It’s Summer in the Ski Towns, 2.0

Last year, mountain resorts were overrun by travelers in search of space and fresh air. The visitors are expected back, but now the towns have expanded activities and plans in place to deal with the crowds.

#california, #colorado, #hikes-and-hiking, #idaho, #montana, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #summer-season, #travel-and-vacations, #vermont

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Why the Best Gardens Have Something Extra

Accessories like garden ornaments, furniture and firepits can make a beautiful landscape even more appealing. Here’s where to start.

#content-type-service, #gardens-and-gardening, #home-repairs-and-improvements, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #real-estate-and-housing-residential

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What It Was Like Welcoming a Baby During the Covid Pandemic

Readers share life lessons from an extraordinary year.

#babies-and-infants, #parenting, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #quarantine-life-and-culture

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Do You Have a Love Story About Being Separated by National Borders?

The Modern Love podcast wants to hear from you.

#dating-and-relationships, #immigration-and-emigration, #love-emotion, #migrants-environmental, #podcasts, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #travel-and-vacations

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Let Yourself Enjoy This Miracle Summer

Rarely does the news stop to focus on the good, because there’s always another looming crisis that demands our attention.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #summer-season

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No Witchcraft, but Specter of Covid Shaped a Classroom in Salem, Mass.

A third-grade class in a historic town navigated a school year of loss and resilience shadowed by the pandemic.

#coronavirus-reopenings, #e-learning, #education-k-12, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #salem-mass

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E-Cards Are Back, Thanks to the Pandemic

The popularity of virtual cards has grown again as people sought ways to connect with loved ones and friends in the isolation and separation of Covid-19 restrictions.

#american-greetings-corp-inc, #computers-and-the-internet, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #e-cards, #greeting-cards, #hallmark-cards-inc, #quarantine-life-and-culture

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‘I Quit My Job’ Is a Signal of Economic Recovery

With new opportunities and a different perspective as the pandemic eases, workers are choosing to leave their jobs in record numbers.

#careers-and-professions, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #hiring-and-promotion, #labor-and-jobs, #labor-department-us, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #telecommuting, #unemployment, #united-states-economy, #wages-and-salaries, #work-life-balance

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What Are We Going to Wear?

Predicting the future is a huge part of retail. Trend forecasters are back at it, eyes more on TikTok than the runway, adapting to a reality no one could have predicted.

#ann-inc, #bloomingdales, #brooks-brothers, #e-commerce, #fashion-and-apparel, #j-crew-group, #macys-inc, #madewell, #nordstrom-inc, #npd-group-inc, #proms, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #rent-the-runway, #shopping-and-retail

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Co-Working from Your Apartment Building

Rental and condo buildings have increased the amount of shared work spaces and also introduced private offices and conference rooms.

#brooklyn-nyc, #co-working, #condominiums, #manhattan-nyc, #new-jersey, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate, #telecommuting

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A New Bike Lane on the Brooklyn Bridge

The two-way path for cyclists, replacing one of the traffic lanes, will make the promenade pedestrian-only.

#bicycles-and-bicycling, #bridges-and-tunnels, #brooklyn-bridge-nyc, #new-york-city, #quarantine-life-and-culture

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Why Remote Learning Is a Failure

Remote learning needs to end with the pandemic.

#children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #e-learning, #education-k-12, #quarantine-life-and-culture

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Andrew Rannells: What I Learned on Cameo During Covid

I taped personal messages to raise money for charity. I didn’t expect the requests to hit close to home. People wanted me to tell them, “You are OK.”

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #depression-mental, #loneliness, #quarantine-life-and-culture

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Crop Tops for Summer 2021

A new, lingerie-inspired take on the midriff for Hot Vax Summer.

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CDC Travel Guidelines: What You Need to Know

In updated recommendations, the federal health agency said both domestic and international travel was low risk for fully vaccinated Americans. But travel remains far from simple.

#centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #content-type-service, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #quarantines, #travel-and-vacations, #travel-warnings, #vaccination-and-immunization, #vaccination-proof-and-immunization-records

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What Are The Roadblocks to a Covid Vaccine Passport?

Creating a digital certificate of vaccination against the coronavirus is one of the hottest debates right now. What’s keeping it from happening, and why are some people opposed?

#airlines-and-airplanes, #centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #computers-and-the-internet, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #electronic-health-records, #european-commission, #mobile-applications, #privacy, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #states-us, #travel-and-vacations, #vaccination-and-immunization, #vaccination-proof-and-immunization-records

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Covid Vaccine Card: What You Need to Know

For now, the best way to show that you’ve been inoculated against the coronavirus is a simple white card. Here, your key questions are answered.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #content-type-service, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #cruises, #mobile-applications, #passports, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #travel-and-vacations, #vaccination-and-immunization, #vaccination-proof-and-immunization-records

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A Mountain Escape Turned Four-Season Home

They bought the house in Mammoth Lakes, Calif., thinking it would be nice for weekends in the winter. But Covid changed that.

#furniture, #home-repairs-and-improvements, #interior-design-and-furnishings, #mammoth-lakes-calif, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #restoration-and-renovation

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Pandemic Bakers Are Going Pro

Once again, a period of turmoil has generated a new wave of professional bakers.

#bakeries-and-baked-products, #bread, #cooking-and-cookbooks, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #quarantine-life-and-culture

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Breaking Her Way Out of the ‘Shecession’

The pandemic has caused huge job losses among women. A program called Selfmade aims to help by teaching entrepreneurial skills.

#brit-co-brit-media-inc, #e-learning, #entrepreneurship, #morin-brit-1985, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #small-business, #women-and-girls

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Traveling to Hawaii? Be Prepared to Pay

Interest in visiting the islands is running high, but the price of paradise can be multiple Covid tests, expensive stints in quarantine, long waits in line and more.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #hawaii, #kauai-hawaii, #oahu-hawaii, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #quarantines, #tests-medical, #travel-and-vacations, #vaccination-and-immunization

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‘Betty’ Skates Into Season 2

The young stars of the HBO skate comedy discuss how pandemic-era New York shaped the new season. “Our show grows with us and changes with our world,” Ajani Russell said.

#betty-tv-program, #content-type-personal-profile, #home-box-office, #lovelace-dede, #moonbear-kabrina-adams, #moran-nina-1997, #moselle-crystal, #new-york-city, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #russell-ajani-1998, #skateboarding, #television, #vinberg-rachelle, #women-and-girls

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Running the Show From the Kitchen Table

A cartoonist marvels as his wife juggles directing an Oregon theater, and their family, during the pandemic.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #portland-center-stage, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #theater, #wolf-marissa

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Finally Making It to Manhattan

For those in other boroughs who dreamed of Manhattan, there was a silver lining to the pandemic: lower rents.

#landlords, #lower-east-side-manhattan-ny, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate, #turtle-bay-manhattan-ny, #upper-east-side-manhattan-ny, #upper-west-side-manhattan-ny, #west-village-manhattan-ny

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This Is the Story of a Man Who Jumped Into Lake Michigan Every Day for Nearly a Year

He started one Saturday as the pandemic was raging. Then he just kept going, never mind Chicago’s winter.

#chicago-ill, #content-type-personal-profile, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #lake-michigan, #oconor-dan-1967, #quarantine-life-and-culture

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Dartmouth Medical School Drops Cheating Case Against Students

The Ivy League school said it was dismissing allegations that students had looked up online course materials during remote exams.

#cheating, #colleges-and-universities, #computers-and-the-internet, #dartmouth-college, #dartmouth-medical-school, #e-learning, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #medical-schools, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #school-discipline-students, #tests-and-examinations

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No Broadway Shows? No Problem. Walking Tours Fill a Void.

Tim Dolan of Broadway Up Close and his crew of tour guides are back on the sidewalks, catering to a growing number of visitors.

#broadway-up-close-walking-tours-inc, #content-type-personal-profile, #dolan-tim-1985, #new-york-city, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #theater, #theaters-buildings, #times-square-and-42nd-street-manhattan-ny, #travel-and-vacations, #walking

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There Are No Fashion Rules Anymore

What clothes are cool right now? The terrifying answer is you can wear whatever you want.

#fashion-and-apparel, #generation-z, #jeans-apparel, #quarantine-life-and-culture

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‘The People That Are Within These Frames’: A Community Offers Self-Portraits

The New York Times asked photography students at the Bronx Documentary Center to show us how they see themselves.

#art, #bronx-nyc, #bronx-documentary-center, #photography, #quarantine-life-and-culture

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Starbucks, Flush With Customers, Is Running Low on Ingredients

At locations across the country, there have been complaints about shortages of key ingredients for popular drinks, breakfast foods and even cups, lids and straws.

#coffee, #coffeehouses, #factories-and-manufacturing, #fast-food-industry, #johnson-kevin-r, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #shortages, #starbucks-corporation

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New York Rents Appear Close to Bottom

After a year of record price declines, lease signings are up and landlords are pulling back on rent concessions.

#brooklyn-nyc, #manhattan-nyc, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #queens-nyc, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate

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New Buildings Lure Tenants With Free Rent

To fill empty buildings, developers have been offering generous concessions, including up to five months of free rent.

#brooklyn-nyc, #greenpoint-brooklyn-ny, #harlem-manhattan-ny, #landlords, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate, #ridgewood-queens-ny, #williamsburg-brooklyn-ny

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How Can I Hold On To Hope and Humor While Witnessing So Much Suffering?

“You need art that matches your intensity,” writes our advice columnist.

#art, #books-and-literature, #movies, #nursing-and-nurses, #quarantine-life-and-culture

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The Tribeca Festival Is Back, Happy to Restart Along With the City

The annual event, which has dropped “film” from its name, began after 9/11, as part of New York City’s comeback. Can it stage an encore this month?

#documentary-films-and-programs, #movies, #new-york-city, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #rosenthal-jane, #tribeca-enterprises, #tribeca-film-festival-nyc, #weinstein-paula

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Introverts Vs. Extroverts, a Family Feud

Please don’t make me stay at that party.

#anxiety-and-stress, #content-type-service, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #shyness

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Meditation Apps Want Us to Chill Out. Musicians Are Happy to Help.

Music and mindfulness have become increasingly linked during the pandemic, and artists like Erykah Badu, Grimes and Arcade Fire are teaming with tech companies to make it happen.

#anxiety-and-stress, #badu-erykah, #calm-com-inc, #computers-and-the-internet, #endel-sound-gmbh, #headspace-inc, #legend-john, #meditation, #mobile-applications, #music, #quarantine-life-and-culture

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Young Creators Are Burning Out and Breaking Down

Many people who have found fame on TikTok are struggling with mental health issues.

#fans-persons, #instagram-inc, #mental-health-and-disorders, #onlyfans, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #social-media, #substack-inc, #tiktok-bytedance, #youtube-com

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How to Prep Your Relationship for Post-Pandemic Life

Experts share tips on how couples can adjust to spending time apart again.

#content-type-service, #dating-and-relationships, #marriages, #quarantine-life-and-culture

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6 U.S. Destinations for a Remote-Working Vacation

As workers prepare to return to the office in coming months, here are six towns and cities to consider squeezing in a working vacation or two.

#airbnb, #arizona, #auburn-ny, #brunswick-me, #california, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #diamond-head-oahu-hawaii, #finger-lakes-region-ny, #food, #hawaii, #historic-buildings-and-sites, #ithaca-ny, #kansas, #maine, #names-geographical, #petaluma-calif, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #restaurants, #rivers, #shawnee-kan, #sonoma-county-calif, #sonoran-desert, #telecommuting, #topeka-kan, #travel-and-vacations, #tucson-ariz, #watkins-glen-ny, #wines

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For Small Gyms, Handling the Pandemic Meant Expanding

From on-demand video libraries to rooftop classes, boutique workout spots broadened beyond their tight spaces.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #exercise, #health-clubs, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #shutdowns-institutional, #small-business, #videophones-and-videoconferencing

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Falling in Love With Weehawken

The New Jersey town felt like home right away, and the pandemic made it even more so.

#quarantine-life-and-culture, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate, #roommates, #weehawken-nj

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Don’t Kill Remote Learning. Black and Brown Families Need It.

Eliminating remote learning exacerbates already-existing educational and health care inequities.

#black-people, #e-learning, #education-k-12, #income-inequality, #quarantine-life-and-culture

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Thousands Descend on Miami to Glorify Bitcoin

It was the largest Bitcoin event in the world and the first major in-person crypto conference since the pandemic started. The jargon, the liquor and the millionaire talk flowed.

#banking-and-financial-institutions, #bitcoin-currency, #computers-and-the-internet, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #dorsey-jack, #high-net-worth-individuals, #mobile-commerce-and-payments, #nonfungible-tokens-nfts, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #social-media, #suarez-francis-x-1977, #twitter, #virtual-currency, #winklevoss-cameron, #wynwood-miami-fla, #zed-run-digital-platform

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How an ‘Open Streets’ Operative Spends His Sundays

Kyle Gorman spends much of the day touring parts of the city that are participating in the popular outdoor program.

#area-planning-and-renewal, #brooklyn-nyc, #chinatown-manhattan-ny, #content-type-personal-profile, #gorman-kyle-1993, #new-york-city, #open-streets, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #queens-nyc, #transportation-department-nyc

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Meet the People Who Make New York City’s Summer Hustle Happen

After a stalled season last year, the beach buskers, bait sellers and heladeros embody the spirit of a city scrambling back.

#central-park-boathouse, #delicioso-coco-helado, #entrepreneurship, #new-york-city, #nycco, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #shutdowns-institutional, #summer-season, #travel-and-vacations

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As Life Slowed Down, They Got Creative

The actor and comedian Niecy Nash and her wife, Jessica Betts, a musician, reveal how crab legs, skinny dipping and therapy improved their life as newlyweds.

#marriages, #nash-niecy, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #same-sex-marriage-civil-unions-and-domestic-partnerships, #ventura-county-calif

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How to Keep Children Safe Around Water and Prevent Drowning

It’s an important safety issue to review every summer, and this may be an especially good moment to brush up.

#american-academy-of-pediatrics, #children-and-childhood, #content-type-service, #drownings, #parenting, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #summer-season, #swimming, #swimming-pools, #water

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Why Leaving the Nest Is Harder the Second Time Around

After moving back in with their parents during the pandemic, some young adults are struggling to adjust to life on their own.

#anxiety-and-stress, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #loneliness, #mental-health-and-disorders, #parenting, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #youth

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Can Travel Be Fun Again?

For many people, after more than a year of the pandemic, travel feels like something to dread. But it can still mean liberation, the author and psychologist argues.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #anxiety-and-stress, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #travel-and-vacations, #travel-warnings

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What Will My Son Remember of This Horrible Year?

Dispatches from the pandemic for my 3-year-old.

#amnesia, #children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #families-and-family-life, #parenting, #quarantine-life-and-culture

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