How to Make Bread at Any Skill Level

Bread baking is a journey, and an extremely rewarding one at that. With each loaf, you’ll watch your skills grow and develop, and you’ll gain a keen understanding of the process. As you get better, you’ll know what to look for, and how to read your dough’s cues (it’s alive, after all!). You may come…

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The Coronavirus Patients Betrayed by Their Own Immune Systems

The 42-year-old man arrived at a hospital in Paris on March 17 with a fever, cough and the “ground glass opacities” in both lungs that are a trademark of infection with the new coronavirus. Two days later, his condition suddenly worsened and his oxygen levels dropped. His body, doctors suspected, was in the grip of…

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Malaria Drug Helps Virus Patients Improve, in Small Study

The malaria drug hydroxychloroquine helped to speed the recovery of a small number of patients who were mildly ill from the coronavirus, doctors in China reported this week. Cough, fever and pneumonia went away faster, and the disease seemed less likely to turn severe in people who received hydroxychloroquine than in a comparison group not…

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George Preti, 75, Dies; Studied Bodily Odors as Biological Clues

George Preti, an organic chemist who devoted his career to studying bodily odors and how they can be weaponized in detecting disease, died on March 3 in Hatboro, Pa. He was 75. The cause was bladder cancer, according to the Monell Chemical Senses Center, a Philadelphia-based research institution funded by philanthropy, government grants and corporate…

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This Shakshuka Is Great With Just About Any Cheese

Shakshuka sprinkled liberally with feta is one of my favorite versions of the tomato-y North African egg dish. But since feta isn’t in my stockpile at the moment, I tried it with mozzarella, and it was just as appealing. What it lacked in salty funkiness, it made up for in stretchy gooeyness. To make it,…

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Louis Vuitton’s Escale Collection is Here and Ready for Sunnier Days

Courtesy of Louis Vuitton I will accept that spring is indefinitely over, but I refuse to accept that summer is cancelled. They will have to pry the hope of beach getaways from my over-sanitized hands. I am staying home for the health of my country and the promise of outdoor drinking. If summer 2020 does…

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Dr. James T. Goodrich, Who Operated on Conjoined Twins, Dies at 73

This obituary is part of a series about people who have died in the coronavirus pandemic. Dr. James T. Goodrich, a pediatric neurosurgeon known for successfully separating conjoined twins in a complicated and rare procedure, died on Monday at Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx. He was 73. The…

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Taking Baths May Be Good for Your Heart

Taking frequent baths may reduce the risk for cardiovascular disease, new research suggests. Japanese researchers studied 30,076 men and women beginning in 1990 and followed them through 2009. The participants completed questionnaires about their general health and their bathing habits at the start of the analysis. Researchers divided them into three groups: people who took…

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Stop Trying to Be Productive

When Dave Kyu, 34, an arts administrator in Philadelphia, realized that he would be working from home for the foreseeable future, he began to fantasize about the projects he could now complete around the house. “We went and bought all this paint and cabinet hardware and thought we were going to do the kitchen cabinet…

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In Stressful Times, Make Stress Work for You

These are stressful times. As a result of coronavirus and the disease it causes, Covid-19, millions of Americans aren’t just worried about their health, but also about their livelihoods and their futures. At the same time, warnings abound that stress itself is bad for our health and might even make us more susceptible to the…

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