Colin Kelton

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How to Avoid Burnout in Youth Sports

Few would dispute the value to children of participating in sports, organized or otherwise. Being physically active and engaged in friendly competition is widely acknowledged to be good for children’s physical, mental and social well-being. It can foster discipline, cooperation and camaraderie as …

Columbia University

Inside The Ecosystem That Fuels Amazon’s Fake Review Problem

A vast web of Amazon review fraud lives online, and it's designed to evade the company’s efforts to thwart it.<p><b>One morning in late January</b>, Jake picked up the box on his desk, tore through the packing tape, unearthed the iPhone case inside, snapped a picture, and uploaded it to an Amazon review he’d …

eCommerce

What Happens When People and Companies Are Both Just ‘Brands’?

Some ideas are bigger than others. Some even grow so large that they turn into paradigms, their logic organizing the way we see everything around them. And if you’re uncertain what framework dominates modern life, well, you can take it from the TED conference fixture and Advertising for Humanity …

Taco Bell

Andy Warhol’s Never-Before-Seen Photo Portraits

Recently, Pat Hackett, a New York-based writer and editor, opened an unassuming three-ring binder in her Gramercy Park apartment and discovered 83 unpublished photographs by Andy Warhol. The images — which depict, among other subjects, Brooke Shields, Muhammad Ali, Farrah Fawcett, Jean-Michel …

Andy Warhol

Inside a Secretive Group Where Women Are Branded

ALBANY — Last March, five women gathered in a home near here to enter a secret sisterhood they were told was created to empower women.<p>To gain admission, they were required to give their recruiter — or “master,” as she was called — naked photographs or other compromising material and were warned …

Medical Marijuana

At Nike, Revolt Led by Women Leads to Exodus of Male Executives

For too many women, life inside Nike had turned toxic.<p>There were the staff outings that started at restaurants and ended at strip clubs. A supervisor who bragged about the condoms he carried in his backpack. A boss who tried to forcibly kiss a female subordinate, and another who referenced a staff …

Sexual Harassment

The Extinction of Gay Identity

Mart Crowley, the author of the groundbreaking gay play “The Boys in the Band,” lives in a Manhattan apartment building that he used to visit frequently, for parties, in the late 1960s, when “Boys” had its theatrical debut. It’s on East 54th Street, No. 405, and its nickname, he told me, used to be …

LGBTQI

TOO MANY MEN

Nothing like this has happened in human history. A combination of cultural preferences, government decree and modern medical technology in the world’s two largest countries has created a gender imbalance on a continental scale. Men outnumber women by 70 million in China and India.<p>The consequences …

Demographics

What About “The Breakfast Club”?

Revisiting the movies of my youth in the age of #MeToo.<p>Earlier this year, the Criterion Collection, which is “dedicated to gathering the greatest films from around the world,” released a restored version of “The Breakfast Club,” a film written and directed by John Hughes that I acted in, more than …

Sexual Harassment

Most of America’s Fruit Is Now Imported. Is That a Bad Thing?

It’s obvious to anyone who visits an American supermarket in winter — past displays brimming with Chilean grapes, Mexican berries and Vietnamese dragon fruit — that foreign farms supply much of our produce.<p>Imports have increased steadily for decades, but the extent of the change may be surprising: …

Agriculture

The Essential Things to Know Before You Visit Paris

Follow these tips, and you may even be mistaken for a local.<p>It's hard to resist the charms of France's capital, and the more than 16 million travelers who visited in 2017 obviously agree. Among just a few of the city's many draws? The Louvre, the Eiffel Tower, Notre-Dame, Sacré-Cœur, Musée Rodin, …

These 11 Smart Podcasts Are Perfect For Your Commute

Bite-sized podcasts to chew on on your way to work—or anytime, anywhere.<p>Sometimes you want to listen to an informative podcast but don’t have an hour-and-a-half to spend in Chapo Trap House or getting lost in Pod Save America. Sometimes you have exactly 19 minutes to make it from your front door to …

Why ‘Black Panther’ Is a Defining Moment for Black America

The Grand Lake Theater — the kind of old-time movie house with cavernous ceilings and ornate crown moldings — is one place I take my kids to remind us that we belong to Oakland, Calif. Whenever there is a film or community event that has meaning for this town, the Grand Lake is where you go to see …

Black History

Meet the Openly LGBTQ Athletes Competing at the Winter Olympics

More than 10 LGBTQ athletes from around the globe are in Pyeongchang to compete in the Winter Olympics, the most ever to participate in the Winter …

LGBTQI

Why do fans riot after a win? The science behind Philadelphia's Super Bowl chaos.

Fires in the streets. Smashed windows. Flipped cars. Light poles toppled by alcohol-fueled crowds. Philadelphia awoke this morning after the triumph of Super Bowl Sunday to a city in disarray and this vexing question: What is it about sports that makes fans riot?<p>Why do fans care so intensely about …

Psychology

David Schwimmer Made Six Short Films About Sexual Harassment. We Annotate One of Them.

A new series of short films shows what sexual harassment looks like. We asked experts to annotate one of the scripts, with ideas on how to prevent it.

Sexual Harassment

The insidious ways the world tells teenage girls their bodies don’t belong to them

When I was 16 years old, I was the kind of teenager who had a favorite mathematician. One Sunday I went to see my hero give a talk. Afterward, I lingered near the stage with my dad, prepped with my usual question for adults with careers I admired: Any advice for a kid in high school?<p>I was wearing a …

Me Too movement

Back to the drawing board: Gerrymandering order sows chaos for political campaigns

Siding with petitioners in a lawsuit over the constitutionality of the state’s 18 congressional districts, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court ordered a …

Government

U.S.A. Gymnastics Still Values Medals More Than Girls

<i>Update: On Jan. 24, Larry Nassar was sentenced to 40 to 175 years in prison for sexual abuse.</i><p>Larry Nassar is a monster who will be locked up for life. For that, we can thank the more than 150 young women who have given searing statements about the sexual abuse they endured, on top of the 60-year …

Michigan State University

Yes, People Really Are Eating Tide Pods. No, It’s Not Safe.

It seems every few weeks another challenge takes social media by storm.<p>Some, like the “Ice Bucket Challenge,” promote a cause. Others, like the bottle-flipping craze, are benign. But then there are those fads that are ill-informed or, worse, dangerous.<p>The latest, the “Tide pod challenge,” belongs …

New Jersey

Revisit The Cranberries' 5 greatest hits

The sudden death of Dolores O’Riordan, beloved and immensely talented frontwoman of The Cranberries, has rocked the music world. The Irish band was …

Nebbiolo in a Nutshell

<i>Recommendations, flavor profiles, & facts about the grape behind Barolo and Barbaresco in a quick five-minute read. Let’s go!</i>If you like your wines …

Wine & Spirits

Read Oprah Winfrey’s Golden Globes Speech

Oprah Winfrey accepted the Golden Globes’ Cecil B. DeMille Award for lifetime achievement with a rousing acceptance speech that began as a personal reflection and ended as a call to arms.<p>After being introduced by Reese Witherspoon, she acknowledged the significance of becoming the first black woman …

Golden Globes

50 Iconic Indie Album Covers: The Fascinating Stories Behind The Sleeves

They’re images you’ve seen a thousand times, but what do they mean, and how did they end up on the cover of your favourite ever albums?<p>Click or tap …

Kurt Cobain

How Australian Coffee Took Over—And Why New Zealand Coffee Could Be Next

A flat white in the works at Bluestone Lane<p>Five years ago, you would be hard-pressed to find flat whites and avocado toast in New York—a mention of either of those things would probably get you laughed out of your local greasy spoon. But today, you can hardly walk five blocks in Manhattan without …

Coffee

Expert: Regulating Medical Marijuana Will Ensure More Effective Pain Management

Chronic pain is a serious side effect of many cancer treatments. Medical marijuana is currently being suggested as an alternative option to …

Everyone in Trumpworld Knows He’s an Idiot

One of the more alarming anecdotes in “Fire and Fury,” Michael Wolff’s incendiary new book about Donald Trump’s White House, involves the firing of James Comey, former director of the F.B.I. It’s not Trump’s motives that are scary; Wolff reports that Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner were …

Donald Trump

“Oh My God, This Is So F---ed Up”: Inside Silicon Valley’s Secretive, Orgiastic Dark Side

Some of the most powerful men in Silicon Valley are regulars at exclusive, drug-fueled, sex-laced parties—gatherings they describe not as scandalous, or even secret, but as a bold, unconventional lifestyle choice. Yet, while the guys get laid, the women get screwed. In an adaptation from her new …

Silicon Valley

The world this year

The tone of <i>Donald Trump’s</i> first year as president was set at his swearing-in ceremony, where he delivered a blistering attack on the political …