New California Variant May Be Driving Virus Surge There, Study Suggests

In late December, scientists in California began searching coronavirus samples for a fast-spreading new variant that had just been identified in Britain. They found it, though in relatively few samples. But in the process, the scientists made another unwelcome discovery: California had produced a variant of its own. That mutant, which belongs to a lineage…

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Could a Small Test Screen People for Covid-19?

Translating theory into practice, however, will come with many challenges. Smell tests that can reliably identify people who have the coronavirus, while excluding people who are sick with something else, are not yet widely available. (Dr. Hopkins pointed to a couple of smell tests, developed before the pandemic, that cost about $30 each and remain…

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What You Can Do to Avoid the New Coronavirus Variant Right Now

Are there additional ways to reduce my risk? Getting the vaccine is the ultimate way to reduce risk. But until then, take a look at your activities and try reducing the time and number of exposures to other people. For instance, if you now go to the store two or three times a week, cut…

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Tiffany Trump Engaged to Michael Boulos

Tiffany Trump, the 27-year-old daughter of President Donald J. Trump and his second wife Marla Maples, is engaged to her boyfriend of two-and-a-half years, Michael Boulos. The announcement, along with a photo of the couple at the White House, came on the last full day of her father’s presidency. Ms. Trump shared the news in…

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My Search for Lost Time in a Slice of Jewish Rye

Was it really as good as I remembered? My wife was asking. For years she’d heard me rhapsodize about the rye bread of my youth, and now, after decades of privation, I had before me the genuine article: a sandwich on Gottlieb’s rye. Gottlieb’s Bakery, in downtown Savannah, Ga., had shut its doors in 1994,…

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Tiny Love Stories: ‘The Seven Year Itch’

Renewal Near the Aegean Sea Mario was a foster child; I was a sheltered bookworm. We married young in Union, Maine. When the seven-year itch hit, we decided to renovate a cliff-side villa in Santorini for a crazy Malibu defense attorney. It was 1994, before the island’s spine sprouted resorts. Work days included transporting bags…

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Vegan Restaurant ONA Gets Michelin Star in France, a First

ONA was also among 33 restaurants around the country to receive a green star, a new category created by the Michelin Guide last year that rewards restaurants that are “committed to advocating a virtuous, sustainable approach to gastronomy.” Mr. Poullenec said inspectors looked for restaurants that work with local producers, grow their own fruit and…

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André Leon Talley Likes Uggs, Too

Under normal circumstances, asking the question, «How are you?» would likely render a habitual response. «Fine.» But as 2020—and the first few weeks of 2021—proved, there’s nothing normal about the current state of the world. Posing the same question to the famed fashion editor and author of The Chiffon Trenches: A Memoir, André Leon Talley…

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The Vertical Farmer Selects

At Bowery Farming, a company that has very little to do with the Bowery but grows greens in vertical indoor farms, has introduced a series of what it’s calling Farmer’s Selection, greens released every four months to tempt the willing cook to depart from the usual arugula and baby romaine. The first in the series…

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