Kate Dailey

Stories by Kate Dailey

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    Real-Life Superwomen

    Here’s a list of some of our favorite brave women, who saved themselves—and others—without giving it a second thought.
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    Left Out of the World Wide Web

    As protests continue in Egypt, the government has cracked down by suspending the country’s Internet service and disrupting much of the cell-phone coverage. Reporters Without Borders closely monitors how nations restrict the Internet access of their citizens. Here are the worst violators.
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    Cory Booker's Snowspiration

    Cory Booker used Twitter to help dig out residents of Newark during the last blizzard. Now, with much of the Eastern Seaboard covered in snow, more Americans implored the mayor to come to their aid. While Booker can't be everywhere, ordinary citizens inspired by his example often heeded the call.
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    Very Personal Trainers

    The history of televised fitness is almost as long as the history of television. From syndicated shows to videos on demand, exercise shows have been capturing our attention for years—and making their stars national icons. Here’s a look at some of the most notable figures and biggest milestones in fitness TV.
  • Steve Jobs's Health: History and Speculation

    On Monday, Steve Jobs announced he was taking a medical leave of absence from Apple Inc. It’s the latest chapter in the visionary CEO’s tale of health woes, a story that began in 2004.
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    Salvia and the Arizona Shooting

    Alleged Arizona shooter Jared Loughner used salvia, the hallucinogenic drug, according to a high-school friend of his. Obviously, Loughner was troubled. But did salvia have anything to do with it?
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    Women and Whisky: Why Not?

    A new ad promotes whisky as a holiday treat for women: a rare sight in a culture that associates the hard stuff with manliness. Marketing this type of alcohol to a female audience may be novel, but there's nothing new about ladies who like Scotch, rye, whisky, or bourbon.
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    The 13 Worst Trends of 2010

    The year 2010 had its share of heroism and human uplift—the Chilean miners, the viral success of the "It Gets Better" campaign, the Saints winning the Super Bowl—but it also had a whole lot of really dumb stuff. Here we've collected 13 of the most persistent and egregious trends of 2010, all of which we'd like to see disappear.
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    The 11 Best Holiday-Gift Freakouts

    The possibly fake, but still entertaining, tears, screams, squeals, and nausea that come after opening a much-wanted gift.
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    Can You Be Allergic to Your Cell Phone?

    Allergies can develop when young bodies come into contact with a new substance, and an increasing number of kids have early exposure to tech tools and “adult” products that can lead to a lifetime of reactions.
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    Jane Fonda's Return to Fitness

    The actress’s latest foray into the world of fitness is directly related to aging. She reasons that young people can choose to work out or not, but that exercise becomes mandatory when people age.
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    Six Things to Know Before Your TSA Pat-Down

    The airline passenger revolt over controversial new security screening techniques, on the eve of the biggest travel season of the year, is in full swing.
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    Will Soda Taxes and Fast-Food Bans Fix Obesity?

    While government agencies, businesses, and private institutions are all looking for ways to battle the obesity crisis, no one has yet figured out successful interventions that both improve health and save money, and programs being implemented are often untested.
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    The Junk-Food Diet and Other Food Stunts

    Can human beings subsist on junk food alone? What about just potatoes for two months straight, or only meat for an entire year? A look at impressive dietary stunts.
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    Don Draper Would Hate the Ads During 'Mad Men'

    Many ads that run during AMC's "Mad Men" try to co-opt the show's retro chic look, but in doing so, they often rely on lazy misogyny and cheap jokes. That's too bad, because "Mad Men" is one of the most nuanced, feminist shows on TV.
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    Workplace Shootings: Rare, Horrifying, and Totally Unpredictable

    Nine people died Tuesday when a disgruntled employee opened fire at a Connecticut beer distributor, killing himself as police arrived. Allegedly, Omar Thornton was about to be fired for stealing beer, and had previously accused co-workers of racism—accusations that he says went unanswered by management. Mass shootings always make big headlines, but they're only a small fraction of the murders committed each year.
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    The Mental Health Effects of the Oil Spill

    Despite recent reports that the oil spill is clearing up faster than expected, anxiety and depression still linger among residents of the Gulf coast. A survey of 406 Gulf coast residents indicated the far-reaching emotional toll of the spill, with younger residents and low income citizens showing the most distress.
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    'Sex at Dawn: The Prehistoric Origins of Modern Sexuality'

    Forget what you think you know about the origin of species. "Sex at Dawn" sets out to prove that our prehistoric ancestors were happy and healthy, thanks in no small part to lots of egalitarian, polyamorous, noisy group sex.
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    Lose Weight, Earn Money?

    Paying people to lose weight, quit smoking, or abandon drugs has shown promising, if mixed, results. Can employers harness the power of these financial incentives to lower insurance costs?
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    10 Ways Facebook Can Ruin Your Life

    As Facebook prepares to welcome its 500 millionth friend, a look at all the ways social networking can wreak havoc in your life.
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    'Pornland': How Porn Has Hijacked Our Sexuality

    Pornographers are no longer in the business of making love, says Gail Dines. Now they’re making hate. With more than 370 million Internet sites, it takes something pretty shocking to stand out. The result? Dines argues that “gonzo porn,” which is extreme, is graphic, and was once relegated to the fringes, is now mainstream. And it’s undermining the ways men and women approach sex.
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    Who Can You Trust, Oil Spill Edition: Volume 14

    An ongoing look at some of the main players in the gulf oil-spill disaster. Who and what can you count on, and who's hiding behind spin? This week: will the steel wedding drums be silenced? Plus: BP does good.

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