How to cope with a less cautious world as pandemic restrictions loosen.
A reader worries that allowing her sons to play-fight in the yard sends the wrong message to neighbors.
Science shows that the risk of viral transmission outside is very low. The “two-out-of-three rule” can help you decide whether to mask up.
Meteor showers can light up night skies from dusk to dawn, and if you’re lucky you might be able to catch a glimpse.
While use of the gaming technology for improving physical ailments is still in the early stages, it shows promise — and it’s fun.
Are you tired of deliveries being stolen before you have the chance to retrieve them? Outdoor package bins offer a solution.
Spring blossoms and vaccinations are bringing the city out of hibernation. Pete Wells shares his favorite places that opened while many of us were staying home.
Don’t focus on what feels foreign. Instead, look for commonalities with a familiar analogue.
Definitive answers to the big questions.
Young people experiencing the body changes of puberty without being in school are facing a unique set of challenges. Here’s how parents can support them.
It’s the neglected middle child of mental health, and can dull your motivation and focus. It may be the dominant emotion of 2021.
The family behind the Nathan Cummings Foundation agreed four years ago to invest more of the endowment in social justice causes. In a new report, it discusses how difficult that was.
Sprucing up for spring includes giving your lawn furniture the cleaning it deserves.
Understanding the climate crisis is tough. Let these audio storytellers help you understand the problems, and potential solutions.
More Americans over age 55 are carrying debt loads, and their nonmortgage debt grew significantly during the pandemic.
It’s good for your mental and physical health, and doesn’t require any equipment. So why does it seem so hard to get started?
A reader wonders about what to wear for her new silhouette.
Demand plus production delays have tightened the supply of new models. That means fewer deals. The only good news? Your trade-in may get a better price.
My brother and his wife lost a son. All we want is to see them.
Can it affect mammograms or the timing of fertility treatments? What side effects should you look out for? Experts weigh in.
We asked public health experts to help answer some of your most pressing questions.
People who tended to be sedentary were far more likely to be hospitalized, and to die, from Covid than those who exercised regularly.
Even as vaccines make it safer to travel, planning a trip is becoming increasingly complicated.
Pamela Paul, the editor of the Book Review, highlights memorable episodes from her eight years hosting the show, including conversations with Robert Caro, Isabel Wilkerson, James McBride and others.
A sex ed teacher talks about how young people can try to keep themselves safe from sexual assault and be allies to others.
Many Americans increased their alcohol intake during the pandemic, with women and parents of young children disproportionately affected.
The federal government and most states pushed back the date to May 17, but others have gone their own way. And if you make estimated tax payments, the deadline remains April 15.
Stir-fried, tossed with pasta or baked: Put this sign of spring to work.
Despite your best efforts, you may cause someone pain with that Tweet or Facebook post. Here’s a refresher on social media best practices, along with advice for some pandemic-only dilemmas.
Is it possible that a sense of style is one more thing we lost during the pandemic? Here’s why dressing to be seen in public seems so much harder now.
The pandemic has made it tough for families to figure out safe travel options. So we asked some experts what they’re doing this summer.
A reader wonders whether it’s time to quit hair dye.
Roasted sugar snap peas play a sweet supporting role to spiced fillets in this complex, deeply aromatic weeknight dinner.
These five recipes are full of smart moments and vibrant flavor.
The concept of documenting vaccinations is being taken to new levels of sophistication, and experts predict that electronic verification will soon become commonplace.
Much of the continent remains closed to Americans because of the virus, but many travelers want to visit this summer. Will their plans materialize?
You don’t need much. This guide will show you which equipment to invest in, what to avoid and how to learn more about the wine styles you most enjoy.
After a year of virtual gathering, getting back to real-life relationships can be intimidating. These eight simple exercises can help.
Managing your money for the long run can be easier than you might imagine.
Music therapy is increasingly used to help patients cope with stress and promote healing.
Set yourself up to eat well this evening, whether you make a tofu scramble, or an improvisational spicy pasta with tomatoes, olives and capers.
The magazine’s Ethicist columnist on what forms our identity and the importance of informed consent to medical procedures.
Scientists have found that grizzlies, like people, seem to choose the path of least resistance.
Get those perfectly burnished, flaky pastries straight from your oven with this expert advice.
Whether you like your egg salad tucked into a sandwich, curried, or paired with briny olives, we have the recipes for you.
Colorful paper blooms are easy to make and perfect for a spring table top.
Many people may have deferred maintenance because their cars mostly sat around in the pandemic. But that creates its own ills.
You can’t stop your landlord from renting out common areas to a film crew, but you can try to get some concessions from the production.
A new report makes the case for investments that consider impact first and financial return second. But critics say such investments are mainly for the wealthy.
They should still wear masks but no quarantines are necessary, the agency said in new guidance that cited growing data about the effectiveness of the shots.