I Quit My Smartphone

ImageCredit…Photo Illustration by Tony Cenicola/The New York Times Thanks to the Allen Carr technique for quitting smoking. By Lisa Wells Jan. 20, 2020 About a year ago, I noticed a distressing tendency in myself to drift off while the people I loved were talking. It didn’t matter if they were talking about a book they…

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I Quit Giving a Damn

ImageCredit…Photo Illustration by Tony Cenicola/The New York Times And it’s not just me. These days not caring has become its own industry. By Glynnis MacNicol Jan. 20, 2020 The first time I dipped my toe into a world devoid of other people’s opinions was by accident. I’d quit my job after burning out badly (this…

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The Impact of Love

Good morning. We celebrate Martin Luther King’s Birthday today, a national day of service, a day to practice love, as the minister said, not as an expression of impractical idealism, but of practical realism, a way to ensure the life of our civilization. Some will make pecan pie (above) in his honor, because some say…

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