Chardonnay the Oregon Way

Long ago in ancient times, before the pandemic, I decided that the next topic for Wine School would be chardonnays from the Willamette Valley of Oregon. I thought it was a great idea then. Now, it’s still a good idea, except that the restrictions on shopping, not to mention the economic disaster that many people…

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How to Cut Your Own Bangs

We can help you trim existing straight or wavy bangs. Come watch Lily Benson, our off-platform visual editor, as she takes these tips for a test drive. If you don’t have bangs already, don’t do it. You deserve better than a coronavirus isolation hair disaster. You will need: Scissors. If you have hair cutting scissors,…

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Influencing? In This Economy? It’s Only Gotten More Competitive

Alyson Stoner, 26, is an actress whose credits include various Disney and Nickelodeon productions. She has also independently developed an online audience of over one million who turn to her for advice about wellness and creativity. Last month, as Hollywood sets went dark, her second career ramped up. By mid-March she was feeling caught in…

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Be a Friend to the Elderly, Get Paid

Bill Rodger, 91, often finds himself sitting on a worn flower-print couch in his living room in North Hollywood, Calif., facing a wall of accolades that document his long life. There are photos of Mr. Rodger over the decades winning sports tournaments and posing with grandchildren. There are golf medals, plaques and the most recent…

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What to Say (and Not Say) to Workers on the Front Lines

“How are you doing?” a text message alert on my phone reads. “Thinking of you.” I’m a doctor caring for Covid-19 patients in the intensive care unit of a New York City hospital. I’m OK, I tell my friends and family. But OK is a relative term. Physically, aside from fatigue and a raw nose…

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A Glimpse Inside the Secluded World of a Georgian Convent

With travel restrictions in place worldwide, we’ve launched a new series — The World Through a Lens — in which photojournalists transport you, virtually, to some of our planet’s most beautiful and intriguing places. This week, Robert Presutti shares a collection of photographs from a convent in the Samtskhe-Javakheti region of Georgia. A decade ago,…

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London Fashion Week Goes Digital And Gender Neutral Due To Covid-19

Mike MarslandGetty Images Almost forty years since the British Fashion Council held their first London Fashion Week, they have announced that the quarterly event, historically divided by gender, as well as season, will become gender-neutral and commence digitally, due to the pandemic. During the month in which London Fashion Week Men’s would have occurred—beginning June…

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Hospitals Play ‘Songs of Hope’ as Virus Patients Go Home

In the 11 days he spent fighting Covid-19 at Montefiore Nyack Hospital, there was one thing Mark Schwarz couldn’t figure out. “Occasionally throughout the days there, you would randomly start hearing music playing and wonder, ‘What’s that for?’” Mr. Schwarz, 54, said on Tuesday. On Monday, when it finally came time for Mr. Schwarz to…

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Reading Diane Von Furstenberg’s 1976 ‘Book of Beauty’ In Quarantine

Robert R. McElroyGetty Images Flip through the pages of 1976’s Diane von Furstenberg’s Book of Beauty and you’ll see that the designer is a champion lounger. She is always shown at least semi-horizontal, whether posing like an odalisque behind a bedside breakfast tray or lying supine in first class. When it comes to luxurious self-isolation,…

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