At Elite Medical Centers, Even Workers Who Don’t Qualify Are Vaccinated

A 20-something who works on computers. A young researcher who studies cancer. Technicians in basic research labs. These are some of the thousands of people who have been immunized against the coronavirus at hospitals affiliated with Columbia University, New York University, Harvard and Vanderbilt, even as millions of frontline workers and older Americans are waiting…

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Healthy Habits We Learned In Quarantine

From the power of meditation to the importance of leisure, here are some habits we learned during our quarantine. Months have passed since we received the instruction to quarantine in the face of the coronavirus pandemic and little by little we have had to learn to live in this new normal. At first, it was…

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Hooking Up in the Covid Era

Anna, who is 29 and asked to be identified by her middle name to protect her high-profile job in Washington, D.C., said that the pandemic made her feel pressured. “At my age, if people aren’t already married, they’re starting to get serious — about marriage, about having kids,” she said. “For people who are together,…

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Six Superhero Movies to Stream

Last month, Warner Bros. released the coronavirus-delayed “Wonder Woman 1984,” a sequel to the 2017 hit “Wonder Woman.” The action-adventure movie has done relatively well at the box office (in places where theaters are open), even though it’s also available for a limited time on the streaming service HBO Max. But compared with the enthusiastic…

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How to Keep Your Pandemic Habits

The following is a review, created for the print edition, of several longer stories that have run this week, called the 7 Day Well Challenge. Below you can find links to the full stories. Looking back on 2020, lockdowns and pandemic restrictions forced many people to start new routines. Work commutes disappeared. Fitness classes were…

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Solve a Nonogram Logic Puzzle

Nonograms are deceptively simple logic puzzles: You use digits to create a pattern of filled-in squares in the empty grid provided. Each number on the lines outside the grid represents a block of squares to be blacked out in that row or column (see 1 Across). Once all the correct squares are filled in, a…

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Pressure Grows for States to Open Vaccines to More Groups of People

Just weeks into the country’s coronavirus vaccination effort, states have begun broadening access to the shots faster than planned, amid tremendous public demand and intense criticism about the pace of the rollout. Some public health officials worry that doing so could bring even more chaos to the complex operation and increase the likelihood that some…

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Meena Harris, Building That Brand

Meena Harris, a lawyer and former tech executive, used to make statement T-shirts as a side job. Her most famous read, simply, “Phenomenal Woman.” (Perhaps you saw it on Instagram, worn by celebrities including Serena Williams, Lizzo, Ciara, Viola Davis, Laverne Cox and Eva Longoria.) She also made hats for the “Phenomenal Mother” and sweatshirts…

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He Was Going to Close the Family Diner. Then He Got a Sign.

Doors opened at 5:30 a.m., welcoming “the morning coffee crew,” including the homeless who could get free coffee, said Susan Guercio, who has been a customer for 22 years. Doors closed at midnight, seven days a week. That is, until the pandemic shut the city down last March. But his father tried to be upbeat…

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Indigenous Beadwork Drops on Instagram

Last year, after the museum that Tayler Gutierrez worked at in Salt Lake City closed temporarily because of the coronavirus, she turned to her beadwork. A citizen of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma, Ms. Gutierrez, 24, had been practicing beadwork for years after learning from a mentor, the Diné poet Tacey Atsitty, and she already…

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