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Women and Girls

Are High Heels Headed for a Tumble?

With sexual harassment revelations rife and public spaces threatened, some women are wondering just why they wear these things.


U.S. internet rule change leaves major streaming companies unscathed for now

SAN FRANCISCO, Dec 15 (Reuters) - Behind your video stream of a hit like "Stranger Things" is a complicated array of technology and business relationships that will not change very much, at least in the short term, as a result of this week's repeal of U.S. regulations on internet traffic, industry insiders say.

Video Recordings, Downloads and Streaming

The Streaming Landscape After Disney’s Deal

Netflix is the clear leader in the streaming wars, but Disney’s deal with 21st Century Fox changes things. Here’s a look at the various streaming services.

Biden, Joseph R III

Joe Biden Comforts Meghan McCain in Heartfelt Exchange on ‘The View’

“One of the things that gave Beau courage, my word, was John,” Mr. Biden told a tearful Ms. McCain. Her father, John McCain, has the same form of cancer that killed his son Beau.

Republican negotiators on the verge of announcing tax plan deal

A stunning election loss isn't changing the trajectory of the GOP tax overhaul effort -- in fact, it may actual sharpen the desire to move things quickly, according to several Republican aides.


Op-Ed Contributor: My Favorite Holiday Movie Involves a Giant Rabbit

If the season means anything at all, it’s about believing in things we cannot actually see.

Cillizza: And it was these 6 words that got him in trouble

In an attempt to beat back his own personal #metoo moment, President Donald Trump just made things worse for himself.

New York Times

11 Things We Learned From Our Readers This Year

How to speak your love briefly. How to heal from trauma. How to stop thinking and start doing. Here's what you, our readers, taught us this year.

Analysis: Trump got 3 things wrong in 1 tweet this morning

On Tuesday morning, President Donald Trump tweeted.

Elections, Senate

Alabama Senate Race: Four Things to Watch

Alabama voters go to the polls to choose between Roy S. Moore and Doug Jones in a special election with huge stakes for both parties and President Trump.

Global Warming

To Test for Climate Disasters: Break, Burn and Throw Stuff

A team of researchers is destroying things — with wind, water and fire — to help insurers manage the increasing risks of extreme weather.

Sexual Harassment

Sexual Harassment Training Doesn’t Work. But Some Things Do.

Traditional methods can backfire, but ideas like teaching bystanders to intervene and promoting more women have proved effective.


The T Editors’ (Completely Fantasy) Gift Guide

From a custom surfboard to mink curtains, the things we’d want this year — if time, money or accessibility were no object.

Income Tax

Tax Plans May Give Your Co-Worker a Better Deal Than You

The G.O.P. bills impose different rates on the same income based on things like organizational structure or occupation. At the losing end? Employees with paychecks.

November jobs report: 4 things to watch

Rep. Castro: Surprising, disturbing things will come out in Russia investigation

Rep. Joaquin Castro says he believes some of the things that will come out in regard to the Russia investigation will be surprising and disturbing to the American people.

Cillizza: Franken's totally unapologetic resignation

Two things were clear after Al Franken finished his speech on the Senate floor just after noon on Thursday:

5 Cheap(ish) Things to Help You Have a Very Hygge Winter

Welcome to the latest edition of the Smarter Living newsletter.

Bitcoin (Currency)

Bitcoin Hasn’t Replaced Cash, but Investors Don’t Care

Investors have lifted Bitcoin past $13,000, likening it to gold as a place to store money. Early followers who hoped for a faster, cheaper way to pay for things are looking elsewhere.


Review: With ‘Dark,’ Netflix Delivers Science Fiction With European Roots

The streaming service’s first German production plays like a slower, artsier, more complicated take on “Stranger Things.”

The gift LaVar Ball sent Donald Trump

Two weeks after a much talked-about appearance on CNN to explain his feud with President Donald Trump, basketball father and businessman LaVar Ball joined "New Day" anchor Chris Cuomo again to discuss the aftermath of that feud and his attempt to patch things up with a gift.


Voices: Things I’ll Do Differently When I’m Old

Soon after my 50th birthday, I started keeping a list of “Things I will do/things I won’t do when I get old.” Ten years on, I’m still adding to it.

GOP's next goal: Shred the social safety net

The Republican tax bill and its aftermath prove two things about our politics today. First, no matter how much they might insist otherwise, Republicans consistently prioritize the economic advantage and security of big business and the very wealthy at the expense of middle- and low-income Americans. And, second, no matter how much he might insist otherwise, Donald Trump is in perfect lockstep with the core of the Republican economic agenda.

Analysis: GOP turnaround on Roy Moore was totally predictable

The path to the Republican Party's acceptance of Roy Moore was paved by one thing: Cold, hard political calculus. And math. So, two things.


The Best TV Shows of 2017

Our television critics on their favorites this year, including “Better Things,” “The Good Place” and “Twin Peaks: The Return.”

Analysis: Trump's Monday morning encapsulates his presidency

President Donald Trump did two big things on Monday morning before jetting off to Utah to announce he is shrinking two national monuments.

Grass Roots: The Rise and Fall and Rise of Marijuana in America (Book)

Q. & A.: Tell Us 5 Things About Your Book: Debating Pot in America

Emily Dufton discusses “Grass Roots,” her look at the history of activism on both sides of the marijuana debate.

Generic Brands and Products

Economic View: Why Trying New Things Is So Hard to Do

Most people make relatively few personal experiments, in both small and big things. The cost of passivity is enormous.

'Stranger Things' renewed by Netflix for Season 3

To the surprise of no one, Netflix's fan fave TV series "Stranger Things" is officially coming back for another season.

You can't build the truth on a scaffold of lies

The hilariously inept attack on the Washington Post by an organization run by right-wing prankster James O'Keefe -- his latest in a catalog of failures, falsehoods and fraud -- is a "worst practices" list of things a true news organization should never, ever do.

5 things top know today

Should rich and poor shoppers be charged different prices at the grocery store? Some experts say that would actually help the economy. Here's what else you need to know to Get Up to Speed and Out the Door. (You can also get "5 Things You Need to Know Today" delivered to your inbox daily. Sign up here.)

The most important things to know about launch

North Korea broke a two-month lull in weapons testing with a dramatic launch of its most advanced missile yet, an intercontinental ballistic missile it claims can reach the "whole" US mainland.


Trilobites: Things Looked Bleak Until These Birds Rapidly Evolved Bigger Beaks

Scientists thought that invasive large snails spelled doom for endangered North American snail kites, until some of the birds started eating them.

'We're headed to a war if things don't change,' Graham says

Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-South Carolina, warned against a potential conflict with North Korea "if things don't change."

Analysis: What this conservative activist doesn't get about the media

As someone who spent a decade working in The Washington Post newsroom, I could have told James O'Keefe that his attempt to trick Post reporters into running a made-up story about Roy Moore forcing a woman to have an abortion -- and capture those same reporters saying bad things about the Alabama Republican Senate candidate (and Donald Trump) -- was never going to work.

3 things that can happen today on tax reform

Trump can't roll back tide on sex harassment

President Trump is now telling people the tape of him saying "grab 'em by the p---y," and other disgusting things about women to "Access Hollywood" host Billy Bush is fake, according to the New York Times.


Patient satisfaction plummets when doctors say ‘no’ to requests

(Reuters Health) - Patients may become less satisfied with their care when doctors refuse their requests for things like prescriptions or lab tests, a U.S. study suggests.

5 things you should know today

It's Cyber Monday, which means you'll be fooling exactly no one when you're glued to your computer today "working." Here's what else you need to know to Get Up to Speed and Out the Door. (You can also get "5 Things You Need to Know Today" delivered to your inbox daily. Sign up here.)

Children and Childhood

The Checkup: A Healthy Dose of Guilt

Moral guilt is not the same as shame. When it’s constructive, guilt can make a child feel determined to do things differently, experts say.

Signs of ADHD can be different in girls

When asked to describe a typical child with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), most people would describe a young boy who climbs on things, is impatient and does not do what he is told.


On Baseball Hall of Fame Ballot, Steroid Talk and Few Sure Things

Our baseball columnist looks at superstars under chemical clouds. There’s also a trivia quiz.

Books and Literature

Opinion: An Algorithm Isn’t Always the Answer

I didn’t even know I was looking for the things that now make me happiest.

Facebook Inc

Tech Tip: Ways to Stop Facebook From Eating Your Battery

The mobile app for the social network can be a bit of a battery hog, but you can do a few things to rein in the power grab.


With ‘Dark,’ a German Netflix Series, Streaming Crosses a New Border

While the new show may have elements of Netflix’s “Stranger Things” and “The OA,” its creators say it’s uniquely German.

Analysis: 50 things Trump tweeted about instead of Moore

Mystery solved.

Opinion: How Sarah Sanders humiliated the press

At Monday's daily press briefing, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders encouraged reporters to first state things they were thankful for before asking their questions. Most of them obliged. They shouldn't have.

What was remarkable in Air Force general's comments

A four-star US general made news by saying he would not obey an illegal order by the President. It was one of the most remarkably unremarkable things an active-duty officer of his rank has said in some time.

Cantrell, LaToya

Who Is LaToya Cantrell, New Orleans’s First Female Mayor?

Here are a few things to know about Ms. Cantrell, in an election season in which women and minorities have won groundbreaking races across the country.

Hurricane Maria's uncounted deaths

People on this part of the island knew Quintín Vidal Rolón for two things: his white cowboy hat, which he seemed to wear every day of his 89-year life; and his beat-up Ford pickup truck, which he'd been driving for at least 50 years.

This NBA season: Four things to know

New York City

New York Today: New York Today: How Did the Subways Get So Bad?

Monday: An investigation examining the root of our subway woes, the Secret Science Club, and things to be thankful for.

Arcachon Bay (France)

Wanderlust: A Guide to Cap Ferret, the Cape Cod of France

The beachy headland west of Bordeaux forgoes glamour for the simpler things: surfing, fishermen’s cottages and freshly shucked oysters.


Federer expects great things from returning trio

LONDON (Reuters) - Roger Federer expects great things from the likes of Novak Djokovic, Stan Wawrinka and Andy Murray when they return from long injury layoffs at the start of next season.

Should Democrats turn their back on Bill Clinton?

Let's get these two things out the way: First, the overriding and unfortunate lesson of recent American politics is that if presidential candidates and presidents accused of sexual misconduct just stay the course, they'll either get elected or survive in office. There's a Democrat named Clinton and a Republican named Trump who bear that out.

11 things you'll fight over (besides politics)

As we all know, Thanksgiving isn't always the harmonious holiday it's sometimes made out to be.

da Vinci, Leonardo

A Leonardo Sold for $450 Million. What Else Could You Buy?

Leonardo da Vinci’s “Salvator Mundi” painting is already spoken for, but here are a few things you could also afford for that price tag.


Sarah Silverman Speaks on Louis C.K.: ‘Can You Love Someone Who Did Bad Things?’

On her Hulu series, “I Love You, America,” Ms. Silverman addressed the sexual misconduct of Louis C.K., who has been a longtime friend and colleague.

Congress paid out $15 million in settlements

Two things have become painfully clear on Capitol Hill this week: Lawmakers and staffers say sexual harassment is "rampant" -- but even members of Congress have no idea just how widespread the problem is.

Presidential Election of 2016

Editorial: Attorney General Jeff Sessions Doesn’t Recall

Over more than five hours, Mr. Sessions on Tuesday still forgot a lot of things most people would remember.

United States Politics and Government

Reporter’s Notebook: Trump in Asia: A ‘Very Epic’ Charm Offensive

Like most things he undertakes, President Trump treated his 12-day trip as a test of his own personal charisma.

Analysis: Roy Moore almost certainly isn't going to be a senator

If you thought Roy Moore's political future couldn't get any more bleak after four women went on the record with The Washington Post alleging that the Alabama Republican Senate nominee sought relationships with them when they were between 14 and 18, today showed things could get worse for Moore. Much, much worse.


What Red States Are Passing Up as Blue States Get Billions

Taxpayers in many red states have effectively been sending money to other states for Medicaid expansion, which can be used to pay for things like opioid treatment.

American Witness: The Art and Life of Robert Frank (Book)

Q. & A.: Tell Us 5 Things About Your Book: Capturing the Elusive Robert Frank

R J Smith’s “American Witness” is a biography of the pioneering photographer and filmmaker.

Fences and Property Barriers

Op-Ed Contributor: Yard Rage: The Rand Paul Assault

What could it have been about? Oh, any number of things, a highly scientific analysis of feuding neighbors through history suggests.

Garth Brooks for lip-syncing

Garth Brooks has referred to Miranda Lambert as "family," but we suspect things might be bit tense if the folks get together this holiday season.


Trump’s Visit to China Provides a Propaganda Bonanza

President Trump’s flattery of China’s president, Xi Jinping, and his praise for the country’s achievements made things easy for the state-run news media.

Analysis: Republicans already had a Moore problem, but it just got way, way worse

Talk privately to any Washington Republican about Roy Moore's Senate candidacy before today and they would tell you that the former chief justice of the Alabama Supreme Court was going to be a major problem given his long record of saying incredibly controversial things.

Ordinary people doing extraordinary things

Meet 10 everyday people doing extraordinary things to change the world. Cast your vote for CNN Hero of the Year at and watch CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute, Sunday, Dec. 17 at 8pm ET

Cooking and Cookbooks

5 Cheap(ish) Things to Help You Prep Thanksgiving Dinner

Welcome to the latest edition of the Smarter Living newsletter.

'Stranger Things' under fire for kiss

"Stranger Things" fans slam creators Matt and Ross Duffer for an unscripted kiss between two teenage characters in the Season 2 finale.

Columbine: It's now 11th deadliest shooting in modern US history

After Columbine, it was hard to imagine things getting much worse.

The most important things we'll learn

The governor's races in Virginia and New Jersey usually receive heightened attention because they are the first big statewide races (except for special elections) after a new president takes office. But after all the tumult of Donald Trump's first months as president, this year's focus is even more intense -- for at least one of the contests.

"Better Things" (TV Program)

The First Time: Pamela Adlon: The First Time I Ever Tried a Tampon

When Ms. Adlon of FX’s “Better Things” first got her period, she was starved for information. Now she tries to give her daughters way too much.

Analysis: Trump's quote explains gridlocked politics of gun control

There is a tendency after mass casualty events like the Las Vegas shooting last month or the Texas church shooting on Sunday to ask if now, finally, things will change in the gridlocked politics of gun control.

Christians and Christianity

Opinion: Are Christians Supposed to Be Communists?

I recently translated the New Testament. I learned a few things.

'Stranger Things' actress raps and other things that happened this week

A bold prediction. A rapping recap. And a pyramid puzzle. Here's the politics-free side of the news from the last 7 days.

Manhattan, NY, Attack (October, 2017)

Op-Ed Contributor: How Safer Streets Can Thwart Terrorists

The things that protect pedestrians from careless drivers also work to prevent deadly rampages like the one in Manhattan this week.

Macy's Thanksgiving Parade: 6 fun things you may not know

It's a Thanksgiving Day tradition, not only for New York but for a TV-watching nation as well: the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.

Fact-checking a week of Sanders

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said some questionable things from the podium from October 30 - November 2.

Health Insurance and Managed Care

Op-Ed Contributor: Choosing a Health Insurance Plan Is Not ‘Shopping’

When I go shopping at the mall, I get perfume samples and free chocolates. When I consider health insurance plans, I am offered no such things.


Facing backlash, Rolling Stone writer posts second apology for 'hurtful' book

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A Rolling Stone writer who has come under fire for a 17-year-old book that critics say depicts his own mistreatment of women at a newspaper office made a second apology on Wednesday, saying he wrote "hurtful" things but did not sexually harass anyone.


Demand for modem, IoT chips helps Qualcomm top estimates

(Reuters) - Qualcomm Inc's fourth-quarter profit and revenue beat market expectations as strength in its smartphone chips business was complemented by demand for chips used in automobiles and for the Internet of Things (IoT).

Colleges and Universities

10 Things to Know About Getting Into Your Dream College

There’s no magic formula for getting into a selective college, but here are some lessons from a longtime observer to help you navigate the process.

'Stranger Things' actress performs rap

Emmy-nominated actress Millie Bobby Brown performs a "Stranger Things" season one recap on "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon."


Merkel preaches tolerance, religious freedom at Reformation ceremony

WITTENBERG, Germany (Reuters) - Invoking the spirit of the Reformation, Chancellor Angela Merkel called for religious freedom and tolerance on Tuesday and said Germany should lend extra support to the children of refugees "who have experienced awful things."

'Stranger Things' star opens up about Season 2

Millie Bobby Brown, the actress who plays Eleven on the hit Netflix series opens up about the new season.

Stranger Things (TV Program)

A Word With: ‘Stranger Things 2’: Pixar’s Andrew Stanton on Directing 2 Episodes

The director of “Finding Nemo” and “Wall-E” discussed the experience of being a hired gun on someone else’s project.


Op-Ed Columnist: When Politics Becomes Your Idol

To fix politics, care more about other things.

Climate change already a health emergency, experts warn

Climate change is already affecting the health of populations around the world, but things are set to get worse if adequate changes aren't made, according to an international consortium of climate experts.

Children and Childhood

The Checkup: Managing the Storm of a Toddler’s Tantrum

Responding to a child’s anger with adult anger makes things worse, and misses the question of what is going on with the child.

Hurricane Sandy (2012)

The Rebuilding Years, Post-Sandy

Those affected by Hurricane Sandy five years ago shared how the storm changed their lives physically, emotionally and financially, and how things have changed for the better since.

Hitler in Los Angeles: How Jews Foiled Nazi Plots Against Hollywood and America (Book)

Q. & A.: Tell Us 5 Things About Your Book: ‘Hitler in Los Angeles’

Steven J. Ross discusses his new history of Nazi activities in Hollywood, and the spy ring that helped to foil fascist plans.

Melania Trump does things her way

During a Thursday afternoon event in the White House's East Room, first lady Melania Trump stood at the podium and closed her remarks by saying something she has not often said -- and certainly not said lately -- about her husband: "I am so proud to support him today, as he sees this commitment through."


China's neo-Maoists welcome Xi's new era, but say he is not the new Mao

BEIJING (Reuters) - A fringe group of hard-line conservatives who long for the way things were under communist China’s founding leader, Mao Zedong, have welcomed President Xi Jinping's "new era" of socialism and its renewed emphasis on equality.

Opinion: How media should respond to Trump attacks

The havoc Donald Trump's presidency has wreaked will take years to fully understand, let alone recover from. High on the list of things to undo will be the damage done by two words: Fake News.

'Stranger Things' gets an after show and other things this week

Things have been up in the air this week. Literally. Here's the lighter, politics-free side of news from the last 7 days.


David Harbour of ‘Stranger Things’ Never Wants to Play the Dad

Here he also talks about manliness, body image and setting boundaries with his hormonal co-stars on “Stranger Things.”

Opioid Crisis, J.F.K., ‘Stranger Things’: Your Friday Briefing

Here’s what you need to know to start your day.

Late Show with Stephen Colbert (TV Program)

Best of Late Night: James Corden Lists Things That Are More ‘Fake’ Than the Mainstream Media

Mr. Corden rejected President Trump’s assertion in a recent Fox Business interview that little “could be more fake than CBS and NBC and ABC and CNN.”