For Long-Haulers, Covid-19 Takes a Toll on Mind as Well as Body

Forty hours after treating her first coronavirus patient, on March 30, Angela Aston came home to her family with a cough. “Gosh, your throat is scratchy,” her husband told her. Right away she knew she had likely been infected with Covid-19. As a nurse practitioner, Ms. Aston, 50, was confident she knew how to handle…

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Chess (Yes, Chess) Is Now a Streaming Obsession

On a recent afternoon, thousands of noncombatants watched from the sidelines as their general ordered his troops across the battlefield and became locked in a fierce duel with the enemy. At one point, he berated himself for a tactical misstep that could have cost his side the high-stakes conflict. Then he smiled and began outmaneuvering…

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What to Do With All That Zucchini

Gabrielle Hamilton wrote a terrific column for The Times recently about how hard it is to cook the food she serves at Prune, her restaurant in the East Village of Manhattan, as if there weren’t line cooks in the kitchen but instead “a gentle older woman back there in heavy stockings and a cardigan.” There’s…

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From Long-Distance Running to Long-Distance Love

Anthony Bristol Tran likes to imagine how he might have met Sean Michael Theriault. His alternate version tells of a kinetic encounter: Dr. Tran, a serious runner, sees a dashing, hazel-eyed man go past him during a marathon. Their eyes catch. A gaze is held just a moment too long. And then, just like that,…

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You Know That Apartment Next Door?

When Megha Jain said that Gopal Narsimhamurthy is “completely unlike any man I have ever met,” she was speaking about the man whom she met in June 2018. He was the man who took 15 round-trip flights — from Dublin, where he lived at the time, to New York, where she lived — during a…

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In Sign of Progress, Fewer Than 1% of New York’s Virus Tests Are Positive

This briefing has ended. Read live coronavirus updates here. Here’s what you need to know: ImageNew Yorkers registering for testing in Brooklyn.Credit…Spencer Platt/Getty Images ‘Be smart’: New Yorkers get good news on virus numbers, but also a warning. The share of virus tests coming back positive in New York State has stayed below 1 percent…

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A Nostalgic (if Isolating) Road Trip Along Route 66

At the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, with travel restrictions in place worldwide, we launched a new series — The World Through a Lens — in which photojournalists help transport you, virtually, to some of our planet’s most beautiful and intriguing places. This week, Luke Sharrett shares a collection of images taken along Route 66.…

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A Pit Stop and a Pause to Reflect on a Summer That Wasn’t

Labor Day weekend is typically a chance to take a last deep breath of summer — to fit in one final county fair, extended-family gathering, or long beach weekend — before settling into a new school year or returning to a busy fall. But like everything else since the coronavirus arrived, the joys and rhythms…

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Shopping for Compact Lounge Chairs

Lounge chairs are defining pieces in most living rooms, but they take up a lot of space. And if your living room is on the small side, that can create problems. “One of the biggest mistakes people make is buying furniture that’s the wrong scale for the space,” said Sheila Bridges, the New York-based interior…

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The Risks of the Prescribing Cascade

The medical mistakes that befell the 87-year-old mother of a North Carolina pharmacist should not happen to anyone, and my hope is that this column will keep you and your loved ones from experiencing similar, all-too-common mishaps. As the pharmacist, Kim H. DeRhodes of Charlotte, N.C., recalled, it all began when her mother went to…

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