Take Comfort in Pumpkin This Season

Remote learning, empty football stadiums, no trick or treating. Fall might look and feel very different this year, but at least there are still plenty of pumpkins to be picked and pumpkin treats to eat. For carving and pumpkinseed roasting, standard jack-o’-lantern, or field, pumpkins will do just fine, but for eating, look for small,…

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James Redford, Documentarian and Environmentalist, Dies at 58

James Redford, a documentarian who drew on his own experience as a transplant recipient to create an institute devoted to educating people about such operations, and who with his father, the actor Robert Redford, founded the Redford Center, which examines environmental issues, died on Oct. 16 at his home in Fairfax, Calif. He was 58.…

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7 Months Into the Pandemic and I’m Losing Motivation. Help?!

Welcome to the Smarter Living newsletter! Every week, S.L. editor Tim Herrera emails readers with tips and advice for living a better, more fulfilling life. Sign up here to get it in your inbox. It’s a normal part of having a job: the slump. You don’t feel motivated, your inspiration is just gone, your excitement…

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Seasons Change. Classic Drinks Do, Too.

Transitions are rarely linear — in life, love or seasons. As temperatures oscillate and the days get shorter, drinks that garner a sense of coziness, like toddies and mulled wine, can take you right from the cusp of fall to cuffing season. Toddies and mulled wine have a long history, with mulled wine dating to…

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Wikipedia and W.H.O. Join to Combat Covid Misinformation

As part of efforts to stop the spread of false information about the coronavirus pandemic, Wikipedia and the World Health Organization announced a collaboration on Thursday: The health agency will grant the online encyclopedia free use of its published information, graphics and videos. The collaboration is the first between Wikipedia and a health agency. “We…

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How Income Inequality Has Erased Your Chance to Drink the Great Wines

Among the many ways the rich are different from you and me: Only they can afford grand cru Burgundy. That wasn’t always the case. In the 1990s, middle-class wine lovers could still afford to experience that rite of passage — drinking a truly great wine, not simply to enjoy it, but to understand what qualities…

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OSHA Criticized for Lax Regulation of Meatpacking in Pandemic

When the pandemic hit in March, a JBS meatpacking plant in Greeley, Colo., began providing paid leave to workers at high risk of serious illness. But last month, shortly after the plant was cited by the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration for a serious virus-related safety violation and given two initial penalties totaling about…

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Why Doesn’t My Mom Realize What Her Vote Means for Me?

I am a recent college graduate. I came out to my mom as transgender once I got a job, moved in with great roommates and felt safer in the world. She was shocked and not nice about it when I first told her. But to her credit, she did her research and came around pretty…

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Hari Nef is Still Getting Dressed Up, Even If It’s Just for a Selfie At Home

Hari Nef is not your average campaign star. The 27-year-old actress, model, and writer has steadily rose to fame via Gucci runways,Transparent airwaves, and an aspirational Instagram grid that seamlessly weaves together high-brow references alongside unfiltered selfies so personal, they virtually place you in her inner circle. So despite casually dropping the word «parochialize» in…

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Grateful for a Wedding in Prison

On the day Chelsea Moore got married, it had been six months since she last saw her fiancé, Christopher Blackwell. But now Ms. Moore, wearing a mask assigned to her, stood on a designated spot six feet from her soon-to-be husband. The room was empty save for a few chairs and tables and other seemingly…

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