How to Submit a Modern Love Essay

ImageCredit…Brian Rea Although Modern Love has evolved into a podcast, a book, a TV show and Tiny Love Stories in its 16 years, the column’s central mission remains the same: to publish honest personal essays about contemporary relationships. We seek true stories on finding love, losing love and trying to keep love alive. We welcome…

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For Simone and Max Rocha, Family Has Always Been a Source of Inspiration

One very hot Friday afternoon in June, the chef Max Rocha, 30, packed a picnic hamper with a pork terrine, an almond tart, some strawberries and a loaf of freshly baked sourdough bread and cycled two miles east from his home in London’s Hackney neighborhood to that of his sister, the fashion designer Simone Rocha,…

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Why the Coronavirus More Often Strikes Children of Color

One of the notable features of the new coronavirus, evident early in the pandemic, was that it largely spared children. Some become severely ill, but deaths have been few, compared to adults. But people of color have been disproportionately affected by Covid-19, the illness caused by the coronavirus, and recent studies have renewed concern about…

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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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