E.P.A. Rejects Its Own Findings That a Pesticide Harms Children’s Brains

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration has rejected scientific evidence linking the pesticide chlorpyrifos to serious health problems, directly contradicting federal scientists’ conclusions five years ago that it can stunt brain development in children. The Environmental Protection Agency’s assessment of the pesticide, which is widely used on soybeans, almonds, grapes and other crops, is a fresh…

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The Biggest Trends of Spring 2021 So Far

Just because fashion month went digital this season doesn’t mean there aren’t trends to follow. Fresh from the showrooms and runways of designers like Christopher Kane, Sandy Liang, and more, we witnessed how quarantine is directly affecting spring’s sartorial landscape—because who knows how long lockdown will last, anyway. Designers spoke to the moment by addressing…

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Listening Closely to the Birds

Welcome. Pre-dawn, the sounds in the house are few and predictable: the refrigerator lurching to a hum, then off again; the steam knocking in the pipes. This morning, however, the pigeons, delirious with the expanse of dark that was all theirs, thrashed against the windows, landed with thuds on the A/C units. On purpose? By…

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Home School and Remote Learning Are Not the Same

Many home-schoolers feel misunderstood. People assume they’re religious adherents, hippies or anti-technologists who distrust institutions, when, in fact, they have a wide range of backgrounds and motives. Perhaps the most irritating misconception is that remote schooling, which is what the pandemic has foisted upon millions of families who normally send their children to traditional public…

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Three Cheers for Melissa Clark

Back in March, when everyone was freaking out about having enough flour and beans to last through quarantine, Melissa Clark started writing From the Pantry, a series of articles meant to ease readers of The New York Times through the business of cooking more regularly and more flexibly, using what ingredients they had to hand.…

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