Becoming a Man, Virtually

My son Zane celebrated his bar mitzvah this past Saturday. And to think I had been worried about a late-season snowstorm. A week and a half earlier, when it was clear that the coronavirus crisis would force us to make some big decisions, I spent the day holding back tears, desperate for a paper bag…

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A Sewing Army, Making Masks for America

They are scrounging for fabric, cutting it up, stitching it together. They are repurposing drapes, dresses, bra straps, shower curtains, even coffee filters. They are building supply chains, organizing workers, managing distribution networks. Most of all, they are sewing. All over the country, homebound Americans are crafting thousands upon thousands of face masks to help…

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21 Summer Trends We’re Already Seeing on Instagram

Mesh Mini Dress

Amara Ruched Mesh Mini Dress

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$90.00

Combining the perfect shade of green and the perfect print, this dress will look great with both sandals and sneakers. 

Coronavirus Symptoms Full List: What Are They? Is There a Cure?

Here’s what you need to know: As the coronavirus continues to spread across the globe, the news is coming at a fast and furious pace. But don’t let the volume send you into a panic about your health and that of your loved ones. “The mantra is, ‘Keep calm and carry on,’” said Dr. Marguerite…

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Ventilators and Coronavirus: Amid Desperation, Calls Grow for Federal Intervention

As hospitals prepare for a flood of desperately ill patients unable to breathe on their own, mechanical ventilators have become the single most important piece of equipment that can mean the difference between life and death. Now, with American hospitals facing a grave shortage of the vital devices, the Big Three automakers, small engineering firms,…

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Airlines’ New Operating Mode: Flexible

In the wake of the coronavirus pandemic and government-imposed restrictions on travel, many airlines are relaxing their ticket-change policies and allowing travelers to rebook without a penalty anywhere from a few to 12 months out. The only domestic airline that doesn’t routinely charge fees for flight changes, Southwest Airlines, went a step beyond, extending the…

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Gap Inc. Pledges to Make Masks, Gowns, and Scrubs for Healthcare Workers

With hand sanitizer and surgical masks becoming increasingly scarce due to the rapid spread of the coronavirus, some of fashion’s most recognizable names are stepping up to do their part to help combat the shortage. Last night, Gap Inc.—which includes the Gap, Old Navy, Athleta, Banana Republic, Intermix, Hill City, and Janie and Jack—announced on…

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Lawmakers Question Start-Ups on At-Home Kits for Coronavirus Testing

Three companies that rushed to market unauthorized kits for at-home coronavirus testing face new questions from lawmakers in Washington. On Wednesday, two Democratic House members, Raja Krishnamoorthi of Illinois and Katie Porter of California, sent letters to the chief executives of Carbon Health, Everlywell and Nurx, asking them to explain their business and testing practices.…

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Coronavirus Live Updates: Senate Moves Toward Passing Sweeping $2 Trillion Aid Deal

Here’s what you need to know: ImageTreasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin, center, heading to meet the Senate minority leader, Chuck Schumer, in Washington on Tuesday.Credit…Anna Moneymaker/The New York Times The $2 trillion relief package is the biggest in American history. The Senate on Wednesday moved toward a vote on a sweeping bipartisan deal to deliver $2…

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Nextdoor Pivots to Neighborliness

“I’m 84 years old, so staying confined to the house for protection,” wrote Marcia Savin, a children’s book author and teacher who lives alone in the Cobble Hill section of Brooklyn, on the neighborhood social networking app Nextdoor. It was Saturday, March 21. Her prescriptions were ready at a local pharmacy, she said, but she…

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