Dan Ginsburg

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Easy Steps to Protect Your Digital Privacy in 2018

In the wake of the Facebook/Cambridge Analytica scandal, and while prepping to teach a science and technology policy course very soon, I’ve been …

Children of the Opioid Epidemic

It was not until her third month of feeling unwell, in the fall of 2016, that Alicia thought to take an at-home pregnancy test. Until then, she assumed her fatigue and nausea were withdrawal symptoms from the Percocets she’d been dependent upon since the year before. “When some days you don’t get …

Pregnancy

I ran from Memphis. But I can’t escape how it felt to grow up black there.

The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination occurred eight years before I was born, but in Memphis, it has never quite seemed like the past. It’s so deeply imprinted on the city’s collective psyche that it hovers somewhere above the present, tingeing the air with grief.<p>Though I grew up in …

Alan Lightman | Meditations on fact and faith

For many years my wife and I have spent our summers on an island in Maine. It’s a small island, only about 30 acres in size, and there are no bridges …

Sesame-Roasted Baby Bok Choy

Preheat broiler. In a bowl, whisk first 4 ingredients. Add bok choy; toss to coat. Arrange bok choy, cut side up, on a rimmed baking sheet (reserve …

The Tyranny of Convenience

Convenience is the most underestimated and least understood force in the world today. As a driver of human decisions, it may not offer the illicit thrill of Freud’s unconscious sexual desires or the mathematical elegance of the economist’s incentives. Convenience is boring. But boring is not the …

Washing Machines

Letter of Recommendation: Rodney Dangerfield

Imagine having no talent. Imagine being no good at all at something and doing it anyway. Then, after nine years, failing at it and giving it up in disgust and moving to Englewood, N.J., and selling aluminum siding. And then, years later, trying the thing again, though it wrecks your marriage, and …

I’m the Wife of a Former N.F.L. Player. Football Destroyed His Mind.

My husband, Rob Kelly, is a retired N.F.L. player. After five seasons as a safety beginning in the late 1990s, four with the New Orleans Saints and one with the New England Patriots, he sustained an injury to a nerve between his neck and shoulder during training camp that ended his career. By the …

New Orleans Saints

A Wall St. Executive’s Downfall Seemed Sudden. It Was Years in the Making.

Late last year, Morgan Stanley got a tip: Reporters were asking about allegations that a high-profile executive, the former congressman Harold E. Ford Jr., had harassed a female journalist.<p>Morgan Stanley conducted a quick investigation, interviewing the accuser and Mr. Ford, who denied the …

Was Alexander Hamilton Jewish? A Cambridge-Educated Historian Is Making the Case.

Long before he—or most people—were familiar with the name Lin-Manuel Miranda, a young Cambridge-educated scholar decided to focus his research on the …

Alexander Hamilton

Is online college for you? Answer 5 questions to find out

Amelia Roberts, a nurse in Washington, D.C., knew she needed to return to college for a bachelor's degree if she wanted to win a care coordinator position at her hospital. But attending college on a campus wasn't a practical option for her.<p>"I was in the workforce, so traveling to a class in the …

College & University

2 Navy Airmen and an Object That ‘Accelerated Like Nothing I’ve Ever Seen’

<i>The following recounts an incident in 2004 that advocates of research into U.F.O.s have</i> <i>said is</i> <i>the kind of event worthy of more investigation, and that was studied by a Pentagon program that investigated U.F.O.s. Experts caution that earthly explanations often exist for such incidents, and that not</i> …

fravor

Glowing Auras and ‘Black Money’: The Pentagon’s Mysterious U.F.O. Program

WASHINGTON — In the $600 billion annual Defense Department budgets, the $22 million spent on the Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program was almost impossible to find.<p>Which was how the Pentagon wanted it.<p>For years, the program investigated reports of unidentified flying objects, according …

U.S. Dept. of Defense

My Year of No Shopping

Nashville — The idea began in February 2009 over lunch with my friend Elissa, someone I like but rarely see. She walked into the restaurant wearing a fitted black coat with a high collar.<p>“Wow,” I said admiringly. “Some coat.”<p>She stroked the sleeve. “Yeah. I bought it at the end of my no-shopping …

Minimalism

The Surprising Effects of Loneliness on Health

The potentially harmful effects of loneliness and social isolation on health and longevity, especially among older adults, are well established. For example, in 2013 I reported on research finding that loneliness can impair health by raising levels of stress hormones and inflammation, which in turn …

Psychology

Prescription Drugs May Cost More With Insurance Than Without It

<i>This article was written through collaboration between The New York Times and ProPublica, the independent, nonprofit investigative journalism organization</i><i>.</i><p>Having health insurance is supposed to save you money on your prescriptions. But increasingly, consumers are finding that isn’t the case.<p>Patrik …

Pharma

How to Save Money on Your Prescription Drugs

If you’re willing to do a little extra work, it is possible to lower your prescription bills.<p>A reporter for The New York Times and a reporter for ProPublica both found instances this year in which drugs prescribed for family members could be purchased for less money without using their insurance …

What if You Knew Alzheimer’s Was Coming for You?

Simple blood tests may soon be able to deliver alarming news about your cognitive health.

Glasses Are Cool. Why Aren’t Hearing Aids?

If I do my job right, this column might actually change your life. More important, it might change the lives of the people you love.<p>But first, I need to talk about Elton John’s glasses. It was my first concert. Philadelphia Spectrum, 1972. Elton opened up with “Tiny Dancer” on solo piano. Later, …

Trying the Feldenkrais Method for Chronic Pain

After two hourlong sessions focused first on body awareness and then on movement retraining at the Feldenkrais Institute of New York, I understood what it meant to experience an incredible lightness of being. Having, temporarily at least, released the muscle tension that aggravates my back and hip …

Pain

WOUNDED CITY: A special CA Investigation exploring Memphis' gun violence problem

EDITORIAL: Looking at Memphis’ broadening epidemic of gun assaults<p>A raw, intimate portrait of gun violence and its aftermath in the Memphis …

WOUNDED CITY | Creating Hope: 'Our mission is to save lives'

CREATING HOPE: 'Our mission is to save lives'<p>The only thing that was in my mind was I’m fixing to kill him.<p>Reginald Johnson shot a man once.<p>“I acted …

WOUNDED CITY | Determined pastor armed with more than faith

LIVING WITH CRIME: Determined pastor armed with more than faith<p>Photographer Brad Vest presents this raw, intimate portrait of gun violence and its …

WOUNDED CITY | Trauma Care: ‘You have to believe deep down inside that you can save them’

TRAUMA CARE: "You have to believe deep down inside that you can save them"<p>Photographer Brad Vest presents this raw, intimate portrait of gun violence …

WOUNDED CITY | Stolen Guns: 'Getting them is the easy part'

STOLEN GUNS: "Getting them is the easy part"<p>The three teenagers sat in their parked Chevy Impala munching hamburgers, sharing laughs and talking, as …