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A Small Town Struggles With A Boom In Sober Living Homes

When Phillip decided to stop using heroin, he knew sticking around home was a recipe for failure.<p>"It's just, like, a heroin epidemic on Long Island where I'm from. So I had to get away from that and now I'm in Prescott, Ariz.," Phillip says. NPR agreed not to use his last name because he is …

What to expect at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics | CNN Travel

Hong Kong (CNN) — A robot directs you to your stadium seat, while artificial meteorites streak across the sky. Down below, hundreds of performers decked out in traditional Japanese costumes glide through the arena. You take all this in, as a multilingual translation app on your smartphone describes …

How Things Work

Gawker.com is shutting down today, Monday 22nd August, 2016, some 13 years after it began and two days before the end of my forties. It is the end of …

Journalism

Inside the brutal but bizarrely bureaucratic world of the Islamic State in Libya

By Sudarsan Raghavan<p>, Bureau chief<p>SIRTE, Libya — When the Islamic State’s religious police arrived at his door, Ahmooda Abu Amood feared he would never see his family again.<p>The two militants drove up in a beige sport-utility vehicle, Abu Amood said, the kind used to transport anyone who broke the …

The EpiPen, a Case Study in Health Care System Dysfunction

Three times in the last two weeks, people — a patient, a colleague and my wife — told me stories about how out of control the price of EpiPens were. Monday, my New York Times colleagues recounted in detail how expensive the devices have become in recent years. All tell the tale of how much even …

Religious Diversity May Be Making America Less Religious

In the United States, diversity has generally been considered an asset. It is frequently cited by public figures as both a source of national pride …

Religion

Are We Losing the Grand Canyon?

On a 650-mile trek, two adventurers faced danger and hardship—and saw how development could spoil an American icon.<p>“If you break loose here, you can’t stop. You’re going into the abyss,” barks Rich Rudow. Normally he is unflappable, but as he knows too well, this is no place to let down one’s …

Scientists asked 5,500 Americans to reveal their 'relationship dealbreakers' — here's what they learned

Apparently, many people do — and now those lists are not so secret anymore.<p>A series of studies on "relationship deal breakers," published last year in the journal Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, represents "the first systematic and comprehensive attempt to understand the traits that …

Self-confidence

Jasmine Star Accused of Plagiarism Yet Again

Wedding photographer Jasmine Star is probably still recovering from the first slew of plagiarism accusations leveled against her in 2013; however, it …