NY Times: Well Blog

Beyond BFF

Women are coining and co-opting titles for their closest companions.

Don’t Be Flaky

Now’s the time to step up your shower game. Dandruff shampoos have gone chic.

Dry Winter Hair Is the Worst

Pros like the Paris stylist David Mallett share some super-practical tips for salvaging your parched strands.

Counting Calories Is Not the Key to Weight Loss, New Study Finds

People who cut back on added sugar, refined grains and processed foods lost weight without worrying about calories or portion size.

The Promise of Self-Compassion for Stressed-Out Teens

Many in this driven generation believe they can’t move forward without beating themselves up.

What Helps a New Driver? More Driving

The best solution for inexperience is to have teenagers practice more, under varied conditions, an expert says.

Contraception for Teenagers

Although teenage pregnancy rates have declined, too many teens still use birth control methods incorrectly or inconsistently.

Most Sunscreens Can Harm Coral Reefs. What Should Travelers Do?

Avoiding non-biodegradable sunscreen may be the one solution to coral bleaching travelers have the most immediate and direct influence over.

Still Talking After All These Years

At the annual meeting of the American Psychoanalytic Association, the seminars covered the quantum hologram (huh?) and President Trump.

The Wager of Raising a Child Abroad

Our sense of belonging often comes from shared memories of collective experience. What will my multicultural daughter identify with?

Two Swiss Athletes Are First at Olympics Confirmed With Norovirus

The Swiss Olympic delegation, which did not identify the athletes or their sport, said they were sequestered and no longer had symptoms.

How ‘Lolita’ Freed Me From My Own Humbert

A teenager in distress turned to a famous novel with the hope of normalizing her situation. Instead, it provided a road map for escape.

In Allergy Bullying, Food Can Hurt

An attack with allergens shown in a “Peter Rabbit” scene mirrors real-life threats to kids’ health, parents say.

Skating Through an Uncertain World

With little snow in a ski town, residents have discovered a new passion to fuel their sport-obsessed bones: high-alpine lake hockey.

My Kindergartner Is Not a Racist, I Swear!

But he sure acted like one. Our columnist advises.

A Challenge Race Shakes Up the Running Routine

Races designed to almost guarantee you won’t set a new personal record are becoming increasingly popular among runners who crave something new.

Modern Love Podcast: Kumail Nanjiani and Emily Gordon Read ‘Overfed on a Mother’s Affection’

This week, the couple that co-wrote their love story for “The Big Sick” tells the story of a parent who shows her love through leftovers.

My Funny Valentine

“Are we on the same page here?” I asked. “Bob,” she said, “sometimes I think we’re in different libraries.”

A Before-School Exercise Program May Help Children Thrive

The BOKS program, consisting of an hour of running, calisthenics and rousing group games, made children feel happier and more energetic.