Exercising Outdoors With a Face Mask

When we asked readers what they still wished to know about exercising during the coronavirus crisis, one issue topped all others. People wondered about running or cycling in a face mask and how it would affect their breathing, performance, chances of spreading the virus and even vision. To find out, I spoke with a number…

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How to Reserve a Hotel Room in a Pandemic

The federal directive extending social-distancing guidelines to April 30, as well as multiple state recommendations to shelter in place, means that few people are traveling. Many hotels have closed for the interim and most major hotel chains have waived cancellation fees, often refunding even nonrefundable rooms. But for travelers considering a trip in May or…

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Coronavirus Cases in the US: Live Updates

Here’s what you need to know: ImageA passenger in medical scrubs on an empty subway car in New York on Thursday.Credit…Jonah Markowitz for The New York Times New federal projections show a spike in infections if shelter-in-place orders are lifted at 30 days. Stay-at-home orders, school closures and social distancing greatly reduce infections of the…

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Love Letter: They Got Married, Against the Odds

[Sign up here to receive Love Letter, a weekly newsletter about relationship highs, lows and woes, in your inbox every Friday.] Over the past few weeks, the world has begun to look dramatically different. Many people are still adjusting to restrictions aimed at slowing the spread of the coronavirus, separating the things they want from…

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Restarting America Means People Will Die. So When Do We Do It?

The politics of the coronavirus have made it seem indecent to talk about the future. As President Trump has flirted with reopening America quickly — saying in late March that he’d like to see “packed churches” on Easter and returning to the theme days ago with “we cannot let this continue” — public-health experts have…

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Quick, Easy and So Satisfying

Welcome to Five Weeknight Dishes. This newsletter is dedicated to recipes that are easy, quick and satisfying, words that all have a different meaning today than they did when we first started. I spent a few hours this week cleaning out my freezer and — compared with the other things on my to-do list, like…

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Cam Girls, Coronavirus and Sex Online Now

More of us are making and watching sexual performances online now. Fewer of us are paying. April 10, 2020 Cam Models Practice Sexual Distancing I live in a sex-positive house, but there’s something about, like, when you have to have constant dialogue with people that’s very, like, very frank and vulgar for hours. It’s kind…

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Inside the Strip Clubs of Instagram

For the past three weeks, Justin LaBoy, 28, a former professional basketball player and a social media personality, and Justin Dior Combs, 26 and an entrepreneur and P. Diddy’s 26-year-old son, have been hosting virtual pop-up strip clubs on Instagram Live. “If it wasn’t for Justin and his Lives I don’t know what I would…

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