Elizabeth Moore

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Fitness

How Contraception Transformed the American Family

The Supreme Court’s Griswold decision fifty years ago raised women’s incomes and expanded opportunities for their children.<p>Fifty years ago this month, the U.S. Supreme Court announced one of its most important decisions of the 1960s. This landmark decision unleashed an era of new opportunities, …

U.S. Supreme Court

Dogs Can Tell When You're Not Nice to Their Owners, Study Finds

Scientists are learning more and more about why dogs are man’s best friend, and a new study suggests they can tell when people aren’t being kind to …

Pets

The New True Crime

The genre dates back to Edgar Allan Poe, but social media and a lack of public faith in criminal justice have changed the stakes for modern stories like The Jinx and Serial.<p>In the summer of 1841, police found the body of Mary Cecelia Rogers floating in the Hudson River. The authorities had their …

To This Day

The hipster is dead, and you might not like who comes next

What do we call me? I’m a 26-year-old writer who lives in a gentrifying neighborhood in Brooklyn. I’m a straight white man with a single-speed bike …

Letterpress

The 100 Most Important Puppy Photos Of All Time

This is all you will ever need.

Ethical Eating: The Plants (and Animals) Are Watching Us

Are some things too smart to eat?<p>Maybe. Most of us aren’t comfortable at the thought of chowing down on such bright sparks as dolphins, chimpanzees, kangaroos<b>,</b> or border collies. Then there are pigs, which researchers point out are inquisitive, attentive, social, and (relatively) sharp as tacks. …

Mental illness is no crime

<b>(CNN) —</b> Before Paton Blough got his bipolar disorder under control, it nearly cost him everything.<p>The Greenville, South Carolina, resident was arrested six times in three years, each for an episode related to his illness. Instead of receiving treatment, he was thrown in jail. In the rough prison …

Mental Health

Go ahead, tick off the Saudis (and the Israelis, too)

In his second term, President<p>Obamahas demonstrated a real knack for ticking off putative American friends. First, he annoyed Israeli Prime MinisterBenjamin Netanyahu, who registered his complaint by promptly taking it to Capitol Hill. Now (apparently) he has irked Saudi Arabia's King Salman, who …

ISIS Claims Responsibility for Muhammad Cartoon 'Contest' Shooting

The Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS) has claimed responsibility for the Sunday shooting outside a controversial cartoon competition …

Syria

The cult of healthy eating has more in common with religion than science

Food seems simple to study.<p>If we can put a man on the moon, transplant a heart, and manipulate DNA, then surely we can unpack the relationship between eating vegetables and living longer. There’s no obvious difficulty in figuring out if wine decreases risk of heart disease, or if eating red meat …

Holistic Medicine

Making Connections at Machu Picchu

You’ve probably seen this before.<p>It’s what everyone pictures when they think of <b>Machu Picchu</b>—the verdant network of stone terraces, temples, and open-walled houses; the soaring peaks of Huayna Picchu framing the dramatic scene.<p>When I arrived at Peru’s “lost” Inca citadel in the clouds, I was …

Tesla’s $3,000 Powerwall Will Let Households Run Entirely On Solar Energy

You almost certainly associate Tesla with cars — very cool cars — but the company has an even grander vision beyond that. Today, CEO and founder Elon Musk unveiled ‘Tesla Energy’ — a new business arm that is focused on ending our dependence on grid power and switching instead to solar energy.<p>The …

Tesla
Corruption

Internet Privacy Is The Wrong Conversation

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Rami Essaid is CEO and co-founder of Distil Networks, a bot detection and mitigation company.</i><p>On April 2, the Wall Street Journal reported that Facebook is in hot water with government regulators in six European countries over its practice of tracking users’ movements across the web to …

Privacy
Law Enforcement

When Hospitals Move, Who Gets Left Behind?

A growing number of hospitals are relocating to wealthier towns, citing financial necessity, but many see it as a choice to abandon the residents of poorer areas.<p>BELLEVILLE, Ill.—Nearly as old as the railroad that slices through this southern Illinois city just east of the Mississippi River, St. …

Health Care

Inside the Pulitzer Prize Book Winners

Mass extinction. A pope and a fascist. A lost North American tribe. A beguiling WWII tale. Scott Porch, Bill Morris, William O’Connor, and Malcolm …

11 Superfoods That Work Better Together

Peanut butter and jelly. Soup and salad. Spaghetti and meatballs. There are a few classic pairings that will never go out of style. But some food …

Nutrition

How your face betrays your personality and health

We are more than just a pretty face. It turns out the shape, size and even colour of our looks can relay some very important information about our personalities, health and sexuality. David Robson investigates.<p>You might expect a great philosopher to look past our surface into the depths of the soul …

Psychology

4 Steps to Successfully Cut Down Sugar in Your Diet

The average American adult consumes the equivalent of about 32 teaspoons of sugar per day. Sugar is really the number one food additive: it is added to drinks, often in the form of high-fructose corn syrup, to bread, sauces, dressings, and to all kinds of processed foods including many low-fat …

Diabetes

Introverts, Extroverts, and the Complexities of Team Dynamics

Let’s start with a short personality test. For each of the following dimensions, indicate the extent to which each of the following words describes you, with a 5 indicating “very much so” and a 1 indicating “not at all”: assertive, talkative, bold, not reserved, and energetic. Now sum up your …

Psychology

Weight Loss Doesn't Always Lead to Happiness

Research has shown that dropping pounds doesn't mean higher well-being.<p>To lose weight is to become happier. At least, this is the narrative voiced by countless health gurus, ubiquitous advertisements, and, sometimes, overly blunt friends and relatives.<p>Americans buy in to the weight-loss game with …

Weight Loss

39 Commonly Misused Words and How to Use Them Correctly

Where the mechanics of writing are concerned, I’m far from perfect. One example: I always struggle with <i>who</i> and <i>whom.</i> (Sometimes I’ll even rewrite a …

Etymology

How long can we stay awake?

We can fight off the sandman for a while, but after a certain point, sleeplessness leads to temporary madness and – just maybe – death, discovers Adam Hadhazy.<p>People start to hallucinate and go a bit crazy<p>It’s surprising how we spend our lives. Reach your 78th birthday and according to some …

University of Chicago

A Biological Quest Leads To A New Kind Of Breast Cancer Drug

Each year, the Food and Drug Administration approves dozens of drugs, but often those medicines don't make a huge difference to people with disease. That's because these "new" drugs are often very much like existing medicines — or <i>are,</i> in fact, existing medicines, approved for a slightly different …

Cancer