Instagram Wants Its Influencers to Make More Money

Instagram is beginning to roll out updates that will allow creators to make money directly on the platform, a change that could drastically alter the influencer moneymaking landscape. The company announced several new features on Wednesday, including ads on IGTV videos, digital badges that fans can purchase through Instagram Live, merchandise sales through Instagram Shopping…

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Thinking About Flying? Here’s What You Need to Know Now

On Friday, the Transportation Security Administration screened 348,673 people at American airports, the most since travel went into a free-fall in mid-March, likely driven by people traveling ahead of Memorial Day weekend. Still, a year ago, more than 2.7 million people were screened, showing just how far the industry has to come back. For people…

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Our Favorite Restaurants, in Recipes

Good morning. Pete Wells has a fine reverie in The Times today about restaurants and our memories of them, of particular dishes at particular times at particular tables or seats at the bar. It’s an essay to accompany a collection of recipes and stories we’ve gathered from restaurants across the United States, recipes, he writes,…

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A Possible Remedy for Pandemic Stress: Exercise

Can we help ease the stress of the coronavirus pandemic by moving more? A new study of exercise and mental health during the early stages of the nationwide lockdown suggests that the answer is yes. It finds that people who managed to remain physically active during those early weeks of sheltering at home were less…

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You Thought Your Cat Was Fancy?

Not so long ago, wild cat companions were associated with glamour, class and creativity. Salvador Dalí brought his ocelot to the St. Regis. Tippi Hedren lounged with her lions in her Los Angeles living room. Josephine Baker’s cheetah, collared in diamonds, strolled the Champs-Élysées. In their time, these wild creatures made chic pets. But by…

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Family Life Is Chaotic. Could Office Software Help?

Michelle Penczak and her husband, Maj. Sean Penczak, had planned, pre-coronavirus, to move from Kailua, Hawaii, to Atlanta for Major Penczak’s new job with SkyWest airlines in May. A cross-country relocation isn’t easy under normal circumstances, especially with two boys, ages 1 and 4. Then the pandemic arrived. Major Penczak was furloughed, and the couple,…

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Pride and Panic: Children of Health Care Workers Grapple With Pandemic

When Marcela Vasquez, a phlebotomist at Long Island Community Hospital, gasped for air in a quiet room at home, she wondered: If I die, who will take care of my children? As the fevers and body aches wracked her body, Ms. Vasquez’s 13-year-old daughter, Alyssa Barnes, feared the same. “I really need her,” Alyssa said…

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Experts Fear Increase in Postpartum Mood and Anxiety Disorders

After going through a harrowing bout of postpartum depression with her first child, my patient, Emily, had done everything possible to prepare for the postpartum period with her second. She stayed in treatment with me, her perinatal psychiatrist, and together we made the decision for her to continue Zoloft during her pregnancy. With the combination…

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