Celebrate Father’s Day On a Budget

Celebrating Father’s Day is shaping up to be tricky. The country is reopening, but experts have said to remain cautious and limit indoor gatherings. And, with millions of Americans out of a job, this may not be the best time to splurge on a present. What to do instead? Below, some meaningful ways you can…

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Finally, a Wedding. It Was About Time.

When I was 6, I had an imaginary husband I named Dave the Watchmaker. We had a wedding ceremony in the living room where my grandma sat as the lone guest while my mother played the organ. I carried a giant baby doll with me down the aisle to meet Dave. I would get married…

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What We’re Learning About Online Learning

Over four days in mid-March, Cindy Hansen, an 11th grade English teacher at Timpanogos High School in Orem, Utah, had to go fully virtual, and took her class of some 30 students reading “The Great Gatsby” online. Ms. Hansen had no experience with virtual courses and, like teachers around the country, had to experiment. She…

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Talking With Relatives Across the Political Divide

Since the killing of George Floyd, which set off protests three weeks ago, many families have had tough conversations about race — some with relatives expressing dissimilar perspectives. Nicki Vleisides and her father, Pondo Vleisides, have long known they held opposing views. Recently, on a five-hour drive for a weekend trip, Mr. Vleisides, a 60-year-old…

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Create Your Own Night Sky

By now, you’ve spent more than enough time inside, and although you may be trying to get back out into nature, the options are still limited, especially after sunset. If you have a backyard or balcony and a clear moonless night, you might be able to look up and glimpse a few stars. But with…

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How to Get Your Kids to Care About Social Distancing

It’s hard enough for adults to maintain social distancing — you’ve seen those photos of crowded beaches and parks — but for young children? That’s a whole other challenge. Here are some tips for getting your kids (especially those under 5) to care about wearing masks and steering six feet away from strangers. Be Honest…

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kids children social distance coronavirus

It’s hard enough for adults to maintain social distancing — you’ve seen those photos of crowded beaches and parks — but for young children? That’s a whole other challenge. Here are some tips for getting your kids (especially those under 5) to care about wearing masks and steering six feet away from strangers. Be Honest…

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West Point Cadets to Emerge From Quarantine for Trump’s Graduation Speech

Here’s what you need to know: ImageThe U.S. Military Academy graduation ceremony last year in West Point, N.Y.Credit…David Dee Delgado/Getty Images West Point cadets, isolated for two weeks ahead of Trump’s speech, will graduate with masks and without family. The graduating cadets at the United States Military Academy at West Point have lived in quarantine…

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Celebrate Pride from Home

If you’re feeling conflicted about how to celebrate Pride this year, you’re hardly alone. Three months after the coronavirus pandemic turned the world on its head, America has been rocked by coast-to-coast protests inspired by George Floyd, whose death has led millions to cry out for an end to police brutality — and an end…

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What is Juneteenth Day?

Juneteenth, an annual holiday commemorating the end of slavery in the United States, has been celebrated by African-Americans since the late 1800s. But in recent years, and particularly following nationwide protests over police brutality and the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and other African-Americans this year, there is a renewed interest in…

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