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8 Fun, Non-Cheesy Ways to Celebrate Valentine's Day

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How extreme fear shapes what we remember

Many of us will experience a significant trauma in our lives, says Lesley Evans Ogden. Yet could there be ways to avoid reliving the memories?<p>It was no ordinary honeymoon. After boarding their flight in Canada on the evening of 23 August 2001, newlyweds Margaret McKinnon and her husband were …

The Brain

How Real Are Facebook Friendships?

An artist set out to find the answer—by tracking down and photographing every one of her social-media connections.<p>Editor of the <i>New York Times Book Review</i> Pamela Paul’s recent column “How to Be Liked By Everyone Online” describes how social media “has upended social and psychological norms” by …

Social Media

The Selling of the Avocado

How the "alligator pear" went from obscure delicacy to America's favorite fruit<p>Twenty-five years ago, talk-show host Gordon Elliott was working as a reporter for a local morning TV show called <i>Good Day New York</i>. The gig involved knocking on the doors of random, unsuspecting New Yorkers and, along …

Nutrition

Exploding Kittens Game Has Most Kickstarter Backers Ever

The crowd-funding web platform Kickstarter is famous for launching tech projects such as gaming consoles and nano drones, or the now-famous Veronica Mars movie project. But the project that has recently broken the Kickstarter record for the most backers? A card game featuring exploding kittens, …

Exploding Kittens

Are you drinking because you're working long hours, or are you working long hours to justify drinking?

A new study finds a link between working long hours and drinking alcohol at risky levels, but it might not be as simple as it seems<p>An international study released last week has identified that those who work more than 48 hours a week are 11% more likely to drink alcohol at risk levels than those …

Alcohol