Love Letter: Homeless, Not Loveless

[This is the Love Letter newsletter. Sign up here to receive it in your inbox. ] A mother’s love can’t pay the bills. It can’t put a roof over your head, and it can’t make ends meet. But maybe, with its strength and stability, it can be enough to inspire the pursuit of a better…

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Welcome to the Era of the Post-Shopping Mall

Surfacing As the mall declines, American Dream — a “destination” at the height of capitalism — rises. ImageNickelodeon Universe is the largest indoor theme park in the Western Hemisphere.Credit…Ross Mantle for The New York Times One morning in early December, I left my office in midtown Manhattan, took a 20-minute bus ride to the New…

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Love and Real Estate

“Are you sure you want me to move in with you?” I asked. “Where the hell else are you going to go?” he responded. Ah, love and real estate. In New York City, they are always entwined. I sputtered before recognizing his answer as unequivocal commitment, to me. My new love — his name is…

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An Old Menstruation Taboo Killed Her. This Time, a Man Went to Jail.

KATHMANDU, Nepal — Every winter, in Nepal’s snow-covered hills, young women keep dying because of a deadly superstition. The tradition here says that any woman who has her period must be banished outside, to a cowshed or makeshift bunker, no matter how cold or dangerous. This has been a ritual, believed to protect the purity…

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A Swimmer Thrived After an Amputation. Then She Needed Another.

The New York Times Sports department is revisiting the subjects of some compelling articles from the last year or so. Here is our March report on Morgan Stickney’s first recovery. Something awful happened to Morgan Stickney on her way to joining the world of Paralympic swimming. Stickney had been a young distance swimmer with dreams…

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Not Quite Dating, but Certain About Forever

By Tammy La Gorce Rabiah Gul had a couple of goals in mind when she first met Marcus Harun. First, she wanted to show him that she was the savvy New Yorker he was expecting. She also wanted to return home knowing he was the man she should marry, even though she had no intention…

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T’s Most Gripping Long Reads From 2019

ImageRachel Weisz, photographed in New York City on May 10, 2019. Sabina jumpsuit, $495, shop‑sabina​.com. Weisz’s own necklace.Credit…Photo by Craig McDean. Styled by Marie Chaix “Rachel Weisz Is Performing for Herself” by Susan Dominus In a profile as beguiling as the actress herself, who was one of T’s four Greats honorees this year, Dominus subverts…

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13 Ways to Be a Better Person in 2020

Each year, around this time, we look back at the year’s most read Styles articles and ask: 1. What just happened? 2. What does it all mean? 3. What can we learn from these stories to live a better life in the new year? Answers below. 1. Just … Be Jonathan Van Ness ImageThe author…

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Hitting the Road (or Trail) on a Guided Hotel Run

Rock climbing in Miami. Yogalates in Cancun. Khmer boxing in Cambodia. At a time when niche workouts have become a trendy hotel amenity, some properties are embracing something a bit more minimalist: the pound of the pavement under your own two feet. “Guided runs are just one of the many ways hotels and resorts are…

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