As Winter Arrives, Heaters Become a Survival Tool for Businesses

The must-have accessory for many businesses this winter is basic, but lately it has been hard to find: the humble space heater. As coronavirus cases surge, and as people shun or are even barred from gathering in indoor spaces, restaurants, hotels and office buildings are installing outdoor heaters on sidewalks and terraces in a bid…

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Paul Smith on How to Sew Patches in a Traditional Japanese Stitch

Designer D.I.Y. SERIES Image In the latest installment of our Designer D.I.Y. series, learn how to breathe new life into old clothes with a classic sashiko stitch. Nov. 27, 2020 What to do with a beloved jacket in which the elbows have gone or a shirt with frayed cuffs? The British designer Sir Paul Smith,…

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They Beat Back the Virus (Again and Again and Again)

HONG KONG — First, it was travelers and university students bringing the coronavirus back to Hong Kong from Europe and the United States. Then, sea crews and bar patrons were the ones spreading infections. In the latest wave, a large cluster appears to have started in ballroom dancing halls that are popular with older women,…

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The Coronavirus Won’t Stop Evolving When the Vaccine Arrives

In a 1988 essay on pandemics Joshua Lederberg, Nobel laureate and president of The Rockefeller University, reminded the medical community that when it comes to infectious disease, the laws of Darwin are as important as the vaccines of Pasteur. As medicine battles bacteria and viruses, those organisms continue to undergo mutations and evolve new characteristics.…

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It’s the Winter of Backcountry. Here’s How to Start Safely.

Backcountry skiing and snowboarding have exploded into the mainstream this year. As ski resorts are limiting access because of the coronavirus pandemic, skiers are looking for alternative ways to recreate while staying physically distanced. The backcountry boom is also being driven by a new generation of Alpine touring skis and snowboards that make it easier…

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He Stopped by Her Table, and Then Into Her Life

Khrehaan Ebah’s chat with the restaurant manager who asked if she had enjoyed her lunch in March 2018 wasn’t for the benefit of her niece and dining companion, Yaheemah Ebah. But she used it to make a point about the importance of being cordial anyway. “When we left the restaurant Yaheemah was like, ‘Why were…

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The Rich Kids Who Want to Tear Down Capitalism

Lately, Sam Jacobs has been having a lot of conversations with his family’s lawyers. He’s trying to gain access to more of his $30 million trust fund. At 25, he’s hit the age when many heirs can blow their money on harebrained businesses or a stable of sports cars. He doesn’t want to do that,…

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Can Cannabis Farms Weather Wildfire Season?

In 2013, Joy Hollingsworth moved with her family from Seattle out to the country with a plan to build a cannabis business. Washington State had recently legalized recreational marijuana, and Barack Obama had just been re-elected. For Ms. Hollingsworth, a former basketball player, and her brother, Raft Hollingsworth III, a former University of Washington student…

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Behind the Scenes, Romance Catches a Spark

Matt Polk got his first glimpse of Devin Keudell one day in the early 2000s, when Mr. Keudell was standing in a doorway at the Broadway League’s Spring Road Conference, an annual industry conference for theater on Broadway and across the country held at a hotel in Midtown Manhattan. “It was a pretty innocuous moment,…

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‘Mr. Downstairs’ Had the Key to Her Heart

Elma Holder couldn’t help feeling ridiculous on days when “Jerry Downstairs,” as she called him, would leave the retirement community building they lived in to visit his lady friend in town. “He would disappear for a day or two, and I would think, ‘Oh, this is silly that I’m feeling these feelings of jealousy,’” Ms.…

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