When Facebook Politics Get Extra Personal

As the presidential election draws near, I would like to like to post a message on my Facebook timeline that says: “If any of my Facebook friends plan on voting for a particular candidate, I would appreciate your doing me the courtesy of unfriending me. I no longer want to be associated with people who…

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Chris Trousdale, Boy Band Idol With a Broadway Past, Dies at 34

This obituary is part of a series about people who have died in the coronavirus pandemic. Read about others here. During the heyday of boy bands, Dream Street was created to become the next Backstreet Boys or ‘N Sync. Its five tweenage members, who sported baggy pants and frosted hair tips, bathed in the attention…

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Road Tripping While Black: Readers Respond

The road trip has long been considered part of the great American experience, but the feeling of freedom often associated with getting in a car and seeing the country hasn’t always been extended to African-American travelers, who often worry about discrimination and racism while traveling. After publishing a story on the concerns and anxieties many…

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15 Pride Outfits That Give Back to the LGBTQ+ Community

Melodie JengGetty Images Pride Month is a celebration, a moment for the LGBTQ+ community to band together and proclaim their identities to the world. It’s a time of parades and elaborate parties, more often than not featuring colorful ensembles that spread joy. And though the scene is fun filled–many argue that Pride Month has become…

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23 Fine Jewelry Brands Worth Investing In

Affordable fine jewelry may sound like an oxymoron, but thanks to a recent boom in direct-to-consumer brands, the landscape is changing. And thanks to the advent of Instagram, it feels as though new brands are popping up every week with an interesting twist to stand out from the pack. Still, you don’t have to pick…

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Brands Send Their Support to Those Impacted by COVID-19

Courtesy of companies The COVID-19 pandemic has changed every aspect of the world we live in—the way we work, communicate, and even the way we connect with one another. Perhaps no one has felt the impact of this virus more than those suffering from it and their families, and our brave frontline workers who are…

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What Will Happen With Weddings?

Coronavirus or not, one thing is certain: People will find each other, they will fall in love, and somehow, they will say their vows. “Love is going to survive this,” said Kate Edmonds, a wedding and event planner in New York. “I don’t think it’s emotionally sound to keep postponing weddings. There needs to be…

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Finding A Cheap Coffee Machine Made Easy

There is nothing like a good cup of coffee. In fact, that good cup of coffee could be one of the most productive ways to get your day started. It’ll provide you with the energy and get and go that you need to get moving. However, this is only the case if you can whip…

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Summer Is Bursting the Quarantine Bubble

The first weekend in June, Cyré Olivia Coleman, 29, a student in Randolph, Mass., did something that even a month earlier would have felt like a far-fetched dream: took a family vacation. Since March Ms. Coleman hadn’t left her home, which she shares with her mother, brother, 4-month-old-daughter and the father of her child. “We’ve…

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Provocative Purchases? Surprisingly Thriving

When lockdown began a few months ago, as some women adopted sweatpants and worn-in tees as a virtual uniform, others were buying apparel that’s considerably more alluring: lacy push-up bras, slinky thongs and other undergarments that are more characteristically reserved for P.P.E.-free, socially undistanced activities. On La Perla’s website, for example, sales of the Ambra…

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