David Juda Discusses Working With David Hockney, Christo and More

LONDON — Wearing a fedora and faded jeans, Bruno Mars strikes a contemplative pose in the portrait on sale at Masterpiece Online. It costs $1.2 million, which may sound hefty for a work on sale at a virtual fair. But the charcoal-and-crayon canvas from 2018 is by David Hockney, who holds the record as the…

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This Year, a London Art Fair Will Happen Everywhere

The whole point of art fairs is to gather people from all over the world in one place to look at, and trade in, works — a goal that, given the coronavirus pandemic, is being rethought. Fairs have been going online since Art Basel Hong Kong, scheduled for March, became among the first such events…

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As Some Sleepaway Summer Camps Close Down, Others Balance the Risks

In 1993, after wrapping up her 10th sleepaway summer at Camp Louise, in Maryland, Dr. Megan Wollman-Rosenwald realized that she didn’t want the experience to end. So she found a way to game the system: She went to medical school, then returned in 2016 to her childhood mainstay as an on-site doctor for one week…

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How to Buy a Bike

It’s the summer of Covid, and bikes are everywhere — in parks, at protests, speeding across bridges and locked up outside. Every day, more people seem to be having the same thought: I should be riding a bike. I can’t blame them. Maintaining forward movement on two wheels so as not to fall over, is…

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How Housekeepers and Domestic Helpers Can Safely Return to Work

Around the world, millions of domestic workers were abruptly sent away when coronavirus shutdowns and social distancing orders were imposed. Now as communities begin to reopen, many people are wondering when it will be safe to open their houses again to domestic helpers. If you are an employer worried about the health risks of letting…

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Many Medical Decision Tools Disadvantage Black Patients

Unbeknown to most patients, their race is incorporated into numerous medical decision-making tools and formulas that doctors consult to decide treatment for a range of conditions and services, including heart disease, cancer and maternity care, according to a new paper published Wednesday in the New England Journal of Medicine. The unintended result, the paper concludes,…

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How to Stay Safe While at Gym amid the COVID’19

COVID’19 has hit the world hard. No one was ready for the devastation that it has brought to the world. Many people have lost so many things due to this pandemic in one way or another. However, it took the world some time but people finally realize that they may have to live with it…

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Britain’s Contact Tracing for Coronavirus Falls Short of Promises

Here’s what you need to know: ImageA National Health Service ad in Birmingham, England, this month.Credit…Mike Kemp/in PIctures, via Getty Images Oversold and underperforming: How Britain’s new contact-tracing system went wrong. When Britain unveiled an ambitious new contact-tracing system to help pinpoint clusters of infections as they emerge, Prime Minister Boris Johnson described it as…

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What Makes Some People More Resilient Than Others

This article is part of a series on resilience in troubled times — what we can learn about it from history and personal experiences. A few years ago, an unimaginable thing happened in my life. I wanted to help someone I cared about, someone who was sick with an illness he was hiding. I went…

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Why the Sickest Workers May Be Among the First Back on the Job

ImageBoxing up toffee at the Enstrom Candies factory in Grand Junction, Colo. As workplaces reopen, some employees must choose between returning to work before they feel safe doing so, or forfeiting their job, and with it health insurance.Credit…Benjamin Rasmussen for The New York Times Last month, Patti Hanks faced a wrenching decision: go back to…

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