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Why At-Home DNA Tests Keep Failing People of Color

Jeanny King, 33, stood in line at her local post office in Surbiton, a small suburb of London, and prepared to send out another plastic…

For Young Men in the Slums of Nairobi, Getting Buff Is One of the Few Paths Out of Poverty

In most Western countries, young men start lifting weights in pursuit of some combination of better health, athletic improvement and the ever-elusive perfect aesthetic. In…

In Tunisia, Men Hunt for Random Numbers — Hoping to Fall in Love With the Women They Belong To

One evening not that long ago, my phone lit up with a string of calls from an unknown number. I finally answered: male voice, wrong…

Guys Who Chew Khat Can’t Figure Out What’s Happening to Their Penises

“Hey, come chew with us!” a group of young people sitting on plastic chairs yell over to me. I’m in a parking lot in Pangani,…