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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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Is Sugar the Next Tobacco?

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

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My Politicians Are Better Looking Than Yours

A new study finds we judge the cover by the book—or at least the party.

That Cigarette Would Make a Great Water Filter

Clean out the ashtray, add some aluminum oxide, and you've (almost) got yourself a low-cost way to remove arsenic from drinking water.

Love and Hate in Israel and Palestine

Psychologists find that parties to a conflict think they're motivated by love while their enemies are motivated by hate.

How to Water a Farm in Sandy Ground

Physicists investigate how to grow food more efficiently in fine-grained soil.

Unlocking Consciousness

A study of vegetative patients closes in on the nature of consciousness.

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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