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Save the Planet: Eat More Beef*

On a farm in coastal Maine, a barn is going up. Right now it's little more than a concrete slab and some wooden beams, but when it's finished, the barn will...

Brief History: Fad Diets

The new year is traditionally a time to atone for all the overindulging many of us did over the holidays. This year is no exception: nearly half of Americans say...

Fad Diets

The holidays are upon us, which means 'tis the season to overindulge. But once the calendar turns, we'll have to shed some of those pounds, which is why Dr...

Sex and the Eco-City.

Correction Appended: Oct. 20, 2009 In many ways, choosing a sex toy is not unlike buying a car. Walk into most adult shops, and the new-car smell is...

Paul Slansky's Weekly Index of the News

"Armey, Dick" • delight of at not being married to—and therefore not having to endure the "prattle" of—Salon editor-in-chief Joan Walsh is spontaneously...

What Do Old People Know, Anyway?

How To Live: A Search For Wisdom From Old People (While They Are Still on This Earth) Henry Alford Twelve Books; 262 pages The Gist: The older you get, we...

Incoming HHS Secretary Tom Daschle

Barack Obama's choice as Health and Human Services Secretary and director of a new White House Office of Health Reform has 26 years of experience in Congress —...

Postcard: Kogelo.

Blood flowed as election day dawned in Barack Obama's ancestral village in western Kenya. The presidential candidate's half brother, Malik, tied a bull to a...

Why Do Women Live Longer Than Men?

Across the industrialized world, women still live 5 to 10 years longer than men. Among people over 100 years old, 85% are women, according to Tom Perls, founder...

America's Medicated Warriors

I fear the fate of these brave soldiers 20 years from now ["June 16"]. In 2002 my brother Bill, a combat infantryman decorated with three Bronze Stars, took his...

When Surgery Succeeds, But Healing Fails

TV medical shows can be pretty goofy, especially when you're a surgeon. Always amusing, to us anyway, is the great drama of the skin incision. This much you...

Grocer: John Mackey

A self-described six-time college dropout might seem an odd candidate to become the Bill Gates of the food world. But that's only one of the unorthodox steps...

As the World Warms

While the ugly fact of global warming may strike a blow to our self-esteem as a species, you have put together a guide to keep us from descending into negative,...

Small Business: Curry In a Hurry

Ashok Vasudevan should have been happy. Boxes of Tasty Bite, his company's brand of ready-to-eat Indian meals, were flying out of specialty stores such as Wild...

People: Oct. 30, 2006

THE LONG AND WOUNDING ROAD There are big guns in this divorce battle--PAUL MCCARTNEY has hired Prince Charles' old attorney and HEATHER MILLS MCCARTNEY Lady...

Six Rules for Eating Wisely

Once upon a time Americans had a culture of food to guide us through the increasingly treacherous landscape of food choices: fat vs. carbs, organic vs...

A Water World Of Her Own

A free spirit and quite the pilgrim for most of her life, Shell Biles settled in Gerringong six years ago. She was looking for a place that wasn't as hot as...

Viewpoint: Why New Drugs Don't Live Up to the Hype

When a new generation of drugs for schizophrenia began appearing in the early 1990s, there was rejoicing—and relief. Finally, patients had alternatives to old...

Fit for Life

Our guide to everything you need to know about getting in shape garnered personal testimonials from active exercisers, compliments from fitness trainers and...