Forget the Fancy Proposal. Let’s Just Get Married.

Hana LaRock, a 29-year-old freelance writer from Jersey City, N.J., and her husband had known since the early years of their relationship that they would eventually marry. They were cohabiting, sharing bank accounts and planning their lives together. But because he felt pressure to stage the perfect proposal, he kept putting it off. On their…

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D.I.Y. Microgreens You Can Grow on Your Kitchen Counter

Since Kate Spring and her husband, Edge Fuentes, founded Good Heart Farmstead in Vermont in 2013, she has cultivated not just mesclun, strawberries and tomatoes, but also the abundance of the patience required of a farmer. Plant parenthood reminds us: Living things take time. And sometimes they have minds of their own. Lately, as mother…

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How to Have a Fully Remote Family Thanksgiving

Because of the relentless pandemic, many people are staying home for Thanksgiving this year. No technology can ever fully replace an in-person holiday gathering. But it is possible to recreate some family traditions online or even learn new skills — like roasting turkey. Here are some ideas to digitize the Thanksgiving experience. Pick Your Platform…

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Why Farfetch Wants to Give Your Designer Bag a Second Life

Style Points is a weekly column about how fashion intersects with the wider world. If there was an overarching theme to this fashion season, it was that seasons themselves no longer matter. What with Prada riffing on its hit ’90s prints, Coach reissuing pieces from recent seasons—as recent as fall 2020—and even fledgling designers reimagining…

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How the Out-of-Control Pandemic Is Speeding the Hunt for Vaccines

The coronavirus is spreading out of control in the United States, overwhelming health systems and killing more than 1,100 Americans a day. But there is a slender silver lining: It is hastening the testing of vaccines that could eventually end the pandemic. The surging virus has already allowed Pfizer and Moderna to accelerate the testing…

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New Pfizer Results: Coronavirus Vaccine Is Safe and 95% Effective

The drug maker Pfizer said on Wednesday that its coronavirus vaccine was 95 percent effective and had no serious side effects — the first set of complete results from a late-stage vaccine trial as Covid-19 cases skyrocket around the globe. The data showed that the vaccine prevented mild and severe forms of Covid-19, the company…

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Children in U.S. May Miss 9 Million Vaccine Doses in 2020, Report Warns

Children in the United States are on pace this year to miss nine million vaccine doses for measles, polio and other highly contagious diseases, according to medical claims data — a disruption that health care authorities called alarming and attributed to the coronavirus pandemic. The data was made public on Wednesday by the Blue Cross…

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Masks Protect Against Covid—and Awkward Social Situations

Julianne Kassidy had one ex she definitely didn’t want to run into. (Don’t we all?) In late October, it had almost been a year since Ms. Kassidy, 20, a college student in Los Angeles, had last seen this former boyfriend — until she walked into a grocery store, and there he was. Her heart raced,…

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Portraits of Tupac and Biggie Receive the Luxury Treatment

The photographer Chi Modu was working for the Amsterdam News in 1991 and looking for freelance work. A fan of hip-hop acts like Run-DMC, the Beastie Boys and LL Cool J, he stopped by the offices of The Source, the small magazine that would become the most important rap outlet of the decade. Mr. Modu…

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Task Rabbit, Meet Chore Coat

Does anyone truly need a chore coat in a world where thought workers tend to dress like adult babies and manual laborers often resemble the cast of “Magic Mike”? The answer is probably not. Yet over the last two years, and particularly since the onset of the pandemic, this blocky all-purpose jacket has become a…

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