When Dementia Meets the Coronavirus Crisis

As the coronavirus advances, it is taking a particularly harsh toll on the many who are caring for a loved one with dementia or Alzheimer’s, the most common form of dementia. According to a report by the Alzheimer’s Association, more than 16 million Americans are providing unpaid care for those with Alzheimer’s or other types…

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I Was an Accidental Playboy Pinup

The makeup artist spends two hours perfecting your makeup — MAC’s Blankety and Faux lipstick over Spice lip liner, the 1990s nude-lip bombshell trifecta, then tops it all with shimmering crystal gloss. The hairstylist spends an hour fussing over your coiffure — foaming mousse squirted at the roots, then hot rollers, then merciless teasing to…

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How to Freeze Just About Everything

The pantry is all well and good for laying in nonperishables. But what about your freezer? Whether it’s a tiny top-of-the-fridge box in your kitchen, or a commodious separate chest freezer in the garage, organizing and stocking it wisely is the key to keeping the greatest variety of ingredients on hand. The first step, though,…

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Fresh From Iran’s Coronavirus Zone, Now Moving Across Afghanistan

HERAT, Afghanistan — Afghanistan has already imported its epidemic. And each day it adds to it, as thousands more displaced Afghans continue to flow across the border from Iran, which has reported among the world’s highest numbers of Covid-19 cases and deaths. The returnees, some surely infected with the coronavirus when in Iran, cluster shoulder…

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10 Rihanna-Approved Birthday Outfits For Every Type of Party

Christopher Polk Some of us spend months scouring the ‘net for the birthday outfit: the one that’s fancy enough to outshine your guests, comfortable enough for club or bar hopping, or sexy enough to land a spot on your Instagram grid. It’s a tall order to fill but it’s not impossible. Playing it low-key is…

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A.I. Versus the Coronavirus

Advanced computers have defeated chess masters and learned how to pick through mountains of data to recognize faces and voices. Now, a billionaire developer of software and artificial intelligence is teaming up with top universities and companies to see if A.I. can help curb the current and future pandemics. Thomas M. Siebel, founder and chief…

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Ralph Lauren Donates $10M to COVID-19 Relief

Today, the Ralph Lauren Corporate Foundation announced that it will be donating $10 million to help those affected by the virus. The funds will be split across different causes, including the Emergency Assistance Foundation, the World Health Organization’s COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund, and more. «Now more than ever, in this time of need, supporting each…

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GoFundMe Confronts Coronavirus Demand

When the governor of Connecticut ordered all restaurants in the state to close on March 16, Colt Taylor quickly applied for a disaster loan from the Small Business Administration and called an emergency meeting to tell the 31 employees at his two restaurants that he could no longer pay them. Before all that, Mr. Taylor…

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18 Cookbooks for Comfort

In the age of Google, when practically every recipe imaginable is just a few clicks away, real-life cookbooks are often relegated to a crowded shelf or tossed into the “donate” pile. Now that many of us are stuck at home, perhaps it’s time to dust off (or buy) a good old-fashioned cookbook and dirty the…

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