Where Money Meets Feelings: Financial Therapy Finds Its Footing

Planners weren’t equipped to address the emotional roots of how clients dealt with money. Therapists couldn’t guide finances. Now, there’s a bridge.

#accreditation, #anxiety-and-stress, #cherry-preston, #clayman-amanda, #finances, #financial-planners, #financial-therapy-association, #klontz-brad, #mccoy-megan, #personal-finances, #psychology-and-psychologists, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #retirement, #subprime-mortgage-crisis, #therapy-and-rehabilitation

Your Pandemic Puppy Was Not a Mistake

Living with an animal of another species has never been trouble-free. But the rewards are extravagant.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #dogs, #pets, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #veterinary-medicine

Luxury Rental Buildings Take ‘Working From Home’ to the Next Level

Developers are adding professional office spaces to the list of amenities in their mostly new buildings in cities around the country.

#co-working, #interior-design-and-furnishings, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #real-estate-commercial, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #telecommuting, #workplace-environment

Empty Nest Syndrome 2.0 Wasn’t Something I Was Prepared For

When my adult children came home during Covid lockdown, I loved like I could protect them.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #families-and-family-life, #new-york-city, #parenting, #quarantine-life-and-culture

What to See, Eat and Do in Toronto

It’s the city’s traditional high season and it is celebrating with newly opened hotels and restaurants and a revived live-performance scene.

#culture-arts, #food, #hotels-and-travel-lodgings, #museums, #music, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #restaurants, #summer-season, #theater, #toronto-ontario, #travel-and-vacations

The Last Person in the World Who Should Be Going on a Cruise

The pandemic marooned Charles Falls Jr. on land for nearly two years. Now, he’s finally setting sail again.

#audio-neutral-informative, #charles-falls-jr, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #cruises, #quarantine-life-and-culture

What It Means to Raise an American Girl Now

When straightforward progress no longer feels inevitable.

#abortion, #american-girl-inc, #dolls, #instagram-inc, #internal-sub-only-nl, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #tiktok-bytedance, #women-and-girls

The Business Lunch May Be Going Out of Business

Many upscale restaurants that catered to the nation’s downtown office crowd are canceling the meal, as remote work persists and business deals are sealed online.

#coronavirus-reopenings, #le-bernardin-manhattan-ny-restaurant, #marea-manhattan-ny-restaurant, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #restaurants, #united-states, #urban-areas

What’s Up With the Crazy Housing Market?

Rising mortgage rates. Faltering home sales. Skyrocketing rents. Here’s how to make sense of a baffling real estate market.

#content-type-service, #inflation-economics, #interest-rates, #miller-jonathan-j, #mortgages, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate, #united-states-economy

Lonely Last Days in the Suburban Office Park

A younger generation wants more urban offices, or at least suburban offices that feel more urban.

#quarantine-life-and-culture, #real-estate-commercial, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #relocation-of-business, #suburbs, #united-states-economy

Bhutan Will Triple Fees to Visit

As Venice and other European hot spots explore permit systems and daily fees to limit the number of tourists, the tiny Buddhist kingdom will require a $200 tax on international visitors when it reopens this fall.

#bhutan, #eco-tourism, #land-use-policies, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #travel-and-vacations, #travel-warnings

Chosen Families

Spending the holiday with those who support you.

#families-and-family-life, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #independence-day-us-july-4, #internal-storyline-no, #quarantine-life-and-culture

Shanghai Wrestles With Psychological Scars From Lockdown

The lockdown fueled anxiety, fear and depression among the city’s residents. Experts have warned that the mental health impact of the confinement will be long-lasting.

#anxiety-and-stress, #beijing-china, #china, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #depression-mental, #mental-health-and-disorders, #psychology-and-psychologists, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #quarantines, #shanghai-china, #world-health-organization

‘Wild Swimming’ in Restricted Beijing Offers Refreshing Break From Rules

China’s congested and highly regulated capital is not known for either its natural refuges or its rule-bending. But swimming in the city’s lakes and waterways is a cherished, if contested, tradition.

#beijing-china, #china, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #swimming

Did You Start Therapy Recently?

Times Opinion would like to hear from you.

#anxiety-and-stress, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #depression-mental, #internal-open-access, #mental-health-and-disorders, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #therapy-and-rehabilitation

Bitcoin Plummets Below $20,000 for First Time Since November 2020

Its fall was accelerated in recent weeks by the collapse of two major cryptocurrency projects while sowing doubts about the stability of the overall cryptocurrency market.

#banking-and-financial-institutions, #bitcoin-currency, #computers-and-the-internet, #currency, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #social-media, #virtual-currency

How #Vanlifers Are Adjusting to Rising Gas Prices

Remaining in destinations longer, using gas apps and signing up for fuel cards allow nomadic travelers to stay on the road.

#american-automobile-assn, #budget-travel, #buses, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #national-parks-monuments-and-seashores, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #recreational-vehicles, #summer-season, #travel-and-vacations, #upstart2022, #vans

How Covid Did Away With the Sick Day

Some workers have no choice but to clock in. Others find the flexibility of remote work leads them to log in from their sick beds.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-return-to-office, #labor-and-jobs, #paid-time-off, #productivity, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #telecommuting

Why Strangers Are Good for Us

Random engagement is at the core of our social contract.

#computers-and-the-internet, #conversation, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #smartphones, #social-conditions-and-trends

To Find ‘Freedom,’ They Ditched the Road for the Gravel

Pick a course, invite endurance athletes, and let them ride free. No permits, police or decades of experience needed.

#bicycles-and-bicycling, #cycling-mountain-bike, #cycling-road, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #united-states

Christopher Wool on What Brought a ‘Sunday Painter’ Back to Life

“I had been on the treadmill for so long. And then suddenly I felt like I could just be an artist again,” he says. His long obsession with photo books has now taken full flight.

#art, #books-and-literature, #content-type-personal-profile, #east-village-manhattan-ny, #marfa-tex, #photography, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #richard-hell-and-the-voidoids, #sculpture, #wool-christopher

When Covid Took My Sense of Smell

After eight days, I was feeling fully recovered from my rendezvous with Omicron. Then my nose called it quits.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #senses-and-sensation, #taste

What the Pandemic Can Teach Us About Endings

And heartbreak and lions and infinite hallways.

#books-and-literature, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #culture-arts, #movies, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #television

New York’s Weed Rush Is Here. They Came to Cash In.

For generations, entrepreneurs and dreamers have moved to New York City to strike it big. Now they’re coming to sell a lot of cannabis.

#cannabis-foods-and-products, #marijuana, #new-york-city, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate

Why Masks Work, but Mandates Haven’t

Why haven’t Covid mask mandates made much difference?

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-return-to-office, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #disease-rates, #internal-storyline-no, #masks, #protective-clothing-and-gear, #quarantine-life-and-culture

America’s Teachers Offer Answers to the Education Crisis

“Our system had fault lines way before the pandemic.”

#anxiety-and-stress, #children-and-childhood, #education-k-12, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #teachers-and-school-employees

Inside the Apple Store Battle for Union Representation

Weary from the pandemic and pressured by inflation, retail employees of the tech giant are holding votes on whether to unionize.

#apple-inc, #communications-workers-of-america, #computers-and-the-internet, #organized-labor, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #shopping-and-retail, #wages-and-salaries

How Some People Travel to the U.S. After Positive Covid Tests

Entering the United States by air requires a negative coronavirus test. Some people who can’t provide one are using a workaround: flying to Canada or Mexico, then entering via a land border.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #american-society-of-tropical-medicine-and-hygiene, #canada-border-services-agency, #centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #travel-and-vacations

How to Engage and Cope With Mass Tragedies

Stressful events can cause us to detach and disengage, experts say, but there are ways to avoid becoming desensitized.

#content-type-personal-profile, #mass-shootings, #psychology-and-psychologists, #quarantine-life-and-culture

Q Train Killing Threatens Subway’s Fragile Comeback

The subway is at a critical moment as transit officials struggle to bring back riders, to shore up the system’s finances and to address fears over safety.

#adams-eric-l, #brooklyn-ny-subway-shooting-april-12-2022, #coronavirus-return-to-office, #enriquez-daniel-d-2022, #metropolitan-transportation-authority, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #new-york-city, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #subways, #transit-systems

Your Dog Is Not Ready for You to Return to the Office

Pets (and their owners) prepare for the inevitable.

#american-society-for-the-prevention-of-cruelty-to-animals, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #dogs, #new-york-city, #pets, #quarantine-life-and-culture

The Restaurant Dress Code Is Back

A number of restaurants are betting that Americans want to get gussied up again, but not everyone is thrilled about the fashion screening.

#black-people, #coats-and-jackets, #discrimination, #dress-codes, #les-trois-chevaux-manhattan-ny-restaurant, #luxury-goods-and-services, #mar-angela-chef, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #restaurants, #united-states

Vacationers Turned the Hamptons Into a Year-Round Home. Business Followed.

The operators and owners of businesses that have expanded or opened new locations in the summer resort towns talked about why they made the move.

#amagansett-ny, #bridgehampton-ny, #douglas-elliman-real-estate, #east-hampton-ny, #hamptons-ny, #health-insurance-and-managed-care, #long-island-ny, #montauk-ny, #new-york-university-langone-health, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #real-estate-commercial, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #relocation-of-business, #southampton-ny, #summer-season, #weill-cornell-medical-college, #westhampton-ny

My College Students Are Not OK

Late assignments, failed tests, sleeping in class: Welcome to the pandemic-era university.

#colleges-and-universities, #coronavirus-reopenings, #e-learning, #grading-of-students, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #tests-and-examinations, #university-of-dallas

Things to Do in Rome 2022: Restaurants, Attractions and More

The Eternal City continues to live up to its name, thanks to some long-awaited reopenings and a crop of new restaurants and cultural spots all over town.

#archaeology-and-anthropology, #colosseum-rome, #cooking-and-cookbooks, #culture-arts, #hotels-and-travel-lodgings, #italian-food-cuisine, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #restaurants, #roman-civilization, #rome-italy, #summer-season, #travel-and-vacations

How to ‘Romanticize Your Life’

A trend that took off early in the pandemic encourages people to appreciate life’s simple pleasures, a philosophy that resonates just as strongly two years later.

#computers-and-the-internet, #happiness, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #social-media

I’ve Always Struggled With My Weight. Losing It Didn’t Mean Winning.

A diet app helped me shed my extra Covid pounds — and reminded me that I’m still the same old me.

#audio-neutral-immersive, #diet-and-nutrition, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #weight

On the Phone, Alone

We look at the mental health crisis facing adolescents — and the role of digital technology.

#children-and-childhood, #chronic-condition-health, #internal-storyline-no, #mental-health-and-disorders, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #social-media, #teenagers-and-adolescence

Melissa Gilbert and Tim Busfield, on Their Upstate Escape

The ‘Little House on the Prairie’ star, who has a new memoir out, and her husband, the actor and director, collaborated happily on their Sullivan County retreat. Just don’t ask about the pleather recliner.

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The Friends We Keep

Our time and attention are valuable resources, and we’re in control of how — and on whom — we spend them.

#internal-storyline-no, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022

Has Shanghai Been Xinjianged?

Shanghai used to be the glamorous China, while Xinjiang was the dark China. Now both are casualties of authoritarian excess.

#china, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #politics-and-government, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #quarantines, #shanghai-china, #surveillance-of-citizens-by-government, #xinjiang-china

What Your Younger Employees Are Really Thinking

Twelve millennials talked to Times Opinion about the Great Resignation, return to office and the workplace in America today.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-return-to-office, #greeting-gestures, #labor-and-jobs, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #work-life-balance, #workplace-environment

In Hong Kong, Cheap Dining Options Are All the Rage

In a city pummeled by political upheaval, economic downturn and the pandemic, bare-bones ‘two dishes and rice’ restaurants have become a go-to destination across all social classes.

#food, #hong-kong, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #restaurants, #social-media

Working 9 to 2, and Again After Dinner

The pandemic upended the rigid 9-to-5 workday. Enter the age of the “triple peak” day.

#quarantine-life-and-culture, #telecommuting, #working-hours

What to Do in London: Platinum Jubilee, ‘Bridgerton’ Events and More

Royal culture, historic sites and traditional British experiences are catnip to Americans who have missed traveling across the pond. A visitors’ guide.

#art, #cocktails-and-mixed-drinks, #content-type-service, #culture-arts, #elizabeth-ii-queen-of-great-britain, #historic-buildings-and-sites, #hyde-park-london-england, #kensington-brooklyn-ny, #kings-cross-london-england, #london-england, #mayfair-london-england, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #restaurants, #river-thames-england, #shoreditch-london-england, #theater, #travel-and-vacations

The Pandemic Exposed Our Empathy Deficit

Hunger, trauma, violence. The pandemic exacerbated all three, and more.

#anxiety-and-stress, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #fauci-anthony-s, #income-inequality, #quarantine-life-and-culture

Why the Pandemic Became a Form of Birth Control for Some

The travails of pandemic parenting have been well documented. But how has this time shaped decision-making (and baby-making) going forward?

#birth-rates, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #infertility, #millennial-generation, #parenting, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #quarantine-life-and-culture

Sarah Silverman on ‘The Bedwetter,’ Her New Musical Comedy

“Everything’s couched with hard jokes, but it’s also vulnerable,” the comic said of “The Bedwetter,” her new musical comedy.

#comedy-and-humor, #content-type-personal-profile, #depression-mental, #harmon-joshua, #kauffman-anne, #music, #neuwirth-bebe, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #schlesinger-adam-1967, #silverman-sarah, #the-bedwetter-play, #theater, #yazbek-david

A ‘Cruiser’ Sets Sail, Despite Covid

A return to the sea means a return to life for one die-hard cruiser.

#audio-neutral-informative, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #cruises, #quarantine-life-and-culture

Who Helped End the Travel Mask Mandate?

The mask rule on planes and public transportation has been targeted by the travel industry and Republican lawmakers. In the end, it was brought down by a little-known nonprofit, a conservative judge and chance.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #decisions-and-verdicts, #florida, #health-freedom-defense-fund, #masks, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #transportation, #transportation-security-administration, #travel-and-vacations, #vaccination-and-immunization