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More Must Be Done to Guard Against Global Catastrophic Risks

Sebastian Farquhar | Posted 04.28.2016 | Politics
Sebastian Farquhar

Doing nothing is not an option. Some of these threats seem unlikely, and they probably will not hit us tomorrow or the day after. But it only takes one to change the world we live in forever.

Laugh Factory Salutes Chris Rock's Decision

Jamie Masada | Posted 01.27.2016 | Comedy
Jamie Masada

I've been booking comedians for the past 35 years and I have always had the same requirement: They need to be funny. Gender, skin pigment, sexual ori...

False 'News' Should Be Treated as a Dangerous and Defective Product

John Friedman | Posted 04.29.2015 | Business
John Friedman

Manipulative tactics -- such as carefully editing both the call and response of a protestor and the crowd -- cannot simply be attributed to 'bad judgment' or even 'bad journalism.' They are, at their most basic, deliberate efforts to knowingly foist a defective product on the public, without regard to the harm it does.

Caffeine: The Silent Killer of Success

Dr. Travis Bradberry | Posted 01.26.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Travis Bradberry

Most people start drinking caffeine because it makes them feel more alert and improves their mood. Many studies suggest that caffeine actually improves cognitive task performance in the short-term. Unfortunately, these studies fail to consider the participants' caffeine habits.

Branding Bangladesh: India's Neighbor Is Becoming A Major Startup Hub

Anushay Hossain | Posted 03.30.2014 | Technology
Anushay Hossain

It is one thing to tell people to follow their passion, but it is entirely different to embolden an entire generation to change the system so that large numbers of people can take part in transforming their society.

Have You Been the News? When Private Pain Is a Public Spectacle.

Megan Devine | Posted 02.22.2014 | Impact
Megan Devine

We see too much suffering. We see too much suffering, forgetting that it is, in fact, suffering. It's not entertainment. It's not "news." It's pain.

Go Get Offended: It'll Be Good for Us All

Sanyin Siang | Posted 11.26.2012 | Media
Sanyin Siang

We now live in a world that empowers us to insulate ourselves from any ideas or opinions that might possibly offend us. We admire those of similar minds and are uncomfortable around those who disagree with us.

Spanked by an Insider

Warren Adler | Posted 11.04.2012 | Media
Warren Adler

I have been a consistent reader of the print edition of the New York Times since I was 13 years old. That is why I am gratified to see the Times ombudsman, Arthur S. Brisbane, in his swan song column finally state the obvious.