Nordstrom’s Anniversary Sale Includes the Best Slippers in the World

The genesis of Uggs might be rooted in an ancient time of bedazzled flip phones and velour tracksuits, but the Australian brand’s quality and evolving range (they now carry blankets, sneakers, athleisure and heels) have rendered Ugg’s cozy creations timeless. Considering how stress-inducing 2020 has been, coupled with all the extra time spent at home,…

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Coronavirus: When Will Long-Term Care Facilities Reopen to Visitors?

Three years ago, Cathy Baum helped both her mother and her mother-in-law move into memory care in an assisted living facility in Reston, Va. Because Ms. Baum lived nearby, she could visit four to five days a week and keep a watchful eye on them. “I’d check the bathrooms to be sure they’d had a…

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Kingston: A City Remade by the Coronavirus

Kingston, a small city in upstate New York, became my home four and a half years ago. Seeking space, affordability, green, and quiet, my husband and I traded Brooklyn for this city of 23,000. Unwittingly, we joined a slow-drip migration north. Since the arrival of coronavirus, though, what had been a steadily paced increase in…

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How Crocs Became the Unofficial Shoe of the Pandemic

When Allie Goertz encountered Crocs for the first time as a dorky, Wayne’s World-obsessed 13-year old, she instantly despised their bulbous, stippled silhouette. “I remember thinking, ‘They’re so ugly, never in a million years would I wear Crocs,’» she says. Eighteen years later, the musician and writer was self-quarantining at home in Los Angeles due…

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Trying to Make It Big Online? Getting Signed Isn’t Everything

This spring, Marcus Olin moved into a sprawling mansion in the Los Feliz section of Los Angeles with seven other TikTok creators. His bedroom overlooked downtown Los Angeles, and waking up to the view every morning felt like a dream. “I was like, ‘Man, that’s my city,’” Mr. Olin, 21, said. “I felt like I…

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When Lamb Chops Met Romaine

There are some summer evenings so steamy that the only thing I can bear to eat is a giant bowl of leafy salad. And this whole month of August has been full of those kinds of nights, one sticky sunset after the next. But on what must have been our umpteenth salad, something had to…

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Beer Truly Is the Champagne of Cocktails

The next time you reach for a beer, you may want to look to the rest of your bar. Beer as a cocktail ingredient isn’t a revolutionary idea. It’s long played a part in drinkmaking. The original flips, concocted in the late 1600s, were made with beer, rum, sugar and whole egg, and served hot.…

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This Teen Designer Is Fighting to Make Fashion Accessible to All

Leah Zelaya has dreamed of being a designer for as long as she can remember. She studies fashion magazines, sketches out ideas for red-carpet looks, and even walked in a NYFW show earlier this year. Ask about her style icons and she’ll drop some of today’s biggest names: Jennifer Lopez, because she’s «not afraid to…

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A Large Coffee and a Marriage Proposal to Go

From the start, Ariel Schaap had cause to believe that Joshua Heisler might benefit from a caffeine infusion. They met in 2010 as pre-med students at Columbia, and among the first things he asked was whether he could borrow her biology lab notes. “Josh basically wanted to do less work,” said Dr. Schaap, an internist…

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