Sylvana Bohrt

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Win a holiday to Thailand

<b>We’re giving away a four-night holiday to Thailand, staying in Banyan Tree Phuket, a five-star hotel on Thailand’s biggest, glitziest island.</b><p>Best in …

Phuket

My Fine Hair Finally Has Volume—All Because of This Inexpensive Pantry Staple

If you have fine hair like me, you’re probably very familiar with the feeling that your strands constantly feel weighed down and limp—even after a …

A Push for Diesel Leaves London Gasping Amid Record Pollution

LONDON — Every winter, as if on cue, the coughing begins.<p>As soon as the weather turns cold, Tara Carey, an international aid worker living in London, ritually places cough syrup on her bedside table because she knows her sleep will be punctuated by hacking coughs. She also coughs at work. And she …

How would a border wall between the U.S. and Mexico affect wildlife?

Serious environmental concerns are surfacing, and this photographer is documenting the impact.<p>In her work as a journalist and conservation …

Trump is the U.S.’s first Latin American president

<i>Want smart analysis of the most important news in your inbox every weekday along with other global reads, interesting ideas and opinions to know? Sign up for the Today's WorldView newsletter.</i><p>In his first week in power, <b>President Trump has ruled by fiat and tweet, following through on many campaign</b> …

California Orange and Olive Oil Cake

Baking with olive oil has been a way of life for Mediterranean cooks, and it is gaining steam in America now. In California, where olive oil is …

Solar Water Pumping for Sustainable Water Supply

Millions of people around the world live with limited access to water. In many communities, ground water is extracted through electric water pumps, …

Thirty-three lions rescued from circuses in South America are airlifted to South Africa

Thirty-three lions, that were rescued from circuses in Peru and Columbia, have been airlifted to the Emoya Big Cat Sanctuary in South Africa to begin …

Panama Papers law firm masks its U.S. presence

MIAMI — The Panama law firm that has helped companies, political leaders and other wealthy individuals hide assets in off-shore accounts has made itself exceedingly difficult to locate in the United States.<p>Mossack Fonseca, the firm whose internal records were hacked and disclosed worldwide Sunday, …

Korean Braised Short Ribs Are the Greatest Recipe of All Time

Associate editor Christina Chaey finally learns the secret to the braised short ribs her grandma only makes her once a year.<p><i>You know those recipes we hold near and dear to our hearts because they really are the greatest of all time? Well, our Greatest Recipe of All Time series is where we wax</i> …

7 Networks for Latina Professionals or Entrepreneurs

If you are a Latina entrepreneur or professional, you are not alone. The National Women's Business Council states that Latinas own close to 788,000 businesses in the U.S. One of the best ways to grow as a business woman is to network with others who face similar issues and perhaps even share your …

15 Awesome Things You Can Do With Oatmeal

What if we told you that you could lose weight, lower your cholesterol and reduce your risk of type 2 diabetes for as little as 13 <i>cents</i> per day? You …

Breakfast

The 49 Most Powerful Images From Latin America In 2015

A visual journey through what happened this year in this part of the world.

Women have discovered a smart way to save a fortune on wedding dress shopping

Many brides end up spending more time and money on their wedding gowns than they would have judged sensible in their single days, and it’s easy to understand why. There’s the pressure of the spotlight, for one, and the symbolic significance of feeling at your most comfortable and beautiful at the …

A letter to Mexico City ... the home I rediscovered through the eyes of my son

I left Mexico City 20 years ago, when my husband was transferred to work in London. We decided from the beginning to make the most of our British experience and did not make any effort to meet any other Mexican people. We were happy in London: we travelled and met marvellous people from all over …

Mexico City

Chipotle Chicken Recipe (Copycat)

Instructions<p>To make the marinade:<p>To the bowl of a food processor or blender, add red onion, garlic, adobo sauce, ancho chile powder, olive oil, …

The Two Asian Americas

In 1928, an Indian immigrant named Vaishno Das Bagai rented a room in San Jose, turned on the gas, and ended his life. He was thirty-seven. He had come to San Francisco thirteen years earlier with his wife and two children, “dreaming and hoping to make this land my own.” A dapper man, he learned …

Equality

The Secrets of a Billionaire’s Blood-Testing Startup

As far as corporate origin stories go, the blood-testing company Theranos has a pretty good one. Its founder, Elizabeth Holmes, quit Stanford in 2004, as a sophomore, to dedicate herself to the company. Over the next decade, Theranos attracted hundreds of millions of dollars in investments. Former …

Why the Pope is wrong about climate

A close look at Francis's major encyclical finds some awfully strange views, even for people who care about the environment.<p>Pope Francis is now the world’s most influential climate activist, but he didn’t utter the word “climate” in his recent speech to Congress. He merely referred to his 184-page …

The top 10 foods with the biggest environmental footprint

Well, maybe you should. Climate change is getting real, and agriculture is one of the largest sources of heat-trapping greenhouse gases such as methane and carbon dioxide.<p>But when it comes to their "carbon footprint," not all foods are created equal.<p>The Environmental Working Group, a Washington, …

Dark Places

“Sicario.”<p>What does Denis Villeneuve do for fun? Does he know what fun is? Hard to say, but it’s not an aspect of life that looms large for the people in his films. Sitting down to a triple bill of “Incendies” (2010), “Prisoners” (2013), and “Enemy” (2013) is like putting yourself on a diet of …

The Unsettling Arrival of Speculative 9/11 Fiction

When I was in high school, my English class read a famous short story called “An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge,” written in 1890 by Ambrose Bierce. Its central character, Peyton Farquhar, is a slave-owning Southern planter. As the story opens, Peyton is about to be hanged by the Union Army for …

What Happens to Former ISIS Fighters?

Michael Delefortrie grew up in a secular Christian household in Antwerp, Belgium, but secretly converted to Islam in 2006, when he was seventeen. One day, he came home from the mosque to discover that his father had dug up his Koran and prayer rug, and placed them on the table as props for the …

Race and the Storm

In April, 1927, after spring thaws and weeks of heavy rain, dozens of swollen tributaries poured into the Mississippi River, pushing it beyond its boundaries and initiating the twenty-seven-thousand-square-mile catastrophe that came to be known as the Great Flood. The river breached levees, …

The Yellow House

A decade after the storm, my mother still can’t go home.<p>In early spring, before the Jane magnolia tree bloomed, I set off to close the distance between the me of now and the me of then. When I made the drive to New Orleans from upstate New York, where I live now, I began as I had dozens of times …

Love and War

Beirut. May, 2007. It was after midnight. Someone had blown up a car in the garage underneath the ABC shopping center and we had gone to take a look. One woman had died, I think; there was not much of a story, no pictures to take behind the security cordon. Mo hung his camera over his shoulder. …

Mexico's wage crisis is so bad 'that it violates what’s stipulated in the Constitution'

At the end of 2014, Mexico's 16 billionaires were worth an average of nearly $9 billion.<p>That same year, the bottom 20% of Mexicans — nearly 25 million people — were worth an average of $80.<p>Economic hardship is widespread in Mexico, which is home to more than 120 million people, more than half of …

The 21 best ice cream shops in America

Some are staunchly old-fashioned parlors, serving cones, sundaes and other classic frozen desserts to generation-spanning crowds of loyal locals. …

What is the millennium development goal on sustainability all about?

<b>What is MDG7</b>?<p>MDG7 is a broad goal with a mix of ill-defined aims and more precise ones. Its four targets focus on sustainable development, environmental protection, access to safe drinking water and sanitation, and improving the lives of millions of people living in slums.<p>The first target (7a) …