Early in October, thousands of frat boys e-mailed what looked like a CNN.com Web page to thousands more of their brothers, buddies and buddies’ girlfriends. It was an article about a new study that “Fellatio may significantly decrease the risk of breast cancer in women.” The story, which carried an Associated Press byline, claimed that Read More
The Two-Income Trap: Why Middle-Class Mothers and Fathers Are Going Broke , by Elizabeth Warren and Amelia Warren Tyagi. Basic Books, 255 pages, $26.
Harvard law professor Elizabeth Warren and business consultant Amelia Warren Tyagi (a mother-daughter team) have quite possibly hit on the most potent form of birth control ever to come on Read More
When young hiker Aron Ralston made headlines after he escaped from a rock slide by cutting off his own arm with a penknife, most saw an inspirational story of the indomitable will to live.
Dr. Robert Smith couldn’t agree more.
Dr. Smith is an expert in a rare disease called Body Identity Integrity Disorder Read More
I recently decided to get CPR-certified. I hadn’t laid my lips on a rubber mannequin since high school and, prompted by the fact that one of my good friends has a heart condition, I figured it was time to brush up on my technique. The fitness manager at my local gym directed me to a Read More
“Oh my God, now I’ve gotten distracted by my own breasts,” Penny
Arcade said. It was a recent night at Suite 16, the Chelsea nightclub, and Ms.
Arcade-the petite-framed performance artist, Warhol muse and teenage star of Women In Revolt -was hosting a preview of
her new one-woman show, New York Values ,
which debuted Read More
When I recently announced that I was getting hitched at 31, a bunch of people started asking me why. My 29-year-old college friend Marina, who just started medical school and is more or less single, was one of the questioning ones. “Wow! I’m surprised!” she told me over the phone, sounding-well, genuinely surprised. “That’s strange,” Read More
Over the last few years I’ve been something of a fence-sitter on the issue of capital punishment. While I’ve leaned toward opposing it, I’ve been unable to substantiate my feelings much beyond the old two-wrongs-don’t-make-a-right rule. It was only after my recent stint as a juror that I became convinced, beyond a reasonable doubt, of Read More