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Ann Brenoff

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How Your Doctor Is Turning Into An Airline

Ann Brenoff | August 21, 2014 | Fifty
Some doctors seem to have embraced the airlines' model for doing business -- you know, the one where they now charge fees for things they used to just do for free.
Ali Rosen

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VIDEO: What Exactly Is a Ramen Burger?

Ali Rosen | August 21, 2014 | Taste
What about if you combine it with another favorite -- the classic American burger?
Tom Allon

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The Promise -- and Challenges -- Of Universal Pre-K

Tom Allon | August 21, 2014 | Education
The mere existence of universal pre-k in New York is a giant step in the right direction. Amidst the hue and cry over dismal state test scores for third and eighth graders, we now have a new grade being established which can only be positive. But along with great opportunity comes great responsibility.
Jane Seo

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Ready to Roll? Bumping and Bouncing with BubbleBall

Jane Seo | August 21, 2014 | New York
Lugging a giant bubble ball about a quarter of my weight on my shoulder, I scurried across the field while dribbling a soccer ball. Out of the corner of my eyes, I saw my opponent, Jason, darting towards me.
John Mariani

Two Great New Ethnic Restaurants Open on New York's Upper West Side

John Mariani | August 20, 2014 | Taste
Two outstanding newcomers to the neighborhood prove yet again that many in the food media have demeaned the UWS's restaurant offerings by sheer omission.
Isabella Basco

Single and Doing Just Fine

Isabella Basco | August 21, 2014 | College
While I have already seen many friends experience a roller-coaster of emotions during long-term relationships, I know that romantic love is a milestone I have plenty of years left to take on.
Gavin Shulman

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The Bromance Is Gone

Gavin Shulman | August 20, 2014 | Comedy
This guy. Next you're going to tell me it's not rad to leave no trace in your own apartment. Okay, whatever. Like clothes on the floor are so badass. You don't even know man. Quinoa salad is delicious.
Stefanie Williams

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No Dudes, Catcalling Isn't Flattering

Stefanie Williams | August 20, 2014 | Women
Catcalling isn't about flattery, the men aren't doing it to make you feel beautiful or special. They're doing it because of a sense of entitlement. Because to them, every woman is fair game regardless of what time of day it is or where you are or what the woman is doing.
Bob Herbert

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The Fire This Time

Bob Herbert | August 20, 2014 | Politics
The idea that America had reached some level of post-racism with the election of Barack Obama was always delusionary. But it was true that great strides had been made in the half-century or so that followed the civil rights movement. Now, because of the persistence of racism and a relaxation of the fight against it, we are moving backwards.
Larry Womack

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I'm an American Citizen. If You Want to Remain a Cop, Don't Violate My Human Rights

Larry Womack | August 20, 2014 | Politics
This idea that cops get to say when and where constitutional rights apply is so very, deeply misguided that I am shocked anyone could type it out without coming to their senses mid-sentence.
Arianna Huffington

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40 Percent of American Workers Will Leave Paid Vacation Days Unused

Arianna Huffington | August 20, 2014 | Travel
An important new study released this morning by Travel Effect found that 40 percent of American workers will leave paid vacation days unused. The four reasons cited the most are the dread of returning from a vacation to piles of work (40 percent), the belief that no one will be able to step in and do their job for them while they're gone (35 percent), not being able to afford it (33 percent) and the fear of being seen as replaceable (22 percent). "Americans suffer from a work martyr complex," said Roger Dow, President and CEO of the U.S. Travel Association. "In part, it's because 'busyness' is something we wear as a badge of honor." Clearly, we need to work harder about working smarter -- by not working all the time. The "work martyr" complex needs to go the way of the Dictaphone, typewriter and green eyeshades as relics of the workplace of the past (okay, I like typewriters, but you get the idea).
Eugenia Chandris

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Missing You

Eugenia Chandris | August 19, 2014 | Healthy Living
The death of two parents spread over such a chasm of time reassures me that I have grown up. had feared the brutal spectacle and harsh rattle of death. I had feared being alone with her at the final judgmental moment of leaving, feared I would abandon her and not offer a last comfort, that split second of reassurance as she left. Yet none of those fears came true.
Tasting Table

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5 Veggie Burgers That Don't Suck

Tasting Table | August 19, 2014 | Taste
When's the last time a veggie burger had you on the edge of your seat?
Hayley Miller

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Finding Your Trigger: On Leggings, Justin Timberlake Concerts and Triathlons

Hayley Miller | August 19, 2014 | Women
I challenge you to discover your trigger. Don't let it pass you by though. To the naked eye, your trigger may at first seem like a reason to eat a pint of Ben & Jerry's and binge-watch OITNB, but if you look closely, it could be your moment to shed some skin (and possibly, a few pounds).
Rich Siegel

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Taking Care of Business

Rich Siegel | August 19, 2014 | New York
This chair had a gimp wheel. And one of the rear railings sported a small knotty oak protuberance. That protuberance was small at 7:30 in the morning. But by three o'clock it felt like Excalibur was impaled in my kidney.
Ali Rosen

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How to Add Mozzarella to Everything

Ali Rosen | August 19, 2014 | Taste
Are you using it in as many places as possible?
Alan Singer

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Time to Fix the Real "Broken Windows"

Alan Singer | August 19, 2014 | New York
I actually like the "broken window" theory, which is one reason I am marching on August 23, I just think the theory is being seriously misapplied. It is long past time to fix the real broken windows in our society that have victimized many but especially African American men.
Nancy Ruhling

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Astoria Characters: The Lovebirds

Nancy Ruhling | August 19, 2014 | New York
They're making the best of things. Violeta has learned to go to mass by herself. Immaculate Conception is only five blocks away, but for Vincent it might as well be a million miles.
Michael LaMasa

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Social Media's New Dark 'Secret'

Michael LaMasa | August 18, 2014 | Gay Voices
Bullying and taunting follow people through their entire lives, and it's not just a problem for our children. Just ask the drag queen who was brought to tears onstage during a late-night cabaret show in New York when discussing recent anonymous attacks against her on Secret. Who benefits from that?
Carolyn S. Miles

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What Can We Learn From Young Sandy Survivors?

Carolyn S. Miles | August 19, 2014 | Impact
Shocked. Scared. Sad. This is how Oladayin Ogunsola described feeling when at age 10 Hurricane Sandy devastated her community of Far Rockaway, Queens.
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