Carol Iskiwitch

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Brian Williams Raps Young MC's Bust a Move (Jimmy Fallon)

Brian Williams

9 Great Bikes on a Budget

1 of 9<p>Cannondale CAAD8 7 Sora<p>At one time, the CAAD8 was Cannondale’s top-end aluminum frame, and it still has desirable features: Shaped chainstays help the bike absorb bumps yet are rigid enough to feel efficient during hard pedaling. A beefed-up bottom bracket maximizes power transfer, and a tall …

How Meditation Works

Mindfulness meditation is having a moment in the West, and with it some compelling reasons to understand and try it.<p>NicoleAbalde/Flickr<p><i>Mindfulness meditation</i>. Chances are that you've either heard or seen (or rolled your eyes at) these words in recent months, as studies, celebrity endorsements, and …

20 Most Important Restaurants in America

<b>By Andrew Knowlton, Bon Appétit</b><p>No, we're not talking the fanciest, trendiest, or even the ones with the most stars. These are the places that define how we eat out. They're the fearless spots the drive chefs to innovate, restauranteurs to imitate, and the rest of us to line up. In short, these are …

Food

Phobias: The rationale behind irrational fears

Recently, this section featured an article about the tarantula <i>Typhochlaena costae</i>. While the piece was very interesting, this was likely lost on some …

How elite universities are killing the American dream

The American Dream isn’t dead. It’s just moved to Denmark.<p>Now, we like to think of ourselves as a classless society, but it isn’t true today. As the Brookings Institution has pointed out, America has turned into a place Horatio Alger would scarcely recognize: we have more inequality and less …

College & University

How Long Can You Wait to Have a Baby?

Deep anxiety about the ability to have children later in life plagues many women. But the decline in fertility over the course of a woman’s 30s has been oversold. Here’s what the statistics really tell us—and what they don’t.<p>In the tentative, post-9/11 spring of 2002, I was, at 30, in the midst of …

The Good Listener: How Do You Pick The Songs For Your Wedding?

<i>Click the audio link on this page to hear</i> The Good Listener <i>columnist Stephen Thompson and</i> Weekend Edition Sunday <i>host Rachel Martin discuss the intricacies of wedding music — where and when to play everything from sacred music to Salt N Pepa's "Push It."</i> <i>(The column below originally appeared on June</i> …

Stephen Colbert Says Good-Bye To His Mother On Air. It's Funny, And It's Heartbreaking.

Stephen Colbert

Facebook Releases Data, Including All National Security Requests

By Ted Ullyot, Facebook General Counsel<p>Over the last week, in press statements as well as Mark’s post last Friday, we’ve repeatedly called for …

Surveillance

How an Exploding Comet Might Have Forged Life on Earth

Scientists are reasonably certain that life on Earth began between three and a half and four billion years ago, when complex, nonliving organic molecules assembled themselves into some sort of nucleic acid, primitive virus, or rudimentary cell. Then they began to evolve.<p>Exactly how that happened is …

The Lonely Island’s “The Wack Album”

Two years ago, on “Saturday Night Live,” the comedy/rap group The Lonely Island released “3-Way (The Golden Rule).” The song featured Justin Timberlake, the unofficial fourth Islander, and mined the same vein of loony sexual etiquette that characterized the previous Island/Timberlake …

Born Again

After receiving a hundred of his letters, meeting him fifteen times, either at his apartment on Bilu Street or at a Tel Aviv café, and receiving too many calls from his cell phone to ever hope to return, I gave up trying to count the number of times that Yoram Kaniuk had died. For a while, after …

Theme Music in the Age of Netflix

Looking back just a few years, the habits of the American television viewer seem downright bizarre. Once a week, the viewer would clear her schedule at a time determined by a bunch of network executives somewhere far, far away, and park herself on the couch to watch the show she loved. If she was …

Asking Questions Improves Your Learning if You Ask the Right Questions - Thinker Academy

It’s 2AM and you’re cramming for a test tomorrow.<p>The Doritos are all gone and yours is the only light still on.<p>You stare at a richly detailed diagram …