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  • A Soaring Debut for Alibaba

    By Michael J. de la Merced
    19 Sep 2014 | 5:18 pm
    The Chinese Internet giant, which raised $21.8 billion in its stock sale, instantly became one of the biggest publicly traded technology companies in the world.
  • Man Pleads Guilty to Passing Tips in ‘Post-it’ Insider Trading Ring

    By Matthew Goldstein
    19 Sep 2014 | 12:06 pm
    A former mortgage broker admitted on Friday to being the glue that held together an insider ring that sharing information about corporate deals at restaurants and Grand Central Terminal.
  • Court Dismisses Citibank Appeal in Argentina Case

    By Alexandra Stevenson
    19 Sep 2014 | 11:38 am
    Citigroup's next step is to go return to Federal District Court to argue that the court's order preventing it from paying Argentine bondholders leaves it facing severe sanctions from Argentina.
  • Larry Ellison Keeps a Hand on the Wheel at Oracle

    By Robert Cyran
    19 Sep 2014 | 11:05 am
    Mr. Ellison's 25 percent stake in the company -- and dual role as chairman and chief technology officer -- ensure he’s far from relinquishing control, Robert Cyran of Reuters Breakingviews writes.
  • British Food Delivery Giant Forms Joint Venture in Brazil

    By Vinod Sreeharsha
    19 Sep 2014 | 9:53 am
    Just Eat, which has been expanding globally, has agreed to merge its Brazil operations with iFood, owned by the mobile company Movile in São Paulo.
 
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    NYT > Research

  • Well: Artificial Sweeteners May Disrupt Body’s Blood Sugar Controls

    By KENNETH CHANG
    19 Sep 2014 | 7:09 pm
    New research in mice suggests artificial sweeteners may disrupt the ability to regulate blood sugar, causing changes in metabolism that can be a precursor to diabetes.
  • Well: The Expanding American Waistline

    By NICHOLAS BAKALAR
    19 Sep 2014 | 5:32 am
    Average waist circumference — but not B.M.I. — has increased significantly in the United States, a new study reports.
  • The New Old Age: On New Measurements of Aging

    By JUDITH GRAHAM
    18 Sep 2014 | 11:47 am
    Warren Sanderson, a professor of social and behavioral sciences at Stony Brook University, is working on ways to define aging other than the passing of years. “Everything is changing about 65-year-olds,” he said.
  • Well: Living With Cancer: Making Room

    By SUSAN GUBAR
    18 Sep 2014 | 9:21 am
    Cancer treatment and its aftereffects can prompt a cleaning binge and emptying of shelves. But for what, exactly, are we making room?
  • Well: Your Surgeon Seems Qualified, but Can He Type?

    By WEN T. SHEN, M.D.
    18 Sep 2014 | 3:00 am
    My inability to type has become a funny, disarming moment in an otherwise usually serious encounter between surgeon and patient, helping to mitigate some of the tension that can develop.
 
 
 
 
 
 
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    NYT > Weddings / Celebrations

  • Jennifer Neff and Stephen Davidson

    20 Sep 2014 | 9:15 pm
    The bride is an associate in the merchant banking division of Goldman Sachs; the groom is a vice president at the Carlyle Group.
  • Sandra Waxman, Steven Bussolari

    20 Sep 2014 | 9:15 pm
    The bride is a psychology professor at Northwestern University and the groom is working as a technical adviser for the United States Air Force.
  • Katherine Murphy and Eugene Kornel

    20 Sep 2014 | 9:15 pm
    The bride is a vice president at Credit Suisse; the groom is a lawyer for the Internal Revenue Service.
  • Laura Mickum, Brendan McNamara

    20 Sep 2014 | 9:15 pm
    The bride is an account executive for Shopmium, a mobile shopping app; the groom is an associate at Ramsfield Hospitality Finance, a real estate investment firm.
  • Bree Robins, Eric Moskowitz

    20 Sep 2014 | 9:15 pm
    The bride is an associate at JPMorgan Chase; the groom is a chief resident in urology.
 
 
 
 
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    NYT > Politics

  • Breach Prompts Review of White House Security

    By MICHAEL D. SHEAR and STEVE KENNY
    20 Sep 2014 | 7:14 pm
    After a Texas man with a knife made it into the entrance of the first family’s residence, the Secret Service said there would be increased patrols and surveillance while the episode was scrutinized.
  • Democrats Pin Senate Hopes on a Kansan

    By JONATHAN MARTIN
    20 Sep 2014 | 6:17 pm
    The Senate race in Kansas has become the most scrutinized contest in the country, with Republicans scrambling to protect the incumbent and Democrats putting their hopes on an independent.
  • Many Veterans Adapt to a Strange World, One With Walls

    By DAVE PHILIPPS
    20 Sep 2014 | 3:40 pm
    A national effort to eliminate homelessness among veterans has made significant strides, finding places for 51,000. The program’s future, however, is in doubt.
  • U.S. Suspects More Direct Threats Beyond ISIS

    By MARK MAZZETTI, MICHAEL S. SCHMIDT and BEN HUBBARD
    20 Sep 2014 | 1:39 pm
    A Syrian group led by a former member of Osama bin Laden’s inner circle is seen as more dangerous than the Islamic State for its potential to launch terror attacks.
  • Push for New Pact on Climate Change Is Plagued by Old Divide of Wealth

    By JUSTIN GILLIS and CORAL DAVENPORT
    20 Sep 2014 | 12:55 pm
    At a United Nations gathering on Tuesday, leaders will face a divide between the rich countries responsible for extensive carbon emissions and the poor countries that stand to suffer most as a result.
 
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    NYT > Middle East

  • Turkey Welcomes Return of Hostages Held in Iraq

    By BEN HUBBARD, SEBNEM ARSU and CEYLAN YEGINSU
    20 Sep 2014 | 5:07 pm
    Forty-nine hostages held by Islamic State militants were returned to Turkey on Saturday after what Turkey said was a covert operation led by its intelligence agency.
  • U.N. Reports Yemen Deal With Rebels

    By SHUAIB ALMOSAWA
    20 Sep 2014 | 3:55 pm
    Fighting between the transitional government and Shiite rebels continued Saturday in the streets of the capital, Sana
  • U.S. Suspects More Direct Threats Beyond ISIS

    By MARK MAZZETTI, MICHAEL S. SCHMIDT and BEN HUBBARD
    20 Sep 2014 | 1:39 pm
    A Syrian group led by a former member of Osama bin Laden’s inner circle is seen as more dangerous than the Islamic State for its potential to launch terror attacks.
  • Suspicions Run Deep in Iraq That C.I.A. and the Islamic State Are United

    By DAVID D. KIRKPATRICK
    20 Sep 2014 | 9:11 am
    A deputy prime minister publicly blamed the agency for creating the extremist group, and interviews suggested that most of the few thousand people at a demonstration Saturday subscribed to the same theory.
  • Back and Forth, Wearily, Across the ISIS Border

    By KIRK SEMPLE
    20 Sep 2014 | 8:58 am
    Over the course of each day, thousands journey between Iraqi Kurdistan and the territory under the control of the extremist militants of the Islamic State.
 
 
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    NYT > Golf

  • Sports Briefing | Golf: Dutchman Grabs Lead at Wales Open

    By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
    20 Sep 2014 | 9:04 pm
    Joost Luiten of the Netherlands birdied three of his final four holes in a six-under-par 65 at the Wales Open in Newport to take a two-shot lead over Shane Lowry (68).
  • Funk, Goydos Share Hawaii Championship Lead

    By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
    20 Sep 2014 | 8:59 pm
    Fred Funk shot a 10-under 62 on Saturday for a share of the lead with Paul Goydos in the Champions Tour's Hawaii Championship.
  • Golf Capsules

    By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
    20 Sep 2014 | 6:23 pm
    South Korea's Mi Jung Hur birdied four of the last eight holes Saturday for a 5-under 67 and a share of the lead with South Africa's Paula Reto in the Yokohama Tire LPGA Classic.
  • Derek Fathauer Leads Web.com Tour Championship

    By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
    20 Sep 2014 | 5:56 pm
    Derek Fathauer shot a 3-under 67 on Saturday to take a one-stroke lead over Zac Blair in the season-ending Web.com Tour Championship.
  • Mi Jung Hur, Paula Reto Share Lead in Alabama

    By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
    20 Sep 2014 | 5:05 pm
    South Korea's Mi Jung Hur birdied four of the last eight holes Saturday for a 5-under 67 and a share of the lead with Paula Reto in the Yokohama Tire LPGA Classic.
 
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    NYT > Baseball

  • Weaver Helps Angels to 8-5 Win Over Rangers

    By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
    20 Sep 2014 | 9:23 pm
    Jered Weaver earned his AL-leading 18th victory, Albert Pujols reached the 100-RBI mark with a two-run homer and Mike Trout also hit a two-run shot to lead the Los Angeles Angels to an 8-5 victory over the Texas Rangers on Saturday night.
  • Gomes, Indians Move Up in Playoff Race, Beat Twins

    By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
    20 Sep 2014 | 9:08 pm
    Yan Gomes homered and drove in four runs to help the Cleveland Indians advance in the AL wild-card race by beating the Minnesota Twins 7-3 on a rainy Saturday night.
  • Mets 4, Braves 2: Mets Send Braves Closer to Elimination

    By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
    20 Sep 2014 | 8:59 pm
    The Mets’ Jon Niese allowed two runs and seven hits to earn a win against Atlanta, which fell two games under .500.
  • Gomes, Indians Move Up in Playoff Race, Beat Twins

    By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
    20 Sep 2014 | 8:47 pm
    Yan Gomes homered and drove in four runs to help the Cleveland Indians advance in the AL wild-card race by beating the Minnesota Twins 7-3 on a rainy Saturday night.
  • Cashner, Padres Beat Giants 3-2

    By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
    20 Sep 2014 | 8:47 pm
    Andrew Cashner pitched brilliantly into the ninth inning and the San Diego Padres beat San Francisco 3-2 Saturday night to keep the Giants from gaining ground on the NL West-leading Los Angeles Dodgers.
 
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    NYT > Paul Krugman

  • Errors and Emissions

    18 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Fighting climate change could be cheaper and easier than almost anyone imagines if we wouldn’t give in to the despair.
  • How to Get It Wrong

    14 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Economists were worse than economics and policy makers were worse still.
  • The Inflation Cult

    11 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    We’re still trying to figure out the persistence and power of the people who keep predicting runaway inflation.
  • Scots, What the Heck?

    7 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    The very bad economics of independence.
  • The Deflation Caucus

    4 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    What is it that makes a powerful faction in our body politic demand tight money even in a depressed, low-inflation economy?
 
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    NYT > Thomas L. Friedman

  • Three Cheers for Pluralism Over Separatism

    20 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Here’s why the no vote in Scotland was a good thing.
  • Take a Deep Breath

    16 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Let’s ponder a few important questions about ISIS and the Arab world.
  • What’s Their Plan?

    13 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    The fight against ISIS is a two-front campaign. We keep making it about us and Obama. But that’s the wrong way to look at it.
  • It Takes a Mentor

    9 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Gallup says successful students had one or more teachers who were mentors, and they had an internship related to what they were learning in school.
  • Leading From Within

    6 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    What’s the best way for the United States to address both ISIS and Vladimir Putin at once?
 
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    NYT > Joe Nocera

  • Getting It Wrong

    19 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Speaking after one of the N.F.L.’s worst weeks, Roger Goodell, the league’s commissioner, ended up saying what he has already said before.
  • Criminal Card Games

    15 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    In the wake of the recent Home Depot breach, you have to wonder if data theft has become a condition of modern life.
  • N.F.L. Stands By Its Leader

    12 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Roger Goodell is very good at doing exactly what his owners want.
  • Inversion Delusion

    8 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    The argument is bogus that corporations leave the U.S. and set up overseas because of high corporate tax rates.
  • The Price of Glory

    5 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    College football coaches are grossly overpaid — just like C.E.O.s.
 
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    NYT > Columnists

  • The Vain and the Desperate

    20 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Our political process repels many leaders who might do us good and leaves us with a sometimes motley crew.
  • Three Cheers for Pluralism Over Separatism

    20 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Here’s why the no vote in Scotland was a good thing.
  • Up From Pain

    20 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    I had to stop hating my abuser to start loving myself. I had to let go of my past so that I could step into my future.
  • Grand Illusion in Syria

    20 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    The White House is trying a cheaper version of what didn’t work in Iraq.
  • Two Redheaded Strangers

    20 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    On the Honeysuckle Rose, Willie and Maureen talk pot, politics and a certain trip to the White House in the Carter years.
 
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    NYT > Charles M. Blow

  • Up From Pain

    20 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    I had to stop hating my abuser to start loving myself. I had to let go of my past so that I could step into my future.
  • On Spanking and Abuse

    17 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Drawing blood isn’t an expression of love. It’s an expression of anger and exasperation that morphs into abuse.
  • Ray Rice and His Rage

    14 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Domestic violence is a societal scourge that must be constantly called out and constantly condemned.
  • The Cost of War

    10 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Americans must think about what it means to engage in another foreign war, and weigh that against the urgent needs we have at home.
  • Crime, Bias and Statistics

    7 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    A new report by the Sentencing Project lays bare the systemic effects of racial distortion.
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    NYT > Roger Cohen

  • We the People of Scotland

    20 Sep 2014 | 11:30 am
    The vote to stay in Britain amounted to a powerful reminder of the virtues of democracy.
  • The Great Unraveling

    15 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    A time of weakness and hatred, disorientation and doubt, when nobody can see what disaster looms.
  • Auchtermuchty to England

    11 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    It may not be a bad thing if the Scots go it alone. But it’s still uncertain whether an independent Scotland would cut it.
  • A War of Choice in Gaza

    8 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    The fighting was unnecessary — it rehabilitated a beleaguered Hamas, and gained nothing for Israel.
  • Diplomat and Warrior

    30 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    We need Richard Holbrooke’s skill and resolve today.
 
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    NYT > Gail Collins

  • Exercising the Right to Rant

    19 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Never to worry! Our elected representatives have averted a government shutdown by decreeing that we will keep spending whatever it is we’ve been spending for a while.
  • Sex Is the Least of It

    17 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Representative Mark Sanford of South Carolina has gone from the Love Guv to the Facebook Congressman.
  • What's Left of Positive Thinking?

    16 Sep 2014 | 7:08 pm
    Brooks and Collins on ISIS, football and the advent of three-person political races.
  • Candidates Playing Possum

    12 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Control of the Senate hinges on the outcome of just a few close races. Which candidates will show up and debate their opponents?
  • A Man With a Plan

    10 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    President Obama makes a comeback from weeks in which he was attacked for everything from playing golf to saying “we don’t have a strategy yet.”
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    NYT > Maureen Dowd

  • Two Redheaded Strangers

    20 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    On the Honeysuckle Rose, Willie and Maureen talk pot, politics and a certain trip to the White House in the Carter years.
  • Throw the Bums Out

    13 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    When you enable men who beat women, you’re in danger of getting sacked.
  • Is It WWIII or Just Twitter?

    6 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    President Obama blames social media for our knowing just how messy the world is.
  • High Tea With Mr. Fancypants Sheen

    30 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    After playing everyone from Mozart to Tony Blair, the actor Michael Sheen puts the Master of Sex on top.
  • He Has a Dream

    26 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    President Obama, who once boldly and candidly addressed race, has outsourced the issue to the Rev. Al Sharpton.
 
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    At War

  • A Sister, and Brother, in Arms

    By Teresa Fazio
    15 Sep 2014 | 10:45 am
    When Teresa Fazio's brother Mike followed her into the military, the Marine in her was impressed. The sister in her was terrified.
  • Writing as a Soldier and a Civilian

    By Matthew Komatsu
    12 Sep 2014 | 6:53 am
    A soldier takes time out of uniform to pursue an MFA in writing, and discovers that what sets him apart, as a veteran at the keyboard, is not as important as the common ground he shares with other writers.
  • Death, Recovery and Hope at a Hospital During Drawdown

    By Brandon Lingle
    4 Sep 2014 | 7:41 am
    At Bagram Airfield north of Kabul, a surgeon at Craig Joint Theater Hospital makes his rounds and reflects on his service at the largest American hospital in Afghanistan.
  • Williams Opposed War, but Supported the Troops

    By Thom Shanker
    13 Aug 2014 | 6:49 am
    Robin Williams went above and beyond the thousands of miles he logged in U.S.O. tours to bring a piece of home to soldiers.
  • From Hero to Hateful: Recalling an Afghan Soldier’s Descent

    By Ian Allen
    11 Aug 2014 | 6:05 am
    A former CIA paramilitary operations officer in Afghanistan wonders what caused the spiraling downward of his friend, Castro, an Afghan soldier. The P.T.S.D.? Or anti-American radicalization?
 
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    NYT > Baseball

  • Weaver Helps Angels to 8-5 Win Over Rangers

    By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
    20 Sep 2014 | 9:23 pm
    Jered Weaver earned his AL-leading 18th victory, Albert Pujols reached the 100-RBI mark with a two-run homer and Mike Trout also hit a two-run shot to lead the Los Angeles Angels to an 8-5 victory over the Texas Rangers on Saturday night.
  • Gomes, Indians Move Up in Playoff Race, Beat Twins

    By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
    20 Sep 2014 | 9:08 pm
    Yan Gomes homered and drove in four runs to help the Cleveland Indians advance in the AL wild-card race by beating the Minnesota Twins 7-3 on a rainy Saturday night.
  • Mets 4, Braves 2: Mets Send Braves Closer to Elimination

    By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
    20 Sep 2014 | 8:59 pm
    The Mets’ Jon Niese allowed two runs and seven hits to earn a win against Atlanta, which fell two games under .500.
  • Gomes, Indians Move Up in Playoff Race, Beat Twins

    By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
    20 Sep 2014 | 8:47 pm
    Yan Gomes homered and drove in four runs to help the Cleveland Indians advance in the AL wild-card race by beating the Minnesota Twins 7-3 on a rainy Saturday night.
  • Cashner, Padres Beat Giants 3-2

    By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
    20 Sep 2014 | 8:47 pm
    Andrew Cashner pitched brilliantly into the ninth inning and the San Diego Padres beat San Francisco 3-2 Saturday night to keep the Giants from gaining ground on the NL West-leading Los Angeles Dodgers.
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    Mark Bittman

  • Nicest note I got re: my dad

    By Mark Bittman
    15 Sep 2014 | 8:40 am
    A reader responds to "A Complicated Optimist"
  • Pre-Labor Day Food News

    By Mark Bittman
    29 Aug 2014 | 2:33 pm
    Some good reads for the holiday weekend.
  • The SWEET Act

    By Mark Bittman
    29 Jul 2014 | 3:29 pm
    The text of the bill to tax sugar-sweetened beverages proposed by Rep. Rosa DeLauro.
  • A Not-So-Subtle Meditation on Sugar

    By Kristin Wartman
    9 Jul 2014 | 6:49 pm
    Kara Walker's giant sculpture evokes the health risks of consuming sugar and the ethical problems surrounding its production.
  • A Congressional Plea for Meatless Mondays

    By Mark Bittman
    26 Jun 2014 | 9:30 am
    Rep. Tony Cárdenas of California has urged the Congressional Animal Protection Caucus to observe Meatless Mondays.
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    The Caucus

  • Sunday Breakfast Menu, Sept. 21

    By Elena Schneider
    20 Sep 2014 | 11:55 am
    Congress approved funding for equipping Syrian rebels against Islamic States and lawmakers will discuss their votes on several of the Sunday shows.
  • Sunday Breakfast Menu, Sept. 14

    By Elena Schneider
    13 Sep 2014 | 11:24 am
    President Obama vowed to "degrade and ultimately destroy" ISIS in a speech he gave on Wednesday. Lawmakers and analysts will discuss his strategy on the Sunday shows.
  • Sunday Breakfast Menu, Sept. 7

    By Elena Schneider
    6 Sep 2014 | 12:09 pm
    Lawmakers will weigh in on President Obama's international coalition to fight Islamist militants.
  • Sunday Breakfast Menu, Aug. 31

    By Elena Schneider
    30 Aug 2014 | 12:28 pm
    President Obama drew criticism on Thursday when he said, "we don't have a strategy yet," for military action against ISIS in Syria. Lawmakers will weigh in on Mr. Obama's comments on the Sunday shows.
  • Sunday Breakfast Menu, Aug. 24

    By Elena Schneider
    23 Aug 2014 | 12:37 pm
    James Foley's execution at the hands of Islamic militants set off a firestorm in the United States. The American response to I.S.I.S. will dominate the Sunday conversations.
 
 
 
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    The New Old Age

  • Donating the Body

    By Paula Span
    18 Sep 2014 | 12:58 pm
    He wanted his body given to a medical school or research organization. It wasn't that simple.
  • On New Measurements of Aging

    By Judith Graham
    16 Sep 2014 | 11:43 am
    Warren Sanderson, a professor of social and behavioral sciences at Stony Brook University, is working on ways to define aging other than the passing of years. "Everything is changing about 65-year-olds," he said.
  • Tougher Than They Look

    By Paula Span
    12 Sep 2014 | 1:34 pm
    Researchers have written for years about resilience in the elderly. Now they're trying to measure it.
  • In the Emergency Room, a Hidden Ailment

    By Judith Graham
    11 Sep 2014 | 11:31 am
    A small study found that many elderly patients turning up in one emergency room were malnourished.
  • Near Death, and Overmedicated

    By Paula Span
    9 Sep 2014 | 2:00 am
    Why are patients with advanced dementia so often receiving "medications of questionable benefit"?
 
 
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    NYT > Tennis

  • On Tennis: After Blazing Trail, Li Na Exits and Leaves a Gap

    By CHRISTOPHER CLAREY
    20 Sep 2014 | 11:03 am
    Li’s retirement deprives the WTA of the opportunity to create a genuine rivalry at the top, and it also raises questions about the evolution of the sport in China.
  • Goffin and Sousa Win to Reach Moselle Open Final

    By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
    20 Sep 2014 | 9:32 am
    Sixth-seeded Joao Sousa of Portugal rallied to win 7-6 (6), 6-2 against second-seeded Gael Monfils and reach the Moselle Open final, where he faces eighth-seeded David Goffin of Belgium.
  • Pliskova, Lepchenko Set Up Korea Showdown

    By REUTERS
    20 Sep 2014 | 6:14 am
    Second seed Karolina Pliskova and American Varvara Lepchenko will battle it out for the Korea Open title after both players rallied to hard-fought victories in the semi-finals on Saturday.
  • Ivanovic Downs Kerber, to Meet Wozniacki in Tokyo Final

    By REUTERS
    20 Sep 2014 | 3:59 am
    Ana Ivanovic overcame a slow start to beat top seed Angelique Kerber 7-5 6-3 in the semi-final of the Pan Pacific Open on Saturday to set up a title clash with second seed Caroline Wozniacki.
  • Niculescu Beats Heat and Cornet to Win Guangzhou Title

    By REUTERS
    20 Sep 2014 | 3:17 am
    Romanian Monica Niculescu overcame heat and fatigue to beat second seed Alize Cornet in the final of the Guangzhou International Women's Open for her second WTA career title on Saturday.
 
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    Well

  • The Expanding American Waistline

    By Nicholas Bakalar
    19 Sep 2014 | 5:32 am
    Average waist circumference — but not B.M.I. — has increased significantly in the United States, a new study reports.
  • Living With Cancer: Making Room

    By Susan Gubar
    18 Sep 2014 | 9:21 am
    Cancer treatment and its aftereffects can prompt a cleaning binge and emptying of shelves. But for what, exactly, are we making room?
  • Your Surgeon Seems Qualified, but Can He Type?

    By Wen T. Shen, M.D.
    18 Sep 2014 | 3:00 am
    My inability to type has become a funny, disarming moment in an otherwise usually serious encounter between surgeon and patient, helping to mitigate some of the tension that can develop.
  • Artificial Sweeteners May Disrupt Body’s Blood Sugar Controls

    By Kenneth Chang
    17 Sep 2014 | 1:17 pm
    New research in mice suggests artificial sweeteners may disrupt the ability to regulate blood sugar, causing changes in metabolism that can be a precursor to diabetes.
  • Sit Less, Live Longer?

    By Gretchen Reynolds
    16 Sep 2014 | 9:01 pm
    If people need motivation to get up from their office chairs or couches and become less sedentary, two useful new studies could provide the impetus.
 
 
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    Opinionator

  • A Chance to Go From Hard Lives to Healing

    By Patricia Leigh Brown
    18 Sep 2014 | 5:00 pm
    A program in the Oakland area is training troubled young men to become emergency medical workers in their own communities.
  • The Civil War’s Most Famous Clown

    By David Carlyon
    18 Sep 2014 | 4:02 pm
    Dan Rice wasn't just one of the most well-known entertainers of the 1860s. He used his circus career to vault into national politics.
  • Why Take a Stance on God?

    By Gary Gutting
    18 Sep 2014 | 9:00 am
    Neither atheists nor believers know whether God exists, but there's still a reason for them to defend their beliefs.
  • On Johnny’s Knee

    By Rene Denfeld
    17 Sep 2014 | 3:53 pm
    Grown, with children of my own, I still dreamed of the abuser I once thought of as my father.
  • What’s Left of Positive Thinking?

    By David Brooks and Gail Collins
    16 Sep 2014 | 7:08 pm
    Brooks and Collins on ISIS, football and the advent of three-person political races.
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    Freakonomics

  • Outsiders by Design: A New Freakonomics Radio Podcast

    Gretta Cohn
    18 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    (Photo: Nishanth Jois) What does it mean to pursue something that everyone else think is nuts? And what does it take to succeed? That’s what this week’s episode is about. It’s called “Outsiders By Design.”  (You can subscribe to the podcast at iTunes, get the RSS feed, or listen via the media player above. You can also read the transcript, which includes credits for the music you’ll hear in the episode.) You’ll hear about three radical thinkers whose lives didn’t proceed in a perfectly straight line. In each case, their work was ridiculed or ignored — but…
  • Outsiders by Design Full Transcript

    Freakonomics
    18 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    This is a transcript of the Freakonomics Radio podcast “Outsiders by Design” [MUSIC: The Civil Tones, “One Day, Again and Again” (from City Stoopin’ Stephen J. DUBNER: Hey podcast listeners. Our mission at Freakonomics has always been to tell you things you always thought you knew but didn’t … and things you never thought you wanted to know, but do. Now it is your turn to tell us something that we don’t know. On Monday, October 6, in New York City, we’re launching a live radio game show called “Tell Me Something I Don’t Know” — and the audience, that’s…
  • One Reason to Not Use Generic Medicines

    Stephen J. Dubner
    12 Sep 2014 | 10:59 am
    Our latest podcast episode — “How to Save $1 Billion Without Even Trying” — discusses research which finds that health-care experts generally buy generic medicines for their own use rather than the more expensive name brands. The episode discusses the various reasons that brand names might be more appealing despite the higher cost. A listener named Mike Dimore has written in with an interesting, and serious, reason that didn’t come up: This won’t apply to many people but for the few that it does apply to (myself included), it can end up costing them…
  • How to Save $1 Billion Without Even Trying Full Transcript

    Freakonomics
    11 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
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    Suzie Lechtenberg
    11 Sep 2014 | 6:56 am
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