A Thorn in YouTube’s Side Digs In Even Deeper

Carlos Maza believes that YouTube is a destructive, unethical, reckless company that amplifies bigots and profits off fascism. Now it’s also his meal ticket. Mr. Maza, 31, announced several weeks ago that he was leaving Vox, where he had worked as a video journalist since 2017, to become a full-time YouTube creator. The move shocked…

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Coronavirus Forces Foreign Students in China to Choose: Stay or Go

HONG KONG — Word came from home via hurried emails and instant messages to campuses across the country: Leave China now. Dexter Lensing listened. China had just been stricken by a new coronavirus that so far has killed more than 1,000 people and ground much of the country to a virtual halt. The Ph.D. student…

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Let’s Talk Chocolate

But I hope as well that you’ll develop the confidence, through reading all these instructions and cooking some of them, to cook without a recipe, using only the muse and what’s in the refrigerator to guide your way. So, for instance: Spicy sausage pasta with lemony provolone sauce and wilted greens. Seriously! I roasted some…

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Lauren Graham’s Week: Background Binges and Books, Books, Books

Lately, Lauren Graham has been living a song-and-dance routine — belting out Katy Perry anthems and shimmying atop a bar in “Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist,” the musical new NBC series. But when she’s not acting she’s most likely writing, hunched over a computer in pajamas and existing on takeout during “these awful, wonderful kind of crunch…

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Nothing Says ‘I Love You’ Like Secondhand Roses

Roses on Valentine’s Day don’t seem like such a kind gesture when you think about them getting shipped to the city on cargo planes from Ecuador, or decomposing in landfills and converting to methane gas. So what’s a climate-conscious romantic to do? Consider the case of Leatal Cohen, an idealistic young florist and the owner…

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Combining Aerobics and Weights Tied to Optimal Weight Control

To stave off obesity, we might want to both stride and lift, according to an important, large-scale new study of how different types of exercise affect the incidence of obesity in America. The study, which involved health records for almost 1.7 million men and women, indicates that people who exercise in almost any way are…

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He Had Trouble Breathing, and Inhalers Didn’t Help. What Was Going On?

The 65-year-old man collapsed into the driver’s seat of his car in a small town outside Philadelphia. He could hear his breath: ragged, wheezy and fast, interrupted by a relentless cough. Winter was always bad for his breathing, but that year had been particularly hard, and that morning felt more difficult than usual. Just walking…

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How Cooking Dinner Can Change Your Life

For a number of years, I cooked dinners to serve a small church congregation after a short Sunday service of evening prayers. This was in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, my home borough, on a street that runs wide under towering plane trees, with a view of the East River to the west. We ate in the moldering…

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