Does Oil Pulling Help Dental Plaque or Gingivitis?

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Oil pulling is put to the test head-to-head against chlorhexidine mouthwash for oral and dental health measures.  What are the potential risks and benefits of the ancient practice of oil pulling, in which oil is swished or “pulled” between the teeth for 15 minutes or so and then spit out? There are wild, unsubstantiated claims online and even in the medical literature, including the British […]

Actor Farhan Akhtar on Throwing Down With Real Boxers for ‘Toofaan’

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Farhan Akhtar is no stranger to portraying athletes onscreen, garnering praise for his portrayal of legendary sprinter Milkha Singh in Bhaag Milkha Bhaag. That said, bringing the story of Toofaan to life—in which Akhtar plays a boxer— was a whole new kind of challenge, especially consideringg] his coach was none other than Darrell Foster, trainer […]

In an ICU, a Photographer’s View of a Desperate Covid Fight

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Times Insider explains who we are and what we do, and delivers behind-the-scenes insights into how our journalism comes together. As I photographed people in Covid-19 intensive care units early this year, I was protected by four sets of plastic: glasses, goggles, face shield and viewfinder. But there is no protection for the pain one […]

The Only Trail Gear You Need, According to a Backpacking Guide

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As an overnight backpacking guide in Yosemite, I’ve learned the difference between agony and bliss in the backcountry boils down to practicality and reliability of my trail gear—most specifically when it comes down to clothes. Since backpacking is a minimalist venture, my wardrobe usually consists of one specialized outfit I can rely on to keep […]

Why Exercising in the “Fat Burning Zone” Isn’t the Best Way to Lose Fat

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How many times have you heard that if you want to lose fat, you should do cardio in the “fat-burning heart rate zone” to maximize your results? This idea has been afloat since, well, basically forever, but it really took hold after the jogging boom of the 1970s. And although other workout trends have gained […]