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    A millennial moved back in with her parents. Her mom wants her to stay forever.52 percent of US adults under 30 are now living at home, many because of Covid-19. Here’s how it’s going for one family.
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    Home, bittersweet homeCan a single place — one that’s failed us in the past — squeeze in everything it takes to live a life?
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    The 6 types of tidy people: A comicWe’re all homebodies now. And, no, it does not spark joy.
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    The new maximalismThe new maximalism
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    What “home for the holidays” means during a pandemicWhat “home for the holidays” means during a pandemic
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    Kamala Harris, Jill Biden, and the national embrace of stepmothersKamala Harris, Jill Biden, and the national embrace of stepmothers
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    The German model for AmericaThe long and public reckoning that followed the Holocaust shows a path forward for a US that needs to confront its racial demons — and to heal.
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    The future of the economy hinges on child careThe future of the economy hinges on child care
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    The financial case for defunding the policeThe financial case for defunding the police
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    Building housing — lots of it — will lay the foundation for a new futureBuilding housing — lots of it — will lay the foundation for a new future
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    Young people are the new corps of engineers the US has been waiting forYoung people are the new corps of engineers the US has been waiting for
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    How to build a better American economyHow to build a better American economy
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    How to fix America’s unemployment nightmareHow to fix America’s unemployment nightmare
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    The unexpected joy of the worst summer of our livesThe unexpected joy of the worst summer of our lives
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    Is this the end of clubs?Farewell (for now) to dark rooms, flashing lights, sweaty bodies, and escapism.
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    The bull riderShe wanted to ride with men in one of the world’s most dangerous sports. She had a lot more than her competition to be worried about.
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    The man without a nameThe man without a name
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    Workers on the relief of the $600 benefit“For the first time in my life, I had money in my savings”: Workers on the relief of the $600 benefit
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    The pandemic is making us all socially awkwardThe pandemic is making us all socially awkward
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    The failed dream of the American small businessThe failed dream of the American small business
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    The enduring appeal of The Office in a crumbling worldThe enduring appeal of The Office in a crumbling world
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    Whatever happened to the classic, teen summer job?Whatever happened to the classic, teen summer job?
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    Shirking from homeShirking from home
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    Meet the 2020 grads entering the bleakest economy in decadesMeet the 2020 grads entering the bleakest economy in decades
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    A trans minister came out in a sermon. Now she’s bracing for the fallout.The church has not easily embraced those like Junia Joplin. As she finally chooses to live as who she really is, could telling her story help?
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    Best Friends, a Love Story“Wanna hear something super bitchy?” is a kind of love language.
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    The New Rules of SexAmid the pandemic, health officials are urging lovers to don masks, stop kissing, and embrace monogamy. But will we listen? Five experts weigh in.
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    “You Think About What Marriage Has Become”: 4 Couples on Having Virtual WeddingsThere were no dessert spreads, no open bars, no dance floors. “It sort of boiled it down to what was most meaningful to us,” says one groom.
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    10 Weddings a Day: What It’s Like to Run a Wedding Chapel in Las VegasFrom drive-through ceremonies officiated by Elvis to couples too tipsy to seal the deal, the owner of Little Vegas Chapel has seen it all.
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    Bad RomanceRomance was one of the sexiest and most lucrative genres in publishing, and it had an ugly secret. Then its writers started speaking up.
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    Native American voting rights were hard-won. Mail-in voting may undo the gains.As Covid-19 leads states to adopt mail-in ballots, the method adds yet another barrier for Native voters in a critical election year.
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    4 Dads on How the Pandemic Transformed Their Notions of Fatherhood“I think, without question, this is the most time I’ve spent with my kids, ever.”
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    Is it time to build feminist cities?From woeful transportation to dim streets, urban areas consistently fail women. As we rethink the safety of cities, should we also keep women in mind?
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    Grounded by the pandemic, a travel writer is finding a new way to see the worldSometimes, you need a little help from your friends.
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    “Call a senior” programs are sparking unexpected friendships during quarantineOlder people at risk of social isolation during the pandemic are finding new connections through their phones.
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    Why we’re baking bread right nowOn the existential comforts of coaxing yeast out of air, kneading, proofing, baking, and sharing.
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    Is this the end of productivity?Amid the pandemic, workers whose jobs once defined their lives are questioning what it was all for.
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    The haunting of GirlstownA mysterious outbreak. Hundreds of stricken schoolgirls. Was it an illness, or was something darker to blame?
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    The inescapable pressure of being a woman on ZoomWhy are women bemoaning their hair, clothing choices and more, even during a pandemic?
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    How to fight fear and anxiety when quarantine endsThe coronavirus pandemic has done a number on our mental health. We asked five psychologists for advice on emerging from our homes to a changed world.
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    An imam on performing Muslim funerals in the pandemicAs Covid-19 ravages families in New York, a religious leader offers comfort — and some semblance of tradition.
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    How old should a president be?Americans are poised to elect the oldest commander in chief ever to serve. Does that even matter?