How to Avoid Crowds in Paris

Summer has arrived in Paris, and the world with it. By day, international hordes pile into the Musée d’Orsay to catch the final month of the blockbuster “Manet / Degas” exhibition as throngs surround the closed, fire-damaged Notre Dame Cathedral to snap any possible selfies. By night, the available picnic space quickly disappears on the…

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A Positive Covid Milestone

The United States has reached a milestone in the long struggle against Covid: The total number of Americans dying each day — from any cause — is no longer historically abnormal. Excess deaths, as this number is known, has been an important measure of Covid’s true toll because it does not depend on the murky…

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Fruit Salad Recipe

Good morning. When you run into a fruit salad in the wild, it’s generally trash: unripe shards of cantaloupe mixed with cardboard honeydew, pale strawberry halves, slippery rounds of browned banana, fibrous hunks of pineapple, gritty blueberries, the occasional squishy grape. It’s depressing. But when you’re making a fruit salad yourself? When you can shop…

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My Boss Made Me Post This

A Promotion in Name Only My company watched me restructure my team and successfully manage it through an acquisition. Recently, I was promoted to a senior director position. I was formerly managing relative newcomers in my field. Now, I am managing senior managers. As the weeks passed, I never received an official offer letter or…

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