15 Weekend Bags That Make Summer Fridays Even Better

Courtesy Summer is finally here, and we plan to set up our ‘out of office’ auto-reply any chance we get. Sorry co-workers, Santorini is calling! But instead of schlepping around a worn-out duffel bag, upgrade your travel style with a chic carryall that says «I’m an adult»—even if your weekend is filled with questionable decisions.…

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Parenthood Is Still Uneven, but an Hour a Day Could Help

You’re reading In Her Words, where women rule the headlines. Sign up here to get it delivered to your inbox. Let me know what you think at dearmaya@nytimes.com. “The optimistic tale of the modern, involved dad has been greatly exaggerated.” — Dr. Darcy Lockman, a clinical psychologist and author of “All the Rage: Mothers, Fathers,…

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Wild Salmon Season Is Here

Fish, like everything else we eat, is seasonal. I generally don’t eat tomatoes or peppers out of season. Similarly, I prefer to wait for salmon season, which usually runs from late spring through late summer. Call me a snob, but farmed salmon doesn’t hold a candle to the real thing. Consider it an annual splurge.…

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How Many Shades of White Can There Be?

By the time the workers arrived to paint my living and dining rooms, I thought I had it all figured out. I’d spent a solid month sampling colors, so my walls now looked like some strange art project, riddled with stripes of suspiciously similar hues. I’d built intricate Pinterest boards, full of endless variations for…

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Rebel Girls

And a few boys, too. When riot grrrl pioneers Bikini Kill played their first New York show in 22 years, these are the fans who showed up — one as early as noon and two who hadn’t told their parents. Hi mom and dad! Image Heather Hildreth, left, and Naomi Parnes. They also go by…

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Both Had Something to Say. Finally, They Said It at the Same Time.

Caroline Kitchener understands better than many that love, millennial style, can come with inconsistencies. For her, they started showing themselves just after college, in 2014. Ms. Kitchener, 27, a staff writer at the Lily, The Washington Post’s platform for millennial women, moved to Washington that year to be with her college boyfriend, Robert Marshall. Landing…

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Preparing My Family for Life Without Me

Putting up pictures in our new house last fall, I opted for nails, not tape. My family had just relocated from California to Brooklyn, our fourth move in five years. With so much change, it had been hard to feel settled, but it was my job to try. I wanted to create a sense of…

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Few Talked About Race at This School. Then a Student Posted a Racist Slur.

[For more coverage of race, sign up here to have our Race/Related newsletter delivered weekly to your inbox.] OWATONNA, Minn. — “I knew it wasn’t O.K.,” Kloey, 16, said. “I knew that for sure.” Late one Saturday night in February in Owatonna, Minn., Kloey posted a selfie on Snapchat with two of her friends. Kloey…

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What Is the Hyde Amendment? A Look at Its Impact and History

As a slew of highly restrictive state laws have thrust abortion to the forefront of the 2020 campaign, the Hyde Amendment has drawn new scrutiny. Several presidential candidates had already come out against the amendment before Wednesday, when former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. prompted a wave of criticism by saying he supported it.…

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For These Women, a FIRE That Burns Too Male and Too White

Kiersten Saunders stumbled upon the FIRE movement — an acronym for “financial independence, retire early” — the way most people do: by reading about it online. But also like most people, she couldn’t relate to its membership, which seemed largely white, male and based in Silicon Valley. “When I first started looking at the FIRE…

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