Should alcoholic beverages have cancer warning labels?
THE NEW YORK TIMES

Fifteen words are roiling the global alcohol industry. Beginning in 2026, containers of beer, wine and liquor sold in Ireland will be required by law to bear a label in red capital letters with two warnings: “There Is a Direct Link Between Alcohol and Fatal Cancers” and “Drinking Alcohol Causes Liver Disease.”


Why is technology mean to me?
THE NEW YORK TIMES

It is never easy to reexamine one’s fundamental convictions, but now I am forced to question my previous disbelief in the existence of Satan. I am compelled to confront this ugly possibility by the fact that from time to time my electronic devices seem to fall under demonic possession.


How exercise strengthens your brain
THE NEW YORK TIMES

Growing up in the Netherlands, Henriette van Praag had always been active, playing sports and riding her bike to school every day.

Poor nations are writing a new handbook for getting rich
THE NEW YORK TIMES

For more than half a century, the handbook for how developing countries can grow rich hasn’t changed much: Move subsistence farmers into manufacturing jobs, and then sell what they produce to the rest of the world.



Is humanity out of fashion?
THE NEW YORK TIMES

Ever since news broke last week that Pierpaolo Piccioli, the designer of Valentino, was leaving the brand, paeans to his talent have been flowing on both social and fashion media. But of all the words used to describe Piccioli’s work – its “genius” and “magic” and “vision,” its “dreaminess” and “beauty” – the one that most stands out to me is “humanity.”

In France, the future is arriving on a barge
THE NEW YORK TIMES

As pale morning light flickered across the Seine, Capt. Freddy Badar steered his hulking river barge, Le Bosphore, past picturesque Normandy villages and snow-fringed woodlands, setting a course for Paris.


Far-right’s success is a measure of a changing Portugal
THE NEW YORK TIMES

The sun-soaked Algarve region on Portugal’s southern coast is a place where guitar-strumming backpackers gather by fragrant orange trees and digital nomads hunt for laid-back vibes. It is not exactly what comes to mind when one envisions a stronghold of far-right political sentiment.

One thing most countries have in common: Unsafe air
THE NEW YORK TIMES

Only 10 countries and territories out of 134 achieved the World Health Organization’s standards for a pervasive form of air pollution last year, according to air quality data compiled by IQAir, a Swiss company.


TikTok is its own worst enemy
THE NEW YORK TIMES

I was really rooting for TikTok. In 2020, when the Trump administration first tried to force TikTok’s Chinese owner, ByteDance, to sell the app or risk having it shut down, I argued that banning TikTok in the United States would do more harm than good.