Stay 6 Feet Apart, We’re Told. But How Far Can Air Carry Coronavirus?

The rule of thumb, or rather feet, has been to stand six feet apart in public. That’s supposed to be a safe distance if a person nearby is coughing or sneezing and is infected with the novel coronavirus, spreading droplets that may carry virus particles. And scientists agree that six feet is a sensible and…

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Antonio Checo, Episcopal Priest Who Stressed Service, Dies at 67

This obituary is part of a series about people who have died in the coronavirus pandemic. In 2005, Antonio Checo became a mental health clinician at Mt. Sinai Queens hospital, one of his many jobs devoted to helping people. And it was there, on April 1, that he died of complications of the coronavirus at…

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Are Your Parents on TikTok?

Image We spend a lot of our days thinking about things we see online, trying to make sense of it all. This week in the Styles newsletter, Wait …, Taylor Lorenz, a Styles reporter, brings us an update from the world of TikTok. If there’s one silver lining of being trapped at home for months…

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New York Bridal Fashion Week Goes Virtual

By now, fashion designers would have been putting their final touches on dresses as they planned lavish runway shows and collection previews in preparation for New York Bridal Fashion Week, which runs April 16-20. But the coronavirus outbreak has forced them to rethink how they should present their latest fashions. In February, the Bridal Council,…

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Almost Everything Is On Sale at Madewell Right Now

Courtesy Online shopping is a no-brainer these days—sorry boss—so it’s a timely gift that Madewell is having their «Very Rare» sale right now. And rare it is, because how often does the brand offer 40% off almost everything on the site? Yes, that’s including their cult-favorite skinny jeans, linen jumpsuits, and a WFH rainbow sweatsuit…

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If You Have Kimchi, You’re Steps Away From This Soup

One of necessities of infrequent grocery shopping is keeping a handle on what I’ve already got in the fridge, where real estate is limited. Over the weekend, I purged, and among the jars of half-eaten condiments were three containers of kimchi. It was obviously time to make kimchi soup. The dish I made was a…

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Our Best Recipes and Tips for Coronavirus Quarantine Cooking

Cooking is a balm, and in this especially difficult time, it can keep us safe. With that in mind, we’ve made many more recipes than usual free for the using, even if you haven’t yet subscribed to NYT Cooking, and we’ve written articles to guide you, in finding recipes and in the act of cooking…

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How ‘Fast Carbs’ May Undermine Your Health

In recent weeks, foods of all kinds have flown off the shelves at grocery stores as Americans stocked up to weather the coronavirus pandemic. But sales of “comfort foods” like potato chips, pretzels, pancake mix and cookies have seen a particularly dramatic surge. That may not be surprising: They are cheap, satisfying and shelf stable.…

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How to Make the Most of Those Cans of Sardines

Over the last three weeks or so, I’ve been fielding a lot of Q.C.Q. (Quarantine Cooking Questions), and while I am working overtime on “social media” trying to answer them, I thought it would also be useful to start using this column to answer the most frequently asked. So, here goes: Yes, you can use…

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