Sheltering in Place in an R.V. Is Not as Fun as It Sounds

In the six years since they decided to sell their house and move into a 40-foot motor home, Julie and Marc Bennett have crisscrossed the country and become masters of the R.V. lifestyle — all while “still working and saving for retirement,” as they note on their website, RVlove.com. They even wrote a book, “Living…

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Coronavirus Live Updates: More than Half of U.S. States Move to Reopen Businesses

Here’s what you need to know: ImageBrooklyn on Wednesday. As jobless claims soared yet again this week, states are under tremendous pressure to reopen their economies.Credit…Juan Arredondo for The New York Times Governors wrestle with how to reopen and face new challenges to their authority. The sweeping orders that kept roughly nine out of 10 Americans…

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Amid Coronavirus Lockdown, World Cities Rethink Labor Day Protests: Live Coverage

Here’s what you need to know: ImageLabor Day protesters observed social distancing rules in front of the Greek Parliament in Athens on Friday.Credit…Aris Messinis/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images Labor Day demonstrations are reimagined in cities under lockdown. May 1 is traditionally marked by demonstrations the world over, as employees turn out in force to commemorate…

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Making Space in Marriage, Even as the Walls Close In

It was a week before our 25th anniversary, and I wanted out. John and I were sitting in a tent pavilion as women in tiny thongs, platform boots and pasties snaked past us in a line for free ice cream, their behinds nearly grazing our noses. I glanced at my husband. He looked on affably,…

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This ‘Hospital Needs to Be Quarantined,’ but This Country Is at War

Now, about 70 doctors and nurses out of a staff of 361 at Kunduz Regional Hospital — the main health facility for several restive provinces in northeastern Afghanistan — are either infected with the coronavirus or in quarantine on suspicion of infection. But there is no choice but to keep the doors open, said Dr.…

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Garden Flowers: Not Too Late for Annuals

My farmer-florist neighbor Jennifer Elliott’s 15-acre organic operation in the Hudson Valley is like a giant cutting garden from April to November. So it was to Ms. Elliott and another flower-focused friend that I turned for a strategy in a year when having some version of what she has, at least in miniature — the…

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It’s Not Too Late for a Flower Garden

My farmer-florist neighbor Jennifer Elliott’s 15-acre organic operation in the Hudson Valley is like a giant cutting garden from April to November. So it was to Ms. Elliott and another flower-focused friend that I turned for a strategy in a year when having some version of what she has, at least in miniature — the…

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Street Art Confronts the Pandemic

Street art is the ultimate visual source of social commentary and the pandemic has lit a fire under the feet of muralists around the world. “Soap Bear,” by the San Francisco-based artist Fnnch.Credit… Andrew Rettman “Hippie Bear,” also by Fnnch.Credit… Andrew Rettman Some works are humorous, even playful, like those done by the San Francisco-based…

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3 Africans in Mexico City Grave Tell Stories of Slavery’s Toll

The three skulls were unlike hundreds of others in the 16th-century mass grave uncovered at the San José de los Naturales Royal Hospital in Mexico City. Their front teeth were filed decoratively, perhaps as a ritual custom, unlike those of “los naturales,” the Indigenous people who made up the majority of bodies at the colonial…

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