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The Climate Clock Now Ticks With a Tinge of Optimism

The display in New York’s Union Square, which reports the window to address global warming, now also measures the rising use of renewable energy.By Jeenah MoonA hint of optimism has been added to the Climate Clock, the set of decreasing numbers on the facade of a building in New York’s Union Square that was conceived by two artists and activists, t...
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Shopping for Kitchen Stools

You know you need at least a couple, but which ones? Here’s how to choose — without making the ‘rookie designer mistake.’The stool has become an integral part of many kitchens — whether it’s pulled up at an island, a peninsula or a high cafe table.“So many people have that open floor plan, with the kitchen island and a great room,” and the previous...
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Grief Support: How to Help

Grief can be a lonely process, made lonelier by a pandemic that has kept us apart from the people we love.Q: I live in a close-knit Upper East Side rental building, where neighbors trade phone numbers and collect one another’s packages. The woman who lives below me lost her husband in August after an illness. Since then, I’ve heard her wailing, tal...
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Feds urged to extend April 30 tax filing deadline 

The federal government is coming under pressure to extend this month’s tax-filing deadline, much like it did last year during the first wave of COVID-19.The Opposition Conservatives are asking the Liberals to give a waiver until the end of June given the circumstances the country finds itself in.Quebec on Thursday announced it was pushing back the ...
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BNY Mellon’s revenue tanks 5% in the fiscal first quarter

Bank of New York Mellon Corp. (NYSE: BK) published its earnings report for the fiscal first quarter on Friday that came in better than what analysts had anticipated. Its profit and revenue, however, was weaker than the same quarter last year due to low-interest rates. Bank of New York Mellon shares were reported about 2.5% down in premarket trading...
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Americans Have Discovered the Garden, and Celebrities Want In

Many of us turned to gardening for solace during the pandemic. Now Martha Stewart and Drew Barrymore want to guide us to green thumbs.Last spring, as the world descended into a collective panic, Drew Barrymore planted her first lawn. “I did not think I could do this,” said Ms. Barrymore, 46, who until last year did not include gardening in her exha...