State of the Art: Reconciling 2 Worlds With Windows 8.1 :: After a year of tinkering with the much-criticized Windows 8, Microsoft unveils (drumroll) Windows 8.1. The changes are many and useful.
The Food & Drink Issue: The Octopus That Almost Ate Seattle :: The giant Pacific octopus is, in the words of a Seattle conservationist, a "glamour animal." It is also tasty. Therein lies the conflict.
App Smart: Apps to Protect Your Array of Passwords :: Five apps that allow a user to manage (and remember) passwords and keep other sensitive information safe.
Ask an Expert: Advice About Assisted Living for Aging Relatives, Part 1 :: Debra Drelich, a specialist in geriatric care, answers questions about the types of facilities for assisted living, age guidelines, licensure and "aging gracefully in place."
Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Should You Eat Chicken? :: The solution to the salmonella problem lies not only in washing your hands but in improving production methods.
Ryan Budget Plan Draws GOP Flak :: House Republican leaders are drawing opposition from party members to the idea of revamping Medicare for more Americans than previously suggested.
TSA to Allow Small Knives on Planes :: The Transportation Security Administration said it would soon allow fliers to carry certain smaller knives onto airplanes, one of the biggest moves to scale back airport-security measures since the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks.
Venezuela Leader Chávez Dies at 58 :: Hugo Chávez, a former tank commander turned populist politician who used Venezuela's oil riches to pursue his vision of socialism and challenge the U.S., died Tuesday from complications related to cancer.
Cardinals Raise Questions Over Report :: When cardinals enter the Sistine Chapel to elect a new pope, the chapel will become a fortress of the Holy See's most carefully guarded secrets. But there is one secret many of the cardinals themselves are trying to divine.
Five Stocks Handled the Heavy Lifting :: Five blue-chip stocks have accounted for about one-third of the rally in the Dow since the financial crisis.
Beijing, U.S. Unveil New Korean Sanctions :: The U.S. and China introduced a new round of sanctions against North Korea at the United Nations that the U.S. said would significantly impede the development of Pyongyang's nuclear and missile programs, in response to its test last month of an atomic bomb.
Venezuela Consults Cuban Playbook :: Hours before announcing Chávez's death, the government resorted to a ploy to try to unite his supporters: Talk of an alleged conspiracy by the U.S. to destabilize the country.
Charlie Munger's Favorite Long-Term Retailer - Motley Fool :: http://www.fool.com/investing/general/2013/10/15/charlie-mungers-most-favorite-long-term-retailer.aspx
Charles Munger Jr. Speaks on the Art of Political Reform - Fox and Hounds Daily :: http://www.foxandhoundsdaily.com/2013/10/charles-munger-jr-speaks-art-political-reform/
The Power of Negative Thinking :: Both ancient philosophy and modern psychology suggest that darker thoughts can make us happier, writes Oliver Burkeman.
Best of the Web Today: Not a Dictator :: President Obama's declaration of ineffectuality.
Technology Shapes Kenyan Elections :: The Internet and social media in Kenya, which played a central role in this year's elections by allowing Kenyans to question candidates, took on a new function Tuesday—spreading messages of peace to avert new bloodshed.
Books of The Times: Max Hastings Traces a War's Origins in 'Catastrophe 1914' :: Max Hastings traces the origins of World War I in "Catastrophe 1914."
Movie Review: 'All Is Lost,' With Robert Redford at Sea :: In J. C. Chandor's "All Is Lost," Robert Redford is a sailor adrift in the Indian Ocean.
Hungry City: Shalom Japan in Williamsburg, Brooklyn :: Shalom Japan in South Williamsburg, Brooklyn, combines the cultural heritages of the owners and chefs.
Belgian Brewery Buys U.S. Maker of Craft Beers :: As global brewers take interest in American craft beers, Duvel Moortgat of Belgium has acquired the Boulevard Brewing Company, the United States' 12th-largest craft brewer.
Pursuits: Good Beer in Berlin? Finally, Yes :: In the last few years, new microbreweries, beer bars and bottle shops have opened in Berlin, challenging the city's reputation as a good-beer desert.
Admit One: AMC Theaters Lure Moviegoers With Cushy Recliners :: To lure moviegoers, AMC Theaters have installed cushy red recliners to mimic the home-viewing experience.
Movie Review: '12 Years a Slave' Holds Nothing Back in Show of Suffering :: Steve McQueen's "12 Years a Slave," based on the true story of Solomon Northup, drives straight to the heart of the cruelties of oppression.
Op-Ed Contributor: Africa's Trauma Epidemic :: Billions of dollars have poured into the continent to fight killer diseases. But the most basic killer, injury, is neglected.
Op-Ed Columnist: If Not Now, When? :: If Benjamin Netanyahu is inclined to take risks from strength, the time is now.
Well: Everyday Jet Lag :: How sleeping against type can affect your health.
Op-Ed Contributor: The Myth of the Medical-Device Tax :: What's actually raising health care costs is a predatory industry.
Op-Ed Columnist: This Is Your Brain on Toxins :: What are the lessons from the human catastrophe of lead poisoning over so many decades?
Apps Are Creating New Jobs :: Mobile apps have spawned new sets of jobs that people are performing without having to have a computer-science degree.