‘TikTok Grandma’ Who Helped Tank Trump Rally Now Works for Biden

Last weekend, Mary Jo Laupp was enjoying a quiet night at a birthday party for her granddaughter — until she picked up her phone and her world flipped upside down. A TikTok video she had made urging people to reserve tickets to President Trump’s June 20 rally in Tulsa, Okla. — and then not show…

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A Fashion Designer’s Reimagining of a Quinoa Bowl

At this time of year, Jesse Kamm would typically be living off the grid. She’d be down in Panama with her husband, Luke Brower, and their 11-year-old son, Julien, on their annual three-month break, living in a cabin they built in 2009, just a few years after Kamm launched her eponymous Los Angeles-based women’s wear…

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Study Suggests Coronavirus Emerged In Spain Much Earlier Than Thought

In a study not yet published in a journal, scientists have reported that the new coronavirus was present in wastewater in Barcelona, Spain in March 2019, a finding that, if confirmed, would show that the pathogen had emerged much earlier than previously thought. But independent experts who reviewed the findings said they doubted the claim.…

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Make Cornmeal Muffins for Your Next Breakfast Treat

Muffins are just an excuse to eat cake for breakfast. Or at least, that applies to the kind of muffins I like to make, which should be tender, finely textured and almost sweet enough for dessert, but not quite. These crunchy-topped, fruit-filled corn muffins fit the bill. Sweetened with brown sugar and flavored with vanilla,…

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The Old World Turns to a New World Spirit: Rye

FIFE, Scotland — Single-malt whiskies are the pride of Scotland, where strict regulations require that they be made only from malted barley. But at the five-year-old InchDairnie Distillery in Fife, some 30 miles north of Edinburgh, many of the stacked oak casks in the warehouse are filled with a spirit primarily made from a different…

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What Texas Would Look Like Without Obamacare

ImageGetting help to sign up for health care coverage in Dallas in January 2017. To picture Texas without the Affordable Care Act requires no great leap of the imagination.Credit…Mark Graham for The New York Times Texas, in the midst of a surge of coronavirus cases, asked the Supreme Court on Thursday to overturn the Affordable…

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Kenneth Lewes, Who Challenged Views of Homosexuality, Dies at 76

This obituary is part of a series about people who have died in the coronavirus pandemic. Read about others here. Kenneth Lewes grew up after World War II in a working-class neighborhood of the northeast Bronx, the son of an immigrant couple who never got beyond grade school. He guessed even before he entered junior…

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Love Letter: More Than a Haircut

[Sign up here to receive Love Letter, a weekly newsletter about relationship highs, lows and woes, in your inbox every Friday.] So often, a trip to the hair salon or barbershop is as much about the social experience as it is about the actual cut or style. The beauty of those visits is found in…

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The 13 Best Planners for Pretending You Actually Have Places to Go

Daily Planner 2020-2021 by Panda Planner Panda Planner amazon.com $20.97 Similar to the SELF Journal, Panda Planners are 90-day notebooks that help with productivity and time management. Each day has space to write a morning review, your top priorities, a schedule, and an end-of-day review, while the weekly rundowns will ensure you stay on top of long-term…

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