Israel vs. Iran, Brown Fat, and a New Book of Mormons

A summary of the best reads found behind the paywall of The New York Times.

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Now that The New York Times pay wall is live, you only get 20 free clicks a month. For those worried about hitting their limit, we're taking a look through the paper each morning to find the stories that can make your clicks count.

Top Stories: The conditions for intervention appear to have been met, but will Israel make good on threats to attack Iran over its nuclear weapons?

Health: Scientists try to unlock the secrets of "brown fat," a newly discovered form of fat in humans that burns its own calories and could be a key to weight loss. The clinical definition of depression may expand to include grief as a psychological disorder, opening the door to more professional treatment for sufferers.

Opinion: David Brooks says President Obama "needs an aggressive two-pronged approach: More economic freedom combined with more social structure; more competition combined with more support."

Movies: The story behind the 300 horses used to film battle scenes in the movie War Horse, including one of the horses who starred as Seabiscuit in the 2003 movie.

Photos: Karl Lagerfeld holds a runway show inside a fake airplane, complete with fake clouds and clothes in 150 different shades of blue.

Arts: A review of Keifter Sutherland's return to television in Touch, "a touchy-feely magic-child story with a science-fiction angle." The comedy website Funny or Die has created a mini-controversy after deleting the account of a comedian for posting a sketch video where she breastfeeds her twins.

Science: A drought in Turkey has revealed the lost relics of ancient city, buried under an Istanbul lake for nearly 2,000 years.

Books: A review of a timely new history of the Mormons that is much like its people: "well groomed, handsome, hale and hardy; you would probably allow your daughter to date it. It is also watery and dull, void of interesting expression or opinion. Like a Mormon dinner party, it offers no wine or espresso, and good luck sneaking out for a cigarette."

Food: Another story about Mormons, this one about Mormon cuisine that is stretching out beyond traditional comfort food. Also: Lady Gaga's parents are opening an Italian restaurant on the Upper West Side of Manhattan.

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