C.D.C. Suggests Big Changes to Offices: Temperature Checks and Desk Shields

Upon arriving at work, employees should get a temperature and symptom check. Inside the office, desks should be six feet apart. If that isn’t possible, employers should consider erecting plastic shields around desks. If followed, the guidelines would lead to a far-reaching remaking of the corporate work experience. They even upend years of advice on…

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When a Close Friend Has Doubts About Vaccinations

I was at a barbecue with a few of my closest friends last summer when the topic of vaccines came up. In the kitchen, while grabbing plates and silverware for the table, I flippantly muttered something like, “Anti-vaxxers are the worst.” I assumed we all shared the same stance. “I think I might be one,”…

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Rediscovering Wine After Covid-19

This is a story about what happens when one of life’s joys is taken away, perhaps forever. In this case it’s wine, but it could as easily have been painting, cooking, dancing, or playing golf or tennis. The potential loss of these pleasures, of course, is trivial compared with the social and personal catastrophes the…

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The Converse x Carhartt WIP Collab Looks Like It Will Ghost You

Just when you thought that dating in quarantine would at least free us from the world of ghosting, a sneaker collab dropped early this morning like an unprompted 2 AM text. Launching today, Converse teamed up with Carhartt Work In Progress (WIP) for a pair of messy sneakers that are out here to undo all…

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Margaret Maughan, Medal-Winning Wheelchair Athlete, Dies at 91

Her back was ramrod straight, her arms steady and her aim true. When Margaret Maughan pulled back the string on her bow — from her seat in a wheelchair — she shot her way into Paralympic history. Ms. Maughan became Britian’s first gold medalist, winning in archery, at the world’s first Paralympic Games, held in…

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Underwire? In This Economy?

As people who are lucky enough to be able to work from home slide into their 12th week of doing so, certain fashion standbys are starting to feel as remote as a matinee with a large popcorn or a night out at a crowded bar. I’m talking about jeans and all other “hard pants,” anything…

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Tell Us Your Questions About Moving During the Pandemic

ImageA moving day, in California.Credit…Eric Risberg/Associated Press I am right there with you. In the coming weeks, I will be relocating from New York City to Kansas City to be better positioned to manage my Crohn’s disease and have support from family. As an immune-suppressed person, I am at particular risk of infections — and even…

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Five Art Accounts to Follow on Instagram Now

In Silicon Valley, the natural order of time is reverse chronological: what matters most is what is newest, and can be constantly refreshed by swiping downward. Why, because the present’s so great? Two decades into a profoundly unpromising century — and amid a pandemic whose social and epidemiological fallout strongly echoes plagues from centuries past…

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Coronavirus Live Updates: U.S. News on Pandemic

Here’s what you need to know: ImageFood distribution in Jackson Heights, Queens, this week.Credit…Brittainy Newman/The New York Times Roughly 1 in 4 American workers have filed for unemployment since March. More than 40 million people — the equivalent of one out of every four American workers — have filed for unemployment benefits since the coronavirus…

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The Muslim Fashion Designer Making Hijabs For COVID-19 Frontline Workers

When Hilal Ibrahim found out that Muslim healthcare workers were throwing away their hijabs in between shifts for infection control purposes, she set out to design a sanitary head scarf that could be easily washed and safely reused. The Minnesota fashion designer and owner of Henna & Hijabs, a boutique specializing in organic henna and…

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