Why We Still Don’t Know Enough About Covid-19 and Pregnancy

At the end of April, Denise J. Jamieson, M.D., a member of the Covid-19 task force at the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and chairwoman of gynecology and obstetrics at the Emory University School of Medicine, noted in an email that it was “remarkable” how much we still do not know about Covid-19 in…

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Environmental Activist Leah Thomas Shares the Sustainable Pieces She Loves

James Branaman In recent months, the Black Lives Matter movement has exposed how prevalent racism is across industries and how standing up to injustice is necessary in all fields, from media to law enforcement, from athletics to art, and beyond. The environmentalist movement is no exception. Environmental activist Leah Thomas, known on Instagram as @greengirlleah,…

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A Bold Toast That Came True

Before they had a first date or even a first kiss, and just a handful of months after their introduction, in 2016, Maya Ariel (left) toasted Cecilia Grugan and vowed to “put a ring on her finger” in front of a group of friends. The two had first met earlier that year at the wedding…

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They Passed the Long-Distance Test

The Zoom wedding of Victor Gabriel Santiago Hernandez and Dr. Erika Alejandro Crespo Martínez, held on June 27 in their West Harlem studio apartment, was beamed to more than 75 households across Puerto Rico and planned in less than a month. It was the result of a question each had asked the other when New…

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The Best Drinks in Life Are Frozen

While evocations of sun, sand and rosé don’t hurt — hey, wear a mask out there — not all icy beverages require heat waves or pink wine. Drink good, well-made frozen drinks because they’re good, and well made. And sure, drink them barefoot in the summer grass, but also boot-clad in winter, or any other…

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Moving to New York During the Pandemic

By bridge and parkway, to country spreads and childhood bedrooms, and for short stays and permanent moves, tens of thousands of residents have streamed out of New York City over the past few months to escape the pandemic. But some buyers and renters have zigged while others zagged. They spent the spring snapping up apartments…

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Staying in New York During the Pandemic

Jim Curtis was a man in conflict this past spring as he watched the pandemic-panicked flee New York City for their country homes. “You start to see everyone leaving, and you think you need to leave too,” said Mr. Curtis, 44, brand head at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, a health coaching business, who divides…

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Sutter Health’s Request to Delay $575 Million Settlement Is Denied

Despite citing the surge in coronavirus cases and economic fallout from the pandemic in California, Sutter Health failed to persuade a state judge on Thursday to delay the $575 million settlement it reached last December over accusations of price gouging and monopolistic practices. Sutter, which has already received hundreds of millions of dollars in federal…

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‘This Is Not a Boring History of Nagging Spinsters’

As the story is often told, the path to women’s suffrage began ​in Seneca Falls​ in 1848 and ended with the ratification of the 19th Amendment in 1920. Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton​ were the leaders of the movement. It granted all women in America the right to vote. And yet we are…

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A Glimpse Into My Son’s Magnificent Mind

A tiny white heart marks a five-second video on my phone as beloved, one in which my boy (age 6 at the time) proudly displays a pale pink cross-body purse. He twists his torso as he flirts with the camera, asking, “Hey girl, do you like my new purrrrrrse?” When I get a new purse,…

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