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Here are our favorite stories, podcasts, and videos from around the Web for the week of May 18.
- Science and health editor Laura Helmuth likes ...
“No More Dieting, and 7 Other Things We Do Differently After Reporting On Health Care” by Julia Belluz and Sarah Kliff, Vox
“Smart: health reporters on what they’ve learned reporting on health.”
- Staff writer Jamelle Bouie likes ...
“Low U.S. Rail Spending Leads to Poor Safety, Experts Say” by Nicola Clark, New York Times
“We could have a safer rail system, but we’d have to spend on public goods, and that’s socialism.”
- Dear Prudence columnist Emily Yoffe likes ...
“As Another Accusation Bites the Dust, Columbia Rape Saga Takes New Turn” by Cathy Young, Reason
“Cathy Young on the disturbing closing chapter of the Columbia student cleared of sexually assaulting Emma Sulkowicz.”
- Columnist Reihan Salam likes ...
“Everybody Calm Down About Breastfeeding” by Emily Oster, FiveThirtyEight
“Epic column breaking down what we know and what we don’t know about breast-feeding.”
- Features editor Jessica Winter likes ...
“Letterman’s Musical Legacy” by Paul de Revere, Pitchfork
“This is great all around, and worth it for the ‘Are these your drums?’ supercut alone.”