How to Stock Your Liquor Cabinet

So you want to start a home bar. Maybe it’s a lifelong dream; maybe it’s all those quarantinis on Instagram. Maybe you’re looking to master the art of the cocktail; maybe you just want something to sip after a long day spent social distancing. Whatever your goal, the trick to drawing out your inner bartender…

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Is Summer Camp Canceled?

“Ten for two” is an unofficial rallying cry for many lovers of sleepaway summer camps. In three words it reveals an unspoken bargain agreed upon for generations by many American children. They slog through the adult-imposed rules, hypocrisies and indignities foisted on them during the 10 months each year when they’re home with parents and…

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The Easier Way to Make a Garden Bed

I’ve tried various methods of making a garden bed. Years ago, I invested in building a raised-bed vegetable garden with rot-resistant 2-by-12 lumber. It has served me well, as have the in-ground beds that were heroically double-dug, adhering to the soil-preparation practices of the modern organic farming pioneers Alan Chadwick and John Jeavons. I hope…

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World Coronavirus News: Live Coverage

Here’s what you need to know: ImageA drive-through coronavirus testing station for NHS staff in Surrey, England.Credit…Andrew Testa for The New York Times Britain sees high demand after expanding coronavirus testing availability to all essential workers. Millions of essential workers in Britain and their families are now able to apply online to get a coronavirus…

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