Dialysis Patients Face Close-Up Risk From Coronavirus

Mat Risher leaves the safety of his home near Seattle three days a week for dialysis at a clinic, a treatment he cannot live without but one that now most likely increases his risk of exposure to the coronavirus. About 20 patients sit in a small space with him, tethered for several hours to machines…

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Driving and Travel Restrictions Across the United States

The majority of people in the United States are under a form of stay-at-home order to try to squelch the deadly coronavirus pandemic, yet some still have their reasons for wanting to drive across parts of the country. In the last days, The New York Times has heard from people who have older parents in…

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At the Sourdough Library, With Some Very Old Mothers

In these housebound times, Americans have gone stark baking mad. Shut-ins are channeling their anxieties into pandemic pastries and quarantine cookies, some with icing piped in the shape of surgical masks, others frosted with the face of Dr. Anthony Fauci. Baking essentials such as yeast and flour are in short supply, and Google searches for…

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Bill Cunningham’s Easter Parade

ImageManhattan’s Easter parade in 1997.Credit…Bill Cunningham/The New York Times What would Bill Cunningham, the man who transformed street style photography (before it was even known by that name) into social anthropology, have made of the currently empty grid of New York, its echoing avenues walked only by the occasional pedestrian venturing out from home, maintaining…

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Hospital Chaplains Try to Keep the Faith During the Coronavirus Pandemic

The Rev. Leah Klug isn’t a stickler on religious rituals. As a hospital chaplain for Swedish Medical Group in the Seattle area, she makes do with the supplies she can find. Recently, she performed an anointing of the sick with mouthwash, because she didn’t have any oil on hand. She is accustomed to seeking the…

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Substitutes for Cooking: Oil, Buttermilk, Heavy Cream and More

The most important skill in the kitchen — and, arguably, life — is adaptability. The list below, which is by no means comprehensive, is meant to help you replace ingredients with confidence. Every alternative listed may not work in every case, especially when it comes to baking, but if you consider the ingredient’s texture, flavor…

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Help! The Coronavirus Struck and I Want a Refund

Travel and travel planning are being disrupted by the worldwide spread of the coronavirus. For the latest updates, read The New York Times’s Covid-19 coverage here. Dear Tripped Up, Last September I booked a Japan tour with Abercrombie & Kent, scheduled to leave at the end of March. Three tickets came to more than $46,000,…

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The Chain Letter Is Back, and Just as Annoying as Before

Rachel Hynes, 35, a financial consultant who lives in the Battery Park neighborhood of Manhattan, woke up on a recent Monday morning to an email from a female colleague she rarely works with. When she opened it she found something unexpected: an old-school chain letter. “Please send an insight/poem/quote/thought to the person whose name is…

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Confessions of a Former Serial Dater

The first time I was called a serial dater was by my roommate, after I admitted to her that I had two dates set up with two different guys on the same day. I remember being nervous that the first one wouldn’t end in time for the next. The second time was when my friend…

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A User’s Guide to Face Masks

Here’s everything you need: The Case for Masks Overnight, masks have become a symbol of social responsibility. If you still need convincing, here’s why you now should be wearing a mask in public spaces to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. Why masks matter more for this coronavirus To start, this coronavirus is a new…

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