25 Adult Board Games to Fill Your Now-Very-Free Evenings

Courtesy Thanks to the current state of *gestures wildly* everything, I’m guessing your evenings are looking a lot less busy than normal. If you’ve already exhausted your TV binge list and finished that one puzzle sitting in your closet, it’s time to turn to board games. More specifically, these 25 actually-fun games that even adults…

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Anything for Dinner Is OK

Hello, Five Weeknight Dishes readers. Of all the new kitchen responsibilities I currently have, cleaning ingredients with bleach solution and disinfectant is the hardest to wrap my mind around. We don’t have to worry about screen time, but we do have to worry about salad? All of this is very time-consuming and upsetting, and anything…

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Does Covid-19 Hit Women and Men Differently? U.S. Isn’t Keeping Track

“Researchers have found sex differences in every tissue and organ system in the human body.” — Caroline Criado Perez, author of “Invisible Women” [In Her Words is available as a newsletter. Sign up here to get it delivered to your inbox.] As the novel coronavirus sweeps the world, sickening hundreds of thousands of people and…

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A Mediterranean-Inspired Menu to Keep You Going All Day

Even though spring has arrived, with daffodils popping up and trees in blossom, it’s still mostly cold and damp on the East Coast. It makes a person want to head for warmer climes. But, alas, there’s no travel in these blighted times. And the warmer spots I dream about are plagued with worry and grief…

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As Supermarkets Feel Hazardous and Sparse, Small Farms Deliver

LOS ANGELES — For over a decade, Jennifer Field Piette has put together boxes of local fruits, vegetables and various pantry staples from California — Koda Farms rice, pale blue pastured eggs, crusty loaves of sourdough — and delivered them to people’s doorsteps in Los Angeles. Three weeks ago, the customer base for her business,…

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With Virus Surge, Dermatologists and Orthopedists Are Drafted for the E.R.

One of the largest hospital networks in New York has given its doctors an ultimatum: either help deal with the coronavirus crush, or stay home without pay. At other hospitals, too, all hands are being called to deck. Neurosurgeons and cardiologists, orthopedic, dermatology and plastic surgery residents — all have been pulled into emergency rooms…

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Let This One-Bowl Poundcake Soothe You

Is it cake time yet? These days, the answer is always yes. Cake is comforting in way that a tart or cookies are not. (Tarts are fancy. Cookies are playful. Cake is just cake.) This is especially true of loaf cakes, which you can convince yourself is just like bread. Slices of it fit in…

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Should I Make My Own Mask to Combat Coronavirus?

To mask or not to mask? For the past few months, public health officials have advised that healthy people should not wear masks as a way to protect themselves from coronavirus. But now more experts are saying there is probably some benefit to covering our faces in public. The federal Centers for Disease Control and…

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Love Letter: Dating in the Middle of the Atlantic Ocean

[Sign up here to receive Love Letter, a weekly newsletter about relationship highs, lows and woes, in your inbox every Friday.] As many of us are following stay-at-home orders in the United States and around the world because of the coronavirus pandemic, isolation has become our new normal. Some people may find the forced solitude…

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