Why Work From Home When You Can Work From Barbados, Bermuda or … Estonia?

When Lamin Ngobeh, a high-school teacher at the Freire Charter School in Wilmington, Del., saw a social media post last month about working remotely in Barbados for 12 months, his interest was piqued. “My school probably won’t open for in-person classes at least until February 2021, and I want to be in a country that’s…

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Jill Biden Is Not Melania Trump

She will not use fashion as a shield against the world. She will not gird herself in glamour, or arm herself with gilded European brand names. She is certainly not a trophy sitting on a shelf. As the Democratic Party’s experiment in remote conventioning continued with Day 2 on Tuesday, Dr. Jill Biden brought the…

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The Anxiety of Being a Wedding Guest

The coronavirus pandemic has changed the way many people look at wedding invitations. While they want to be supportive of a couple, and celebrate with friends and family, they may be unsure whether to R.S.V.P. yes or just stay home. Before booking a flight, renting a car, or slapping down a credit card for a…

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Blood Plasma Treatment for Covid-19 Now on Hold at F.D.A.

WASHINGTON — Last week, just as the Food and Drug Administration was preparing to issue an emergency authorization for blood plasma as a Covid-19 treatment, a group of top federal health officials including Dr. Francis S. Collins and Dr. Anthony S. Fauci intervened, arguing that emerging data on the treatment was too weak, according to…

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The Late-Summer Lure of Asters and Goldenrods

“Move the needle away from just pretty, to pretty and ecologically functional.” That’s year-round gardening advice from Ulrich Lorimer, the director of horticulture at Native Plant Trust, America’s oldest plant-conservation organization, formerly known as the New England Wild Flower Society. Mr. Lorimer’s advice is particularly relevant at the moment, as we head into late summer…

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With Virtual Reality, Caregivers Can Become Patients

This article is part of our continuing Fast Forward series, which examines technological, economic, social and cultural shifts that happen as businesses evolve. When Carrie Shaw was a freshman at the University of North Carolina, her mother, then 49, learned she had early-stage Alzheimer’s disease. “I was really scared of my mom’s diagnosis,” said Ms.…

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Is Resilience Overrated?

This article is part of a series on resilience in troubled times — what we can learn about it from history and personal experiences. Friends, I’m afraid I’m not going to make it when the end times come. I’ve made a list of my skills, and “tough” and “capable” aren’t words that spring to mind.…

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Want to Make It Big in Fashion? Think Small

SAN FRANCISCO — Is this a good time to talk about “enoughness?” It was in long-ago 1973 that the economist E.F. Schumacher first published “Small Is Beautiful,” a seminal (and, to the surprise of some, best-selling) collection of essays critiquing Western economics. Mr. Schumacher was among the first to champion sustainability, localization, small-scale industry and…

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Sabudana Khichdi Is Your New Favorite Comfort Food

At this point in my career, being able to offer cooking advice is a big part of my job. It doesn’t matter that I feel like an impostor sometimes — there’s an expectation that I’ll be able to handle any cooking question. I deal with this by openly admitting when I don’t know something and…

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UAlberta researchers find way to speed up nerve regrowth for trauma patients

(Edmonton, AB) A University of Alberta researcher has found a treatment that increases the speed of nerve regeneration by three to five times, leading to much better outcomes for trauma surgery patients. «We use the term ‘time is muscle,’» said Christine Webber, an associate professor in the U of A’s anatomy division and a member…

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