Here’s Where You Can Buy Face Masks Online Right Now

Due to the rapid spread of COVID-19, the demand for face masks has been higher than the U.S. supply can currently support. Healthcare workers — who are on the frontlines battling the virus — are finding that there is not enough personal protective equipment (PPE) to keep them safe. In a medical setting, surgical masks…

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5 Artists to Follow on Instagram Now

Ask me most days what I think about Instagram, and I will tell you: a scourge. The social photo platform, and the cameraphone more generally, have produced a radical shift in the experience of art — turning virality into the principal marker of success, and laying waste to heritage sites worldwide. (Follow the viperous account…

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The Outdoor Voices Sale Is Giving Me The Motivation to Work Out

Outdoor Voices As someone whose dresser is jam-packed with TechSweat leggings, I have zero shame in admitting I regularly check Outdoor Voices’ website for sales. I’m happy to report that today is that day: Right now, Outdoor Voices is offering steep discounts in its OV Extra section. The athletic brand has some of the cutest,…

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Three-Ingredient Cookies, Fresh From Your Pantry

Cookies have great range: They can be complex and multidimensional, like a good Italian rainbow cookie, textured like chocolate chip, or trim and one-note, like English shortbread. Simplest of all, three-ingredient cookies maximize downsized ingredient lists to deliver the same sweet satisfaction without the supplies of an expansive baker’s pantry. Varying combinations of fat, sugar…

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Treating Coronavirus in a Central Park ‘Hot Zone’

Rubber boots hung from a tree of wooden pegs in soggy Central Park after being sterilized with chlorine. Workers observed a one-way flow into and out of what they referred to as “the hot zone” of patient treatment tents. Step by step, they removed their isolation suits in a designated area, as a monitor barked…

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The Buy-Nothing Work From Home Setup

At its most luxurious, the home office is a subsidiary of leisure space: a sun-drenched room in a second home from which the boss can check in on everyone back at the office. In its more utilitarian form, it is, at least, personalized and private. There’s a chair, a desk and, ideally, a door. There’s probably…

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A Frittata You Can Have for Lunch or Dinner

If cooking three meals a day has begun to wear on you, my mother has a suggestion: Take whatever you whipped up for dinner, and stick it between two pieces of bread for lunch the next day. Of course, this is obvious with things like steak, chicken or roasted salmon. But, when I was growing…

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How Bubonic Plague Has Helped Russia Fight the Coronavirus

MOSCOW — In a remote alpine meadow in Kyrgyzstan a few years ago, a teenage boy killed and skinned a marmot. Five days later, his parents carried the sweating, delirious boy to a village hospital where he died of bubonic plague. Like a ghost from the medieval past, the plague still makes occasional, unwelcome appearances…

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Cooking With Condiments

Good morning. I find it’s the condiments keeping me humming along in the kitchen these days, shortcuts to complexity, a way to bolster flavor with stuff from a jar. I wrote about them for The Times this week in an ode to chile crisp, a Sichuanese concoction that marries fire to texture with incredible results.…

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How to Cut Your Own Hair With Trimmers

How can you give yourself a buzz cut? Here, let us show you. You will need: Clippers with guards, which attach to the clippers and control the length of a cut A mirror, plus maybe another mirror or a phone. A garbage bag or towel A comb or hair pick, depending on your hair type…

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