You Can Still Wear Masks in Meetings

Your boss may balk, but you should be able to keep your family healthy — and keep this customer happy.

#business-travel, #careers-and-professions, #content-type-service, #coronavirus-return-to-office, #gifts, #masks, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #work-life-balance, #workplace-environment, #your-feed-selfcare

Modern Love Podcast: A Mother’s Wild, Extravagant Love

She couldn’t be physically present for her daughter’s life. But she found a way to be there, still.

#dating-and-relationships, #death-and-dying, #gifts, #grief-emotion, #love-emotion

T’s Valentine’s Day Gift Guide

Hand-woven scarves, an incense holder that doubles as jewelry — and more.

#art, #chocolate, #cocktails-and-mixed-drinks, #design, #fashion-and-apparel, #flowers-and-plants, #gifts, #jewels-and-jewelry, #stettheimer-florine, #t-valentines-gifting-2022, #valentines-day, #wool-and-woolen-goods

How We Treat Farmed Animals

Readers react to a column by Ezra Klein about the horrors of factory farming. Also: Hospitals and the unvaccinated; unwanted holiday gifts. 

#agriculture-and-farming, #animal-abuse-rights-and-welfare, #animals, #christmas, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #factory-farming, #gifts, #hospitals, #meat, #vaccination-and-immunization

What to Do With Your Bad Holiday Gifts

These objects haunt us; there’s no returning them, not really.

#christmas, #families-and-family-life, #gifts, #love-emotion

Christmas Is Weird

Christmas is the grand miracle that makes space for all the smaller miracles.

#black-people, #christmas, #gifts, #jesus-christ

Why Christmas Gifts Are Arriving on Time This Year

Fears that a disrupted supply chain could wreak havoc on the logistics industry over the holiday turned out to be wrong as many Americans ordered early and shopped in stores.

#amazon-com-inc, #christmas, #consumer-behavior, #delivery-services, #e-commerce, #fedex-corporation, #gifts, #postal-service-us, #shopping-and-retail, #supply-chain, #united-parcel-service-inc, #united-states

What to Bake on Christmas Morning

Big brunch dishes and holiday-spiced small treats capture the spirit of sharing and can be prepared ahead for effortless snacks.

#bakeries-and-baked-products, #christmas, #content-type-service, #cookies, #cooking-and-cookbooks, #gifts, #holidays-and-special-occasions, #popcorn

It’s Been a Hard Year. These 3 Charities Could Use Your Help.

The world needs an outpouring of generosity.

#gifts, #internal-sub-only-nl, #nonprofit-organizations, #philanthropy, #polaris-project, #poverty, #refugees-and-displaced-persons

Give Parents the Gifts of Baby Supplies and Advocacy (and Love)

Help fulfill the basic health and well-being of moms, dads and kids.

#burns-christy-turlington, #diapers, #gifts, #internal-sub-only-nl, #maternal-mortality, #parenting

Need a Last-Minute Gift for the Holidays? Try Regifting.

Regifting is the responsible choice for both your wallet and the environment. And does anyone even need to know?

#content-type-service, #gifts, #holiday-and-wrap-2021, #holidays-and-special-occasions

Gift Guide for Gardeners

These tools are worth waiting for — even if they arrive late, thanks to supply-chain snarls or shipping delays.

#gardens-and-gardening, #gifts, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #tools

Why My Family Loves Giving Leftover Junk

If you’re looking for an antidote to the most expensive time of year, consider giving them the gift of laughter with a “rewrap.”

#christmas, #comedy-and-humor, #gifts

Is Holiday Gift-Giving Really Worth It?

December’s materialism can feel perfunctory.

#christmas, #dating-and-relationships, #gifts, #holidays-and-special-occasions, #internal-sub-only-nl

Students at Meharry Medical College Each Get $10,000 for Covid Fight

Meharry Medical College in Nashville gave $10,000 to each student from a pool of coronavirus relief funds.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #gifts, #historically-black-colleges-and-universities, #meharry-medical-college, #nashville-tenn

A Holiday Gift Guide to Beat Inflation

Prices are soaring for almost everything, but a few choice gifts are even cheaper than two years ago. Or show your love by going on your family’s annual “lard run.”

#bureau-of-labor-statistics, #consumer-price-index, #content-type-service, #gifts, #inflation-economics, #personal-finances, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates

Three Custom Holiday Gifts for Runners

Shoes that one runner loves may not be right for another, but here are ideas you can use to make gifts tailored to each runner on your holiday list.

#gifts, #running

The Best Tech Gifts That Aren’t Gadgets

Supply-chain disruptions may make it tough to buy devices, but the most thoughtful presents were never tangible to begin with.

#computers-and-the-internet, #content-type-service, #e-learning, #gifts, #mobile-applications, #quarantine-life-and-culture

27 Plant Gifts for Plant Lovers

Twenty-seven ideas to satisfy tastes both garden variety and eccentric.

#candles, #content-type-service, #fashion-and-apparel, #flowers-and-plants, #gardens-and-gardening, #gifts, #holiday-and-wrap-2021, #mushrooms, #perfumes-and-fragrances, #seeds

Five Ways to Exercise Your Thankfulness Muscles

 Feeling grateful does not always happen naturally.

#gifts, #internal-sub-only-nl, #thanksgiving-day

Holiday Gifts? Try Buying Nothing New This Season

This is not about being a Grinch, canceling Christmas or trying to pass a minimalist purity test.

#advertising-and-marketing, #christmas, #consumer-behavior, #content-type-service, #gifts, #shopping-and-retail, #thrift-shops

Well’s Guide for Getting Through the Holidays

We’ve got guidance for lowering risk and coping with unvaccinated relatives, and a gift guide for better living.

#content-type-service, #gifts, #holidays-and-special-occasions, #internal-sub-only-nl

2021 Holiday Gift Ideas for Wellness Enthusiasts

Share the gift of healthy living. Here’s a list of some of our favorite things, from the staff and contributors of Well.

#boxing-day, #christmas, #gifts, #hanukkah, #holidays-and-special-occasions, #kwanzaa-celebration, #winter-season

Prepping for the Year of Many, Many Weddings

After much holdover, nuptials are back on for 2022 and invites are piling up. But just because you’re ready to get out and celebrate doesn’t mean your wallet is.

#budget-travel, #gifts, #savings, #weddings-and-engagements

She Put Her Unspent Love in a Cardboard Box

And for more than two decades, her daughter has been taking it out.

#gifts, #love-emotion, #marriages

Think Outside the Brunch for Mother’s Day

You can do better than grocery store flowers and a card, can’t you?

#gifts, #mothers-day, #parenting, #photography, #quarantine-life-and-culture

Phi Gamma Delta Members Pay Off Mortgage of Longtime House Cook

For 14 years, Jessie Hamilton cooked for the Phi Gamma Delta fraternity at Louisiana State University. Years later, 90 former members took up a collection to pay her mortgage.

#baton-rouge-la, #fraternities-and-sororities, #gifts, #hamilton-jessie-1947, #louisiana, #louisiana-state-university, #phi-gamma-delta

Making Gifts for Those Who Have Everything

A group of wealthy friends and some specialty artisans turn out one over-the-top design each year.

#firearms, #gifts, #lepee-1839, #miami-fla, #switzerland, #unnamed-society, #watches-and-clocks

Forgotten Copy of Super Mario Bros. Sets Record at Auction

The game was bought as a Christmas gift in 1986 but was left in a desk drawer for 35 years. It sold for $660,000 at an auction on Friday.

#auctions, #computer-and-video-games, #gifts, #heritage-auctions, #nintendo-co-ltd, #super-mario-bros-video-game

8 Wedding Gifts for Newlyweds Who Are Also New Parents

What to give the couple celebrating two major life events at once? Here are a few ideas.

#babies-and-infants, #gifts, #weddings-and-engagements

MacKenzie Scott, a Philanthropist and Ex-Wife of Jeff Bezos, Remarries

Her new husband, Dan Jewett, is a high school science teacher. He has pledged to work with her in giving away much of her billions.

#amazon-com-inc, #bezos-jeffrey-p, #content-type-personal-profile, #divorce-separations-and-annulments, #gifts, #giving-pledge-the, #high-net-worth-individuals, #marriages, #philanthropy, #scott-mackenzie, #seattle-wash

Am I Being Unkind by Rejecting My Father’s Gifts?

The magazine’s Ethicist columnist on feeling uncomfortable with giving money as a sign of love and the obligation to report a doctor’s incompetence.

#ethics-personal, #gifts

What on Earth is a Booze Fairy?

Neighbors have been donning wings and tutus to deliver adult beverages and other goodies.

#alcoholic-beverages, #gifts, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #women-and-girls

How the Virus Stole Christmas

For immigrant families from India, the holidays come closest to the long, riotous wedding seasons in the homeland.

#children-and-childhood, #christmas, #christmas-trees, #dahl-roald, #delhi-india, #gifts, #india, #kashmir-and-jammu-india, #london-england, #parenting, #quarantine-life-and-culture

A Middle-Aged Christmas

The meaning of Christmas nostalgia in the middle of life’s journey.

#books-and-literature, #capra-frank-jr, #children-and-childhood, #christmas, #dickens-charles, #douthat-ross-g, #gibson-kirk, #gifts, #poetry-and-poets, #tartt-donna, #thomas-dylan

You’re Choosing a Gift. Here’s What Not to Do.

Many of our natural impulses turn out to be wrong. Psychological research can help us choose wisely.

#christmas, #gift-cards-and-certificates, #gifts, #holidays-and-special-occasions, #research

How to Use Science to Give Good Gifts

Many of our natural impulses turn out to be wrong. Psychological research can help us choose wisely.

#christmas, #gift-cards-and-certificates, #gifts, #holidays-and-special-occasions, #research

How Neighbors Are Coming Together to Buy Local for the Holidays

“I’m not buying anything from freaking Jeff Bezos,” says a member of a Red Hook business group.

#chinatown-manhattan-ny, #crowdsourcing-internet, #e-commerce, #gifts, #holidays-and-special-occasions, #new-york-city, #red-hook-brooklyn-ny, #rockaway-peninsula-queens-ny, #shopping-and-retail

Wrap Gifts With Newspaper

With some artful folding and a few snips of the scissors, a newspaper can become fanciful gift-toppers (and they’re recyclable).

#content-type-service, #gifts, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #recycling-of-waste-materials

How to Make the Perfect Cookie Box

For years, Melissa Clark has been on a quest to make the most delicious cookie box to gift to loved ones, logging her triumphs and failures along the way. Here’s what she’s learned.

#christmas, #content-type-service, #cookies, #gifts

How Not to Overspend This Black Friday

Have a list, a budget and some patience.

#black-friday-and-cyber-monday-shopping, #content-type-service, #e-commerce, #gifts, #holidays-and-special-occasions, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #shopping-and-retail

The Museums of Paris: A Source for Gifts Inspired by the Past

Although a new lockdown has made it more challenging, browsing at museum shops is still an option, thanks to the internet.

#gifts, #louvre-museum, #monnaie-de-paris, #museums, #shopping-and-retail

Holiday Gifts for Health and Wellness

Give someone the gift of healthy living this year with one of these gift ideas from the writers and editors of Well.

#christmas, #exercise, #gifts, #holidays-and-special-occasions, #hygiene-and-cleanliness, #pulse-oximetry, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #watches-and-clocks

Kitchen Essentials for Home Cooks and Food Lovers

Chefs and other entertaining experts share their go-to wedding gifts for couples of all cooking skill levels.

#cooking-and-cookbooks, #gifts, #marriages, #quarantine-life-and-culture

Millions of Views and a Gift Truck Later, Nathan Apodaca Keeps the Vibe Going

A TikTok video of an Idaho man longboarding to work while chugging cran-raspberry juice and lip-syncing Fleetwood Mac pays unexpected dividends.

#apodaca-nathan, #fleetwood-mac, #fleetwood-mick, #gifts, #idaho, #nicks-stevie, #social-media, #tiktok-bytedance, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming

Thoughtful Gift Ideas That Newlyweds Will Actually Use

Wedding pros and other industry experts share their go-to wedding gifts.

#gifts, #marriages, #weddings-and-engagements

Celebrate Father’s Day On a Budget

During the coronavirus outbreak, the best Father’s Day gifts should be personal and priceless, in every sense of the word.

#children-and-childhood, #fathers-day, #gifts, #men-and-boys, #parenting, #quarantine-life-and-culture

The Heavy Price of Holiday Magic

When you’re struggling to pay the bills, a child’s wish list can feel like an additional burden.

#budgets-and-budgeting, #christmas, #gifts, #holidays-and-special-occasions, #parenting, #toys

So You Bought Someone a Gadget. Here’s How Not to Become Their Tech Support.

It feels like the easiest gift until it needs a reboot, restart or anything else.

#computers-and-the-internet, #gifts, #home-automation-and-smart-homes