How to Run During the Winter

Running became the thing to do this year as the pandemic closed gyms across the country. Many indoor fitness options have reopened in some capacity, though as cases climb, some states may shut them down again. A lot of runners are still passing on treadmills and sticking to the open road. But winter running is…

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How to Make Thanksgiving With One Pot and One Pan

It started with a challenge: Could I come up with a streamlined Thanksgiving dinner using only one pot and one pan that could be made from start to finish in an afternoon? Given my penchant for both culinary challenges and sheet-pan dinners, I took it on, knowing exactly where to start. I’d use a sheet…

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How to Make Bread Pudding

Perhaps you have been baking bread for the past many months and you have extra waiting in the freezer. Now it’s time to add bread pudding to your repertoire. A good bread pudding is essentially bread and custard baked together, and welcomes a host of enhancements. It can be savory, with the addition of vegetables…

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Smithsonian Museums Are Latest to Shutter as Virus Surges

As coronavirus cases increase across the country, the Smithsonian will once again temporarily close eight of its Washington-area institutions on Monday. “The Institution’s top priority is to protect the health and safety of its visitors and staff,” the Smithsonian said in a statement. “We will use this time to reassess, monitor and explore additional risk-mitigation…

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H.I.V. Death Rates Fell by Half 2010-2018, C.D.C. Says

Deaths related to H.I.V. in the United States fell significantly from 2010 through 2018, regardless of sex, age, race or region, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported on Thursday. The death rate declined over all by about half, a welcome sign in the fight against the virus, experts said. But the data also…

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How a Third-Generation Turkey Farmer Got a Leg Up From the Pandemic

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Many Employers Avoid Covid Tests Over Cost, Not Availability

A surge of Covid-19 cases this fall has brought reports of new challenges in getting coronavirus tests. But for employers, testing availability and turnaround times do not appear to be the main obstacles. A survey by Arizona State University and the World Economic Forum, with funding from the Rockefeller Foundation, has found that companies most…

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Hospitals, Health Care Workers Issue a Call to Arms for Wearing Masks

“Our shields are worn. Our resolve is being tested.” So say the most immediate, frontline health care workers in a new ad campaign as the coronavirus pandemic rages across the United States, breaking records nearly every day for deaths — and cases — in state after state. The campaign, in print and video, by about…

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It’s Time to Put the Noble Grapes in Their Place

The way people talk about wine often reflects their other beliefs about the world. When gender attributes were more rigidly defined than they are now, for example, it was common to hear wines described as masculine or feminine. This has diminished, though, as people have come to see that gender does not predestine character and…

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