What Does ‘Dressing for Work’ Mean Now?

We spend a lot of our days chatting with each other about things we see online, trying to make sense of it all. As everyone confronts the new coronavirus crisis, many of us are facing drastic changes, including illness, job loss and abandoning the office to work entirely from home. This week in the Styles…

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From Zoom University to the Zoom Party

On Sunday afternoon, Eleanor Dolan celebrated her 17th birthday in Minnesota with 20 of her closest friends. They listened to pop music and traded jokes. When the group broke out into “Happy Birthday to You,” Eleanor pulled a slice of cookie cheesecake close in front of her and pretended to blow out the toothpick she…

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Where Women Are Ahead of Men: Hand Washing

“We need to make sure men don’t feel too macho to worry about germs.” — Rosie Frasso, program director of public health at Thomas Jefferson University [In Her Words is available as a newsletter. Sign up here to get it delivered to your inbox.] With the spread of the coronavirus, more people around the globe…

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I’ll Be Panic-Buying Everlane’s $50 Jeans Today

Like a good neighbor, Everlane has always been there for us. When we were on the hunt for a flattering pair of jeans that hug you in all the right places (no pesky back gap here!), they delivered. When we wanted to wrap ourselves in luxurious cashmere for half the cost we’d pay elsewhere, they…

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The Face of Houston’s Diverse Dining Scene Is a White Guy from Nebraska

HOUSTON — It was Chris Shepherd’s day. Officially, it was Chris Shepherd Southern Smoke Day, as proclaimed by Sylvester Turner, the mayor of Houston, at a presentation inside Mr. Shepherd’s Texas-style gastro pub, the Hay Merchant. On this sweltering October afternoon, Mr. Shepherd had just presided over Southern Smoke, a charity food festival that doubles…

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Handmade Visions on the Crafts Trail in Mexico

Clambering down into the half-buried ruins of San Juan Paringuricutiro, past stone archways subsumed in lava less than 80 years ago, I glanced up over jagged spires of black basalt to the ash cone of Paricutín, one of the world’s youngest volcano, hovering like a specter on the horizon. I’d seen views like this one…

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In the I.C.U., Before the Coronavirus Storm

I didn’t even notice the balloons at first. With our laser focus on coronavirus, on our protocols and procedures, our carts of isolation gowns and our fears about mask shortages, it is easy to see only pandemic these days. But as we stood outside the cancer patient’s room on our rounds one recent morning, I…

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The Last Workout

Mayor Bill de Blasio wasn’t the only New Yorker who squeezed in an 11th-hour workout before gyms shut down in New York and elsewhere, along with movie theaters and nightclubs, at 8 p.m. on Monday. Was it irresponsible to still be going? Many would make that argument, but the floor at the Chelsea-Flatiron location of…

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