Too Hot to Handle Some like it hot. Nearly sixty years ago, film director Billy Wilder presciently premised that two men fleeing the hotly pursuing Chicago mob could succeed by dressing as women, and then unexpectedly find true love. But what happens to hot men and women when the mercury keeps rising? The strange transports of […]
Will Stopping Sex Stop Zika?
The End of Pregnancy Fear eats the soul and creates strange policies: witness how the Zika virus provokes national recommendations to stop pregnancy cold. If you are young and fertile and Salvadoran, the government wants you to shut down your reproductive capacity for two full years – you can think about having children in 2018. Colombia […]
Who Is Aging?
Why We Age What does it mean to be youthful? To live long? To live and work productively? The question is so loaded that each individual may offer a different answer – at different times of day. But doctors have their own metrics, and lifespan is one favored endpoint. They want to know how stuff […]
Sleep For Sex
Better Living Through Sleep Sleep and sex regenerate people. They are made for and need each other. Humans cannot survive lacking the internal rebuilding of sleep; we cannot survive without sex. Less appreciated is how sleep and sex enhance the pleasure and creativity of both. Among the thousands of ways that happens, here are five […]
Chancing It (3/31/14)
Chances Are… Does time control life? Or does chance? Items: – A famous calligrapher, you settle into your airplane’s aisle seat and pull out your pen. It’s a poor substitute for the brush, but you have many notes of thanks to write. Chinese calligraphy is one of the world’s great art forms. Actively collected and […]