Omicron vs. Delta: How the 2 COVID-19 Variants Compare

The Delta variant of COVID-19 is no longer the dominant cause of infections in the US. Now, just weeks after its was identified in South Africa—and subsequently named a "variant of concern" by the World Health Organization (WHO)—Omicron accounts for the majority of COVID-19 cases in the US. As Omicron continues to sweep through the US (and the world), scientists […]

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I have a bigger man boob on the left side of my body than the right. I also have hard lumps under both nipples. What is it?

Thanks for your question. During puberty it’s common for young men to develop tissue under their nipples that feels like small breasts. The medical term for this is “gynecomastia.” It can also be caused by other things, such as medicines or hormone problems. Gynecomastia usually feels like a small, rubbery lump right underneath the nipple(s). It is usually sore or […]

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Paulina Porizkova Shares New Lingerie Photo to Celebrate Her Body: 'It's the Only One You Have'

Paulina Porizkova is aiming to remind her followers once again to love their bodies exactly the way they are—and to avoid comparisons to "ridiculous standards of perfection." In a new Instagram post shared over the weekend, the 56-year-old former model shared a new message with fans: Celebrate yourself without comparing yourself to others. "When I was the most seen, I […]

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‘Are You Going to Keep Me Safe?’ Hospital Workers Sound Alarm on Rising Violence

The San Leandro Hospital emergency department, where nurse Mawata Kamara works, went into lockdown recently when a visitor, agitated about being barred from seeing a patient due to covid-19 restrictions, threatened to bring a gun to the California facility. It wasn’t the first time the department faced a gun threat during the pandemic. Earlier in the year, a psychiatric patient […]

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What October's Sagittarius Horoscope Predictions Mean for You

All products featured on Allure are independently selected by our editors. However, when you buy something through our retail links, we may earn an affiliate commission. Read what your sign's 2021 horoscope predictions have in store for you or check out the Sagittarius personality profile.  Happy October, you fabulous Sagittarius. You're the sign of adventure and travel. As a result, you like to […]

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An Ad’s Charge That Price Haggling Would ‘Swipe $500 Billion From Medicare’ Is Incorrect

“These guys [insurance companies and Washington bureaucrats] are working together to swipe $500 billion from Medicare to pay for Pelosi and Schumer’s out-of-control spending spree.” Video advertisement from the 60 Plus American Association of Senior Citizens The advertisement opens with a doctor sitting across from his patient and holding a prescription drug pill bottle. “You want to continue with this […]

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70 Sex Terms You Should Know If You Don’t Already

Picture it: You’re hanging with friends and the conversation is getting a little bit ~raunchy~. Everyone starts talking about the big s-e-x and all of a sudden, they start using terms that are, well, kinda unfamiliar. You feel awkward because you’re not really following the conversation—you thought a “facial” was just a spa treatment—and now you’re just sitting there twiddling […]

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