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Growing Up With Murder All Around
“An American Summer: Love and Death in Chicago” By Alex Kotlowitz 287 pages. Nan A. Talese/Doubleday. $27.95. On July 22, 2012, Darren Easterling was murdered in Park Forest, a mostly African-American suburb south of Chicago. Two days later, the loca
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5 People Who Can Help You Love Your Body
Learning to love your body — whatever shape or size you may be — is easier said than done, but these people are out to teach all of us that there’s no time like the present to fall in love with who you see in the mirror.
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I Traded The 12-Step Program For A Dog
The bond with my Australian cattle dog has been the most effective way for me to stay sober. Most nights, my dog River sleeps in my bed. He is a red heeler, although his speckled coat is closer to an auburn-bronze than any shade that could be earnest
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Sherwood Anderson's Revolutionary Small Town
How “Winesburg, Ohio” changed American literature. In the autumn of 1915, while living in a bohemian boardinghouse on Chicago’s Near North Side, Sherwood Anderson began work on a collection of tales describing the tortured lives of the inhabitants of
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By the Book: Ruth Reichl
The food writer and author, most recently, of the memoir “Save Me the Plums” was 10 when she read Henry Miller. “If it’s over her head, she simply won’t understand it,” her mother said.
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The Pleasures of Binge Reading
Why should Netflix provide all the fun? One night a couple of summers ago, the power went out and, unable to watch Netflix or engage in my customary internet fugue, I lit a candle and picked up a thriller by Ruth Rendell. For the first time in as lon
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What 'Good' Dads Get Away With
Division of labor in the home is one of the most important equity issues of our time. Yet at this rate it will be another 75 years before men do half the work.
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The Best Advice You've Ever Received (and Are Willing to Pass On)
A few years ago, I crowdsourced an entire book, called “The World According to Twitter.” Every night for 100 nights, I tweeted a provocative question; I published the best responses. (Sample question: “Supply the subject line of an email you really,
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Your Past is Not Your Future: Overcoming Time Management Regret
Time management regret is a jail cell with an open door. Your positive actions are what may grant you an opportunity to walk free.
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CORRECTION: The Privacy Project: Think You're Discreet Online? Think Again
People concerned about privacy often try to be “careful” online. They stay off social media, or if they’re on it, they post cautiously. They don’t share information about their religious beliefs, personal life, health status or political views. By do
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Why So Many Books About Dogs?
And what do they say about our relationship with canines — and about ourselves? “What would the world be like without music or rivers or the green and tender grass?” the poet Mary Oliver asks in her book “Dog Songs.” “What would this world be lik
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36 Hours in Mendocino County
(36 Hours) Ninety miles north of San Francisco, Mendocino County is just faraway enough to have narrowly escaped the Bay Area’s radical transformation during the tech boom years. In contrast to other formerly quiet Northern California backwaters, Men
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What's Really Going On in the Democratic Primary?
Bundlers and endorsers are out. Ears and eyeballs are in. candidate wins his or her party’s presidential nomination. Recent Democratic primary battles were all about the
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Mayor Pete And The Queering Of The American Soul
His rise is a sign that more L.G.B.T. people are finding spiritual homes in houses of faith. “I like Mayor Pete because the way he talks about being openly gay shows strength of character.” I heard this comment not at a political rally or an informal
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The Right Way to Use a Public Bathroom (to Avoid Getting Sick)
The odds of becoming ill from using a public bathroom are slim. But there are a few things you can do to minimize your risk even more. Here’s what to keep in mind.
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For Refugee Children, Reading Helps Heal Trauma
Psychologists find that story time can build the strong relationships they need for healthy development. As the war in Syria has uprooted lives by the millions, humanitarian organizations have worked to supply food, shelter and medical relief. These
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36 Hours in Marseille
(36 Hours) MARSEILLE, France — No city divides the French like Marseille. For every admirer cooing about the sun-warmed sea, craggy coastlines, fish-rich bouillabaisse and the Mediterranean melting pot (thanks to 20th-century immigration from Greece,
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Three Courses, 20 Euros: The Affordable Dining Renaissance in Paris
(Frugal Traveler) On a drizzly night in Paris, a crowd spilled out the door of Bouillon Julien and onto the slick sidewalk lining the rue du Faubourg Saint-Denis. The lure was a bargain-priced meal that promised to be surprising for both its quality
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Why We Need 'Game of Thrones'
The epic fantasy series is more than just escape. It is a way of imagining our way to the future.
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The Moroccan Exception in the Arab World
King Mohammed VI is carrying out a wide-ranging effort to revive his country’s Jewish heritage. Tangier, Morocco — On a recent balmy spring afternoon, a group of Muslim Moroccan students visited Rabbi Akiba, a jewelbox of a synagogue down an arched p
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Photo Sharing, Before Instagram
SAN FRANCISCO — The image of a bright-eyed cat with many online lives peers out from a hole in the wall as you enter the new exhibition “Snap+Share” at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. You might wonder if the museum has designed a show for th
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The Cracking of a Cold, Cold Case
“The Last Stone: A Masterpiece of Criminal Investigation” By Mark Bowden 304 pages. Atlantic Monthly Press. $27. On March 25, 1975, two young girls went missing from a shopping mall in Wheaton, Md., a suburb north of Washington. Sheila and Kate Lyon
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Salad Days
RUTH REICHL LOOKS BACK ON HER TENURE AS THE LAST EDITOR OF GOURMET MAGAZINE. “Save Me the Plums: My Gourmet Memoir” By Ruth Reichl 266 pages. Random House. $27. Spoiled for choice, Ruth Reichl frets over a major career choice. Should she accept her d
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Celebrating 'Platinum Week' in Japan
An unprecedented 10-day holiday period offers visitors a once-in-a-generation travel opportunity.
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The Bubble-Verse: A Window Has Opened
(Science Times) In bubbles, she sees a mathematical universe. For Karen Uhlenbeck, winner of the Abel Prize for math, a whimsical phenomenon offers a window onto higher dimensions.
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CORRECTION: 36 Hours in Rio de Janeiro
(36 Hours) RIO DE JANEIRO — To come to this sprawling, dynamic Brazilian city without preconceptions, whether they are about bikinis or President Jair Bolsonaro, is just about impossible. But Rio constantly finds ways to surprise — whether it is a fr
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A Family Craft With a Deadly Toll: Illegal Gun-Making
The gun trade has provided a livelihood for generations in a remote, poor area of the Philippines. It also fuels terrorism, political murders and extrajudicial killings.
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You Are Not as Good at Kissing as You Think. But You Are Better at Dancing.
We overestimate and underestimate our abilities in weird ways. Do you think you are an above-average driver, as most people do? How do you compare to others as a parent? Are you better than most at dancing? Where do you rank in your capability to sav
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How to Tap Less on Your Phone (but Get More Done)
Most of us spend hours each day tapping the glass of our smartphones. But what if you could do just as much — maybe more — and give your fingers a break?
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Apple AirPods Review: The Perfect Earbuds, Except They Don't Last
(Circuits) ; (Tech Fix) Apple’s new AirPods, those tiny wireless earbuds that look like Q-Tips dangling from your ears, are some of the coolest audio accessories you can buy today. Just insert the buds into your ears and they work instantly and seam
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