Why Wine? Why Burgundy? Why Now?

I had a lot of reasons not to write this column. For one, it stretches back to the other side of the divide, before the pandemic, when the wine panel was able to convene and taste together without trepidation. It seems unreal to recall sitting down in unmasked fellowship on a chilly day at the…

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It’s Only a Game! Or So They Say.

In the best of times, a board game can provide hours of entertainment, filled with camaraderie and tests of wits and guile, thrilling twists of fate and daring acts of strategy and, of course, friendly competition. But a game also comes with a note of danger: Throw yourself into it too deeply, and it’s easy…

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What’s Worrying Teenagers Right Now

According to Nancy Lublin, the chief executive and co-founder of Crisis Text Line, a free mental health texting service providing confidential crisis intervention, the top three topics in conversations since the pandemic began have been “anxiety,” “depression” and “relationships.” But in the past week, as the demonstrations over the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor…

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Getting Rid of Junk: How to Declutter Your Home?

Travel souvenirs, “grandmother’s” furniture, old household appliances and clothes – this junk takes up a lot of space at home, but parting with it is not easy. We are going to tell you how to get rid of unnecessary things in the apartment quickly and without remorse. Invite guests This is an example that always…

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10 Things Every Home Should Have

Do you feel your home is missing something? So that’s how it looks! In order to correct the situation in the coming year and make your house a complete and comfy place, look through the list of things that are simply required in every interior. In order for your home to become truly comfortable and…

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We Told Our Son Not to Protest. He Did Anyway. Now What?

Our 16-year-old son asked us if he could attend a Black Lives Matter protest march in our city, a Covid-19 hot spot. We said no. We decided it was too dangerous in terms of coronavirus risk and possible violence. He sneaked out of the apartment and went anyway. He claims he wore a mask and…

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Lessons on Marriage and Life from the Wolf-Dogs

Renee Dutcher and Teo Alfero were married outside a tepee on the eve of a full moon, after being walked down the aisle with two of their rescued wolf-dog hybrids. Their wedding, highlighted in a Vows column on May 31, 2013, was held at Wolf Connection, a nonprofit sanctuary in Acton, Calif., founded by Mr.…

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When Is Fashion Week?

What to watch, where to watch it, where to buy it and what the heck is going on. Video Credit June 11, 2020 From shows to shopping to seasons to supply chains, the coronavirus has meant the end of the fashion world as we knew it. Instead we’re about to get movies! And playlists! And…

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Masks, No Kissing and ‘a Little Kinky’: Dating and Sex in a Pandemic

Pandemic life is tough on everyone. But for a single person, the prospect of dating and sex — while social distancing to avoid a potentially life-threatening respiratory illness — feels impossible. How do you date without touching or kissing? How do you have sex without breathing on your partner and putting each other at risk?…

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