Alone time is a precious commodity for couples and families after more than a year of sheltering in place. Offer it to a loved one, and to yourself.
A collection of essays curated by the Well desk features mothers acknowledging their special talents. Here, some of the team members join in.
Times readers weigh in on the magic and complications of grandmothers.
How a ridiculous dance — several, actually — kept us connected through Covid.
A guide to the most exciting florists working today in Chicago, Miami, Mexico City, Berlin, Seoul and Sydney.
While we’d never begrudge you treating your mom to flowers, chocolate, or scented candles for Mother’s Day, we at Ars always have tech on the brain, so we’d be remiss not to extol the benefits a good gadget can have on her daily life.
You’ll always know your mom’s tastes and interests better than we do, of course, but if she has room for a new piece of tech, we’ve rounded up a few useful, hassle-free, last-minute Mother’s Day gift ideas for your consideration below. Here’s hoping they give some thanks back to the woman who has put up with your nonsense all these years.
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Mother’s Day is a time for contemplating the ways we’re connected, through joy and sorrow, across time and across species.
Scientists have found intergenerational care may be the key to thriving mothers, and children.
You can do better than grocery store flowers and a card, can’t you?
I’ve eaten her food my whole life. This pandemic made me realize how much I didn’t know about her process.
How a small florist in Oakland, Calif., navigated a minefield of rules to sell on the make-or-break Mother’s Day weekend.
Modern Love in miniature, featuring reader-submitted stories of no more than 100 words.
A son’s attempt at mending a rift.
In the season of rebirth, finding both the Virgin Mary and my grandmother, Mary Grace, among the Mother’s Day blossoms.
Tina Fey joined the Mother’s Day tribute in the remotely-produced season finale, which also featured Kristen Wiig and Boyz II Men.
This year, I’m remembering my mom’s spirit, and the power of so many women I’ve met around the world.
A group of old high school friends moved home and bought a tulip farm, just as the coronavirus threatened to devastate the industry. Here’s how the power of friendship and innovation saved them.
Remind her that she’s the best: You can stream these shorts right here, from the safety of home.
There are plenty of jokes to be made about Google’s plethora of chat options, but Duo is trying to be a bit different from Hangouts and Meet in that it’s mobile-first and putting the emphasis on personal conversations. In its early days, it was very much only about one-on-one conversations (hence its name), but that has obviously changed (hence why Google will surely change its name sooner or later). This update shows this emphasis with the addition of what the company calls a “family mode.”
Once you activate this mode, you can start doodling on the screen, activate a number of new effects and virtually dress up with new masks. These effects and masks are now also available for one-on-one calls.
For Mother’s Day, Google is rolling out a special new effect that is sufficiently disturbing to make sure your mother will never want to use Duo again and immediately make her want to switch to Google Meet instead.
Only last month, Duo increased the maximum number of chat participants to 12 on Android and iOS. In the next few weeks, it’s also bringing this feature to the browser, where it will work for anyone with a Google account.
Google also launched a new ad for Duo. It’s what happens when marketers work from home.
In strange times, the unorthodox matriarchs of these movies may be may be just what we need (well, maybe not the killer mom).
For Mother’s Day, high achievers reflect on what they most appreciate learning from their mothers: the magic of creation, self-discipline and the courage to change.
The transformation we experience is ongoing and eternal.
During this time of self-isolation, when the floral industry, too, is hurting, a colorful missive feels more meaningful than ever.