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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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Sufferers of Social Anxiety Disorder, Your Friends Like You

The first study of friends' perceptions suggest they know something's off with their pals but like them just the same.

Standing Up for My Group by Kicking Yours

Members of a minority ethnic group are less likely to express support for gay equality if they believe their own group suffers from discrimination.

How Old Brains Learn New Tricks

A new study shows that the neural plasticity needed for learning doesn't vanish as we age—it just moves.

Ethnic Diversity Deflates Market Bubbles

But it's not in the rainbow and sing-along way you'd hope for. We just don't trust outsiders' judgments.

Online Brain Exercises Are Probably Useless

Even under the guidance of a specialist trainer, computer-based brain exercises have only modest benefits, a new analysis shows.

The Big One

One company, Comcast, will control up to 40 percent of Internet service coverage in the U.S., and 19 of the top 20 cable markets, if a proposed merger with Time Warner Cable is approved by regulators. November/December 2014

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