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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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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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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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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
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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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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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How to Give Your Therapist Feedback
We often think of psychotherapists as “all-knowing,” which can make patients feel that complaining about the therapy or the therapist is not allowed.
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Why Standing Often Feels Even Harder Than Running
Whether it’s waiting in line at amusement parks or airport security checkpoints, standing poses unique challenges to the human body.
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CORRECTION: 36 Hours in Naples, Italy
A city of glorious but tattered beauty, known for its vibrancy and, yes, a frisson of menace, Naples is now humming with visitors. In this Mediterranean capital watched over by the still-kicking Vesuvius volcano, tourist numbers have more than double
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For a Torn ACL, Considering Repair Rather Than Replacement
Repair may be especially helpful for children, who are more likely than older patients to reinjure a reconstructed A.C.L., a pioneer of the surgery says.
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A Question Rarely Asked: What Would Medicare for All Cover?
In the first congressional hearing held on “Medicare for All” in April, Michael Burgess, a Republican congressman from Texas and a physician, called such a proposal “frightening” because it could limit the treatments available to patients. The debate
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The Creepy Anglerfish Comes to Light. (Just Don't Get Too Close.)
Increasingly, these ghoulish and improbable denizens of the abyss are being captured on video, revealing an array of surprising behaviors.
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How 'Developer' Became Such a Dirty Word
The developers are coming. They’ve got the politicians in their pockets and the gaudy architectural plans in their hands. They will gorge on the entire city. And they won’t stop until peak profit has been wrung from every patch of land. In Seattle, A
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36 Hours in Niagara-on-the-Lake
NIAGARA-ON-THE-LAKE, Ontario — After watching a performance of the Shaw Festival’s “Brigadoon,” the streets of this magical town on Lake Ontario might seem like a real-life version of the Scottish village depicted in the Lerner and Loewe musical. On
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5 Games to Help Make Your Vacation Great
I always look forward to spending some quality time with my family, friends or other half. But then there we are lying in the sun, or sitting in the car on the longest road ever laid, and suddenly there’s nothing to talk about. Bicker about the tidyi
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How Weight Training Changes the Brain
In animals, weight training appeared to promote the creation of new neurons in the memory centers of the brain.
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How the Student Loan Forgiveness Program Fell Short
When Bernie Sanders recently announced a $1.6 trillion plan to forgive all student loans, he had a particular kind of borrower in mind. “You are not truly free when you cannot pursue your dream of becoming a teacher, environmentalist, journalist or n
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Why Young Doctors Get Gray Hair
Long hours, disrupted sleep and constant stress can take a biological toll on newly minted doctors. Down to the level of their genes.
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Women Rewriting The Rules Of Reporting In The Arab World
In “Our Women on the Ground,” an anthology edited by the Lebanese-British journalist Zahra Hankir, 19 female journalists recount their experiences.
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Once Upon a Time Sharon Tate Wasn't Defined by Her Death
The Sharon Tate we see in “Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood,” played by Margot Robbie, leads a perfectly average life — as average as you can get, at least, for a rising movie star living with her director husband high in the hills of Los Angeles. It
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You Are What You Watch? The Social Effects of TV
There’s new evidence that viewing habits can affect your thinking, political preferences, even cognitive ability.
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Why Pop Culture Still Can't Get Enough of Charles Manson
The Manson case had a touch of evil to it — in fact, more than a touch; it was, in many minds, a post-apocalyptic deluge. It exposed how defenseless the folk-rock stars, the movie stars, the producer stars, the drug stars, the limo driver stars and t
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The Manson Murders: What to Read, Watch and Listen To
Pop culture has fixated on the Manson family murders for 50 years. Here’s what’s worth checking out.
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People Are Buying Really Expensive Cars on Instagram
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — “It started with a clip of a car pulling out,” RD Whittington said from the head of a table in a private dining room at Mastro’s Steakhouse. Whittington, a car dealer, was wearing a black T-shirt, chain necklace and sparkly Au
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With $1 Billion From Microsoft, an AI Lab Wants to Mimic the Brain
OpenAI, now managed by start-up guru Sam Altman, wants to create a machine that can do anything the human brain can do. Skeptics wonder if it is possible.
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How Two TV Writers Scored Two Series After Years of Struggle
CHICAGO — One afternoon last month, driving down 87th Street in the Auburn Gresham neighborhood where he was raised on Chicago’s South Side, comedic writer and actor Bashir Salahuddin glanced out the window of his chauffeured SUV, noticed an underpas
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