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The Lifeless Moose within the Workplace Subsequent Door

Send questions about office, money, career, and work-life balance to workfriend@nytimes.com. Include your name and location or a request to remain anonymous. Letters can be edited.Cost of livingI live and work in a small European country…

Israel Reveals Newly Found Fragments of Useless Sea Scrolls

A Bedouin shepherd came across the first of the ancient scrolls in 1947. He found them in jars in a cave in Qumran near the northern tip of the Dead Sea. Some were sold to a monastery, others to an antique dealer in Bethlehem. Once their…

The Energy of Enjoying Lifeless

Antlion larvae are known to be wild: they dig pits in the sand to catch unsuspecting prey, stab them with their sharp mandibles, and digest them inside out.But everything is relative. Antlion larvae are just small snacks for their own…

Sharon Begley, a Prime Science Journalist, Is Lifeless at 64

"I think Sharon is a quintessential Enlightenment figure," Jon Meacham, former editor-in-chief of Newsweek, said in an email. "She wrote brilliantly on everything under the sun and beyond, from the origins of human life to climate change,…