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Two weeks before the election, I went for an evening run

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At 80-plus degrees and my stomach full of stir fry, the conditions weren’t ideal. Still my wife Kate and I had decided that the post-dinner hour was our only chance that day to offset our sedentary jobs as college professors teaching via Zoom. Because it was my turn to put the kids to bed, I’d have time for three miles tops, and running would mean leaving Beckett, 11, and Ellie, 8, home alone after dark, which we’d never done. But we were confident they’d be safe in the embrace of their iPads. So Kate and I left, she heading one...

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Twitter and the reading war

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s   The reading wars have been going on for decades. The more I read tweets by teachers the more I understand why the wars have been going on for so long. Many teachers are unwilling to discuss with an open mind. They are like the prince in an Indian fable who had caught a three legged rabbit and started proclaiming that all rabbits are three legged. They are exactly what Charlie Munger had described about the human egg.   I cannot believe that senior teachers are not aware of the many different sounds represented by letters. One of the...

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Get Back To Nature At This Hemingway-Style Rainforest Cabin

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Stays Sasha Gattermayr Dark timber frames the green vistas beyond, enhancing the drama of the increidble natural outlook! Photo – Marnie Hawson. Styling – Jeanine Gargon and Deborah Hall. Upon purchase, the walls were painted a different pastel shade in every room. The first port of call was to strip all the busy-ness back! Photo – Marnie Hawson. Styling – Jeanine Gargon and Deborah Hall. The handmade home exudes a secluded, moody ambience. Photo – Marnie Hawson. Styling – Jeanine Gargon and Deborah Hall. ‘The design theme is vaguely Hemingway-cabin-in-the-woods,’ says owner Fleur Leslie. Photo – Marnie Hawson. Styling –...

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From Men’s Button-Downs To Pearl Necklaces, Father Of The Bride II Is Full Of Lockdown Fashion

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When you think of movies with great clothes, a few fashion films quickly come to mind. There’s Sex & The City and The Devil Wears Prada for designer labels, Clueless for the ‘90s fashion trends, and Atonement for that green dress. (Personally, I also have a special place in my heart for the dual-toned, lace slip dress Jenna Rink wears in 13 Going On 30.) Rarely do films like Father of the Bride get brought up in the conversation — let alone the sequel. And yet, here I am, tossing the film into the fashion ring on its 25th anniversary....

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This past September, alongside the unveiling of the new Watch Series 6 (and little sib Watch SE), Apple teased the upcoming launch of a new on-demand video workout subscription, Fitness+

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And while it seems strategically timed to our ~new reality~ of living room workouts and Zoom-everything, the app—which runs through your Apple Watch and can be streamed on any Apple phone, tablet or smart TV—has actually been in the works for a couple of years. “It’s taken a lot of ideation and a lot of vision setting and a lot of work,” says Jay Blahnik, Apple’s senior director of fitness for health technologies, over a group video call from the Fitness+ studio in Los Angeles. “And we’re thrilled to bring it to market. There’s a lot to love about it,”...

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