Self Sufficiency Is Overrated

AdvertisementSupported byGuest EssaySend any friend a storyAs a subscriber, you have 10 gift articles to give each month. Anyone can read what you share.By Sarah WildmanMs. Wildman, a staff editor and writer in Opinion, is the author of “Paper Love: Searching for the Girl My Grandfather Left Behind.”One week this summer, my partner, my children …

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Russian Mine Blast Kills Dozens, Among Them Rescuers

AdvertisementSupported byInvestigators said a gas buildup at a Siberian mine with a history of problems led to the deaths of at least 52 people.Send any friend a storyAs a subscriber, you have 10 gift articles to give each month. Anyone can read what you share.By Ivan NechepurenkoA gas buildup and explosion in a Siberian coal …

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Sweden Finally Chose a Prime Minister. She Lasted About 7 Hours.

AdvertisementSupported byMagdalena Andersson, Sweden’s first female prime minister, quit after her government’s budget was defeated on her first day in office and her coalition partners bolted.Send any friend a storyAs a subscriber, you have 10 gift articles to give each month. Anyone can read what you share.By Aina J. KhanIt seemed like a new era …

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Wall Street Warms Up, Grudgingly, to Remote Work, Unthinkable Before Covid

Finance employees who couldn’t imagine working from home before the pandemic are now reluctant to return to the office. Their bosses can’t figure out how to bring them back.Bank of America’s headquarters in Manhattan, reflected in a window. The bank asked only vaccinated workers to return to the office after Labor Day.Credit…George Etheredge for The …

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80 Years of Holiday Shopping in New York

Toyland in Manhattan in 1955.Credit…The New York TimesSupported byWe’ll be crowding more and clicking less, carrying more shopping bags and waiting for fewer deliveries.This holiday shopping season is shaping up to be more in-person than last year’s, but it isn’t likely to be as carefree as in the Before Times. Abbreviated store hours, product shortages, …

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Scrambling to Keep Up With the Rent

AdvertisementSupported byTHE NEEDIEST CASES FUNDWhen the unexpected happened, finances were stretched and parents needed assistance to keep up.By Kristen BayrakdarianOver a year into the pandemic, Melisia Huggins hit a wall.While the second wave of the coronavirus was easing in New York City and optimism was rising, Ms. Huggins, a science teacher at Midwood Catholic Academy …

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Your Thanksgiving May Be Classic, but Your Leftovers Don’t Have to Be

AdvertisementSupported byA Good AppetiteThere are no rules to making turkey sandwiches: Pack them with bright flavors, and salty pickles.Send any friend a storyAs a subscriber, you have 10 gift articles to give each month. Anyone can read what you share.By Melissa ClarkMy dad always said that the best part of the Thanksgiving turkey was nibbling …

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How Liberals Can Be Happier

AdvertisementSupported byGuest EssaySend any friend a storyAs a subscriber, you have 10 gift articles to give each month. Anyone can read what you share.By Brad Wilcox, Hal Boyd and Wendy WangMr. Wilcox, Mr. Boyd and Ms. Wang are researchers and writers on family life.For many of us, the holidays offer a time of reflection. We look …

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The ‘13 Going on 30’ Versace Dress Has Come Full Circle

AdvertisementSupported byA perfect storm of internet fashion trends — and Halloween — has resurrected a Y2K-era Versace dress. At least, for now.Send any friend a storyAs a subscriber, you have 10 gift articles to give each month. Anyone can read what you share.By Jessica TestaA funny thing happened on Nov. 8 on the set of “The …

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