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Wed, 07 Dec 2016 18:25:17 ESTBig Pharma, the author argues, has inflated the number of Americans with chronic pain to 100 million when 25 million would be more realistic. Sally Satel reviews “Drug Dealer, MD” by Anna Lembke.
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 18:15:20 ESTNew research on how chimp mothers pass on their style of socializing to their children highlights the importance of females (humans, too) in transmitting culture.
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 00:20:44 ESTHow a children’s publisher is making Beyoncé, Madonna and the Mona Lisa into paint-by-number sticker books.
Fri, 02 Dec 2016 11:33:50 ESTThe historical novelist talks about his prolific output, his passion for the Napoleonic Wars and why he likes writing about long-ago events.
Sun, 04 Dec 2016 10:16:07 ESTA startup says it can tell which patients will die in the next year and lower their medical costs by providing palliative care in their homes.
Sat, 03 Dec 2016 20:58:01 ESTPeople can tell a lot about two people laughing at the same time--“co
Sat, 03 Dec 2016 19:32:11 ESTIn politics and policy, trying to feel the pain of others is a bad idea. Empathy distorts our reasoning and makes us biased, tribal and often cruel.
Thu, 01 Dec 2016 13:16:57 ESTThe Google search engine can give us the best advice on almost anything. Or is there a electronic fly in the ointment?
Thu, 01 Dec 2016 13:18:07 ESTLast week marked the 50th anniversary of Truman Capote’s Black and White Ball. Amanda Foreman on what makes a great party. (Hint: It helps to invite Socrates.)
Fri, 02 Dec 2016 23:55:21 ESTDonald Trump has vowed to block federal funding for “sanctuary cities.” But many dictionaries haven’t defined the term.
Thu, 01 Dec 2016 14:03:11 ESTFrédéric Bazille, the largely forgotten friend of Monet and other impressionists, is getting his own show in Paris and Washington.
Fri, 02 Dec 2016 16:24:00 ESTAmong the structure’s many oddities is a Renaissance church built in the middle of the mosque’s prayer hall
Tue, 29 Nov 2016 10:57:10 ESTThe song “I Wish” helped the novelist through his mother’s illness and family disruptions.
Fri, 25 Nov 2016 10:00:53 ESTTravis Rice talks about the need for fear, the joy of nature and the challenges of filming his sport.
Sun, 27 Nov 2016 08:03:52 ESTReading books remains one of the best ways to engage with the world, become a better person and understand life’s questions, big and small.
Fri, 25 Nov 2016 17:12:07 ESTAs Donald Trump talks of tariffs, Argentina and Brazil show the costs that consumers and taxpayers pay for barriers on trade.
Fri, 25 Nov 2016 23:24:07 ESTA respectful workplace pays off in many ways, including greater productivity, engagement and creativity.
Sat, 26 Nov 2016 23:29:56 ESTNew research shows how our brains make—and profit from—wandering thoughts.
Tue, 22 Nov 2016 22:24:02 ESTUnited Airlines’ new subeconomy fare limits carry-on bags, prompting Joe Queenan to ponder the future of luggage.
Wed, 23 Nov 2016 11:53:27 ESTDan Ariely answers readers’ questions on sleep hygiene, gas lines and holiday deeds.
Fri, 25 Nov 2016 18:30:33 ESTScientists at Columbia University and the University of Ottawa find that higher morning levels of tiny air-polluting particles in New York City tend to suppress stock prices.
Tue, 22 Nov 2016 13:37:29 ESTSen. Ted Cruz was among those seeing the election of Donald Trump as “vindication” of the areas of America known as “flyover country.” Where the phrase comes from.
Fri, 18 Nov 2016 13:19:08 ESTThe head of Alphabet’s research-and-development lab X talks about encouraging creativity at work, embracing failure and his company’s latest projects.
Sun, 20 Nov 2016 18:02:31 ESTA new commander in chief will soon face hard decisions about how and when to deploy America’s military might. What principles should guide him?
Fri, 18 Nov 2016 13:12:20 ESTA battle in Kunduz suggests a looming choice: escalate American involvement or risk letting the Taliban capture several Afghan provinces
Sat, 19 Nov 2016 22:50:31 ESTNot all complaints are created equal. The most effective are concise, fact-based and focused on a particular goal.
Fri, 18 Nov 2016 09:39:08 ESTA new procedure that uses focused ultrasound to destroy a spot in the thalamus may help people with tremor.
Thu, 17 Nov 2016 12:58:45 ESTChess players tend to score higher on intelligence tests than do nonplayers. The question is: Why?
Fri, 18 Nov 2016 19:54:23 ESTShould Thanksgiving stuffing be cooked inside the bird or beside it? Amanda Foreman looks at the history of both methods.
Fri, 18 Nov 2016 12:21:09 ESTChris Pallister and the Gulf of Alaska Keeper are still clearing away detritus from Japan’s 2011 earthquake and tsunami.
Fri, 18 Nov 2016 09:51:16 ESTPolitical commentator Van Jones talked about a “whitelash” after the election. Where the word comes from.
Fri, 18 Nov 2016 12:13:41 ESTA Roman museum celebrates the art of Letizia Battaglia, famous for her chilling photos of Mafia killings.
Tue, 15 Nov 2016 12:23:09 ESTAs a suburban teenager, mystery novelist Harlan Coben discovered the band Steely Dan. Here’s how the song ‘Deacon Blues’ influenced him.
Sun, 13 Nov 2016 21:10:26 ESTWorking-class whites once had a political home at the union hall; now they’ve found solidarity in a new populist movement.
Mon, 14 Nov 2016 17:09:08 ESTThe clearest precedent for Trump is the anti-elite, big-government conservatism of Nixon.
Sat, 12 Nov 2016 08:34:32 ESTAndrew Jackson’s brand of populism—nationalist, egalitarian, individualistic—remains one of the most powerful forces in American politics.
Thu, 10 Nov 2016 14:37:26 ESTThe 90-year-old singer talks about his biggest hit, his long career, his rocky times and his love of painting.
Fri, 11 Nov 2016 00:10:34 ESTThe mental calisthenics required to live inside a fictional character’s skin foster empathy for the people you meet day-to-day. And, surprisingly, not all types of reading have the same effect.