Where Garlic Has Never Gone Before: Or, How Not To Cure A Yeast Infection

I love garlic. I love it roasted and spread on bread; blended into rich aioli; mixed with sauces and seasoning braises and stews. But you know what combo I don't like? Garlic and vagina. Here's the deal.When one gets yeast infections easily - at the first whiff of an antibiotic or the slightest weakening of the… » 11/13/08 2:20pm 11/13/08 2:20pm

Want A Baby Boy? Eat A Burger For Breakfast

There's an old wives tale that eating bananas for breakfast will help women give birth to a boy, and a new study out of England claims that, to some extent, the tale is true: having a high potassium intake as well as a high sodium intake during conception can make women more likely to mother males. The research, which… » 4/23/08 9:30am 4/23/08 9:30am

Barack Obama's Mama: Bohemian Bad Ass Boundary-Breaker

On the front page of the New York Times website is a glowing profile of Barack Obama's mother, Stanley Ann Dunham Soetoro, who died of ovarian cancer in 1995. Soetero lived the bohemian '60s counter-culture dream, except she replaced all the LSD with Indonesian microfinance non-profit work. She was born in Kansas and… » 3/14/08 9:30am 3/14/08 9:30am