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Erica Schwiegershausen

  1. coronavirus
    What’s Going on With School Reopenings?As many schools try to resume in-person classes, we’re seeing more and more Covid outbreaks.
  2. how i get it done
    How I Get It Done: Poet Elizabeth Alexander“I think that women are the masters of finding and using bits of time.”
  3. coronavirus
    New York City Will Resume Indoor DiningCuomo said restaurants can reopen at 25 percent capacity at the end of the month.
  4. explainer
    What We Know About Kids and the CoronavirusAnd why the question of when to reopen schools is among the most challenging of the pandemic.
  5. coronavirus
    The Coronavirus Was Found on Frozen Chicken WingsChinese authorities say the meat was imported from Brazil.
  6. no expectations
    ‘Having a Family Someday Was Already Part of Our Plan’A woman who froze embryos discusses planning for the future.
  7. coronavirus
    What Will College Be Like in the Fall?Most universities say they plan to resume in-person classes, but life on campus will be a lot different.
  8. reproduction
    Women Are Delaying Having Kids Because of the Pandemic“It’s pretty clear we’re going to have a baby bust, not a baby boom.”
  9. no expectations
    7 Months Pregnant and Furloughed“You can’t help but think, if I was better, would I have stuck around?”
  10. coronavirus
    How Long Can the Coronavirus Live on Surfaces?According to the CDC, the risk of contracting COVID-19 from touching a surface is low. Here’s everything we know about how the virus spreads.
  11. no expectations
    ‘It Feels Really Controversial to Be Trying to Get Pregnant’Moving forward with fertility treatments amid coronavirus.
  12. no expectations
    ‘I’m 8 Months Pregnant and My Husband Tested Positive’“If we’re both presumed to have it, who’s going to care for the baby?”
  13. no expectations
    I Met My Baby Over FaceTime“I could see the baby a little, and then it was time for them to take him away to do the measuring.”
  14. coronavirus
    What Does a Stay-at-Home Order Mean, Exactly?Some states are lifting the restrictions as early as this week, defying health officials’ recommendations.
  15. personal project
    Now Is a Great Time to Hand-Wash Your ClothesAs far as domestic chores go, washing your clothes by hand is actually one of the more enjoyable.
  16. no expectations
    They Said She Wouldn’t Give Birth Alone“It’s been hard for me to come to terms with the fact that the ban really only was in place for a number of days.”
  17. coronavirus
    What New York’s Stay-at-Home Order MeansSocial gatherings of any size are banned, and nonessential workers have to stay home.
  18. coronavirus
    Colleges Across the U.S. Are Bracing for CoronavirusMany are holding classes remotely, and Harvard just announced students have five days to leave campus altogether.
  19. isolation handbook
    Your Phone Is Filthy. Here’s How to Disinfect It.Even without the threat of coronavirus, phones are known to be huge repositories for germs.
  20. romance
    What Should You Do on Valentine’s Day?From beers in the shower to White Castle, here are 24 good ideas.
  21. valentine's day
    For Valentine’s Day, Get Your Partner a Gift You WantLike, say, a fancy bath mat.
  22. figure skating
    Did You Watch Nathan Chen This Weekend?He won his fourth national figure-skating title, and it was exquisite.
  23. advice
    This Is the Best Way to Pack Your LunchIt’s easy, can be eaten at room temperature, and even after a few months, I’m still not sick of it.
  24. trying
    The Best New Year’s Resolution Is the Easiest OneTake more selfies, get renters insurance, or something a bit vaguer but just as attainable.
  25. how i get it done
    How a Cult-Favorite Architect Gets It DoneKnown for her glamorous townhouse renovations, Elizabeth Roberts has been credited with redefining luxurious New York City living.
  26. how i get it done
    How Etsy’s Trend Expert Gets It DoneDayna Isom Johnson has made a career out of identifying emerging trends.
  27. how i get it done
    How I Get It Done: Artist Mickalene Thomas“To choose to create art is definitely a courageous act. It’s not easy, ever, by any means.”
  28. politics
    Democratic Candidates Have Promised to Codify Roe v. Wade. What Does That Mean?Unpacking the promise made by numerous Democratic candidates at last night’s debate.
  29. art
    This New Book Is the Most Extensive Anthology of Women Artists Ever PublishedGreat Women Artists features over 400 women artists — some you’ve heard of, and many you probably haven’t.
  30. q&a
    This Writer Interviewed Her Rapist, 14 Years LaterTalking to Jeannie Vanasco about her memoir, Things We Didn’t Talk About When I Was a Girl.
  31. how i get it done
    How I Get It Done: Artist Marilyn MinterThe artist on jealousy, self-doubt, and ignoring criticism.
  32. q&a
    She Was a Brain Expert — Until She Lost Her MemoryHow neuroscientist Jill Bolte Taylor rebuilt her career after a health crisis.
  33. rest in power
    Pioneering Journalist Cokie Roberts Has Died at 75The award-winning political commentator died from complications from breast cancer.
  34. sexual assault
    A Startling Number of Women Say the First Time They Had Sex Was RapeAccording to a new study published in JAMA.
  35. health
    Could This Routine Gynecological Procedure Cause Severe Sexual Dysfunction?A number of women have reported difficulty orgasming after having a common procedure to prevent cervical cancer.
  36. sexual assault
    NFL Star Antonio Brown Accused of Rape by Former TrainerA new lawsuit alleges that the Patriots wide receiver forcibly raped a woman at his Miami home.
  37. health
    Just How Dangerous Is Vaping?Three Americans have died from vaping-related illnesses so far.
  38. reproductive rights
    Planned Parenthood Just Lost $60M in Funding. What Does That Mean for Women?The organization announced yesterday that it will withdraw from Title X over abortion restrictions.
  39. crime
    More Than 400 Sex-Abuse Lawsuits Were Filed in New York YesterdayAfter a newly passed law lifted the statute of limitations for victims of childhood sexual abuse.
  40. rest in power
    8 Women Writers on What Toni Morrison Meant to ThemMaya Angelou, Tayari Jones, Angela Davis, and more on the powerful influence of Morrison’s work.
  41. women's rights
    Women in Saudi Arabia Can Now Travel Without Male GuardiansNew regulations announced today granted women the right to obtain passports and travel independently.
  42. sexual assault
    Ashley Wagner Says She Was Sexually Assaulted by Another SkaterThe Olympic medalist wrote that she was sexually assaulted by John Coughlin when she was 17.
  43. the epstein case
    Will We Ever Know How Many Girls Jeffrey Epstein Abused?He’s been charged with abusing dozens of girls, but the number of victims is likely much higher.
  44. women in sports
    U.S. Women’s Soccer Team Responds to Critics With Eye Roll and Golf ClapA few days after they were admonished to “tone down” their celebrations.
  45. reading women
    Emily Witt on the Book That Made Her Question What’s NormalThe Prime of Life by Simone de Beauvoir “shows the worth of experimentation.”
  46. reading women
    Hala Alyan on the Book That Made Her World Seem NormalInterpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri.
  47. reading women
    Ava DuVernay on the Book Her Sister RecommendedThe filmmaker was a freshman at UCLA when she first read Their Eyes Were Watching God.
  48. reading women
    Brooke Gladstone on the Book She Reread After the ElectionShe returned to The Left Hand of Darkness, “probably to distract myself from reality.”
  49. reading women
    Elizabeth Alexander on the Book That Taught Her About Complicated WomenLittle Women was my first consciousness of what it meant to really love and inhabit and identify with a book.”
  50. reading women
    Cristina Henríquez on the Book That Broke Something Open“When I read The House on Mango Street, it was suddenly like, Oh, this is literature, too.”
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