Anti-Infective Drugs Tied to Eating Disorders

The more infections or hospitalizations a girl had, the more likely she was to develop anorexia, bulimia or another eating disorder. By Nicholas Bakalar Girls who have serious or repeated infections in childhood are at higher risk for developing eating disorders in adolescence, a new study has found. The study, in JAMA Psychiatry, tracked 525,643 girls — […]

Years Ago, My Sister Vanished. I See Her Whenever I Want.

The winner of this year’s Modern Love college essay contest explores the comforts and limits of online connection. By Kyleigh Leddy “Don’t worry,” reads the cover photo of my sister’s Facebook page. “Everything is going to be amazing.” The words, in neon blue, green and red, glow from the screen as a kind of preternatural promise, a […]

How Larry Nassar ‘Flourished Unafraid’ for So Long

A new HBO documentary explores the rise and fall of the disgraced Olympic doctor and the institutions that gave him access to girls. By Maya Salam Early last year, Larry Nassar, a serial child sex abuser who preyed on hundreds of young female athletes, got back-to-back sentences for multiple sex crimes, ensuring he’ll spend the rest of his life […]

Shrimp From 5 U.K. Rivers Have One Thing in Common: Cocaine

By Palko Karasz LONDON — Researchers seeking evidence of chemical “micropollution” in five rural English rivers have found pesticides in many of the freshwater shrimp they tested. And cocaine in all of them. The presence of the illegal drug was unexpected because the sites where the researchers gathered their samples, in the eastern coastal county of […]

A Pregnant Woman Avoids Transit, Parents Battle in Court and Other Tales of Measles Anxiety

Readers in some of the 22 states where measles have been diagnosed this year discuss how the fear of catching the disease is affecting their daily lives. By Lela Moore A 40-year-old pregnant woman who fears catching measles on the New York City subway walks eight miles round trip from her home in Brooklyn to her job […]

With Uber’s I.P.O., Dara Khosrowshahi Is Taking Travis Kalanick’s Company Public

The C.E.O. wants to prove that the start-up has evolved past a raucous, and profligate, tech-bro culture. But Uber’s past is simply not that far gone. By Mike Isaac Dara Khosrowshahi had a problem. His name was Travis Kalanick. That, of course, was nothing new. When Mr. Khosrowshahi took over as chief executive of Uber in […]

Short Books for Kids That Make a Big Impact

By Marjorie Ingall Books for middle-grade readers can suffer the same affliction as all too many older-kid and grown-up books: bombastic, bloated, adverb-crammed. Sometimes an economical, minimalist book — like these three — is exactly what a youthful reader needs in this amped-up world. Kevin Henkes’s SWEEPING UP THE HEART (Greenwillow, 192 pp., $16.99; ages 8 to 12) is […]

Tesla Seeks to Raise $2 Billion in Sale of Stock and Debt

By Peter Eavis Tesla needs more money. A lot of it. After a surprisingly weak first quarter, in which it burned through nearly $1 billion, the company said Thursday that it would seek to raise about $2 billion in the markets. The electric-car maker plans to offer investors 2.72 million shares of stock, which would raise about […]

Facebook Bars Alex Jones, Louis Farrakhan and Others From Its Services

By Mike Isaac and Kevin Roose SAN FRANCISCO — After years of wavering about how to handle the extreme voices populating its platform, Facebook on Thursday evicted seven of its most controversial users — many of whom are conservatives — immediately inflaming the debate about the power and accountability of large technology companies. The social network said it […]

Admissions Scandal: When ‘Hard Work’ (Plus $6.5 Million) Helps Get You Into Stanford

By Kate Taylor, Jennifer Medina, Chris Buckley and Alexandra Stevenson Sitting in a plush chair and wearing a white blouse buttoned up to the neck, the young woman looks into the camera, smiles and offers advice about getting into a top American university. “Some people think, ‘Didn’t you get into Stanford because your family is […]