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Philip Galanes on Getting Along with Siblings; Looting Antiquities in Egypt; Novelist Yiyun Li; Al and Larry Ubell

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Wednesday, April 09, 2014

New York Times Social Q’s columnist Philip Galanes tackles your questions about dealing with siblings. Egyptian archaeologist Dr. Monica Hanna explains how she’s using Twitter to help protect and preserve her country’s ancient treasures. Yiyun Li talks about her latest novel, Kinder Than Solitude. And Al and Larry Ubell, our gurus of how-to, share their tips and answer questions on home repair and maintenance.

Siblings: Love 'em? Hate 'em?

“They’re our first friends, our first enemies, our first conspirators against our parents, our first competitors. They’re the way we understand the world.”

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Protecting Egyptian Antiquities from Looting

For centuries, Egyptian archaeological sites have been looted–most recently to feed the black market trade of antiquities. Egyptian archaeologist Dr. Monica Hanna talks about the looting situation in Egypt, which has grown more pressing since the 2011 uprising. She’s used social media informed people about the problem and to enabled the return of stolen objects. Dr. Hanna is the recipient of the 2014 SAFE Beacon Award from the nonprofit SAFE/Saving Antiquities for Everyone.

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Kinder than Solitude, a Novel by Yiyun Li

Yiyun Li discusses her new novel, Kinder than Solitude, which moves back and forth in time, between America today and China in the 1990s, and follows the story of three people whose lives are changed by a murder one of them may have committed.

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The Gurus of How-To Tackle Spring

The Gurus of How-To, Al Ubell and Larry Ubell, answer questions and give advice on how to repair and maintain your home or apartment.

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