The New York Times on Living a Smarter Life

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  1. PD Shaw says:

    What am I reading? Is it satire or an advertisement?Report

  2. fillyjonk says:

    LOL. “Distraction is bad, look at what happens when we insert fifteen distracting things in a piece purportedly about making your life better”Report

  3. George Turner says:

    Many people improved their lives and mental well-being by cancelling their subscription to the New York Times.

    I view their paywall as yellow caution tape that keeps people from falling down a manhole.

    Just sayin’.Report

  4. Michael Cain says:

    At some point in the past (years now?) I signed up for the NYT’s “California Today” newsletter. I thought it was going to be the NYT having a modest California bureau to cover the state that is 12% of the US population, an economy that would rank 5th in the world (recently passed the UK, where Brexit is taking a toll), and tech capital of the world. An acknowledgement that there’s more to the country than the NE urban corridor. Instead, it’s one person, more human interest than news-news (today, Everything You Need to Know for a Road Trip Up the Coast) and a list of links with the caveat “We often link to sites that limit access for nonsubscribers”. A bothersome percentage of the links are to regular New York Times stories.Report

    • Oscar Gordon in reply to Michael Cain says:

      If the NYT has a California bureau, it would exist to help New York residents feel smug in the fact that they live in NYC, and not somewhere in CA.Report

      • Michael Cain in reply to Oscar Gordon says:

        When they were pushing it for the couple of weeks before it started, I did wonder a lot about how they would handle things. Would it be something serious about a state that ranks not too far behind the entire NE urban corridor in population and economic output?* Or would it be looking down its nose at the state? What I didn’t expect at all was the odd thing they actually did.

        * I’ve always been impressed by that economic comparison, especially since California spots the NE urban corridor both Wall Street and the national capital.Report

  5. Saul Degraw says:

    The New York Times provides some of the best in-depth investigative reporting in the country. Almost every Sunday edition has multiple investigatory matters that are detailed, well-researched, well-reported and worth reading.

    I honestly don’t get hate-reading the frothy segments like the wedding announcements, the Styles section, real estate, etc. Just ignore it and move on. But we live in the age of the hate-read I guess.Report

    • The New York Times published an article about distraction and living a more meaningful life filled with name dropping, calls to do unrelated actions and buy unrelated products. I’m sorry, but I’m allowed to make fun of thatReport