Sculpture Gardens Around the Country

Many museums and galleries across the country have cautiously begun to reopen in recent weeks, offering a chance for the culture-starved to enjoy a moment of reprieve with their favorite works of art. Still, the lines can be long, and timed ticketing limits a more impulsive visit. These seven sculpture gardens or outdoor art spaces…

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How to Pass the Time This Weekend

Welcome. It’s Labor Day weekend. I love this story about how summer travel in 2020 looked a lot like summer travel in 1965, with families traveling by car to domestic destinations rather than far-flung ones. Times articles in the late 1950s trumpeted the rise of recreational camping and the advent of the motel, novel vacation…

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How to Make Sun prints

Whether you went to the seaside or the mountains or stayed local this summer, chances are you have a pile of natural keepsakes, picked up while wandering, which now sit in a bowl or on a table in your home. Not sure what to do with them? You can use those shells, dried flowers or…

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How to Make and Keep a Routine

As the pandemic continues and the school year starts up, some people might be craving some regularity and structure. Having a routine not only guides you through your days, but it also brings mental and physical benefits, too, whether by adding exercise to your day, aiding in getting better sleep, helping children feel more secure…

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Readers Share Their Best Unexpected Wedding Photos

Inspired by Alix Strauss’s article where wedding photographers shared their favorite wedding photos, we asked readers to submit their own candid, unscripted photos from their special day. Here is a selection of their cherished moments (all from weddings long before social distancing was upon us). From an explosion of laughter at the altar, to an…

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A Son’s Future, a Father’s Final Down

BEFORE THE EVER AFTERBy Jacqueline Woodson Zachariah Johnson Jr. (ZJ) is living a 12-year-old boy’s dream: His father is a star professional football player, he lives in a comfortable home in the suburbs with a half basketball court upstairs, he has a trio of friends who always show up at the right times and his…

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Pharma Companies Plan Joint Pledge on Vaccine Safety

ImageA volunteer received an injection in July as part of a study of a possible Covid-19 vaccine, developed by the National Institutes of Health and Moderna Inc.Credit…Hans Pennink/Associated Press A group of drug companies competing with one another to be among the first to develop coronavirus vaccines are planning to pledge early next week that…

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Harassment Against Gay and Trans People on TikTok

ImageChris (at left) in a duet responding to James Charles on TikTok.Credit…via @notdonelij Chris smiles widely as a video of Miso Chan, a transgender creator presenting as a young woman with pink hair, plays next to him. A song with the lyrics “Now I know what’s real and what is fake,” loops in the background.…

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Covid-19 Live Updates: U.S. Officials Urge Caution Ahead of Labor Day Weekend

Here’s what you need to know: ImageA scientist working on the production of a vaccine in Moscow in August.Credit…Russian Direct Investment Fund Russian scientists report modest amount of antibodies in volunteers given the vaccine for the virus. On Friday, a team of Russian scientists published the first report on their controversial Covid-19 vaccine. Writing in…

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