Things to do This Summer

June 23 Learn about the life and work of Jim Henson, the puppeteer whose Muppet characters were made famous on “The Muppet Show” and “Sesame Street,” through a retrospective at the Museum of the Moving Image in Queens. Forty-seven of Mr. Henson’s puppets, including Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, Big Bird and Elmo will be…

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Summer Drink Recipes

Like moving turtleneck sweaters to the back of the closet, it’s time to retire well-aged whiskeys and bring on the clear spirits, fruit juices and crushed ice. The warmer seasons demand refreshing drinks, alcoholic or not, served in tall, frosted glasses. The classic repertoire has much to offer in this category; it’s hard to go…

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Reassessing Personal Finances

If you’re thinking of switching careers, starting your own business or making some other major life change, there may be a financial cost, at least in the short term. At a minimum, “you should have a spreadsheet with the bills and things you need to have covered regardless of how the business or side hustle…

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Books to Read This Summer

The definition of a summer read evolves with the times, and even more so this year. As the weather warms and the pandemic wanes in the United States, what readers are looking for on the page will vary dramatically. Some might be in the mood for a whodunit, and others might feel pulled toward something…

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Reassessing Boundaries

Consider your comfort levels. Some people have preferred not to put their private lives on screens. “This sense of being exposed has been a challenge for people who do not have an environment that they feel comfortable showing to whoever is on the other side of the line,” said Munmun De Choudhury, an associate professor…

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