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"For the future is like heaven — everyone exalts it but no one wants to go there now."
Meetings. Why?
Does this conversation need to be a meeting? Does anything?
KELLY GOMEZ
The Abandoned Houses of Instagram
People lived in these places once. What mysteries did they leave behind?
Do You Have a Love Story About Being Separated by National Borders?
The Modern Love podcast wants to hear from you.
MIGUEL PORLAN
SOCIAL Q’S
How Can I Tell My Mother-in-Law to Buzz Off?
Nothing like a non-blood relative who won’t stay away.
MODERN LOVE PODCAST
Modern Love Podcast: The Right to Fail at Marriage
The queer comedian Cameron Esposito on how the equality of love can also lead to the equality of heartbreak.

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Moths Have Been Partying in Your Dark Closet. What Now?
Advice from an army of very busy exterminators.
The Britney Spears Testimony, as Heard From Outside the Courtroom
While Ms. Spears addressed a judge remotely on Wednesday, fans and conservatorship activists were outside the courthouse, backing her up.

VALERIO MEZZANOTTI FOR THE NEW YORK TIMES
Rick Owens on Corrupting the Classics
The goth designer has developed a thing for distorting iconic shoes.

SOFIA PASHAEI
How Does It Feel to Be Dating Again?
If the answer is “anxiety-provoking,” we’ve got some advice for you.
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SOFIA PASHAEI
How Does It Feel to Be Dating Again?
If the answer is “anxiety-provoking,” we’ve got some advice for you.

AMR ALFIKY FOR THE NEW YORK TIMES
Meet the Hindu Priest Officiating L.G.B.T.Q. Weddings
Sushma Dwivedi offers nuptials and other religious services to underserved people.

ANDREA COBB
This Season’s Wedding Crashers: Cicadas
The insects, which surface every 17 years, have invaded outdoor weddings in several states and the District of Columbia. They’re expected to be gone by early July.

ELIZABETH BICK FOR THE NEW YORK TIMES
Finding Light Together After a ‘Very Dark Place’
Amanda Winer and Nathan Friedman survived the pandemic and a series of lifesaving surgeries he had to undergo.

MARC ROSENTHAL
My 70-Year-Old Father Joined Tinder
What seemed like a nightmare scenario turned out to be a new way to bond.
Designer DIY
Rick Owens Stitches a Souvenir
In the latest installment of our Designer D.I.Y. series, the designer embroiders a lover’s hankie.

VIA IRENE NEUWIRTH
Irene Neuwirth Makes a Flower Necklace Out of Paper
The Los Angeles jeweler goes outside the box for her latest creation, part of our Designer D.I.Y. series.
How to Make a Dish Towel Tote Bag, With Rodarte
Laura and Kate Mulleavy show us how to turn kitchen towels and costume jewelry into a carry-all.

CHARLIE ENGMAN
How to Turn Vegetables Into a Tie-Dye Pattern
In the latest installment of our Designer D.I.Y. at Home series, Hillary Taymour, the creative director of Collina Strada, offers a creative use for excess beets.
Emily Bode on How to Make a ‘Sweetheart’ T-Shirt
The latest installment of our Designer D.I.Y. at Home series teaches you how to whip up a present for the significant other you may not have seen for a while.
Skin Deep

CHELSEA CAVANAUGH FOR THE NEW YORK TIMES
How Will You Look When You Emerge From the Pandemic?
Now that the masks are coming off, here are some easy approaches you can take to dress up your face.

DEVIN OKTAR YALKIN FOR THE NEW YORK TIMES
Naomi Watts on the Joys of Post-Covid Beauty
The actress, mom and co-founder of Onda Beauty talks about the skin-care products she’s excited about now and why she’s so invested in her skin.

FATINHA RAMOS
How Barely-There Botox Became the Norm
Will starting injections in your 20s and 30s make you look older? Preventive Botox explained.

CHLOE ZOLA
Essential Oils May Be Wreaking Havoc on Your Skin
When it comes to clean beauty, “natural” isn’t always best. Here’s what’s safe and beneficial, and what’s best to avoid.

JAMES STUKENBERG FOR THE NEW YORK TIMES
The Freestyle Ski Star Eileen Gu Has a Warning About TikTok Diets
The skier, who is competing in the World Cup in Aspen, has some beauty and fitness tips, too.
Self-Care

VICTORIA’S SECRET
Victoria’s Secret Swaps Angels for ‘What Women Want.’ Will They Buy It?
The embattled lingerie giant is attempting the most extreme brand turnaround in recent memory: an effort to redefine not just itself but also the very idea of what “sexy” is.

HEIDI YOUNGER
You May Not Want to Get Your Beauty Tips From TikTok
TikTok is bringing in big business for doctors, but they’d kindly like it to stop.

CIARA QUILTY-HARPER
Why You Should Give Your Partner the Gift of Time Apart
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.

MICHELLE GROSKOPF FOR THE NEW YORK TIMES
Young Creators Are Burning Out and Breaking Down
Many people who have found fame on TikTok are struggling with mental health issues.

NICK SPANOS FOR THE NEW YORK TIMES
Debbie Gibson Is Not Going to Get Stuck in the Past
The pioneering pop singer talks beauty secrets, and a life-changing tweezing session.
Modern Love
Modern Love Podcast: The Right to Fail at Marriage
The queer comedian Cameron Esposito on how the equality of love can also lead to the equality of heartbreak.
Do You Have a Love Story About Being Separated by National Borders?
The Modern Love podcast wants to hear from you.

BRIAN REA
Where Are All the Wild Things, Daddy?
A father worries that his favorite children’s books promise his daughter a vibrant natural world that will no longer exist.

BRIAN REA
Tiny Love Stories: ‘Never Forget Me’
Modern Love in miniature, featuring reader-submitted stories of no more than 100 words.

BRIAN REA
He Made Affection Feel Simple
Dating as a transgender woman, in my experience, meant low expectations and casual sex. Then I met Jack.
Consumption: How we buy, exploit and reuse.

LISA MAREE WILLIAMS FOR THE NEW YORK TIMES
What Do Gen Z Shoppers Want? A Cute, Cheap Outfit That Looks Great on Instagram
Three young women shoppers in three countries talk about what they buy, where they buy it and why.

JESSICA PONS FOR THE NEW YORK TIMES
Fashion Nova’s Secret: Underpaid Workers in Los Angeles Factories
The online retailer makes fast fashion for the Instagram elite. The way many of its garments are made is much less glamorous.

KEMAL JUFRI FOR THE NEW YORK TIMES
Who Made Your Clothes?
Garment workers around the world make everything from luxury handbags to fast fashion leggings. Here are some of their stories.

FABEHA MONIR FOR THE NEW YORK TIMES
H&M’s Different Kind of Clickbait
The Swedish retailer now lets customers know where nearly every garment it sells is made. Is that enough?

VINCENT TULLO FOR THE NEW YORK TIMES
The Future Is Trashion
We make too much and buy too much. But maybe there is a way not to waste too much. The ragpicker of Brooklyn has an idea.
Scam or Not

TYLER COMRIE
Are Natural Deodorants Really Better for You?
Much of the marketing suggests that they’re safer than more traditional underarm products, but that hype is not based on science.

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Is B.M.I. a Scam?
It can be a helpful health measure for large groups of people, but it won’t tell you much about yourself.
Are Plant Milks Good for You?
They can be, but in most cases, they should not be considered a nutritional substitute for dairy.
Is Air a Scam?
We love air! But boiling herbs and buying more plants will not improve your indoor air quality. Find out what will.

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Should I Be Taking Zinc?
Maybe! It may help with the common cold. There is no definitive scientific evidence suggesting it will help Covid-19.
The Office: An Analysis

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The Office: An In-Depth Analysis of Workplace User Behavior
How we love and hate to go to work.

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Young People Are Going to Save Us All From Office Life
Gen Z-ers and millennials have been called lazy and entitled. Could they, instead, be among the first to understand the proper role of work in life?

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Women Poop. Sometimes At Work. Get Over It.
Why must the bathroom continue to be fraught?

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The Awkward but Essential Art of Office Chitchat
We regret to inform you that you need to make small talk with your co-workers. Here’s how to master it.

JOHNATHON KELSO FOR THE NEW YORK TIMES
They Are What You Eat
A visit to the headquarters of your favorite mall foods.
Scene City

KRISTA SCHLUETER FOR THE NEW YORK TIMES
The Gala Season Restarts with Hats Galore
Philanthropists, billionaires and society swans flocked to the Central Park hat luncheon, the first major charity event held in person since the pandemic.

KRISTA SCHLUETER FOR THE NEW YORK TIMES
Sandra Bernhard Talks to Her Neighborhood Trees
And how Thelma Golden and Isaac Mizrahi have stayed sane and creative during the pandemic.

KRISTA SCHLUETER FOR THE NEW YORK TIMES
Arianna Huffington Binge-Watches TV on the Treadmill
And how Barbara Tober and Peter Pennoyer have fared during the pandemic.

AMY LOMBARD FOR THE NEW YORK TIMES
Where ‘The Nikki Haskell Show’ Never Ends
And how Daniel Arsham and Rachel Comey are re-emerging from the pandemic.

KRISTA SCHLUETER FOR THE NEW YORK TIMES
Matthew Broderick Misses the Theater Very Much
Plus, Jerome LaMaar and RoseLee Goldberg on nurturing art in their studios.
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My Pandemic Hobby? Making Money.
During Covid, many people found solace in a new pastime. A few found profit.
MINI-VOWS
A Labor of Love Side by Side
Dr. Jessica Fields, an obstetrician-gynecologist, and Maggie Sensenig, a labor and delivery nurse, met on the job.
The Lesbian Avengers Will Not Be Commodified
At least, not by the Gap.
ENCOUNTERS
Christian Slater Is a Still-Life Artist
The former teen idol actor talks about his career comeback, being a father again and sketching his wife.
MINI-VOWS
Opposites, and ‘One and the Same’
Maheshie Cabraal and Eli Bronner, who met at a mutual friend’s apartment in 2014, found they had more in common than they first thought.
MINI-VOWS
All’s Fair in Love and (Civil) War
Lucy Hochman and Adam Gillenwater met while working on a battlefield restoration project in Washington.
MINI-VOWS
Crossing Paths Until They Became a Couple
Dr. Noemie Levy wasn’t sure she’d ever see Graham Gottlieb again after their first meeting in Washington. Then they kept bumping into each other on a daily basis.
MODERN LOVE
Why Won’t Anyone Help Me in This Sex Shop?
At 83, and legally blind, I could use some assistance.
FOLLOWING
William White is TikTok’s ’80s Heartthrob
“I feel like a 40-year-old in a kid’s body, like I’m definitely an old soul,” said Mr. White.
Is the Forced Contraception Alleged by Britney Spears Legal?
The United States has a dark history of court-sanctioned sterilization, but more recent rulings and legislation suggest it would violate a basic right.
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