Coronavirus Roommate Tips: The Dos and Don’ts

Bad roommates can take a toll even in normal times. During a pandemic, they can drive you up a wall. With many people working from home, and nearly everyone limiting their trips outside, roommates who may usually see each other only before work or in the evening are suddenly crammed together in living rooms, kitchens…

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Can You Make a Mask Out of Jeans? Bra Pads? Reusable Grocery Bags?

With fabric stores closed for the pandemic, crafty consumers have begun scavenging around the house for potential materials to make their own masks. What about using denim jeans? Or bras? D.I.Y. mask makers have learned that you can make a mask out of pretty much anything, from paper towels to men’s boxers. But whether the…

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12 Cloth Face Masks to Shop Now and Support Young Designers

@collinastradaInstagram When the call came for designers to begin creating masks and protective gear for healthcare workers, fashion names from LVMH to L.L. Bean stepped in to help. With masks becoming a requirement in many public settings, our favorite up-and-coming fashion brands are have begun offering inventive options that go beyond a bandana. Below, some…

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How Many Coronavirus Infections? Rewards for Testing May Provide an Answer

In March, Andrew Atkeson, an economics professor at the University of California, Los Angeles, tried to assess the mortality rate from the new coronavirus based on what is known about its spread. If two-thirds of the population becomes infected, as would be needed to achieve what is known as “herd immunity,” the difference between those…

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The Latest Fashion Accessory in Miami: A Luxury Condo

Pop stars and perfume. Athletes and sneakers. Big-budget movies and toys. When it comes to cross-promotional licensing deals, there are few pairings that marketers haven’t tried to raise the profile of their products. Add to that list a new and perhaps unusual partnership: fashion brands and luxury condos. Across Miami, high-end condos are teaming up…

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As Coronavirus Spreads, Poison Hotlines See Rise in Accidents With Cleaning Products

As awareness of the coronavirus pandemic has spread throughout the United States, doctors who monitor activity at poison call centers have noticed an alarming trend: a significant increase in accidental exposures to household cleaners and disinfectants. A study released Monday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that calls to poison hotlines this…

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Dementia Patients Aren’t in Their ‘Perfect Mind.’ Then Again, Who Is?

In her 70s, Iris Murdoch began documenting the fraying of her memory in her journals. “Find difficulty in thinking and writing,” she noted. “Be brave.” She would write one more novel, “Jackson’s Dilemma,” before receiving a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s in 1997. Drafts of a letter from that year were later discovered among her papers. “My…

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Christian Health Sharing Group Is Target of Customer Lawsuits

A major Christian group is being sued by former customers in at least three states who claim it sold them an alternative to health insurance that misled them about protections against large medical bills. Numerous insurance regulators, including in New York, are trying to stop the group from offering the plans in their states. The…

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The 45 Most Inspiring Fashion Quotes Ever

“I think I’m just really in love with women, and I love to see them looking incredibly, truly beautiful. I think every time a woman wears one of my dresses, you know, in a matter of speaking, I’m having a little love affair with her!”— Prabal Gurung

Coronavirus and Wedding Vendors: What Happens When Everyone Postpones?

This was supposed to be the start of the busy season for wedding vendors — a time to freshen floral bouquets, ask guests to take their seats and wrangle wayward bridesmaids into picture-perfect arrangements. Instead these florists, event planners, photographers and officiants are staying home. So are the DJs, caterers and, most critically, the brides…

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