‘Major’ Biden Will Be the First Shelter Dog in the White House

Six months into his bid for the presidency, Joseph R. Biden Jr. made his position on pets abundantly clear. “Some Americans celebrate #NationalCatDay, some celebrate #NationalDogDay,” he wrote in a tweet. “President Trump celebrates neither. It says a lot. It’s time we put a pet back in the White House.” In January, when President-elect Biden…

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Was the Pfizer vaccine part of the government’s Operation Warp Speed?

On Monday, Vice President Mike Pence said on Twitter that the news came “thanks to the public-private partnership forged” by Mr. Trump. In July, Pfizer got a $1.95 billion deal with the government’s Operation Warp Speed, the multiagency effort to rush a vaccine to market, to deliver 100 million doses of the vaccine. The arrangement…

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The Children Never Had Covid. So Why Did They Have Coronavirus Antibodies?

It’s been a big puzzle of the pandemic: Why are children so much less likely than adults to become infected with the new coronavirus and, if infected, less likely to become ill? A possible reason may be that many children already have antibodies to other coronaviruses, according to researchers at the Francis Crick Institute in…

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Oprah’s Favorite Things 2020 Has So Many Fashion Gifts I Want For Myself

Don ArnoldGetty Images Oprah’s Favorite Things 2020 is officially here. It’s full of covetable loungewear and epic gift ideas, but most importantly, this year’s list champions small businesses and businesses owned by people of color. As the legend herself put it in her letter on OprahMag.com: «…This year, there’s a special twist. Because so many…

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Go Ahead, Binge Old Movies and Jam Out to ’90s Hits

Dr. Libby Torchia’s pandemic breaking point came one morning in May, when she and her boss got into an argument over whether staff members should wear masks at the Columbus, Ohio, clinic where they worked. (“We should!” said Dr. Torchia, 32, a veterinarian.) Her colleagues knew just how to comfort her: Blast the Spice Girls’…

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Is a Dive Bar Still a Dive Bar WIth Covid Safety Measures?

Two gloves, a dustpan, a onetime-use broom and some cleaning solution: In Chicago, that’s what the Health Department refers to as a vomit and diarrhea cleanup kit. And until a loathsome regular named Covid sidled up to the bar, Scott Martin, the owner of Simon’s, a beloved Scandinavian dive in the Windy City’s northern reaches,…

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Hasan Piker Is Twitch’s Top Streamer

On election night, Hasan Piker, 29, was dressed in a navy blue “Bernie 2020” sweatshirt and a “Democracy Now!” baseball hat when he plopped down in a chair to address his digital audience. “I told you guys like a hundred times that places in the Rust Belt have a lot of mail-in ballots they’re not…

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Shopbop’s Holiday Sale Just Started—Here’s What to Buy

Still feeling celebratory? Here’s more upbeat news to keep the good times rolling: Shopbop’s Holiday Sale kicked off this morning and over 1,000 items, including brand new styles, are discounted up to 50 percent off. To spare you from combing through every item, here’s our assessment. While the sale includes an impressive amount of chic…

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Ibuprofen vs. Acetaminophen for Pain and Fever in Infants

Some doctors prefer ibuprofen for treating fever and pain in babies; others use acetaminophen. A new review of studies has found that ibuprofen may be marginally more effective. Researchers combined data from 19 studies including more than 240,000 children under 2 years old that compared acetaminophen (Tylenol and generics) with ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin and other…

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