How a Bouncy Ball Changed the Way I See the World

In the stillness and noise of the M.R.I., I picture what the magnet is doing to my brain. I imagine hydrogen protons aligning along and against the direction of its field. Bursts of radio waves challenge their orientation, generating signals that are rendered into images. Other than the sting of the contrast agent, the momentary…

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Dapper Dan’s Grandson Sews His Own Gucci

Name: Akil Loving Age: 25 Hometown: New York City Now Lives: In Harlem, in a fourth-floor studio apartment not far from where he grew up. Claim to Fame: Mr. Loving is the grandson of Dapper Dan, the Harlem couturier fabled for outfitting gangsters and rap stars in bootlegged Fendi and other designer duds. Turns out,…

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Free People’s Dresses are 50% Off and We Honestly Deserve This

If you need a quick pick-me-up, Free People is here to raise your spirits. The website slashed their entire dress section in half, offering up their pretty frocks, skirt sets, and jumpsuits for 50% off. The sale lasts through the weekend, so act fast before your size runs out. And don’t be fooled— if you…

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25 Adult Board Games to Fill Your Now-Very-Free Evenings

Courtesy Thanks to the current state of *gestures wildly* everything, I’m guessing your evenings are looking a lot less busy than normal. If you’ve already exhausted your TV binge list and finished that one puzzle sitting in your closet, it’s time to turn to board games. More specifically, these 25 actually-fun games that even adults…

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Anything for Dinner Is OK

Hello, Five Weeknight Dishes readers. Of all the new kitchen responsibilities I currently have, cleaning ingredients with bleach solution and disinfectant is the hardest to wrap my mind around. We don’t have to worry about screen time, but we do have to worry about salad? All of this is very time-consuming and upsetting, and anything…

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Does Covid-19 Hit Women and Men Differently? U.S. Isn’t Keeping Track

“Researchers have found sex differences in every tissue and organ system in the human body.” — Caroline Criado Perez, author of “Invisible Women” [In Her Words is available as a newsletter. Sign up here to get it delivered to your inbox.] As the novel coronavirus sweeps the world, sickening hundreds of thousands of people and…

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A Mediterranean-Inspired Menu to Keep You Going All Day

Even though spring has arrived, with daffodils popping up and trees in blossom, it’s still mostly cold and damp on the East Coast. It makes a person want to head for warmer climes. But, alas, there’s no travel in these blighted times. And the warmer spots I dream about are plagued with worry and grief…

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As Supermarkets Feel Hazardous and Sparse, Small Farms Deliver

LOS ANGELES — For over a decade, Jennifer Field Piette has put together boxes of local fruits, vegetables and various pantry staples from California — Koda Farms rice, pale blue pastured eggs, crusty loaves of sourdough — and delivered them to people’s doorsteps in Los Angeles. Three weeks ago, the customer base for her business,…

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With Virus Surge, Dermatologists and Orthopedists Are Drafted for the E.R.

One of the largest hospital networks in New York has given its doctors an ultimatum: either help deal with the coronavirus crush, or stay home without pay. At other hospitals, too, all hands are being called to deck. Neurosurgeons and cardiologists, orthopedic, dermatology and plastic surgery residents — all have been pulled into emergency rooms…

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