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Elizabeth Weil

Elizabeth Weil
Elizabeth Weil is a contributing writer for The New York Times Magazine and the author of a new memoir about marriage, No Cheating, No Dying: I Had a Good Marriage. Then I Tried to Make It Better. She lives in San Francisco with her husband, Dan, and their two daughters.

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Want to Swim Faster? Terry Laughlin Says Relax

Terry Laughlin doesn’t coach any elite athletes or teams. And he doesn’t have a case full of medals. But he did write one of the best-selling books on swimming. And, if that’s not enough, he promises to lead clients to “a personal nirvana.”

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Robert Lustig

Is Sugar the Next Tobacco?

It will be if Robert Lustig has anything to say about it.

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For Memory, Curiosity Is Its Own Reward

A new study suggests a neural link between curiosity, motivation, and memory.

Mysterious Resting State Networks Might Be What Allow Different Brain Therapies to Work

Deep brain stimulation and similar treatments target the hubs of larger resting-state networks in the brain, researchers find.

Trust Is Waning, and Inequality May Be to Blame

Trust in others and confidence in institutions is declining, while economic inequality creeps up, a new study shows.

Dopamine Might Be Behind Impulsive Behavior

A monkey study suggests the brain chemical makes what's new and different more attractive.

School Counselors Do More Than You’d Think

Adding just one counselor to a school has an enormous impact on discipline and test scores, according to a new study.

The Big One

One company, Amazon, controls 67 percent of the e-book market in the United States—down from 90 percent five years ago. September/October 2014 new-big-one-5

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