Questions for Your Prospective Therapist, From Your Own Couch

From anxiety and loneliness to trauma and grief, the coronavirus pandemic is rattling our psychological well-being. According to a poll conducted in April by the Kaiser Family Foundation, 54 percent of women and 37 percent of men say the pandemic is worsening their mental health. Concerns about family members getting sick, economic instability and job…

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Everlane Just Restocked Its Choose What You Pay Section

Everlane If you’ve never shopped at Everlane, the «Choose What You Pay» program is exactly what it sounds like. Instead of having a traditional sale section, the direct-to-consumer company offers three prices and shares what each rate covers. The lowest price usually covers production costs, while proceeds from the highest rate will go towards research…

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David Chang Permanently Closes 2 of His Restaurants

On Wednesday, some new cracks appeared as his Momofuku restaurant group announced that it would not reopen Momofuku Nishi, in the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan, and Momofuku CCDC, in Washington. “We are so grateful to everyone that made ccdc and nishi what they were,” read a post on the company’s official Instagram page, @momolongplay. CCDC…

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The Easiest, Crunchiest Baked Mac and Cheese

My tween daughter doesn’t miss going out to restaurants with the same urgent sting that my husband and I do. But she does miss us going out to eat — and leaving her with a cool teenage babysitter, the remote control and a big, gooey pan of baked mac and cheese. Her favorite recipe happens…

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Low-Tech Way to Help Some Covid Patients: Flip Them Over

Hospitals across the country are filled with a curious sight these days: patients lying on their bellies. Patients almost always lie on their backs, a position that helps nurses tend to them and allows them to look around if they’re awake. But for many patients, the coronavirus crisis is literally flipping the script. The surprisingly…

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The Extra Burden for Parents of Children With Special Needs

As a developmental pediatrician, I have worked throughout this coronavirus crisis with parents strained by fears about their child’s learning, stresses around anxiety and behavior, and the disruption of school services. For parents of children with special needs, who often carry an extra heavy load managing academics in the best of times, the burden while…

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Who is Melissa Derosa? Governor Cuomo’s Top Aide

Competence is captivating. No need to tell viewers tuning in to Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s daily media briefings. Many have been riveted by his plain talk in the face of a global pandemic. Others are increasingly focused on the woman usually seated at his left: the one who on a recent Thursday countered a reporter’s…

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Wait … What’s Getting You Through?

Image We spend a lot of our days chatting with each other about things we see online, trying to make sense of it all. This week in the Styles newsletter, Wait …, the team is sharing some things that are getting us through these times. Hope you’re hanging in there! If you want to share…

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At Home: This Isn’t Forever. But We Can Make It Better Now.

Welcome! It’s a funny feeling to think that it might not go on forever, the isolation and social distancing, the scary trips to the market, the fear of the half-masked bicyclist approaching on the footpath, the days spent working on that uncomfortable chair, the days spent not working and navigating bureaucracies in search of relief.…

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The Tiny Radio Stations That Lift Spirits in Hospitals

LONDON — Last Wednesday, Steve Coulby, a D.J. for Nottingham Hospitals Radio in England, read out a request from a patient battling Covid-19. “Brian, you’ve given me an awesome responsibility, as you’ve asked for ‘any jazz,’” Mr. Coulby said. “I have to admit,” he added, “what I know about jazz is limited.” Mr. Coulby then…

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