That Progress?

More Girls Are Playing Football. Is That Progress?

K-Lani Nava kicking an extra point in a six-person state championship high school football game in Texas, the first girl to do so.

From Brooklyn to India, in Search of the Secret to Parenthood

From Brooklyn to India, in Search of the Secret to Parenthood

The author, Diksha Basu, and her husband, Mikey McCleary, with their daughter, Sky, at 6 weeks old in their apartment in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.


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