Aunt Mabel Suggests…

picture 4 0 Aunt Mabel Suggests...Ever notice that the NYTimes.com most-emailed list is slanted toward an older demographic? Maybe because only folks over a certain age—like our Aunt Mabel—still use the email tool. Here’s a quick, annotated guide to what grandma and grandpa thought you might be interested in from NYTimes.com …

1. Times editors are proud of Aunt Mabel today. Investigative journalism takes the top spot in an exhaustive look into how a Philadelphia Veterans Hopsital botched treatments for prostate cancer—well, yes, of course she’s worried about this, but still. Honestly, anything other than Frank Rich for a Monday morning is a welcome change.

2. We’ll just give you the headline for this one: For Older Investors, Old Rules May Not Apply. ‘Nuff said.

3. Kristof scores the upset and takes top spot for the columnists.

4. Oy, again with the abs.

5. We’ll give you the headline for this one, too:  Typing In an E-Mail Address, and Giving Up Your Friends’ as Well.

6. From the magazine, a story about Jodi Picoult, kid-lit and how we raise our children. If the headline were better, we would have just given you that.

7. And there’s Frank Rich.

8. And Maureen Dowd.

9. We actually like this story: Debating the ethics of when/how to use a BlackBerry during meetings. Cough: Don’t do it during Auntie’s dinners.

10. Friedman discusses … Iran! It finally cracks the top 10!

Final Tally:
Columnists: 4
Health: 1
Investigative Journalism/Health: 1
Money: 1
Technology: 1
Magazine: 1
Ethics: 1

Six Day Total:
Columnists: 13
Health: 12
Travel: 5
Technology: 5
Money: 4
Op-Ed Contributors: 3
Dining: 2