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'A Long-Term Threat'

The first bomb went off at 8.51 a.m., in the midst of the London rush hour. By 9.47 a.m.--56 minutes later--at least four blasts had rocked the heart of the British capital.

AN RX FOR KIDS-WITH WARNINGS

While 7-year-old Maddie Kitz waits for a kidney transplant, her doctor, Steven Alexander, supervises her frequent dialysis at Stanford University Medical Center and prescribes a host of medications to prevent bone disease, control her blood pressure and reduce blood clots.

The Rise of a Religion

Readers of our March 28 cover story on the rise of Christianity praised Jon Meacham's nuanced report. "Congratulations!" said one, who appreciated Meacham "for not proselytizing...

MAIL CALL: A HUMBLE DEFENDER OF THE CATHOLIC FAIT

Readers had mixed views about the ascension of Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger to lead the Roman Catholic Church, the subject of our May 2 cover story. One said, "After reading your report, I believe Pope Benedict XVI has undoubtedly met the criteria for reaching the ranks of St.

THE RISE OF A RELIGION

Readers of our March 28 cover story on the rise of Christianity praised Jon Meacham's nuanced report. "Congratulations!" said one, who appreciated Meacham "for not proselytizing...

TIP SHEET

FASHIONStep Into SpringPack up your boots, put away those pumps and say adieu to Uggs. Spring has officially arrived and, with it, a new crop of shoes that celebrate longer days, warmer nights and the first show of bare legs.

Tip Sheet

Pack up your boots, put away those pumps and say adieu to Uggs. Spring has officially arrived and, with it, a new crop of shoes that celebrate longer days, warmer nights and the first show of bare legs.

The Life of a Pope

In the summer of 1981 when I was posted in Moscow for NEWSWEEK, Solidarity was riding the crest of a euphoric wave in neighboring Poland. The free trade union had been operating openly for a full year, and the country was flooded with the dissident labor union's banners, pins, stickers and other mementos, including those that celebrated the pride of Poland, Pope John Paul II.The communist authorities would abruptly change course a few months later, declaring martial law and outlawing Solidarity.

MAIL CALL

Readers of our Feb. 7 cover story on diet and genes had advice of their own. A 70-year-old's recipe for rich old age: "good genes... eat healthy... play tennis and hockey...

Mail Call

Readers of our Feb. 7 cover story on diet and genes had advice of their own. A 70-year-old's recipe for rich old age: "good genes... eat healthy... play tennis and hockey...

ROCKING THE CASBAH

For more than 30 years, much of the Muslim world has been sliding backward, away from modernity. Maybe the West and Israel, defeat and humiliation, dictators, emirs or mullahs are to blame.

THE ALPHA BLOGGERS

A few months ago no one had heard of "podcasting" because it didn't exist. Last summer an MTV veejay turned technophile named Adam Curry wanted to do an Internet-based radio show, distributing it through his Weblog. (A Weblog, or blog, is a personal Web site where somebody self-publishes an electronic journal, often linking to other things on the Web that strike the author's fancy.) With the help of fellow bloggers, he created spe-cial software that allowed digital audio content to be...

MAIL CALL

An EU ContenderReaders of our Oct. 11 story on the Turkish miracle shared their own views on the subject. One praised "visionaries like Ataturk and Dervis"; another deplored the Armenian genocide.

TONY KNOWS BEST

No one is better qualified to review the British intelligence leading up to the war in Iraq--or pass judgment on Tony Blair's style of governing--than Lord Butler.

BY THE SEAT OF HIS PANTS

It's Alan Greenspan's swan song. The Federal Reserve raised interest rates last week, as expected. The overnight Fed funds rate went from 1 percent, the lowest since the late 1950s, to 1.25 percent.

SICK, AND TIRED OF THE ENDLESS PAPERWORK

When my wife, Meg, suffered a severe stroke that immobilized her left side, I knew we would be facing a grueling odyssey involving several hospitals, dozens of doctors and countless therapy sessions.

Mail Call And Corrections: How To Get Relief For

Readers responding to our April 26 cover story were full of advice. "Excellent, informative and to the point," one wrote. "Pain management was not mentioned," a doctor noted. "These techniques range from epidural and other steroid injections that decrease inflammation to percutaneous discectomies to shrink painful disc bulges to radio-frequency ablative procedures that numb nerves causing pain." Others offered their own prescriptions. "Bee stings are a folk-medicine cure for backaches, because...

Online Excerpt: Being a Better Parent

When people find out that I'm both a parent and a psychologist who has spent his entire career studying parenting, I'm often asked whether what I've learned as a researcher has helped me to be a better parent.

MAIL CALL: DIFFERING TESTIMONY ABOUT LAWSUITS

Of the more than 300 readers responding to our Dec. 15 cover story on litigation, the majority thought we were too sympathetic to the accused. "The headlines LAWSUIT HELL and CIVIL WARS themselves previewed a business-slanted attack on our civil-justice system," one said.

Mail Call

The Beholder's EyeReaders of our Nov. 10 report on the new global ideal of beauty hated the concept. Advised one, "Help those who need health care instead of boosting bosoms." Another protested "the loss of cultural identity." A third railed against "the risk of having--along with gorgeous bodies--empty minds."Perfection or Homogeneity?I was both interested in and repulsed by your Nov. 10 cover story on plastic surgery ("The Perfect Face").

Periscope

Iraq: A Pyrrhic Victory?Washington trumpeted an impressive victory last week in the United Nations Security Council that cleared the way for other countries to aid in the reconstruction effort in Iraq.

Tip Sheet

Sports: Got A Ticket to DriveBy Tara WiengartenYou could hop in the family Volvo, tour the countryside and call it a driving vacation. Or you could jump into a sports car and whip around hairpin turns like Michael Schumacher.

Tip Sheet

Sports: Got A Ticket to DriveBy Tara WiengartenYou could hop in the family Volvo, tour the countryside and call it a driving vacation. Or you could jump into a sports car and whip around hairpin turns like Michael Schumacher.

MAIL CALL: A SAD SEA CHANGE

The subject of our July 14 cover story on dying oceans distressed readers, who applauded our reportage. "I feel overwhelmed and powerless," said one. Another lamented, "Governments view ecosystems as resources to be exploited." A third simply stated, "Dead oceans, dead mankind."Save Our Last FrontierI thank and applaud you for your responsible July 14 cover story, "Are the Oceans Dying?" It is vital to our planet and our own survival that each of us takes our head out of the sand and becomes...

INTERNATIONAL MAIL CALL

Our June 30/July 7 special issue on new inventions delighted most readers. "Thanks for a great cover story!" cheered one. Teachers and scientists sent in praise.

Mail Call

Staying HealthyWe received a favorable prognosis for men's health from readers of our June 16 cover package. A cancer survivor wrote: "It's time we took better care of ourselves than we do of our cars." Chimed another: "Older doesn't have to mean sicker." A third added that "many illnesses are the result of how we live."The State of Men's HealthI was really pleased to see your June 16 cover story on men's health ("Men's Minds, Men's Bodies").

War, A Primer

Chris Hedges has guts. Not just battlefield guts--he spent 20 years as a war correspondent--but the moral courage to tell Americans what they least want to hear about war.

Mail Call

Readers provided an overall favorable prognosis for men's health, the subject of our June 16 cover package. Given the increased awareness of the important role that diet, exercise and lifestyle changes play, a 10-year prostate-cancer survivor turned activist noted it was high time that "men took better care of themselves than they do their automobiles." The clarion call was one of taking charge. "Young men need to hear from their physicians and the media that getting older doesn't have to mean...

International Mail Call: Pain Management

Our May 19 cover story on pain led readers to share tales of chronic pain, acupuncture and insurance with us. A doctor said he "enjoyed reading about new advances in pain management." Another reader pointed out, "Pain and depression are connected." The rest simply praised specific therapies.Feeling Their PainA week before reading your cover article, "Taking a New Look at Pain" (May 19), I underwent major surgery.

American Postcard: At Last

Highland Park, Texas, one of the wealthiest enclaves in America, is a beautiful village, refined and leafy, filled with parks, set in the heart of Dallas.

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