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How do you stop an epidemic that spreads by word of mouth?

When US diplomats in the Chinese city of Guangzhou recently started reporting strange, inexplicable symptoms of unknown origin—and which seemed to be spreading among State Department employees—I was reminded of a similar “mystery illness” that I spent some time researching a few hours south of …

U.S. State Department

The Trouble With Johnny Depp

Johnny Depp isn't here yet. Still, his presence is all around the 10,500-square-foot rented mansion at 16 Bishopswood Road in London's Highgate …

Alice In Wonderland

We need more books for both boys and girls that normalise girls as adventurous, confident and capable leaders, writes <b>Jean Pollard</b>. And why can no one remember the work of Eleanor Marx? asks <b>John Airs</b><p>I very much enjoyed the supplement of best new children’s books (16 June) but how disappointing to …

Books

Lucy Worsley picks five books that explore hidden domestic lives

Fancy reading a primary source about eating pease pudding, doing the laundry, having piles and a literate pig?<p>“Who emptied the chamber pots?” ask our visitors at Hampton Court Palace. “Where did the servants sleep?” Answering these kinds of questions, about the nitty-gritty of life in the past, is …

Books

Damien Hirst's former business manager puts art collection up for sale

The fruits of a lucrative friendship between the artist Damien Hirst and his formidable former business manager Frank Dunphy, forged in the smoky small hours at the Groucho club in Soho, will be displayed before an auction at Sotheby’s in September of Dunphy’s personal art collection, which …

Art

‘How IVF became a licence to print money

Patients do want add-ons – they will try anything because they are so desperate<p>I don’t consider myself to be lucky. I have never won the lottery, or even found a fiver in an old coat pocket. But there is one aspect in life where fortune has smiled on me: I am eight months pregnant with my first …

Radiation Therapy

Tattoo health warning for people with weakened immune systems

Getting a tattoo if you have a weakened immune system could put you at risk of complications, doctors have warned. The caution comes after a woman with cystic fibrosis and lung transplants developed thigh and knee pain after having body art inked on her leg.<p>Doctors say those taking …

Medicine

From overnight oats to boiled eggs – is meal prep taking the joy out of eating?

The relationship between food and social media was once straightforward. Those were the innocent days when no meal could be declared consumed unless it had also been photographed, filtered and posted on Instagram, when the world seemed merely a stage for avocado toast, açai bowls and barista art. …

Boston University

It's easy to see why populists do well in an age of insecurity

There has been much debate about why the public has started to lose faith in mainstream political parties but the reason behind the rise of populism doesn’t take much working out.<p>The past decade has seen the biggest financial crisis in a century, the biggest slump since the Great Depression and the …

Economics

'Not as ironic as I imagined': the incels spokesman on why he is renouncing them

The response I got from incels was: 'You’re misrepresenting us: we really do hate women. We’re not joking' Jack Peterson<p>Incel and violence are going to be forever tied Jack Peterson<p>When news broke in April that a rental van had plowed through throngs of pedestrians in Toronto, killing 10 people, …

Feminism

Is it time for me –​ ​and other ‘expats’ –​ ​to leave the US?

Why would anyone choose to live in the US any more? If you are not fleeing desperate circumstances (and Brexit does not yet qualify), why would you willingly make the US your home?<p>I have been asking myself this a lot lately. I was born in London and I have a British passport, but I have been living …

Immigration

Could coffee replace insulin injections for diabetics?

The days of the insulin pen may be numbered. According to researchers in Switzerland, the future of diabetes treatment will not be a shot in the arm after a meal, but a shot of espresso instead.<p>The scientists hope to transform the lives of diabetics who need regular jabs with an implant that …

Diabetes

Perfectionism and poverty: why musicians struggle with mental health

Artists like Adele are admitting that touring is taking a toll and they need to put health first Jack Colwell<p>When Jess Cornelius named her 2016 album Give Up on Your Health, she did so as a warning to herself not to get sick – physically, or mentally. As an artist, she couldn’t afford it.<p>The …

Mental Health

Many of my childhood friends are dead. Is masculinity to blame?

Nobody asked our fathers about their feelings because they were too busy working<p>I grew up in Kamloops, a small blue-collar city in British Columbia about 350km north-east of Vancouver. Kamloops wasn’t the middle of nowhere, but at the time it felt pretty close. I moved there with my family when I …

Mental Health

WHO’s Ruling on Video Game Addicts Could Help Prevent Mass Shootings

Video game addicts may soon have to give up the controls.<p>The World Health Organization (WHO) will include “gaming disorder” as part of its proposed …

Mass Shootings

This App Lets You Design Custom Rugs

Rug shopping can be such a hassle. Rugs are important because they can tie together a room perfectly. However, just having one color that is slightly …

Home Decorating

Nobody knows what luxury is anymore

Luxury ain’t what it used to be. Blame the internet, the rise of on-demand services, and the shift in consumer values as younger generations become more important buyers of high-end goods—all are challenging traditional notions of what luxury is.<p>The classic symbols—the Hermès Birkin bag, a couture …

Anna Wintour

Here's What 10 of the Most Popular Kitchen Brands Do Best — Shopping

You don't need us to tell you that there are a ton of companies that make kitchen gadgets. Just take one stroll through Bed Bath & Beyond or a …

Shopping

5 Companies That Will Make Your Ikea Furniture Seem Custom-Made

How’s this for original? I am a 20-something living in Brooklyn and my couch is from Ikea. To be fair, the couch wasn’t my idea; it was a joint decision between roommates made years ago. Nothing against Ikea; it services a specific time in all our lives, and I can’t say I didn’t enjoy the ferry …

Furniture

Do you know who’s using your DNA data?

You’re in search of your roots, on a quest to uncover your ancestors. You submit DNA to a public genealogy service and in exchange get information about your people. Success!<p>But from a constitutional perspective, in the US, you’re also abandoning evidence, which means criminal investigators can use …

Washington State

New Report Explains Why We Suck at Spotting Homegrown Terrorists

The first step in intercepting would-be terrorists is to throw out the window superficial assumptions about their criminal profile.<p>Painting an …

Terrorism

The 10 Easiest Make-Ahead Meals Anyone Can Cook — Recipes from The Kitchn

There's an Econ 101 concept called comparative advantage. You've heard of it — it just means some people are more efficient (and/or more effective) …

Cooking

15 of the Best Sources for Cheap Frames

This is a problem we always seem to struggle with...finding a way to display artwork without paying huge amounts of money for framing. Since the type …

Framing

How our colonial past altered the ecobalance of an entire planet

It brought riches to Britain and many other European nations; played a major role in enslaving more than 10 million Africans; and created the first global markets in cotton, tobacco and sugar. But now colonialism has been accused of having an even greater influence. It is claimed that it changed …

Ecology

We are one step closer to harvesting water out of thin air

Right now, there are roughly 16 sextillion liters of water suspended in the atmosphere. The air around you is a river, you just can’t see it.<p>Harvesting water from air would be a game-changing solution to tackling freshwater scarcity, which is increasing as the world warms. It would be especially …

UC Berkeley

The 5 Best Sources for Prefab Homes

Want to build your dream home from scratch? Don't want to wait forever and drain your savings? A prefabricated—or prefab—home is the way to go.

Prefab Homes

Got a problem with big tech? Big tech has the solution to that!

The promise that new functions in these machines will help us break our addictions might seem cynical<p>Do you find it hard to relax and switch off because you spend so much time on your phone? You just need to download another app. The popular New Zealand station Sleep Radio, which plays ambient …

Social Media

Sheldon Adelson: the casino mogul driving Trump's Middle East policy

In 2015, the billionaire casino owner and Republican party funder Sheldon Adelson spent days in a Las Vegas courtroom watching his reputation torn apart and wondering if his gambling empire was facing ruin.<p>An official from Nevada’s gaming control board sat at the back of the court listening to …

Israel

The Techlash Fallout Is Getting Real

As pressure mounts at Google, Europe turns the screws with another massive fine—one that could have major consequences.<p>Google’s bucolic Mountain View campus has been unusually tense of late. In the past week, roiling unease over the company’s work for the Pentagon has divided Google employees, …

Antitrust Laws

Cold War-era office posters from NSA’s archives shows a hundred ways to say “shhh”

<i>Security fever…catch it!</i> <i>Keep a clothespin on your lips.</i> <i>Peace on earth, with God’s help, is in your hands.</i><p>These are some of the retro slogans featured in the cache of over 100 vintage posters from the US National Security Agency’s (NSA) archives. Created during the Cold War era, they appeared …

Surveillance