Snowstorms; Smoking; and Science Meets Art

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Drew Ahmed makes his way through nearly five feet of snow on November 19, 2014 in the Lakeview neighborhood of Buffalo, N.Y. The record setting Lake effect snowstorm dumped up to six feet of snow.

Buffalo, N.Y. is buried under mounds of snow. National Weather Service meteorologist David Zaff explains whether this kind of storm is normal or unprecedented. Plus: a look at the Nelson Mandela Foundation, a year after its founder’s death; who still smokes?; science and public art collide in Times Square; and psychologist Gabriele Oettingen discusses her research, which shows that optimism is not always a motivating factor.