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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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There Is No Single, Best Policy for Drug Prices
A majority of Americans prefer greater regulation of prescription drug prices, meaning government intervention to lower them. But don’t count on a single policy to address a nuanced problem. “All low-priced drugs are alike; all high-priced drugs are
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Huge Turnout Is Expected in 2020. So Which Party Would Benefit?
The 2020 presidential election is poised to have the highest turnout in a century, with the potential to reshape the composition of the electorate in a decisive way. But perhaps surprisingly, it is not obvious which party would benefit. There are opp
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Where Are All the Bob Ross Paintings? We Found Them.
Bob Ross appeared on public television for 11 years. In 381 episodes, he taught America how to make a painting. But when one of our colleagues decided he wanted to buy one of these paintings, a simple search yielded odd results. There were hundreds o
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He's Writing 365 Children's Books in 365 Days, While Holding Down a Day Job
(Profile) EAGLEHAWK NECK, Tasmania — By the time Matt Zurbo plopped on the couch to write his 282nd children’s book, he’d worked all day at an oyster farm, laughed with his daughter on the beach, gone for a swim in the frigid waves and cooked a veget
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A David Bowie Barbie: Mattel Unveils Ziggy Stardust Doll
On Thursday, the world learned that Barbie is a Bowie fan. With its release of a doll dressed as David Bowie’s glittering alter ego Ziggy Stardust, Mattel said it was celebrating the 50th anniversary of “Space Oddity,” released in 1969. The new Barbi
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How to Share a Screen With a Teenager: Your TV Questions Answered
A father asks: Why is finding a decent show to watch with my daughter so hard? Our TV critic offers suggestions to this and other reader questions.
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For Sibling Battles, Be a Sportscaster, Not a Referee
Narrate what’s happening. Repeat back what your kids say to you. Try to be neutral. Parents in my psychotherapy practice often ask how to make sibling conflict stop. Understandably, they want the bickering, teasing, aggression and cries of “no fair”
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How to Disclose a Disability to Your Employer (and Whether You Should)
The invisible nature of my chronic illness protects me from a whole universe of discrimination and microaggressions, but it also insulates me from potential support. Of course, I acknowledge that my position is a privileged one. Some disabilities an
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In 'The Nickel Boys,' Colson Whitehead Continues to Make a Classic American Genre His Own
“The dirt looked wrong.” A college student noticed it first: a sunken patch in a field, near a shuttered juvenile reformatory school. When the scrub was cleared away, and the broken glass, those who were digging hit bone. The skeletons of more than 5
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Naomi Wolf's Book Is Sitting in Limbo
When Naomi Wolf appeared at the Strand in Manhattan last month to promote her new book, “Outrages: Sex, Censorship, and the Criminalization of Love,” it might have seemed like your average book-tour event. There were several dozen people in folding c
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Why So Many of Us Don't Lose Weight When We Exercise
Most of us eat more when we exercise, and though it may be just a few extra bites a day, the result is weight gain. People hoping to lose weight with exercise often wind up being their own worst enemies, according to the latest, large-scale study of
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Need Etiquette Tips for Cannabis? For Starters, Don't Call It 'Marijuana' or 'Weed.'
In “Higher Etiquette,” Lizzie Post — the great-great-granddaughter of Emily Post — argues that it’s time for cannabis to move, in the public imagination, away from its surfer and “Cheech and Chong” image.
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By the Book: Delia Owens
What does the author of “Where the Crawdads Sing” think you should read? Delia Owens returns to “Beloved” every now and then: “One sentence from Toni Morrison can inspire a lifetime of writing.”
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Have Dog, Will Write
You might be surprised to learn how many authors on the current best-seller lists have had help — well, sort of — from their dogs.
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'We Cannot Save Everything': A Historic Neighborhood Confronts Rising Seas
NEWPORT, R.I. — The Point, a waterfront neighborhood here, is one of the largest, best preserved and most important Colonial-era communities in the United States. Its grid of 18th-century streets contains scores of houses built before the American Re
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The Brains Behind Your Stomach's Drop
The first roller coaster Jim Seay rode was the wooden Cyclone at Coney Island when he was 9 or 10 years old. He admits being “pretty scared.” Today, Seay, 59, is behind award-winning, heart-in-throat thrill rides around the world. After graduating fr
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What to Expect When You're Expecting Evil
A few years ago, novelist Helen Phillips woke up in the middle of the night to the sound of her young daughter’s screams. She rushed to her bedside but was unable to calm her child, who was stuck in a nightmare, crying: “I want Mommy! I want Mommy!”
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What Do Teenagers Need? Ask the Family Dog
Pets provide comforts that seem tailor-made for the stresses of normal adolescent development. People of all ages become deeply connected to their pets, but in the lives of teenagers, animals often play a special role. Indeed, pets provide comforts t
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Keanu Reeves Is Whatever You Want Him to Be
When Keanu Reeves walked onstage at a video game conference in Los Angeles in June, Peter Sarkisyan marveled at how the actor seemed to transcend his earthly form. Maybe it was Reeves’ lanky silhouette, shrouded in a cloud of smoke. Or, perhaps, it w
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'Fingerprinting' to Track Us Online Is on the Rise. Here's What to Do.
If there’s one lesson to learn about digital privacy, it’s that we can never grow complacent. Even if we secure our data so we are not tracked online, the ad tech industry will find ways to monitor our digital activities. And so it is with the rise o
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The Apps You Need to Travel Smarter in Asia
While WhatsApp is the most popular messaging app in the world, three other mobile apps have come to dominate in Asia, thanks to the additional features they provide users. WeChat in China, Line in Thailand and KakaoTalk in South Korea combine messagi
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The Rich and Complicated History of 'God Bless America'
It was 1938, and Kate Smith was in the market for a new brand. She was several years into her singing career — a career that would span five decades and earn her a Presidential Medal of Freedom — and Smith’s manager, Ted Collins, wanted to change her
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The Woman Who Sneaked Into George Washington's Army
PHILADELPHIA — Hers has always been one of the more astonishing, if little-known, tales of the American Revolution: a woman who stitched herself a uniform, posed as a man and served at least 17 months in an elite unit of the Continental Army. Wounded
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No One Picks Up the Phone, but Are Online Polls the Answer?
The transition away from live interview telephone polling is well underway, and online polls now make up the principal source of data on national public opinion. But the alternatives to traditional polling are not fully mature, and the absence of a c
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10 Ways to Lower the Cancer Risk of Grilling
If you plan to grill often experts suggest taking some small steps to make a big difference in lowering your exposure to compounds that are tied to cancer. Many people would be surprised to hear that grilling carries potential cancer risks. But each
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10 Medical Myths We Should Stop Believing. Doctors, Too.
You might assume that standard medical advice was supported by mounds of scientific research. But researchers recently discovered that nearly 400 routine practices were flatly contradicted by studies published in leading journals. Of more than 3,000
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By the Book: Bud Selig
The former baseball commissioner, whose new memoir is “For the Good of the Game,” was a voracious childhood reader, “mostly about sports,” and especially “novels about the Brooklyn Dodgers.”
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The 50 Best Memoirs of the Past 50 Years
The New York Times’s staff book critics — Dwight Garner, Parul Sehgal and Jennifer Szalai — select the most outstanding memoirs published since 1969.
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Tricks to Wrangle the Best Hotel Rate
Like airline fares, hotel rates change as occupancy changes, rising as availability tightens. And as with airlines, there are better days to seek a deal, often Sundays, when leisure travelers check out, and Thursdays, when business travelers leave. G
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