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. Well, we meet once again, Bittman. As we sat down to do this, and once again marveled that Bittman is atop the list, a colleague said, “Well, isn’t that going to be there for a while? There are a lot of salads on there. Looks pretty good.” Well, fine. Fine. We thought we knew How to Cook Everything, but obviously not. So Tara Parker-Pope, hold your purse. Bittman is here to stay.

2. See, David Halbfinger! Isn’t New Jersey so much more fun than Hollywood? Welcome home.

3. The supercomputer trading stocks!

4. Maybe you can read about the Dalai Lama and his practical life while eating a nice salad.

5. Read the headline.

6. Ibid.

7. Hey, it’s Krugman! Strange week for Auntie. Columnists and health, by far Mabel’s favorite categories, haven’t been really popular as we edge toward August.

8. Thin people! The story about “gay men with the time and money to chisel their physiques at the gym” and the nightclubbing hipsters! Welcome to summer at the Times Tower.

9. Careful at the pool, dearies. Germs!

10. The charms of no A/C in these penny-pinching times.

Today’s Tally:
Business: 2
Jersey: 1
Thin People: 1
Food: 1
Op-Ed Contributor: 1
Travel: 1
Columnists: 1
Health: 1
Home & Garden: 1

Overall Tally:
Columnists: 66
Health: 52
Food: 19
Travel: 18
Technology: 17
Op-Ed Contributors: 15
Money: 14

Aunt Mabel Suggests…