5 Cheap(ish) Things for a Lovely Front Porch

Front porches can be especially welcoming, allowing you to wave at a passing neighbor or call them over for a cool drink from your peaceful and comfortable perch. For me, a Southern girl who grew up in South Carolina, porches invoke memories of the people I love watching seasons … | Continue reading


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A Viral Case Against Crypto, Explored

The video essayist Dan Olson explains the dangers lurking in the culture and ideology that surround digital currency. | Continue reading


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Twitter adds Elon Musk to its board of directors.

Elon Musk is joining the board of Twitter. The company disclosed the news in a securities filing on Tuesday, one day after Mr. Musk revealed that he had bought a 9.2 percent stake in the social media giant, a purchase that appeared to make him its largest shareholder.(nytimes.com … | Continue reading


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Putin’s European Allies

The fight between democracy and autocracy is happening not only in Ukraine. | Continue reading


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10 Great Ideas to Declutter Your Home’s Small Entryway

Even a small entryway can show off your style and stay clutter-free—it just takes organization and the right gear. We asked four designers for advice on smart storage then spent 20 hours testing tools. From mats and rugs to keep dirt out, to hooks and bins to stay tidy, these 10 … | Continue reading


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Coat Racks to Declutter Your Entryway

The small but mighty coat rack can transform your daily routine, keeping gear accessible and organized, but it also offers an opportunity to give your entryway a dose of personality. These eight racks do both. Of the 15 we tested, these models passed our rigorous strength and fun … | Continue reading


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A Death-Row Inmate’s Embrace of Conservatism Led to His Release

In “Scoundrel,” Sarah Weinman examines the right-wing support network that helped free Edgar Smith from prison until he struck again. | Continue reading


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Elon Musk Becomes Twitter's Largest Shareholder

The Tesla chief executive, who has been critical of Twitter’s content moderation policies, has bought 9.2 percent of the social media company. | Continue reading


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Bristling Against the West, China Rallies Sympathy for Russia

China’s Communist Party is mounting an ideological campaign aimed at officials and students. The message: The country will not turn its back on Russia. | Continue reading


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The Search for a Model Octopus That Won’t Die After Laying Its Eggs

A lab in Massachusetts may have finally found an eight-armed cephalopod that can serve as a model organism and assist scientific research. | Continue reading


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Satellite images show bodies lay in Bucha for weeks, despite Russian claims

The images rebut Russia’s claim that the killing of civilians in Bucha, near Kyiv, took place after its soldiers had left town. | Continue reading


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Covid and Diabetes Collide in a Public Health Train Wreck

After older people and nursing home residents, no group perhaps has been harder hit by the pandemic than people with diabetes. Experts hope policymakers will take notice, and finally get serious about tackling the nation’s diabetes crisis. | Continue reading


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Why We Don’t Hate the HP OfficeJet Pro 9015e Printer

When our old inkjet printer stopped working, I experienced the existential dread that our new one might actually be worse than the one that constantly needed a USB connection because its Wi-Fi always failed. After all, as we explained in 2016, all printers suck. Luckily the situa … | Continue reading


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Thomas Piketty Thinks America Is Primed for Wealth Redistribution

The French economist has hope for the country that, to a large extent, invented high, progressive taxation of income. | Continue reading


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In a Kyiv Suburb,'They Shot Everyone They Saw'

With Russian forces retreating, Ukrainians in Bucha are finding scores of bodies in yards and on the roads amid mounting evidence of intentional and indiscriminate killings of civilians. BUCHA, Ukraine - When a column of Russian tanks drove into the Kyiv suburb of Bucha in the fi … | Continue reading


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Flurry of New Laws Move Blue and Red States Further Apart

A wave of legislation, particularly in the West, is making states "not only a little different but radically different," says one expert on government. SACRAMENTO - After the governor of Texas ordered state agencies to investigate parents for child abuse if they provide certain m … | Continue reading


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Live Updates: Russian Retreat From Kyiv Area Offers First Glimpse of Devastation

Kyiv April 3, 8:52 a.m. Moscow April 3, 8:52 a.m. Washington April 3, 1:52 a.m. As Russian troops retreated from areas outside Kyiv, the Ukrainian capital, they left behind devastation that is only now becoming clear. Civilians have emerged from basement shelters to clamor for br … | Continue reading


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Civil War History Explains Memestocks

In the 19th century, small investors played a big role in finance. Wall Street took it away. Redditors are trying to get it back. | Continue reading


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In the Ocean, It’s Snowing Microplastics

Tiny bits of plastic have infiltrated the deep sea’s main food source and could alter the ocean’s role in one of Earth’s ancient cooling processes, scientists say. | Continue reading


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Fires, Then Floods: Risk of Deadly Climate Combination Rises

A new study found that the dangerous pairing of disasters may become more common in the American West as rains trigger runaway surges of mud and debris in areas damaged by wildfire. | Continue reading


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France’s Far Right Turn

A rising nationalist faction has grown its coalition by appealing to Catholic identity and anti-immigrant sentiment — and reshaped the country’s race for president. | Continue reading


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Friends

The company’s crackdown on a worker protest in New York backfired and led to a historic labor victory. | Continue reading


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Astronomers and Space Enthusiasts on Their Favorite Exoplanets

NASA recently announced that it had detected more than 5,000 exoplanets, so we asked astronomers, actors and an astronaut to share their favorite worlds orbiting distant stars. | Continue reading


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Review: In ‘I Agree to the Terms,’ It’s Raining Pennies from Amazon

The Builders Association explores the world of turkers, workers performing thousands of weird, low-paying tasks for an online giant. | Continue reading


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The People, United, Are Not Going to Get Far

Amazon workers on Staten Island have created the company’s first union. The government needs to make it easier for others to follow. | Continue reading


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Living with Gusto Despite a Rare, Fatal Disease, and Hunting for Answers

At 26, Sammy Basso is believed to be the oldest person with the disease Progeria. And now he’s researching it, hoping to find a treatment and the secrets of aging. | Continue reading


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Step 3 to Simple Online Security: Enable Automatic Updates Everywhere

This is just one step in a series created to help anyone improve their online security regardless of their technical knowledge. For more information, see our complete Simple Online Security series. You know those annoying pop-ups on your computer and phone begging you to update t … | Continue reading


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Step 2 to Simple Online Security: Set Up Two-Factor Authentication

This is just one step in a series created to help anyone improve their online security regardless of their technical knowledge. For more information, see our complete Simple Online Security series. Two-factor authentication (aka multi-factor authentication or two-step authenticat … | Continue reading


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Step 1 to Simple Online Security: Always Use Strong Passwords

This is just one step in a series created to help anyone improve their online security regardless of their technical knowledge. For more information, see our complete Simple Online Security series. Reusing passwords across different services increases the likelihood of malicious … | Continue reading


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Every Step to Simple Online Security

Online security is for everyone. Information about your life is spread across dozens, even hundreds, of services—where you shop, communicate, share information, and store files. Losing control of your digital identity can have real consequences, including embarrassing losses of p … | Continue reading


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Researchers Find Another Clue in the Dyatlov Pass Mystery

The mystery of nine hikers who died in Russia has baffled people for more than 60 years. The authors of a recent paper think they've found another clue. A small avalanche on a desolate Russian mountain, harming no one and quickly erased by the relentless wind, does not usually ma … | Continue reading


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Amazon Workers Vote to Unionize in Stunning Win for Organized Labor

Despite heavy lobbying by the company, workers at the facility voted by a wide margin for a union. It was seen as a rebuke of the company’s treatment of its employees. | Continue reading


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5 Deals to Help You Unwind From Your Workout Session

One of my favorite parts of working out is the wind-down—the unadulterated euphoria that comes post-exertion when I experience the perfect harmony between exhaustion and exhilaration. Like warming up, winding down after exercising can help you prevent injury and soreness. Mentall … | Continue reading


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US House passes Bill to limit cost of insulin to $35/mo

The bill stands to benefit millions of Americans with diabetes, but to become law, it will need to attract at least 10 Republican votes in the Senate. | Continue reading


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March Jobs Report Shows Strong Gains: Live Updates

A continued torrent of consumer demand, paired with an emerging atmosphere of normalcy as coronavirus caseloads and health restrictions fade away, led to a burst of new jobs last month, giving reason for optimism despite the year's increasingly uncertain economic outlook. U.S. em … | Continue reading


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You Don’t Actually Have to Hard-Boil Your Easter Eggs

I’ve spent the majority of the past 15 years creating budget-friendly DIY projects, pinnable entertaining ideas, and holiday-themed crafts that have been featured on your favorite magazine covers and morning shows. I quickly learned that practice makes perfect—since very few proj … | Continue reading


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Ukraine Live Updates: Besieged City of Mariupol Waits for Relief

Humanitarian officials want to evacuate some of the people who have been trapped for weeks in the strategic southern port. Two Ukrainian helicopters crossed into Russian territory and fired on an oil depot, the first time Russia has reported a Ukrainian airstrike on its territory … | Continue reading


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Seven Decades Later, the 1950 Census Bares Its Secrets

Federal law kept the answers on millions of census forms secret for 72 years. The forms go online on Friday, a bonanza for historians, genealogists and the merely curious. WASHINGTON - At 12:01 a.m.(nytimes.com) | Continue reading


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5 Fetuses Removed From Home of Anti-Abortion Activist, Group Says

The police said they had gone to a home in Washington to investigate a tip about "potential biohazard material" when officers found the fetuses inside. An investigation was continuing.(nytimes.com) | Continue reading


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Ben McKenzie Would Like a Word With the Crypto Bros

The actor, best known for his starring role in “The O.C.,” has become an outspoken critic of a volatile market driven by speculation. Who’s listening? | Continue reading


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Many Teens Report Physical and Emotional Abuse by Parents During Lockdown

New data on teen mental health during the pandemic suggests that for many, home life was full of stressors like job loss, hunger and even violence. | Continue reading


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Russia's War Lacks a Battlefield Commander, U.S. Officials Say

March 31, 2022, 7:02 p.m. ET WASHINGTON - Russia is running its military campaign against Ukraine out of Moscow, with no central war commander on the ground to call the shots, according to American officials who have studied the five-week-old war.(nytimes.com) | Continue reading


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Jackson Vote Poses a Political Dilemma for Murkowski

Supreme Court Confirmation The Alaska Republican is facing a difficult re-election race in which she is under attack by former President Donald J. Trump and the right. Could a vote for President Biden's nominee save her?(nytimes.com) | Continue reading


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N.Y.P.D. Detectives Gave a Boy, 12, a Soda. He Landed in a DNA Database. (2019)

The city has 82,473 people in its database. Many of them have no idea their genetic information is there. | Continue reading


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Mining the ‘Depths of Wikipedia’ on Instagram

On @depthsofwikipedia, Annie Rauwerda is compiling some of the crowdsourced site’s most bizarre pages. | Continue reading


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She Took the White House Photos. Trump Moved to Take the Profit.

The former chief White House photographer made plans to publish a book of Trump photos. The former president had other plans. WASHINGTON - As President Donald J. Trump's tenure came to an end, the chief White House photographer, who had traveled the world with him and spent count … | Continue reading


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Powerful Storm Kills at Least 2 in Florida Panhandle

At least two people were killed and two others were injured when a severe storm destroyed homes and toppled trees in the Florida Panhandle early on Thursday morning, officials said. Kristy Kolmetz, the public information officer for the Washington County Sheriff's Office in north … | Continue reading


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New Mexico Will Make College Tuition Free for Residents

As states take the lead in the tuition-free movement after President Biden’s plans failed to gain traction in Congress, New Mexico emerges as a leader. | Continue reading


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