How to Learn More About the History of Your Home

Tracking down property records and researching other documents can shed light on the life of a house.

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From Beef Stew, Shrimp Scampi to Mapo Tofu, 14 Classic Recipes

Commit a few — or all — of these dishes to memory, and you’ll always have a delicious meal at the ready.

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How Much Water Should I Drink?

Here’s how to know when you truly need to hydrate.

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What’s Changing in the New FAFSA and What’s Not

The latest version of the federal form for college aid will be available on Oct. 1 for the 2022-23 academic year. But a planned major overhaul of the form may not take effect for several years.

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How Bad Indoor Air Quality Can Affect Your Brain

While we tend to worry about inhaling viral particles like the coronavirus, new research shows the air quality at work may have subtle effects on cognitive function.

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20 New Works of Fiction to Read This Season

New novels from Jonathan Franzen and Anthony Doerr, a political thriller by Hillary Clinton and Louise Penny, a Korean murder mystery — and more.

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11 New Works of Nonfiction to Read This Season

A deeply reported look at the woman behind Roe vs. Wade, an investigation of lawbreaking animals, another hilarious essay collection from Phoebe Robinson — and more.

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Where Was This Money When I Made My Down Payment?

A reader is hurt by her parents’ decision to help finance her sister’s path to homeownership but not her own.

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Is Seltzer Water Just as Healthy as Flat Water?

Unsweetened carbonated water is a better choice than soda or fruit juice. But don’t overdo it, experts say.

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There’s a Reason Why You Overshare on Dates

Sometimes it’s hard to stop talking when you’re nervous. There’s a name for that — and some tips to help.

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Why the Best Trees Aren’t Always the Biggest

Between a garden’s low ground cover and its tall canopy trees is a layer we often forget about. Here are the special, unsung native trees that can fill it.

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How to Stay Close to Grandkids Who Have a Busy Schedule

You can stay close and connected by creating one-on-one moments, and participating in their interests.

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Wine Guide: 10 Ways to Appreciate It Even More

For seven years, Wine School has examined wines from all sides to help readers learn to talk and think about them. Here are some key takeaways.

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Want to Increase Your Home’s Value? Start With the Entrance.

A few inexpensive changes can boost curb appeal — and your asking price. Here’s where to start.

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How to Prepare for (and Survive) a Flash Flood

Fast rising water can be deadly. Here’s what to do if you’re caught off guard, and how to prepare for a future event.

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6 Questions to Ask About Covid and Air Quality at Work

Ventilation improvements, adding portable air cleaners and simply opening windows can lower the risk of infection in the office.

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Lemons and Roasted Fish: A Delightful Weeknight Dinner

These roasted fillets in sizzling brown butter are zipped up with nori oil, capers and, of course, plenty of lemon.

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Always Pay the Rent? It May Help Your Mortgage Application.

For decades, regular payments to a landlord haven’t counted for much for many tenants trying to get a mortgage. Fannie Mae aims to change that.

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Fannie Mae Will Review Borrowers’ Rental Payment History

For decades, regular payments to a landlord haven’t counted for much for many tenants trying to get a mortgage. Fannie Mae aims to change that.

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Flood Damage From Ida? Your Homeowner’s Policy Probably Won’t Cover That.

Most flood coverage is offered through a federal program, though some insurers offer extra insurance for sump pump failure.

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A Pesto Pasta Recipe Ideal for a Weeknight Dinner

There’s so much opportunity in a kitchen rut, Yotam Ottolenghi writes, and this generous pasta-bean-pesto dish proves just that.

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Help! We’re Going to Europe and Haven’t a Clue Which Masks to Pack.

Mask mandates exist to varying degrees throughout Europe, and the details — inside, outside, fabric, N95 and more — are dizzying.

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Dear Colleagues, Will You Please Mask Up?

A reader asks about navigating an office where vaccination is not required.

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Sometimes I Hate My Husband’s Peloton

Yes, exercise is hugely beneficial. But can too much of a good thing cause tension in your relationship?

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My Colleague Is Secretly Holding Two Jobs. Should I Expose Her?

The magazine’s Ethicist columnist on the over employed and the under ambitious.

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A Hate Group Targeted My Kid Online

How caregivers can protect children from vicious trolls who infiltrate virtual games and chats..

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Growing Wildflowers Isn’t Difficult. And It’s Urgent.

In a shifting climate, with environmental diversity at risk, it’s never been more important to propagate native plants. Here’s how.

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How Vision Loss Can Affect the Brain

A growing body of evidence suggests that when older people’s brains have to work harder to see, declines in language, memory, attention and more could follow.

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Why Does Coffee Sometimes Make Me Tired?

Lethargy, blood sugar and dehydration explain in part the paradoxical effects of coffee on our energy levels.

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Your Finances Took a Hit From the Pandemic. Here’s What You Do Now.

Find someone wiser than you, check your credit report and taxes, and stop catastrophizing. This is how you can do it.

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How Do I Wear a Waistcoat Without It Looking Like a Costume?

A reader wants to get married in her father’s waistcoat, but she doesn’t want to look too … theatrical.

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Affirm and Afterpay Soar as Customers Buy Into Paying Later

Installment payment services are everywhere thanks to fresh deals with Amazon and Square. It’s a simple idea that can quickly get complicated for users.

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Recipes for a Little Joy

Caramelized zucchini pasta, slow-cooker tinga chicken tacos and more meals that are as simple as they are fun to make.

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Change May Be Coming to Your Favorite Wines

Rising temperatures and the risk of wildfires have led some wineries to grow different types of grapes. And some regions that were long overlooked are now producing notable wines.

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Navigating Today’s Rental Market

Prices have bounced back since the height of the pandemic, but there are still ways to get a good deal.

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How to Pack an Emergency Go Bag

Climate-related emergencies like hurricanes, fires and floods are becoming more frequent. Here’s how to prepare whether you need to evacuate or hunker down.

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How to Keep the Days From Blurring Together

Marking time with church bells and bike rides.

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13 Delicious Recipes to Eat Eggs for Dinner

Dinner can be inspired with these inventive takes on a world-class protein.

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When to Collect Social Security: Why You Should Wait

More details on why experts advise to wait to claim benefits and on benefits for divorced spouses.

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Why You Should Do Your Spring Planting in the Fall

Conventional wisdom says you should do the same tasks in the same order every year. The director of horticulture at Brooklyn Bridge Park has a better idea.

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How to Solve Any Problem Using Just Common Sense

Contemplating Fermi problems keeps me curious about the world and how things relate to one another.

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E.U. Travel Restrictions: What U.S. Travelers Should Know

The bloc dropped the United States from the list of countries considered safe and recommended restricting travel for unvaccinated American travelers. But changes, if any, won’t be immediate. Here’s what you need to know.

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Wide Awake at 3 A.M.? Readers Offer Advice on Insomnia

Well readers share a range of strategies they use to get back to sleep in the middle of the night.

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You Don’t Need to Like Those Vacation Pics

In fact, your boss needs some guidance on the downside to oversharing.

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My Neighbor’s Door Camera Faces My Apartment. Is That Legal?

Rental tenants typically cannot install cameras — or anything else — in common hallways. But landlords can.

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How Can I Make Shorts Chic?

A reader has finally found flattering shorts, but wants to avoid looking matronly when pairing them with a T-shirt or tank top.

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Why Is It Taking So Long to Get a Covid Vaccine for Kids?

Parents hoping for an early-fall vaccine may have to wait until the end of the year to get children under 12 vaccinated.

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Financial Advice for Couples: How to Keep Things Equal

Whether you’re newlyweds or not, your marriage can only benefit from a better balance that eases the stress on both of you. But be ready to talk — “we” statements only, please.

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Apps Try Putting Financial Literacy at Kids’ Fingertips

They can be valuable resources to help parents teach children about money — but may encourage risky behaviors, some experts say.

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How Parents Can Ask for Flexibility When Offices Reopen

With some employers looking to bring staff back to work on-site, here’s how parents can ask for schedule accommodations.

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