Huge Shelters for Coronavirus Patients Pose New Risks, Experts Fear

As the new coronavirus continued to spread unabated within the city of Wuhan, China, government officials last week imposed draconian measures. Workers in protective gear were instructed to go to every home in the city, removing infected residents to immense isolation wards built hastily in a sports stadium, an exhibition center and a building complex.…


How to Put on a Fashion Show Without a Designer

There was a moment of confusion at Spring Street Studios, the hub of New York Fashion Week, on Monday morning. Designers usually close out runway shows with a wave and a bow, after the final march of their models. But that didn’t happen at the Luooif Studio show. The music ended and house lights dimmed,…


The Evolution of the Little Black Dress

Princess Diana, June 1994

Princess Diana’s off the shoulder, form fitting silk little black dress has been labeled «the revenge dress» as she wore it the same night Prince Charles aired his tell-all documentary about the couple’s marriage and subsequent divorce. Although Diana didn’t make a statement that night, her LBD spoke volumes.

Let’s Take This Conversation Offline

It’s getting to the point where when I walk past all the abandoned storefronts strafing New York City, I begin to imagine all the other things they could be used for. Impromptu raves or hardcore shows. Floor-to-ceiling floral displays. Short-run theaters for one or two-person plays. Housing for the unhoused. The idea that they might…


Coronavirus Live Updates: The Illness Now Has a Name: COVID-19

Here’s what you need to know: ImageA photograph by the state-run newspaper China Daily showing an isolation ward in Wuhan on Thursday.Credit…China Daily, via Reuters World health authorities now have a name for the coronavirus illness. The World Health Organization on Monday proposed an official name for the illness caused by the new coronavirus: COVID-19.…


How Morning and Afternoon People Can Get Along at Work

Your co-worker shuffles in at around 9:45 a.m., eyes averted, and makes a beeline for the coffee pot. Although your colleague may not verbalize his current state of mind, his mug — “Don’t talk to me until I’ve had my coffee and then after that still please don’t talk to me,” it says — informs…


A $4 Million NICU Bill: The Price of Prematurity

Eric Brown and his wife, Stacey, were stunned to learn that Stacey was pregnant again and even more surprised that not one — not two — but three more babies were on the way. “They were naturally conceived, so this was a complete and total surprise,” said Mr. Brown, 37, a high school special education…


Under Armour, Already Struggling, Says 2020 Will Be Rocky

For the sportswear giant Under Armour, 2020 is off to a rocky start. Shares in the company tumbled on Tuesday after it released disappointing earnings for 2019 and warned that this year may not be much better. The company warned that overall revenues were likely to grow at a low single-digit rate in 2020, and…


Sugary Drink Consumption Plunges in Chile After New Food Law

Four years after Chile embraced the world’s most sweeping measures to combat mounting obesity, a partial verdict on their effectiveness is in: Chileans are drinking a lot fewer sugar-laden beverages, according to study published Tuesday in the journal PLOS Medicine. Consumption of sugar-sweetened drinks dropped nearly 25 percent in the 18 months after Chile adopted…


At the Westminster Dog Show: Top Dogs, Top Docs

At least the athlete was able to walk into the medical tent on his own four legs. Earlier, when he had faced the broad jump during his Masters Obedience Championship trial at the Westminster Dog Show, Finn, a six-pound toy poodle, had tried to settle into his normal pre-takeoff sit position. But he wriggled uncomfortably,…