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Ninja Supreme Court Justice: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Has Fun With Fame

WASHINGTON — No one knew when, or even how or where, Ruth Bader Ginsburg would pop up. The Supreme Court justice was due at a screening here of “RBG,” a new documentary chronicling her exemplary life. But she was not tied to the night’s tightly scripted schedule — at some point she would just …

Ruth Bader Ginsburg

This Is What Life Without Retirement Savings Looks Like

Many seniors are stuck with lives of never-ending work—a fate that could befall millions in the coming decades.<p>CORONA, Calif.—Roberta Gordon never thought she’d still be alive at age 76. She definitely didn’t think she’d still be working. But every Saturday, she goes down to the local grocery store …

Retirement

The Best (and Worst) Foods for Your Gut

"I pooped three times today and feel great!" maybe isn't something you shout from the mountaintops, but gut health is popping up more and more often …

Nutrition

How WeWork became the most hyped startup in the world

On a Thursday morning in March, a group of young professionals file through the security gates of a co-working space in Moorgate, tapping their …

WeWork

The Perils Of Pushing Kids Too Hard, And How Parents Can Learn To Back Off

On New Year's Eve, back in 2012, Savannah Eason retreated into her bedroom and picked up a pair of scissors.<p>"I was holding them up to my palm as if to cut myself," she says. "Clearly what was happening was I needed someone to do something."<p>Her dad managed to wrestle the scissors from her hands, but …

Parenting

Cancer Group Calls for Colorectal Cancer Screening Starting at Age 45

A prominent cancer organization is for the first time recommending Americans initiate colorectal cancer screening at age 45 instead of waiting until age 50, a threshold long endorsed by many other medical groups. The new guidelines, from the American Cancer Society, would extend routine colorectal …

Cancer

The Promise of Vaping and the Rise of Juul

Teens have taken a technology that was supposed to help grownups stop smoking and invented a new kind of bad habit, molded in their own image.<p>If I get addicted to vaping, I thought, in March, I will always remember this Texas strip mall. I was walking out of a store called Smoke-N-Chill Novelties, …

Public Health

Inside the intense legal battle that’s dividing the yoga world

Lawsuits, scathing social media posts, online bullying—sounds like a late-night episode of <i>Law & Order</i>, right? Actually, all of this drama just …

Yoga

The human microbiome: why our microbes could be key to our health

A plethora of conditions, from obesity to anxiety, appear to be linked to the microbes inside us. Nicola Davis explains why the microbiome is such a hot topic of research<p><b>What are microbiomes?</b><p>Both inside and out, our bodies harbour a huge array of micro-organisms. While bacteria are the biggest …

Biology

15 Simply Gorgeous Easter Egg Decorating Ideas

With its pretty pastel palette and promise of warm days ahead, Easter is one of our favorite holidays to prepare for, especially because it involves …

Crafting

How the “good gut rule of five” keeps bloating and digestive probs far, far away

It’s hard to overstate the importance of good gut health—which goes way beyond feeling bloated or not. A healthy gut also helps you lose weight, …

Metastases – the real cancer risk

Metastases are often more dangerous than the primary tumor that gives rise to them. They are responsible for 90% of all cancer deaths. Here are the …

Cancer

Why Doctors Are Rethinking Breast-Cancer Treatment

"What if I decide to just do nothing?"<p>It was kind of a taunt, Desiree Basila admits. Not the sort of thing that usually comes out of the mouth of a …

Cancer

17 Horrible Business Cliches That Make People Ignore Whatever Else You Have to Say

The hardest thing about avoiding them? You probably don't even notice you're using them.<p>Every generation gets its own clichés.<p>For our grandparents and parents, it was things like "run it up the flagpole" and "think outside the box." But in the last few years, it feels like we've added an entire new …

Community Health

Tonya Harding Would Like Her Apology Now

BATTLE GROUND, Wash. — Tonya Harding’s name isn’t Tonya Harding anymore. “My name is Tonya Price,” she said, when she saw me taking notes. In 2010, she had just returned home to Washington from Los Angeles, where she’d been doing another one of the odd jobs she’d collected over the years — color …

Washington State

The Making of Rose McGowan, Decorated General in the Revolution Against the Patriarchy

"What I’ve done is give a voice to women, to show them that it’s okay to be angry."<p>On the one-year anniversary of the election of Donald J. Trump, Rose McGowan was driving through rural Colorado, on her way to “wherever I felt like going next,” when she got pulled over for speeding by a local cop. …

Andy Warhol and Edie Sedgwick: A Brief, White-Hot, and Totally Doomed Romance

Beautiful, rich, and deeply damaged, Edie Sedgwick was the avatar of Andy Warhol’s desires. In 1965, as Pop art’s prince moved from painting into film, he made Sedgwick his superstar—his Marilyn—until the relationship imploded.<p>They were one of the great romances of the 1960s. Pop art’s golden …

The history of 2017 in seven charts

The graphic lowdown on wage equality, gun violence, sexual harassment, transgender discrimination, terrorism, Trump … and pet transport<p>When we try to remember 2017 (or more likely, try to forget it), there’s a list of names and places that immediately come to mind – Trump, Weinstein and Las Vegas, …

Sexual Harassment

Incoherent, authoritarian, uninformed: Trump’s New York Times interview is a scary read

The president of the United States is not well.<p>The president of the United States is not well. That is an uncomfortable thing to say, but it is an even worse thing to ignore.<p>Consider the interview Trump gave to the New York Times on Thursday. It begins with a string of falsehoods that make it …

Donald Trump

The 10 Most Popular 'Fresh Air' Interviews Of 2017

In 2017, <i>Fresh Air</i> marked 30 years as anationally syndicated, daily radio program by doing what it does best: more in-depth interviews.<p>This year's guests included journalists, late night hosts, notable authors, political movers and shakers and an FBI profiler — not to mention the multitalented …

Donald Trump

This Is Survival

E veryone is a survivor of something.<p>Everyone is battling something.<p>Everyone goes through ups and downs in their lives. The hard parts are scary and …

Empathy

Harvey Weinstein Is My Monster Too

He threatened to shut down “Frida” if I didn’t comply with his demands.

Harvey Weinstein

Bringing the lightsaber from Star Wars—the ultimate toy—to life

Like many American children of his generation, Mike Goslin grew up watching <i>Star Wars</i>. He saw the first movie in theaters when he was a boy, and remembers the seminal moment in <i>A New Hope</i> when Obi-Wan Kenobi introduced the lightsaber. As Kenobi described it to Luke Skywalker: “This is the weapon of a …

Augmented Reality

Person of the Year 2017:TheSilenceBreakers

Movie stars are supposedly nothing like you and me. They're svelte, glamorous, self-­possessed. They wear dresses we can't afford and live in houses …

Sexual Harassment

Where Millennials Come From

And why we insist on blaming them for it.<p><i>Audio:</i> Listen to this story. To hear more feature stories, download the Audm app for your iPhone.<p>Imagine, as I often do, that our world were to end tomorrow, and that alien researchers many years in the future were tasked with reconstructing the demise of …

Bernie Sanders

Johnstown Never Believed Trump Would Help. They Still Love Him Anyway.

In a depressed former steel town, the president’s promises don’t matter as much as they once did.<p>JOHNSTOWN, Pa.—Pam Schilling is the reason Donald Trump is the president.<p>Schilling’s personal story is in poignant miniature the story of this area of western Pennsylvania as a whole—one of the …

Donald Trump

Here’s The Complete List Of Men Accused Of Sexual Harassment Since Harvey Weinstein

Every day brings another round of accusations of sexual harassment (and worse) against powerful men in show business and media. These are the most prominent names so far.<p>[UPDATE] <i>Fast Company</i> began tallying this list on November 1st, less than a month into the historical reckoning now known as the …

Sexual Harassment

The 12 most important health innovations of the year

Ted Cavanaugh<p>Science<p>One might change the way we treat cancer for good.<p><i>This article is a segment of 2017's Best of What's New list. For the complete tabulation of the year's most transformative products and discoveries, head right this way.</i><p>Aeroform tissue expander system<p>When a woman undergoes breast …