82 Best Comfort Food Recipes

ImageCredit…David Malosh for The New York Times Ali Slagle’s recipe fuses French onion soup with macaroni and cheese — two comfort foods in one. Added bonus: Caramelizing two pounds of onions can be therapeutic. Credit…Romulo Yanes for The New York Times. Food Stylist: Vivian Lui. Credit…Ryan Liebe for The New York Times. Food Stylist: Simon Andrews.…

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Pregnant Women Face Increased Risks From Covid

Federal health officials on Monday added pregnancy to the list of conditions that put people with Covid-19 at increased risk of developing severe illness, including a heightened risk of death. While most pregnant women infected with the coronavirus have not become severely ill, the new caution is based on a large study that looked at…

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Dementia ‘Took Its Toll’ on Sean Connery, Wife Says

Sean Connery, the actor who originated the role of James Bond, had dementia in the last few months of his life, his wife, Micheline Roquebrune, told The Daily Mail. Mr. Connery died this weekend at age 90 in the Bahamas. Ms. Roquebrune, who was married to Mr. Connery for 45 years, said the actor “was…

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In a Stressful Time, Knitting for Calm and Connection

If you Google the two words “knitting” and “pandemic” together, you will get about 23 million hits. You’ll also do very well with “knitting through the pandemic,” and “knitting” with “Covid” will get you 266 million options, the very first of which, at least when I tried this, was a British pattern for a Covid-19…

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Election Cake, a Forgotten Recipe, Rises Online

For a baking project that will keep you from Election Day doomscrolling, look to a centuries-old tradition: election cake. The cake, which has become more obscure in recent years, saw an increase in Google searches beginning on Sunday morning. The recipe for Hartford election cake appeared in Amelia Simmons’s “American Cookery,” published in 1796 —…

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What in the World Is a $590 Scratch-and-Sniff T-shirt Doing in 2020?

The universe tends toward ever-increasing disorder; earlier this year, the luxury fashion house Lanvin released several varieties of scratch-and-sniff T-shirts priced at $590. At one time, the scented T-shirts would have been unscented hats, because that is what Jeanne Lanvin sold in the Parisian hat shop she opened in 1889, roughly one and one-quarter centuries…

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Coronavirus Rapid Testing Falters in People Without Symptoms: Study

As the number of coronavirus cases in the United States exceeds 9.2 million, experts continue to call for an enormous scale-up of testing among both the healthy and the sick — a necessary measure, they have said, to curb the spread of an infection that can move swiftly and silently through the population. One strategy…

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Stress Relief Tips to Relieve Election Anxiety

Can’t concentrate? Losing sleep? Binge-eating your feelings? In a year of unprecedented stress, the nation collectively appears to be heading toward peak anxiety this week. People are sharing stories of stress eating, clearing their calendars (who could sit through a Zoom meeting during a time like this?) and threatening to stay in bed for a…

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9 Ways Outdoor Dining Will Change New York

Covid-19 has changed New York City’s restaurant culture more than any event since Prohibition. The most obvious effect, happening now and getting worse by the week but already dismal to contemplate, will be the death of hundreds and possibly thousands of small, independent businesses, each loss radiating out to employees, communities and suppliers many miles…

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