• Tue. Nov 24th, 2020

When Your Tween Is Bored

The other day my 11-year-old told me how “bored” she is. I get it. School just ended and her beloved sleep-away camp has been canceled. While the country is opening…

‘Defund the Police’? Easy for You to Say

In light of recent events, my next-door neighbors apparently believe the police should be abolished. They placed a sign on their front porch that reads: “Defund the Police.” But we…

Churches Emerge as Major Source of Coronavirus Cases

PENDLETON, Ore. — Weeks after President Trump demanded that America’s shuttered houses of worship be allowed to reopen, new outbreaks of the coronavirus are surging through churches across the country…

Disney World Draws Excitement and Incredulity as Reopening Nears

Walt Disney World in Orlando, Fla., will reopen on Saturday, and Disney has been posting marketing videos online to highlight the safety procedures it has designed to protect visitors and…

Woman Says She Was Fired Because Her Children Disrupted Her Work Calls

A California woman has sued her former employer, saying that she was fired because her young children were making noise during business calls while she was working from home because…

The #Vanlife Business Is Booming

I do not own a car or a house or even a bicycle. Nor am I prone to following Instagram trends. Yet for weeks I have had an obsession: getting…

What Hong Kong’s Pandemic Experience Taught Uber About Other Cities

OAKLAND, Calif. — In late February, Uber executives were set to gather in San Francisco to form business plans for the year as the coronavirus steadily spread beyond China. While…

This Year’s Summer Campground: Our Bedrooms and Living Rooms

Children at Interlochen Arts Camp in Michigan are doing all the usual this summer. They are taking dance and acting classes, learning to tie knots and weaving friendship bracelets. On…

Trump Hosts July 4 Event at White House as U.S. Coronavirus Cases Soar

Here’s what you need to know: Video transcript Back transcript Trump Hosts July 4 Event at White House as Coronavirus Cases Soar President Trump hosted a Fourth of July celebration…

239 Experts With One Big Claim: The Coronavirus Is Airborne

The coronavirus is finding new victims worldwide, in bars and restaurants, offices, markets and casinos, giving rise to frightening clusters of infection that increasingly confirm what many scientists have been…