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It's Time to Slow Down Our Busy Lives

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

Omid Safi, a professor and editor, and Maria Konnikova, contributor to The New Yorker, talks about the busy lives of people, relaxation and the time crunch for people in poverty.

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Time Flies When . . .

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

How do we perceive time? Does it move faster as we age? Slower as we fall? Co-host of Radiolab Robert Krulwich explains the science behind it all.

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"8 Hours for Work, 8 Hours for Rest, 8 Hours for What We Will"

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

There was a time when working a 40 hour work week wasn't the norm. And in many ways it still isn't. 

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The Physics of Time

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

Janna Levin, a professor of physics and astronomy at Barnard College, talks about how an astrophysicist would describe time.

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Mindful Time Management

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

According to author Julie Morgenstern, her tips on time management are an important step in "taking back the clock" at home and work.

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Facebook's Not What it Used to Be

Monday, October 20, 2014

When Facebook started in 2004, Mark Zuckerberg described it as a site for sharing college majors and phone numbers. In 2012, he said it's about making the world more open. What changed? 

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Family Meeting 2004: The RNC in NYC

Monday, October 20, 2014

We remember the summer of 2004, when the Republican National Convention came to New York City, with Jim Dwyer, The New York Times reporter, who covered the protests against it.

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Family Meeting 2004: A Particularly Corrupt Year in New Jersey

Monday, October 20, 2014

Even for New Jersey, 2004 was a particularly corrupt year.  We reflect on how the scandals shaped the state of New Jersey politics.

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Responding to Atrocity After Iraq

Monday, October 20, 2014

There were humanitarian reasons to intervene in Iraq, but the failures of 2004 have made it even harder for the US to gain support in combating genocide and oppression worldwide.

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2004-2013: A Foodies' Paradise

Monday, October 20, 2014

A quick list of restaurants that opened in 2004: The Spotted Pig, Per Se, Franny’s, Momofuko, Shake Shack, Blue Hill... Dan Barber and Danny Meyer reflect on a decade of great eats.

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1994 in Music: An Abundance of Riches

Monday, October 06, 2014

Dig out your CD collection and remember 1994 with us, from Portishead to Biggie Smalls to Hole. 

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How Generations Differ: Boomers, X, Millennials

Monday, October 06, 2014

We look at some of the data about how different generations have shaped their values and take calls from people to find common ground.

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What Is A Generation Anyway?

Monday, October 06, 2014

And who decides when they begin and end?

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How the Slackers Did Work

Monday, October 06, 2014

James Ledbetter compares the tech bubble of the 90s with today's much more independent tech craze. 

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I Belong to the Blank Generation

Monday, October 06, 2014

What does it mean to be a Gen-Xer? As part of our 25 Years in 25 Days series, we look back at 1994, the death of Kurt Cobain, and the generation lost between the Boomers and Millennials.

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Tell Us About a Time You Got Punished as a Child

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Stories from when you were punished as a child.

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Punishing Misbehavior in Kids

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

How to punish your children constructively. 

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Chief Judge on Punishing Juvenile Offenders

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

The Chief Judge of New York State explains why he thinks the age of criminal responsibility should be raised.

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What is Prison For? Piper Kerman and Glenn Martin

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

What's the goal of prison, and what kinds of punishments work and don't work within the prison system?

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A Social History of Punishment

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

What is punishment for?

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