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How to Add Emoji to Your Twitter Name

Q. How do you add emoji to your Twitter name? A. You can add emoji to the name displayed on your Twitter account by editing your profile and selecting the characters you wish to use. Start by opening the Twitter app on your Android or iOS device, or by logging into your account on the web at twitter.com. In the ...

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What States Can Learn From One Another on Health Care

We know that where you live matters: There are huge disparities in health and costs across the country. The uninsured rate in Texas is six times higher than in Massachusetts. You’re four times more likely to be readmitted to the hospital in Maryland or New Jersey than in Hawaii. One-third of low-income adults in Texas forgo medical care because of ...

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Review: ‘Mudbound’ Is a Racial Epic Tuned to Black Lives, and White Guilt

What you notice first of all, though, is the land those people inhabit, a sometimes dusty, sometimes swampy area of broad fields and dirt roads that seems indifferent to human concerns. The cinematographer, Rachel Morrison, brings the soil, the flora and the weather to life in a way that emphasizes the archaic, elemental power of the story. Its modern implications ...

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Thanksgiving, Solved! How to Deal With This Dreadful Holiday

Photo Credit Christoph Niemann My wife and I have been married for two years and dated for three before that. That’s five horrendous Thanksgivings with her extended family. (Mine is abroad.) Her father needles us about politics; her mother criticizes our clothes, apartment and friends. Last year, she told me my job wasn’t “masculine.” It’s total conflict. This year, my ...

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Yankees Aiming Lower on the Payroll, but Higher on the Field

The Yankees, who had a $209 million payroll last season, have a number of big contracts coming off the books: those of C. C. Sabathia ($25 million), Alex Rodriguez ($21 million), Matt Holliday ($13 million) and Michael Pineda ($7.4 million). But don’t expect that to lead to the type of binge that ensued four years ago, when the Yankees let ...

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Mourning in Paris – The New York Times

He’d been sick for a long time, but the last time we spoke, he told me that he was on a new kind of therapy for his cancer. He said it would allow him to live 10 more years. I told him about my work and my new house and my move across the country; I told him I would ...

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The Old School of the New Age

Quest is an esoteric bookshop specializing in everything metaphysical. The store is a remnant of the 1970s spiritual counterculture, but also has roots that go all the way back to Helena Blavatsky, the 19th-century Russian occultist known as the Godmother of the New Age. In the 1870s Blavatsky captivated New Yorkers with her tales of sojourns to Tibet, India and ...

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Senate, Zimbabwe, Ross 128: Your Wednesday Evening Briefing

At the White House, President Trump went on TV to declare his trip to Asia — and his presidency — a success. He did not answer the questions that journalists shouted at him about Mr. Moore. _____ Photo Credit Jekesai Njikizana/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images 3. The fate of Robert Mugabe, the strongman leader of Zimbabwe for nearly 40 years, ...

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When Using 5 Messaging Apps is Not Enough

What could be better about the tools? If you look at my iPhone screen, you’ll see Gmail, Google Calendar, Spotify, Google Maps, and Alexa for voice stuff, so I suppose Apple could improve its software. Operating system updates are like a periodic hazing ritual. I’ve mostly blocked out the switch to iOS 11, but sometimes I remember and the night ...

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The Secret to Long Life? It May Lurk in the DNA of the Oldest Among Us

The full genetic sequences of Ms. Michelson, Mr. Harris and Ms. Morano are among some three dozen genomes of North American, Caribbean and European supercentenarians being made available this week by a nonprofit called Betterhumans to any researcher who wants to dive in. A few additional genomes come from people who died at 107, 108 or 109. If unusual patterns ...

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