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Taylor Swift Says She Will Rerecord Her Old Music. Here's How.
When Taylor Swift took to Tumblr earlier this summer to decry the sale of Nashville-based Big Machine Label Group, the owner of her first six multiplatinum albums, to powerful music manager Scooter Braun, she kick-started an industrywide conversation
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Overcoming Fear Of Flying In The Bumpy Skies
Turbulence is a natural occurrence and should be expected — not dreaded. The trick is to learn to go with the flow.
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6 Google Tricks That Will Turn You Into an Internet Detective
Even if you’re already a Google pro, these tricks will get you to your desired results even faster.
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Hi, Alexa. How Do I Stop You From Listening In On Me?
Humans help train artificial intelligence, so someone may be listening to what you tell Siri, Google Assistant or Alexa. Here’s what to do if you have a problem with that.
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Their Mothers Chose Donor Sperm. The Doctors Used Their Own.
(Science Times) Scores of people born through artificial insemination have learned from DNA tests that their biological fathers were the doctors who performed the procedure.
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How Medicine Became the Stealth Family-Friendly Profession
(The Upshot) Female doctors are more likely than other professionals to have children and keep working. The reasons offer lessons for other jobs.
The New York Times4 min readPsychology
Exercise May Boost Mood for Women With Depression. Having a Coach May Help.
HOW THE “RUNNER’S HIGH” MIGHT BE USED AS A TOOL TO TREAT DEPRESSION. For women with serious depression, a single session of exercise can change the body and mind in ways that might help to combat depression over time, according to a new study of work
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Is My Millennial Co-Worker a Narcissist, or Am I a Jealous Jerk?
What looks like shameless brand-building is, in fact, a necessary part of surviving in a precarious job market.
The New York Times5 min readFood & Wine
The Keto Diet Is Popular, but Is It Good for You?
Low-carb, high-fat eating can lead to weight loss, but scientists debate the long-term effects on health.
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How to Plan In Case Things Go Wrong
NOTHING BAD IS GOING TO HAPPEN WHILE YOU’RE ON VACATION ... PROBABLY. Ten days into what would have been two months in South America, I broke my leg in two places. I was deep in Chile, a country whose language I didn’t speak, and I’d just booked fli
The New York Times4 min readPolitics
Who's to Blame When Algorithms Discriminate?
(The Upshot) When the Fair Housing Act was passed in 1968, the injustice it aimed to root out in the housing market was often egregious: Real estate agents steered black families away from white neighborhoods; landlords refused to rent to them; and p
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With 'Doxology,' Nell Zink Delivers Her Most Ambitious and Expansive Novel Yet
(Books of The Times) Nell Zink’s latest, about two generations of an American family, offers a portrait of the downtown New York music scene of the late 1980s as well as a subversive history of modern American politics.
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How to Travel With a Drone
(In Transit) You’ve got it all planned. You’ll launch your drone from the grass beside the Eiffel Tower. When it reaches the top, you’ll circle around the tower once, then end the video with a perfect landing. It’s the kind of thing you bought a dron
The New York Times4 min readPsychology
Football May Take a Toll on the Brain, Even Without Concussions
After a season of college football, portions of players’ brains can show worrying signs of damage, even if the players did not experience a concussion, according to a timely new study of contact sports and brain health. The study, which concentrated
The New York Times6 min readPolitics
What to Fear in Coming Months: How a Recession Could Happen
(The Upshot) ; (News Analysis) These three things are all true: The United States almost certainly isn’t in a recession right now. It may well avoid one for the foreseeable future. But the chances that the nation will fall into recession have increas
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This High-Tech Solution to Disaster Response May Be Too Good to Be True
Major cities are turning to a Silicon Valley start-up to help save lives in an emergency. But some fear its promise has been dangerously exaggerated.
The New York Times6 min readTech
I Shared My Phone Number. I Learned I Shouldn't Have.
Our personal tech columnist asked security researchers what they could find out about him from just his cellphone number. Quite a lot, it turns out.
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Exercise During Pregnancy May Have Lasting Benefits for Babies
Newborns whose mothers exercise during pregnancy may become physically coordinated a little earlier than other babies, according to a captivating new study of gestation, jogging and the varying ability of tiny infants to make a fist. The study’s find
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Finding Amelia Earhart's Plane Seemed Impossible. Then Came a Startling Clue.
(Science Times) Robert Ballard is the finder of important lost things. In 1985, he discovered the Titanic scattered beneath the Atlantic Ocean. He and his team also located the giant Nazi battleship Bismarck and, more recently, 18 shipwrecks in the B
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J.D. Salinger, E-Book Holdout, Joins the Digital Revolution
“The Catcher in the Rye” and other Salinger novels are coming out in digital formats, and the writer’s son plans to release more from his archives.
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A Pop-Culture Glossary for 'Once Upon a Time in Hollywood'
Quentin Tarantino’s film is filled with references to TV shows, movies and other totems of midcentury Los Angeles. We explain who’s who and what’s what.
The New York Times5 min readTech
Our Cars Are Trying to Keep Us Safe. Here's How.
Regrettably, personal jet packs and flux capacitors remain figures of science fiction and have not appeared in our garages. The same goes for fully self-driving automobiles. A few years ago, breathless analysts predicted we’d now be napping behind t
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4 Books For A Better Understanding Of The Border
(Newsbook) When it comes to writing about border towns like El Paso, Texas, where 22 people were killed in a mass shooting Saturday, “there always seems to be something that’s a little bit off about how it’s depicted,” novelist Oscar Cásares said. “I
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A Bawdy Novel Considers the Tragic Absurdities of Lebanon's Civil War
(Books of The Times) Standing on his balcony, Pavlov, the 20-year-old man at the center of Rawi Hage’s fourth novel, “Beirut Hellfire Society,” hears from the street below “tales of combat deaths, sniper deaths, deaths by misadventure, old age, accid
The New York Times4 min readPolitics
Don't Assume Trump's Approval Rating Can't Climb Higher. It Already Has.
(The Upshot) Donald Trump doesn’t always seem like a candidate focused on expanding his base of support. He may have done so anyway. The share of Americans who say they have a favorable view of him has increased significantly since the 2016 election.
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A Brain Scan May Predict Alzheimer's. Should You Get One?
Juli Engel was delighted when a neurologist recommended a PET scan to determine whether amyloid — the protein clumps associated with an increased risk of Alzheimer’s disease — was accumulating in her mother’s brain. “My internal response was, ‘Yay!’”
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Make Your Own Animated Movies, Frame by Frame
(Tech Tip) Stop-motion animation has been around since the 1800s and still flourishes in the works of studios like Aardman Animations, the force behind “Wallace & Gromit” and other creations. With stop motion, you make an inanimate object “move” by s
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Prose That Forced Us to Pause, Put Down Her Book and Think
(Critic's Notebook) You need to be able to read to be able to read. Especially if Toni Morrison did the writing. I at least thought I knew what it was for my eyes to sail across and down a page, through a flight of description or a feat of characteri
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By the Book: Jia Tolentino
“A really good middle-grade novel,” says the New Yorker essayist, whose debut collection is “Trick Mirror,” “will supersede a lot of contemporary fiction in terms of economy, lucidity and grace.”
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Essay: Bibliotherapy
LORI GOTTLIEB ANALYZES THE BENEFITS — AND SIDE EFFECTS — OF BIBLIOTHERAPY. The first book I brought up to one of my therapy patients was Mary Karr’s “The Liars’ Club.” A young woman had been telling me about how ashamed she was of her parents, how sh
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