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Talk Therapy Found to Ease Schizophrenia

Photo John Kane, chairman of the psychiatry department at Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine, who led a study on the treatment of schizophrenia. Credit Uli Seit for The New York Times More than two million people in the United States have a diagnosis of schizophrenia, and the treatment for most of them mainly involves strong doses of antipsychotic drugs ...

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‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Trailer: A First Look

Photo A despairing Princess Leia (Carrie Fisher) in a screen grab from the trailer posted on YouTube. The “Monday Night Football” broadcast on ESPN offered vivid displays of pyrotechnics; stunning collisions between bodies of astronomical size; and supernatural feats that could only be explained as manifestations of an all-encompassing metaphysical force when the trailer for “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” ...

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Tommy Hilfiger Introduces Virtual Reality Headsets for Shoppers

Photo Tommy Hilfiger is offering in-store shoppers a virtual trip, via a Samsung GearVR headset, to the label’s fall fashion show in New York, which took place earlier this year. Credit Chang W. Lee/The New York Times With its clunky headsets and project names like “Oculus” and “Morpheus,” virtual reality has so far been the realm of hard-core gamers and ...

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Giants Open Strong but Bumble Game Away to Eagles

Photo Giants quarterback Eli Manning was sacked by Eagles defensive end Vinny Curry in the first half of Philadelphia’s 27-7 victory. Credit Michael Perez/Associated Press PHILADELPHIA — For the Giants, Monday’s game began with their best drive of the season. The offensive line created holes for the running backs and protected quarterback Eli Manning, whose passing moved the Giants crisply ...

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Lost Bags, at 140 Characters, and Airlines Respond

Photo Sid Banerjee, the chief executive of Clarabridge, a social media analytics software company in Virginia, used Twitter to solve a problem when he was stranded at O’Hare International Airport in Chicago. Credit Drew Angerer for The New York Times Sid Banerjee and a colleague had been stranded at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport for several hours in April. The tech ...

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Landmark Metro Theater in Manhattan Will Be Reborn as a Planet Fitness

Photo Clockwise from top left: The theater’s landmark marquee; the 82-year-old cinema’s interior was gutted years ago; ceiling details; Councilman Mark D. Levine, who represents the neighborhood the cinema is in, is “bitterly disappointed” that a cultural institution is not moving into the space. Credit Yana Paskova for The New York Times Since the Metro Theater showed its last movie ...

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Britain Unveils Plans to Fight Extremism in Young Muslims

Continue reading the main story Video British Premier on Anti-Radicalization Prime Minister David Cameron of Britain spoke on Monday as the government unveiled new measures intended to fight the spread of extremism among young Muslims. By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS on Publish Date October 19, 2015. Photo by Pool photo by. Watch in Times Video » LONDON — Britain on Monday ...

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Square Hires Former Yahoo Executive to Run Cash Advance Business

Photo Jacqueline Reses will run Square Capital, which offers cash advances to businesses who process payments using Square’s services.Credit Justin Sullivan/Getty Images Square, the digital payments start-up, announced on Monday that it has hired a former Yahoo executive to run its cash advance business, an increasingly crucial part of the company. Jacqueline Reses will run Square Capital, a relatively new ...

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To Reduce the Cost of Drugs, Look to Europe

Photo Credit Cari Vander Yacht When anyone proposes reducing prescription drug prices — as Hillary Rodham Clinton and Bernie Sanders recently have — the most commonly heard criticism is that it would squelch innovation. But not all pharmaceutical innovation is valuable. Though some drugs are breakthroughs, some offer only marginal benefits at exorbitant cost. There is a way to keep ...

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Syrian Film Collective Offers View of Life Behind a Conflict

Photo Charif Kiwan, Abounaddara’s spokesman and its only active named member, watching the group’s film “The Old Man and Jihad.” Credit Chang W. Lee/The New York Times For months the eyes of the world have been focused on the plight of Syrian refugees, following families as they make harrowing treks across borders. Meanwhile, Abounaddara, a celebrated Syrian film collective, has ...

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