Seasonal Cooks’ Secret Sauce: Heaping Nutrition and Cultural Zest
Two “nutrition ambassadors” from Oldways, an organization that makes tradition and pride centerpiece ingredients in food education, invite KHN into their kitchens for a peek at A Taste of African Heritage dishes to accompany holiday celebrations.
¡No te perfores los dientes! Cómo acabar con los malos consejos dentales en TikTok
Estilizar los dientes ha sido una práctica común durante siglos en todo el mundo. Pero las redes sociales, sobre todo TikTok, han dado vida a tendencias como las gemas dentales.
Don’t Drill Your Own Teeth! And Quashing Other Rotten Dental Advice on TikTok
TikTok videos extol doing your own cosmetic dentistry like gluing gems to your front teeth or filing down your teeth. The trouble is social media rarely shows the mistakes or the pain.
What Does It Say About Your Neighborhood If the Supermarket Isn’t So Super?
A mother-and-daughter team went comparison-shopping to see what grocery store shelves revealed about inequity in America.
Opioids Like ‘Lean’ Permeate Hip-Hop Culture, but Dangers Are Downplayed
In big cities and small towns, opioid use among some young hip-hop fans is about emulating their favorite rap star’s image — while paying little attention to the serious consequences.
How One Indie Artist Used Her Pandemic Lockdown to Create an Album With Global Collaborators
The pandemic-induced lockdowns have only increased the demand for music-streaming services. This independent singer wrote, recorded and produced an album with musicians around the world during the pandemic’s rolling stay-at-home mandates.
The Do’s and Don’ts on Social Media for Vaccine Haves and Have-Nots
In the thick of a global pandemic, and with a vaccine rollout that has been less than optimal, it’s no surprise that selfies featuring the coveted covid shot surface on social media timelines. But is posting a vaccine selfie on your social media account a faux pas or a needed encouragement for others to get the shot?
Food Guidelines Change but Fail to Take Cultures Into Account
For decades, the federal government has tried to guide our eating habits. They once again revised recommendations, but they didn’t incorporate ethnic and cultural differences of the American diet. Here’s why.
How to Pull Off a COVID-Era Music Festival
One woman’s attempt to create a festival celebrating diverse music ran up against the reality of the pandemic this year. But it also yielded lessons in how to reimagine events in the COVID era.
Turistas llevan dólares, y COVID, a las islas del Caribe estadounidense
La pandemia de COVID-19 ha enfrentado los intereses económicos con las guías de salud pública en dos islas cuyas economías dependen en gran parte del turismo.
Tourists Tote Dollars — And COVID — To U.S. Caribbean Islands
Tension rises among residents and travelers as U.S. island territories work to stymie the coronavirus while attempting to keep their doors open to tourism.
For A Black Social Media Manager In The George Floyd Age, Each Click Holds Trauma
In communities of color, the decision to participate in this moment of collective trauma — whether by watching and sharing the video of George Floyd’s death, discussing racial injustice on social media, or protesting and speaking out in the 3D world — can be one rife with anxiety and profound mental distress.
Baltimore’s ‘Squeegee Boys’: ‘If We Don’t Go Out, We Don’t Eat’
The federal government’s relief package left behind many of America’s poorest workers struggling to make ends meet as the coronavirus ravaged and unemployment rose. Baltimore’s “squeegee boys” are among them.
Baltimore barber Antoine Dow helps bring dignity to young black men whose lives were cut short by gun violence.
The Complex Realm Of Cloud Chasers, Coil Builders And Other Vape Modders
Vaping has produced a diverse community with all sorts of sub-specialties. Finding your tribe can be more complex than finding your Harry Potter house.
Más dolor de cabeza para oficiales federales por la promoción del vapeo en internet
Mientras Washington se esfuerza por tomar medidas enérgicas contra la naciente industria del vapeo, los “influencers” de internet tienen su propia agenda.
A Regulatory Haze: Vape Marketers Are Online, Creating New Headaches For Feds
The subculture around vaping has been fueled by social media, and traditional regulations don’t easily address potential pitfalls.
Cirugías estéticas y el mundo secreto de las “muñecas de Instagram”
Se llaman a sí mismas muñecas. Son pacientes de cirugía estética que documentan sus deseos y resultados en Instagram. Una comunidad cerrada con mensajes médicos, pero también marketing.
Cosmetic Surgery And The Secret World of Instagram Dolls
An Instagram community of “doll pages” lets women find valuable information about body-sculpting journeys.
Managing Your Mental Health While Managing A Newsroom’s Social Media
Reflections on coping with a new high-stress profession.