Me, My Relationship and PTSD

Sam and I began the conversation partly in jest. His co-worker had just eloped in Hawaii, and as we scrolled through their photos I gave him an elbow to the ribs and said in a singsong voice, “Well, maybe we should go to Hawaii, too!” Later we spoke about it in more thoughtful tones, and…

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Comic-Con Is Online, and So Is the Artist Alley

Like most large events, fan conventions including San Diego Comic-Con, WonderCon and Dragon Con, have shifted gears this year as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. Some have been postponed or canceled; others have moved their programming online. While the panels and screenings that take place at these conventions can easily be streamed from one’s…

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How to Talk to Your Friends About Money

When the 2008 recession hit, Emma Connelly was in second grade. The mass layoffs hit close to home. “My dad was unemployed off and on for basically six years, so he became a stay-at-home dad,” Ms. Connelly, 22, said. “We got very close.” As was true for many households at the time, money had become…

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La Caridad 78, a Beloved Chinese-Cuban Restaurant, Closes

La Caridad 78, an Upper West Side anchor on the corner of 78th Street and Broadway for 52 years, has closed. It was one of the city’s best-known purveyors of Chino Latino food, a particular combination of Chinese-American and Cuban fare. The restaurant and others like it juxtaposed dishes from both cuisines; sometimes they met…

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Nadine Taub, Early Leader in Women’s Rights Law, Dies at 77

In the early 1970s, Nadine Taub was one of a cadre of young female lawyers breaking new ground by fighting gender discrimination. Along with Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Nancy Stearns and others, she made legal history in cases that successfully argued that equal rights for women were protected under the Constitution. She litigated cases for rape…

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C.D.C. Calls On Schools to Reopen, Downplaying Coronavirus Risks

WASHINGTON — The nation’s top public health agency issued a full-throated call to reopen schools in a statement that aligned with President Trump’s pressure on communities, listing numerous benefits of being in school and downplaying the potential health risks. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention published the statement, along with new “resources and tools,”…

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Avoid the Oven!

Hello and welcome to Five Weeknight Dishes. Last week, I boldly suggested that you roast dinner on sheet pans to minimize cleanup. I got some angry emails! You were so mad at me! It’s too hot out for that! Readers, I have to apologize. I lost sight of one of the founding principles of this…

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When Caring for Your Child’s Needs Becomes a Job All Its Own

Listen to This Article Audio Recording by Audm To hear more audio stories from publishers like The New York Times, download Audm for iPhone or Android. Crystal Watson had to quit her job as a supervisor at the New York City Parks Department because the school that her son, who has severe attention deficit hyperactivity…

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FEMA Sends Faulty Protective Gear to Nursing Homes Battling Virus

Expired surgical masks. Isolation gowns that resemble oversize trash bags. Extra-small gloves that are all but useless for the typical health worker’s hands. Nursing home employees across the country have been dismayed by what they’ve found when they’ve opened boxes of protective medical gear sent by the federal government, part of a $134 million effort…

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The New ‘Kissing Booth’ Star on ‘Cats,’ Selena and Greased Abs

Taylor Zakhar Perez usually only gets a taste of fame at Home Depot. He’s been spotted four times, in four different Home Depot stores around Los Angeles: once at customer service, twice in various aisles and again as he was walking out. Each time, employees or shoppers have recognized him from a 2015 episode of…

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