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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Reckoning With Ghosts of Social Media Past

Send questions about the office, money, careers and work-life balance to workfriend@nytimes.com. Include your name and location, or a request to remain anonymous. Letters may be edited. Making Social Media Amends My social media presence from high school and college includes everything from photos of theme parties and Halloween costumes I now understand as cultural…

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No Coronavirus Reopening for Those at High Risk

ImageCredit…Trisha Krauss Summer is typically tourist season in Mendocino County, a region of Redwood forests and breathtaking seaside cliffs about 160 miles up the California coast from San Francisco. But Devi Genuone, a musician who lives in the area, sees little to celebrate as stores and streets have filled with visitors, few of them wearing…

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Meet the Heroes Fighting on the Front Lines Against Covid-19

The New York Times Presents: ‘They Get Brave’ Producers/Directors Samantha Stark, Alexandra Garcia, John Pappas, Lora Moftah Watch on Friday at 10 p.m. on FX and streaming on Hulu. As the first Covid-19 patients started showing up in New York City emergency rooms, the doctors and nurses on the front lines were resolute. After months…

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Should We Be Drinking Less?

Can a daily drink or two lead to better health? For many years, the federal government’s influential dietary guidelines implied as much, saying there was evidence that moderate drinking could lower the risk of heart disease and reduce mortality. But now a committee of scientists that is helping to update the latest edition of the…

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Brave New Arrivals

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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A First Kiss, Again

Danit Naomi Aronson and Taro Kimura were college sweethearts after they met at Tufts at the end of 1998. Two decades later they got together again when she reached out after seeing him as a recommended connection on the professional networking website LinkedIn. “She was creative-looking, wore bright colors and had a lot of energy,”…

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