New Site Aggregates Food News

A free weekly online compendium of food news, DigestThis.news, started publishing last week. It’s an offshoot of Amazing Ribs, a website that’s about all things barbecue. David Joachim, a cookbook author who also writes for Amazing Ribs, is at the helm. The site covers topics like restaurants, health, regulations, science, cooking, new books and more…

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Could All Those ‘Quarantinis’ Lead to Drinking Problems?

Quarantinis. Zoom happy hours. Easy front-door liquor delivery. The boredom of staying home and the intense anxiety produced by the pandemic have given rise to Twitter jokes about drinking before noon as alcohol sales have spiked. But addiction experts say they are worried it could also trigger more serious drinking problems and even create new…

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Step Chickens and the Rise of TikTok ‘Cults’

The image has become nearly ubiquitous on TikTok, as tens of thousands of users have changed their avatars to show their loyalty to its subject: Melissa Ong, the 27-year-old “mother hen” of the platform’s largest and most powerful “cult,” the Step Chickens. Cults on TikTok aren’t the ideological ones most people are familiar with. Instead,…

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North Fork Table & Inn Reopens Its Food Truck

Headliner North Fork Table Food Truck The reopening of North Fork Table & Inn, a highly regarded establishment on Long Island, began Memorial Day weekend with its popular food truck, now in its 10th season. Both closed last fall to cycle through a change of ownership. The chef John Fraser and his JF Restaurants now…

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Makeup and the Mask. It’s About the Eyes.

As a makeup artist, Keita Moore has become an observer of faces. Months ago, in the early stages of the pandemic, he saw very little makeup when he ran out on the occasional errand. Lately, though, he has noticed that the faces are changing, slowly. Masks are plentiful, as are filled-in brows and lashes coated…

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Coronavirus Live News: Global Updates

Here’s what you need to know: ImageTaking swab samples from Wuhan residents earlier this month.Credit…Agence France-Presse — Getty Images Here’s how Wuhan tested 6.5 million people for the coronavirus in days. The Wuhan government is close to completing its citywide testing drive. Thousands of medical and other workers were mobilized in a feat that some…

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‘Aggressive’ Rats May Increase During Pandemic, C.D.C. Says

Environmental health and rodent control programs may see an increase in service requests related to “unusual or aggressive” rodent behavior, the agency said on its website on Thursday. “The rats are not becoming aggressive toward people, but toward each other,” Bobby Corrigan, an urban rodentologist who has both a master’s degree and Ph.D. in rodent…

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When Couples Fight About Virus Risks

Lian Chikako Chang and her husband, Drew Harry, agree on the big picture when it comes to minimizing their 3-year-old’s risk of exposure to the coronavirus. They both work in the tech industry and neither is an essential worker, so they have been following California’s shelter-in-place rules and going outside only for curb-side pick up…

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Keeping Clients Fit During the Pandemic by Going Virtual

This article is part of Owning the Future, a series on how small businesses across the country are coping with the coronavirus pandemic. The routine has been the same for six years. On Saturday mornings, Jason Atlas changes into a T-shirt, a pair of comfortable shorts and lightweight training shoes, then heads down to the…

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Is This the Breakout Star of Virtual Fitness?

Every morning, Isaac Calpito sets the stage in the East Hampton living room of his friend Stephanie DiTullio. Mr. Calpito, 39, is dressed, often, in sparkling yoga tights and a tank top that show his muscles to good advantage. His main prop is an iPhone. At 11 a.m. sharp, accompanied by a new playlist chosen…

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