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The New Measles

One of the most infectious viruses on the planet is making a comeback in the United States, and many doctors have never even seen it.<p>Measles used to be an illness everyone got.<p>Before vaccination became widespread in the 1960s, pediatricians knew to check their patients' throats for the spray of …

Public Health

The Fall: The Most Feminist Show on Television

The BBC drama stars Gillian Anderson as a detective investigating a serial killer, but the series' treatment of women defies the genre's conventions.<p>A crime drama about a psychosexual serial killer who stalks, tortures, and murders young women doesn’t sound like an obvious choice for the most …

TV
North Africa

What I Want U.S. Companies to Know About Maternity Leave

I'm a new mother -- I guess you could call me that. I have a 16-month-old. It was only months ago that my life became epically different and only months ago that I was in full postpartum mode. But as a postpartum doula, I work with some really, really new mothers, call them new-new mothers. And the …

Parenting

Maggie Gyllenhaal Is Right: ‘Real Women’ Dominated TV This Year

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College Basketball

Suburbs and the New American Poverty

More people with low incomes now live outside of cities, and some areas are ill-equipped to deal with the influx of the poor.<p>NORCROSS, Ga.—Every weekday around 3:15 p.m., a big, yellow school bus stops on Pelican Drive outside Norcross Extended Stay, near the intersection with Best Friend …

Urban Design

No, We Can’t Just Leave College Sexual Assault to the Police

To read the news this year, it seems like colleges never get sexual assault cases right. In July, there was the <i>New York Times</i> exposé on Hobart and William Smith Colleges. Then, Emma Sulkowicz, a Columbia student, began carrying her mattress around campus in protest of her rapist’s continued …

Inside The 'Life And Crimes' Of A Career Jewel Thief

The FBI file for Doris Payne is said to be six feet long: The criminal history for the international jewel thief dates back to the 1950s. Payne is infamous for using her charm and a specialized slight of hand to put clerks at ease and walk out with precious jewels. Over her 60-year career, she is …

Inside Tinder's Hookup Factory

How the dating app changed the way single people get together<p>Entering Tinder's modest office building in Los Angeles, where signs on the first floor …