The New Bay Bridge, Facbook's Real Users, and Life and Death in the Subway
A summary of the best reads found behind the paywall of The New York Times.
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 story of a homeless man who died in a fire on Sunday in an abandoned section of the subway tunnels where he lived. Navy pilots undergo a harrowing and necessary refresher course that teaches them the reflexes needed to survive downed aircraft or ejections. (See more below.)
Business: Andrew Ross Sorkin examines how many of Facebook's 483 million "active daily users" actually visit the site every day. (If you click "Like" on another third-party site, that counts.)
Technology: The New Bay Bridge in San Francisco is built to withstand the strongest earthquakes and last for 150 years.
World: Middle class Iranians are on edge as world puts pressure on their country and economy. Egypt has a history of of distrusting American non-profit groups, like the ones it is going after with criminal charges.
Books: Charles Dickens (who was 200 years ago today) and his unending hatred of lawyers.
Health: Weight Watchers changed its plan last year and many dieters used to the old way say it isn't working for them. A finding about a possible cause of chronic fatigue syndrome has been discredited, demoralizing both patients and doctors.
Style: A new mobile app uses inaudible sound waves to help those attending Fashion Week events learn more about what the clothes they're looking at.
Travel: How to avoid airline baggage fees.
Photo Gallery of the Day: The Navy's scary survival training program.