During pandemic, racism puts additional stress on Asian Americans

BOSTON -Many people are feeling anxious during these uncertain times as they navigate the risks associated with COVID-19 and experience the tension from physical distancing or isolation for what can seem like an eternity. But people of Asian ancestry face yet another set of challenges posed by racism and xenophobia which has soared during the…

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F.D.A. Requires Stronger Warning Label for Xanax and Similar Drugs

The Food and Drug Administration said on Wednesday that it would require a new warning label on a class of common psychiatric drugs, called benzodiazepines, to better warn the public and health professionals about the serious risks of abuse and addiction. Benzodiazepines are prescribed for anxiety, insomnia, seizures, panic disorders and other health problems. They…

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Gucci is Collaborating With The North Face

Matthew SperzelGetty Images Despite announcing its departure from a traditional fashion show calendar, Gucci is still making headlines in the middle of fashion month. With a short video clip posted to Instagram and TikTok, the Italian house has announced that a collaboration with The North Face is underway. The teaser features both brands’ logos on…

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E.P.A. Rejects Its Own Findings That a Pesticide Harms Children’s Brains

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration has rejected scientific evidence linking the pesticide chlorpyrifos to serious health problems, directly contradicting federal scientists’ conclusions five years ago that it can stunt brain development in children. The Environmental Protection Agency’s assessment of the pesticide, which is widely used on soybeans, almonds, grapes and other crops, is a fresh…

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The Biggest Trends of Spring 2021 So Far

Just because fashion month went digital this season doesn’t mean there aren’t trends to follow. Fresh from the showrooms and runways of designers like Christopher Kane, Sandy Liang, and more, we witnessed how quarantine is directly affecting spring’s sartorial landscape—because who knows how long lockdown will last, anyway. Designers spoke to the moment by addressing…

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Listening Closely to the Birds

Welcome. Pre-dawn, the sounds in the house are few and predictable: the refrigerator lurching to a hum, then off again; the steam knocking in the pipes. This morning, however, the pigeons, delirious with the expanse of dark that was all theirs, thrashed against the windows, landed with thuds on the A/C units. On purpose? By…

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How Memes and a Good Laugh Can Help People in Recovery

Timothy Kavanagh, 36, a recovering heroin addict and addictions counselor, was in his second year of sobriety when his brother was killed in a drunk-driving accident. “I went into an overwhelming state of depression,” he said. “Finding recovery memes helped me get through it.” In 2015, he started to make memes about the process of…

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Home School and Remote Learning Are Not the Same

Many home-schoolers feel misunderstood. People assume they’re religious adherents, hippies or anti-technologists who distrust institutions, when, in fact, they have a wide range of backgrounds and motives. Perhaps the most irritating misconception is that remote schooling, which is what the pandemic has foisted upon millions of families who normally send their children to traditional public…

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Dive In, KIds! Some Are Home-Schooling on Boats

Two years ago, Alison and Luke Williams bought a 44-foot monohull Moody Blue with the dream of sailing around the world with their three children. But many commitments tethered them to shore: two full-time jobs, piles of debt and their children’s school in New South Wales, Australia. Then the pandemic hit. Mr. Williams, 43, lost…

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