Opinion | Why Your New Year’s Diet Is Doomed

Nearly all of us will fail at our annual round of New Year’s resolutions, which historically are led by eating better and losing weight. But the struggle for your health is not a battle between you and the scale, or you and the brownies. Excessive weight is a symptom — not one of laziness, stupidity or a lack of discipline […]

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Opinion | What Would David Bowie Do?

Five years after his death, the dystopian world that his music describes seems closer than ever. But maybe he can show us a way out of it. By Simon Critchley Mr. Critchley is a professor of philosophy and the author of “Bowie.” Everything went to pieces after David Bowie died. It’s been five years since his death was announced. I […]

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Opinion | Less Than Two Weeks to Go

The most pressing issue facing the nation right now is how to grind out the closing days of the Trump era without further irreparable harm to the Republic. No more Americans should have to lose their lives to a transition of presidential power. Starting Wednesday evening and on into Thursday, teams of workers were cleaning the broken glass and the […]

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Italy's CNH and China's FAW in talks over truckmaker Iveco

HONG KONG/BEIJING/MILAN (Reuters) – CNH Industrial is in talks with China’s FAW over the future of truckmaker Iveco, the Italian-American group said on Wednesdy after sources told Reuters it had revived previously aborted negotiations.FILE PHOTO: An Iveco truck is seen at the IAA Commercial Vehicles trade show in Hanover, Germany, September 22, 2016. REUTERS/Fabian BimmerA spokesman for CNH Industrial – […]

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Brookfield offers to take real estate arm private in $5.9 billion deal

FILE PHOTO: People walk to Brookfield Place off Bay Street on the day of the annual general meeting for Brookfield Asset Management shareholders in Toronto, May 7, 2014. REUTERS/Mark Blinch (CANADA – Tags: BUSINESS)(Reuters) – Canada’s Brookfield Asset Management Inc said on Monday it has offered to take its commercial real estate arm Brookfield Property Partners LP private in a […]

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Opinion | Ensuring the Survival of Our Democracy

To the Editor: Re “Our Democracy, Though Resilient, Isn’t Unbreakable,” by Susan D. Hyde and Elizabeth N. Saunders (Op-Ed, Dec. 16): Yes, President Trump tried to break our democracy and turn the United States into an authoritarian state controlled by him. He failed — because of the safeguards the founding fathers built into the Constitution. The framers were fearful of […]

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Opinion | ‘Because of You Guys, I’m Stuck in My Room’

Residents and caregivers at senior living facilities write about life during the pandemic — and trying to stay safe while facing the challenges of long-term isolation. By Kristin Lin Ms. Lin is a fellow with the Opinion section. Devora Greenspon, 88, spent most of April, May and June confined to her room after residents at her long-term care facility in […]

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Your Friday Briefing

A New Year’s Eve unlike any other. By Natasha Frost Good morning. It’s the first day of the new year. We’re covering the start of 2021, President Trump’s handling of the pandemic and lessons for the European Union from Brexit. A very different New Year’s Eve Most places in the world, from a virtually coronavirus-free New Zealand to an Ireland […]

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Opinion | A Middle-Aged Christmas

Marching toward middle age is sequence of older-than moments, when you realize that you’ve passed some famous age that seemed impossibly distant as a child. First you pass the prodigies: Older than William Pitt the Younger when he became prime minister, older than Donna Tartt when she published “The Secret History,” older than Alexander the Great when he conquered Persia. […]

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