Virginia School Board to Pay $1.3 Million in Transgender Student’s Suit

Gavin Grimm sued the Gloucester County, Va., school board after he was barred from using the boys’ bathroom. The dispute put him at the center of a debate over transgender rights.

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No Place to Go When You Need to Go? These New Yorkers Have Ideas

The pandemic ignited a conversation about the use of public space, but the city’s lack of public restrooms has led to long lines and some uncomfortable situations.

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Supreme Court Won’t Hear Case on Transgender Bathroom Rights

An appeals court had ruled that a Virginia school board’s policy barring a transgender boy from using the boys’ bathroom was unlawful.

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Taiwan Drought: Residents Pray for Rain and Scramble to Save Water

Some of the island’s lakes and reservoirs have nearly run dry. And water restrictions have forced many residents to modify how they shower, wash dishes and flush.

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Don’t Just Buy Any Bath Towels. Here’s How to Pick the Right Ones.

If you’re unsure about materials or you’re shopping online, there are some basic guidelines you can follow.

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Amazon’s Clashes With Labor: Days of Conflict and Control

Amazon was built on an underdog philosophy, but its workers are finding a voice. That presents a problem for the company that goes far beyond the union vote in Alabama.

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America Is Not Made for Anatomically Correct People

As Biden pushes for an infrastructure package, let’s fix our scandalous lack of public restrooms.

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New York Waterway Ferry Company Accused of Dumping Sewage into Hudson

Two former workers claim New York Waterway fouled the river with unfiltered waste from boats’ toilets. The firm denies the allegations.

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‘Stand by Her’: In China, a Movement Hands Out Free Sanitary Pads in Schools

Students and teachers are placing pads outside bathrooms as part of a grass-roots campaign to fight period poverty and to remove the stigma surrounding menstruation.

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Glamping for First-Timers

A novice camper needed a vacation. What are the options during the summer of Covid-19?

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Help! What Are the Best Precautions When Traveling by Car?

Our columnist answers your coronavirus-related questions about health and safety on road trips.

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Tokyo Now Has Transparent Public Toilets. Let Us Explain.

Using “smart glass,” a Pritzker Prize-winning architect created colorful toilet stalls to allay fears about safety and hygiene. The toilets were set up in two public parks.

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Shopping for Medicine Cabinets

Is your bathroom a mess? Here are five ideas for cleaning it up.

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What to Do When You Need to Use a Public Bathroom During a Pandemic

We’ve heard about toilet plume. And now we’re starting to venture out more. So what’s a person with a full bladder to do?

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How to Deal With Public Bathrooms During Coronavirus

When they’ve gotta go, they’ve gotta go. Here’s how parents can minimize the risk.

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Flushing the Toilet May Fling Coronavirus Aerosols All Over

A new study shows how turbulence from a toilet bowl can create a large plume that is potentially infectious to a bathroom’s next visitor.

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Boxed Lunches and Plexiglass Will Welcome Back Wall Street’s Workers

The finance industry will return to its offices this month, but the landscape is likely to be altered for many months to come.

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When Cleaning Is the Only Option

My mother scrubs toilets for a living. That makes her someone who has been deemed essential, but who has always been thought of as less than.

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What’s the Risk of Catching Coronavirus From a Surface?

Touching contaminated objects and then infecting ourselves with the germs is not typically how the virus spreads. But it can happen.

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Coronavirus and Beaches: Can I Safely Enjoy the Sun, Surf and Sand?

As states reopen, experts say socially distant outdoor activities, like swimming or running along the shore, are some of the safer ways to re-engage with the world. Here, tips for how to enjoy the beach now.

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After Coronavirus, Office Workers Might Face Unexpected Health Threats

Stagnant plumbing systems in emptied commercial buildings could put returning employees at risk of Legionnaire’s and other illnesses.

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Disinfectant Against Coronavirus: How to Make and Use

Here’s a guide to working with sprays, wipes and a bleach-based solution to clean surfaces of the pathogen.

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How to Quarantine Yourself

Thousands who have the coronavirus or were exposed have been asked to seclude themselves. It’s harder than it sounds.

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