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Smile for the Phone, Creep

By Joyce Wadler

New York Times

July 30, 2016

That nonlethal weapon, the smartphone, can deliver justice. But only if you can unlock it. … Read More

Be Your Own Tesla

By Joyce Wadler

New York Times

July 16, 2016

Navigating the busy streets of New York City can be difficult — until, that is, you install an autopilot system. … Read More

AirBlabNBore

By Joyce Wadler

New York Times

June 18, 2016

Renting a room from a stranger on Airbnb may involve having to hear about the person’s lonely horse or holding long conversations over a cheese plate. … Read More

No! There’s Something About Me You Haven’t Googled?

By Joyce Wadler

New York Times

June 4, 2016

Somewhere between going into a date completely blind and compiling a dossier worthy of J. Edgar Hoover, there has to be a happy medium. … Read More

Save the Date for Our $250,000 Wedding

By Joyce Wadler

New York Times

May 21, 2016

Wedding season is upon us, and this frequent guest wants to know: How much did you really pay for that cake? … Read More

The Wet, Expensive Bike Ride: What’s Not to Love?

By Joyce Wadler

New York Times

May 7, 2016

After spending $341 on a rain-or-shine New York bike tour, a rider wonders how much a triumphant Facebook photo or a bagel with V.I.P. cyclists is truly worth. … Read More

My Mother’s Make-Believe Boyfriend

By Joyce Wadler

New York Times

April 23, 2016

My mother’s brain has been melting since she had a stroke, and now the major territories include pastrami, kittens and a man in her nursing home. … Read More

The Joy of the Garbage Chute

By Joyce Wadler

New York Times

April 9, 2016

The Japanese organizing guru Marie Kondo suggests talking to your clothes before you throw them out. What if they talk back? … Read More

Madam, Kindly Remove Your Elbow From My Nose

By Joyce Wadler

New York Times

March 26, 2016

New Yorkers tend to be prickly about our 12 to 18 inches of our personal body space. Sharing space — at the movies, on the subway, in the bike lanes — is even harder. … Read More

The $1,000 Pair of Shoes

By Joyce Wadler

New York Times

March 12, 2016

Why do older women buy ugly shoes? For the same reason they go out with unsuitable men: availability. … Read More

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