15 Summer Boots That Don’t Require a Pedicure

We’re patiently awaiting summer and all it has to offer: no makeup, a healthy diet of watermelon and natural wine, and the end-of-quarantine dream of being on the beach with, gasp, people. It’s natural to reach for sandals when the season hits, but we’ve found that a good pair of boots is an under-appreciated savior…

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10 Binge-Worthy Art Podcasts in the Age of Coronavirus

Many museums and galleries have closed in attempts to slow the spread of the coronavirus, but the conversation about art keeps going — and you can get your fix of the art talk (and also the gossip) through a growing number of art podcasts. Hosts include curators, art writers and artists. Here are my picks…

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Got Potatoes and Tuna? You’re Most of the Way to Dinner

Of all the comforting, carb-heavy starches of the kitchen, potatoes rarely make it to the center of the plate. Unlike rice and pasta, which often take the starring role in main courses, potatoes are relegated to the sidelines — usually as fluffy fleshed arm candy to some meaty protein hogging the limelight. But to me,…

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A Different Way to Chart the Spread of Coronavirus

The arc of coronavirus cases in Italy is frightening, continuing to jump by hundreds each day. But a public-health official looking at those numbers will see definite signs that the nationwide lockdown, imposed to keep individuals apart and the virus from spreading, is working. The data look very different when plotted on what is called…

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When Stocking Grocery Shelves Turns Dangerous

They are a new class of emergency medical workers: the more than two million Americans reporting to work each day to sell food and other household staples to a country in the midst of a coronavirus pandemic. As shoppers swarm stores, snapping up everything from milk to toilet paper, cashiers are there to ring them…

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Breakfast for Dinner

Hello, Five Weeknight Dishes readers. Are we still having weeknights? Is it time for dinner? I think it’s safe to say that most of the daily cues we use to structure the day are out the window. It’s easy to lose track of the hours. But I will also say that the days when we…

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You Can Take Care of Yourself in Coronavirus Quarantine, Starting Right Now

“Trying to preserve some sense of normalcy is really important for people’s well-being,” said Dr. Russell G. Buhr, a pulmonologist at U.C.L.A. Health. Maintaining a routine, he said, like getting up and getting dressed and doing what you usually do, can positively affect mental health. “And good mental health promotes good physical health,” he added.…

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Anthropologie Is Taking 25 Percent Off Its Entire Site This Weekend

Anthropologie It’s been a week, but Anthropologie is here to help make your weekend a little brighter. Now through Sunday, the retailer is offering 25 percent off sitewide. Yes, that means huge discounts on clothing, shoes, bags, skincare, candles….must I go on? Whether you want to stock up on summer essentials or tap into your…

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Love Letter: Too Much Time Together, and Apart

[Sign up here to receive Love Letter, a weekly newsletter about relationship highs, lows and woes, in your inbox every Friday.] With many couples now confined to their homes because of the new coronavirus pandemic, some face new challenges as they adjust to the strain of being stuck together for who-knows-how-long. Here’s how to keep…

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How Marie Kondo Declutters During a Pandemic

The tidying guru Marie Kondo built her global lifestyle brand by developing a system for how to impose order over relentless chaos. “My dream is to organize the world,” Ms. Kondo has said. With her trademarked KonMari decluttering method, Ms. Kondo has led millions of acolytes to purge their closets, basements and pantries. Her first…

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