The Biggest Trends of Spring 2021 So Far

Just because fashion month went digital this season doesn’t mean there aren’t trends to follow. Fresh from the showrooms and runways of designers like Christopher Kane, Sandy Liang, and more, we witnessed how quarantine is directly affecting spring’s sartorial landscape—because who knows how long lockdown will last, anyway. Designers spoke to the moment by addressing…

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Listening Closely to the Birds

Welcome. Pre-dawn, the sounds in the house are few and predictable: the refrigerator lurching to a hum, then off again; the steam knocking in the pipes. This morning, however, the pigeons, delirious with the expanse of dark that was all theirs, thrashed against the windows, landed with thuds on the A/C units. On purpose? By…

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How Memes and a Good Laugh Can Help People in Recovery

Timothy Kavanagh, 36, a recovering heroin addict and addictions counselor, was in his second year of sobriety when his brother was killed in a drunk-driving accident. “I went into an overwhelming state of depression,” he said. “Finding recovery memes helped me get through it.” In 2015, he started to make memes about the process of…

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Home School and Remote Learning Are Not the Same

Many home-schoolers feel misunderstood. People assume they’re religious adherents, hippies or anti-technologists who distrust institutions, when, in fact, they have a wide range of backgrounds and motives. Perhaps the most irritating misconception is that remote schooling, which is what the pandemic has foisted upon millions of families who normally send their children to traditional public…

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Dive In, KIds! Some Are Home-Schooling on Boats

Two years ago, Alison and Luke Williams bought a 44-foot monohull Moody Blue with the dream of sailing around the world with their three children. But many commitments tethered them to shore: two full-time jobs, piles of debt and their children’s school in New South Wales, Australia. Then the pandemic hit. Mr. Williams, 43, lost…

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Spontaneous Nosebleeds Tied to High Blood Pressure

High blood pressure may increase your risk for nosebleeds, a new study reports. Korean researchers studied 35,749 people, average age 52, with hypertension, and matched them to a control group of 35,749 with normal blood pressure. They tracked spontaneous nosebleeds in each group — that is, nosebleeds not caused by trauma, surgery or disease —…

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Three Cheers for Melissa Clark

Back in March, when everyone was freaking out about having enough flour and beans to last through quarantine, Melissa Clark started writing From the Pantry, a series of articles meant to ease readers of The New York Times through the business of cooking more regularly and more flexibly, using what ingredients they had to hand.…

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Covid-19 Live Updates: Johnson & Johnson Tests One-Shot Vaccine

Video Dr. Anthony S. Fauci, Dr. Robert R. Redfield and other members of the White House Coronavirus Task Force update lawmakers on the government’s pandemic response.CreditCredit…Pool photo by Alex Edelman Here’s what you need to know: ImageA researcher at the Center for Virology and Vaccine Research at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston. The…

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House Hunting in Austria: Skiing Heaven in the Austrian Alps for $1.5 Million

A Four-Bedroom Penthouse in the Austrian Alps $1.5 MILLION (1.3 MILLION EUROS) This four-bedroom penthouse sits on a plateau at the foot of the Grossvenediger, an 11,700-foot glacier-topped mountain that looms over the village of Neukirchen am Grossvenediger, in the Austrian Alps. Built in 2016 on the second floor of a south-facing farmhouse-style chalet with…

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