The Best Virtual Labor Day Sales To Shop This Weekend

These days, nothing sparks joy quite like the phrase add to cart. Just in our hour of need, Labor Day Weekend is upon us and serving up three full days of online shopping potential. Whether you’re searching for an autumn essential or on the lookout for end-of summer sales, we’ve curated some of the best.…

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Stephanie Winston Wolkoff Wrote the Book on Melania Trump

This week, the latest Trump tell-all hit bookshelves. “Melania & Me” by Stephanie Winston Wolkoff is billed as an inside look at “the rise and fall” of a close friendship with the first lady, whose opaque mien, willingness to buck White House convention, and occasional startling sartorial choices have made her one of the most…

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As Food Deliveries Boom, So Do Ghost Kitchens

Since the pandemic began, many restaurants have pivoted to providing takeout and delivery. It’s a move that shows no signs of diminishing, even as they reopen for dining in one form or another. To accommodate this increased demand, they are depending more and more on various types of off-premises kitchens. “I think it will continue,”…

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25 Black-Owned Handbag Brands To Carry You Through 2020 and Beyond

Courtesy The things we carry hold weight, both literally and emotionally. Our handbag of choice can be our most prized possession, a piece of art, or the everyday tote you rely on more than your BFF. It is important that our bags are in line with the message we are sending out into the universe,…

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Should I Send My Kids Back to School? A Parent’s Toughest Call

All summer, as information about how the coronavirus affects children has trickled in, I’ve been updating a balance sheet in my head. Every study I read, every expert I talked to, was filling in columns on this sheet: reasons for and against sending my children back to school come September. Into the con column went…

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The Midwest Sees a Spike as Covid-19 Cases Decline Elsewhere

Here’s what you need to know: ImageTheodore Roosevelt High School’s volunteer marching band practices in Des Moines, Iowa. Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota all added more cases in a recent seven-day stretch than in any previous week of the pandemic.Credit…Kathryn Gamble for The New York Times As U.S. cases decline elsewhere, the…

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How to Stop the Next Pandemic

This graph can tell you a lot about your future. Each bar shows how many new infectious diseases emerged in a year. In 1944, there was one. In ’48, three. We have no immunity to new pathogens. Each disease on this list posed a new pandemic threat. It was around 1960 when the number began…

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Bird-Watching With Nick Flynn and Lili Taylor

It took a few years for Nick Flynn to get comfortable at his girlfriend’s weekend home. “I wasn’t immediately taken with it,” said Mr. Flynn, 60, a poet and the author of four memoirs, including “This Is the Night Our House Will Catch Fire,” published late last month. “It felt a little … you know,…

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