• Tue. Nov 24th, 2020

How to Game Black Friday Travel Deals During a Pandemic

Normally, the 14-room Tierra Magnifica resort in Nosara, Costa Rica, doesn’t participate in Black Friday sales as it never had trouble filling its few rooms. But this year is different.…

Virginia Democrats, Thrilled With Biden Victory, Aren’t Looking for Carbon Copy

ANNANDALE, Va. — Katherine White spent countless hours this year organizing voters to back Joseph R. Biden Jr. for president. One of millions of suburban women who became politically active…

Who Will Miss the Coins When They’re Gone?

They gather unloved in jars and under cushions, unearthed only when laundry needs doing. They rattle in coat pockets, music to some ears and a nuisance to others. They sink…

The Transition Begins

Want to get The Morning by email? Here’s the sign-up. Good morning. The Trump administration has started the transition to Joe Biden’s presidency. ImageCredit…Anna Moneymaker for The New York Times…

Roiled by Election, Facebook Struggles to Balance Civility and Growth

SAN FRANCISCO — In the tense days after the presidential election, a team of Facebook employees presented the chief executive, Mark Zuckerberg, with an alarming finding: Election-related misinformation was going…

Around the World at Home Series Lets Readers Explore Cultures

Times Insider explains who we are and what we do, and delivers behind-the-scenes insights into how our journalism comes together. I began 2020 eagerly anticipating my first trip to Japan,…

Early Coronavirus Mutation Made Pandemic Harder to Stop, Evidence Suggests

As the coronavirus swept across the world, it picked up random alterations to its genetic sequence. Like meaningless typos in a script, most of those mutations made no difference in…

Giving Thanks for My Imperiled Nurse

One of the people I credit with extending my life is struggling for her own. Over the past eight years, Alesha Arnold has served as the research nurse caring for…

Holiday Gifts for Health and Wellness

Nov. 24, 2020 Image Give someone the gift of healthy living this year with one of these gift ideas from the writers and editors of Well. What gift has made…

How to Pretend You’re in Hawaii Tonight

While your travel plans may be on hold, you can pretend you’re somewhere new for the night. Around the World at Home invites you to channel the spirit of a…