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Why Weight Loss Surgery Works When Diets Don’t...

“Bariatric surgery is probably the most effective intervention we have in health care,” says Laurie K. Twells, a clinical epidemiologist at Memorial University of Newfoundland. She bases this bold claim on her experience with seriously obese pati...

Is It Harder to Lose Weight When You’re Older?...

Q. Is it more difficult for an older person to lose weight? A. Yes, unfortunately. Although it is possible to lose weight at any age, several factors make it harder to lose weight with age. Even those who remain active lose muscle mass every decade b...

Learning to Think Like a Computer...

In “The Beauty and Joy of Computing,” the course he helped conceive for nonmajors at the University of California, Berkeley, Daniel Garcia explains an all-important concept in computer science — abstraction — in terms of milkshakes. “There ...

Get Happy: Four Well-Being Workouts...

Relieving stress and anxiety might help you feel better — for a bit. Martin E.P. Seligman, a professor of psychology at the University of Pennsylvania and a pioneer in the field of positive psychology, does not see alleviating negative emotions as ...

As Auto Prices Rise, Used Cars Are Looking Shinier...

Dennis McNabb had just started thinking about buying a roomier car last year when he suddenly had no choice. A heavy storm rolled across Texas and dropped golf-ball-size hail that pummeled his 2013 Hyundai Genesis and punched holes in the sedan’s w...

Hardtop MX-5 Miata RF Gains Elegance but Loses Openness...

Do you like the idea of slicing through traffic in a Mazda MX-5 Miata but have stopped short of owning it for fear vandals will slice through the soft top? Two letters should alleviate that anxiety: RF. This version of Mazda’s diminutive smile mach...

For Mets’ Noah Syndergaard, Goose Bumps Tower Over a Blister on Open...

Noah Syndergaard did not want to talk about his blister. He had just overwhelmed the Atlanta Braves on opening day with turbo sinkers and jackknife sliders and power changeups. The Mets won, 6-0, and the Citi Field stands were full of worshipers. “...

Reasons Not to Dismiss GPS Devices for Your Car...

The smartphone has replaced so many other devices and tools — cameras, notebooks, tape recorders — that I thought the answer was obvious when I asked Rik Paul, the autos editor at The Wirecutter, a product reviews website owned by The New York Ti...

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Why Weight Loss Surgery Works When Diets Don’t...

“Bariatric surgery is probably the most effective intervention we have in health care,” says Laurie K. Twells, a clinical epidemiologist at Memorial University of Newfoundland. She bases this bold claim on her experience with seriously obese pati...

Is It Harder to Lose Weight When You’re Older?...

Q. Is it more difficult for an older person to lose weight? A. Yes, unfortunately. Although it is possible to lose weight at any age, several factors make it harder to lose weight with age. Even those who remain active lose muscle mass every decade b...

Learning to Think Like a Computer...

In “The Beauty and Joy of Computing,” the course he helped conceive for nonmajors at the University of California, Berkeley, Daniel Garcia explains an all-important concept in computer science — abstraction — in terms of milkshakes. “There ...

Get Happy: Four Well-Being Workouts...

Relieving stress and anxiety might help you feel better — for a bit. Martin E.P. Seligman, a professor of psychology at the University of Pennsylvania and a pioneer in the field of positive psychology, does not see alleviating negative emotions as ...

As Auto Prices Rise, Used Cars Are Looking Shinier...

Dennis McNabb had just started thinking about buying a roomier car last year when he suddenly had no choice. A heavy storm rolled across Texas and dropped golf-ball-size hail that pummeled his 2013 Hyundai Genesis and punched holes in the sedan’s w...

Hardtop MX-5 Miata RF Gains Elegance but Loses Openness...

Do you like the idea of slicing through traffic in a Mazda MX-5 Miata but have stopped short of owning it for fear vandals will slice through the soft top? Two letters should alleviate that anxiety: RF. This version of Mazda’s diminutive smile mach...

For Mets’ Noah Syndergaard, Goose Bumps Tower Over a Blister on Open...

Noah Syndergaard did not want to talk about his blister. He had just overwhelmed the Atlanta Braves on opening day with turbo sinkers and jackknife sliders and power changeups. The Mets won, 6-0, and the Citi Field stands were full of worshipers. “...