The End of Australia as We Know It

SYDNEY, Australia — In a country where there has always been more space than people, where the land and wildlife are cherished like a Picasso, nature is closing in. Fueled by climate change and the world’s refusal to address it, the fires that have burned across Australia are not just destroying lives, or turning forests…

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Unmarried, Happily Ever After

Despite the increasing number of dating apps, matchmakers, and love advice designed to facilitate romantic connections, many women are opting out of relationships. Instead of moping over singledom or aggressively trying to find partners with arbitrary deadlines in mind, they are declaring to be happily unmarried and proudly find solace in living solo. Danielle Clare,…

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Under the Stars with Shiraz and Scorpions

Simone Rachel Press and Michael Richard Foy met at the end of December 2016 after joining a tour group at a hostel in the remote town of Alice Springs in Australia’s Northern Territory. “They had a massive rainstorm,” said Mr. Foy, who had locked eyes with Ms. Press during the orientation for a rigorous 10-day…

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The Secret to Browns’ Survival

LONDON — New York may increasingly resemble a retail desert, with Barneys in seemingly never-ending liquidation sales and Opening Ceremony closing its stores. But here the ultimate multibrand boutique, Browns, is still going strong at 50. Sprawling along South Molton Street in a series of connected townhouses, the boutique was run by Joan Burstein (commonly…

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Packing for Off-Season City Getaways

Now that the holidays are over, it’s the time for off-season deals in cities like Seattle, Boston and Dublin. The skies may be gray and the sidewalks slushy, but you’ll face fewer crowds in the museums, find tables at hot restaurants and have a better shot at getting those theater tickets everyone’s talking about. And…

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Facebook Says Political Candidates Can Use Sponsored Memes

ImageMark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s chief executive, testified about advertising on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., last October.Credit…Pete Marovich for The New York Times Facebook announced on Friday that it would allow political campaigns and candidates to pay creators for sponsored content on Instagram and Facebook, so long as the posts follow the company’s disclosure guidelines. Each…

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Lots of Rich Men Tweet Like the President Now

ImageLauren Sanchez, Jeff Bezos, Anna Wintour and Jennifer Lopez at the Tom Ford Fashion Week show in Los Angeles on Feb. 7, 2020.Credit…Calla Kessler/The New York Times Twitter was founded in 2006. Fourteen years later, and perhaps thanks to the influential example of President Trump, the masters of the universe have apparently learned to post…

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Shuttered Stores, Fewer Tourists: Luxury Feels Coronavirus Effects

LONDON — Chinese tourists normally flock to Bond Street, home to some of the most expensive retail space in the world. They gather behind the velvet ropes outside the Gucci store or emerge from the flagship boutiques of Chanel and Louis Vuitton with stuffed shopping bags. This week, however, there were next to none. The…

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Appeals Court Rejects Trump Medicaid Work Requirements in Arkansas

A federal appeals court panel on Friday unanimously upheld a lower court’s ruling striking down work rules for Medicaid recipients in Arkansas, casting more doubt over broader Trump administration efforts to require poor people to work, volunteer or train for a job as a condition of getting government health coverage. A three-judge panel of the…

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Some Assisted-Living Residents Don’t Get Promised Care, Suit Charges

The letter went out to about 1,900 Californians a few weeks ago from law firms bringing a class-action suit against one of the country’s largest assisted-living chains. If the recipients, or their family members, had lived in a community operated by Sunrise Senior Living in recent years, “we would like to speak with you regarding…

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