The First Covid Vaccine Will Not Make Life Normal Again

The United States may be within months of a profound turning point in the country’s fight against the coronavirus: the first working vaccine. Demonstrating that a new vaccine was safe and effective in less than a year would shatter the record for speed, the result of seven-day work weeks for scientists and billions of dollars…

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A Dose of Optimism, as the Pandemic Rages On

On March 16, back when White House news conferences were still deemed safe to attend, President Trump stood before reporters and announced that drastic nationwide restrictions — in schools, work places, our social lives — were needed to halt the coronavirus. The guidelines, “15 Days to Slow the Spread,” were accompanied by a grim chart.…

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Irregular Menstrual Cycles Tied to Shorter Lifespans

Irregular menstrual cycles may be associated with an early death, a new study suggests. Researchers followed 79,505 women participating in a large long-term health study. The women reported on the length and regularity of their cycles at ages 14 to 17, 18 to 22, and 29 to 46 years. At the start, none had a…

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Alo Yoga’s Pre-Amazon Prime Day Deals Are Selling Out Fast

Getty Just in case you haven’t already heard, Prime Day 2020 kicks off tomorrow, October 13 at 3 a.m. EST. For 48 hours (until October 15 at 3 a.m. EST), online shoppers will have hundreds of thousands of deals at their fingertips. In case you are eager to start perusing deals right now, good news:…

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Amazon Prime Day 2020: Early Deals You Can Shop Now

This page will be continually updated as we learn more information about Amazon Prime Day 2020. Amazon Prime Day 2020 is officially happening tomorrow. The retailer announced on its site that the two-day event is happening from October 13 through 14 this year. The annual sale is exclusive to Prime members and is jam-packed with…

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Spirit Halloween Rises from the Dead. Again. And Again.

Spirit Halloween is once again open for business. The store known for selling costumes and spooky fall décor at temporary pop-up locations across the United States is making bullish moves in a brutal year for retail. According to the company, it has opened more than 1,400 storefronts nationwide, more than last year — even as…

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Cooking Can Help

Good morning. You doing all right? Mondays land heavily sometimes, especially seven months into this pandemic that stalks the world. It’s been exhausting. We’re working more, or not working enough or at all. We’re staying safe while others aren’t. We’re worrying, staring, thinking, overthinking. We are on, all the time. The weekend comes and maybe…

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5 Relationship Tips Your Single Friend Will Hate

If you are in a relationship and you have a single friend, never give her these five tactless, ridiculous, and stupid tips. Does anyone on this planet know why married people are so eager to give advice to single ones? Every woman living with a man considers herself to be a relationship guru, a Dalai…

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A Glance at Daily Life Among the Caretakers of Britain’s Small Islands

At the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, with travel restrictions in place worldwide, we launched a new series — The World Through a Lens — in which photojournalists help transport you, virtually, to some of our planet’s most beautiful and intriguing places. This week, Alex Ingram shares a collection of images from small British islands.…

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When Symptoms of Covid-19 Don’t Go Away

Judy Londa, a 55-year-old Brooklynite who had been traveling by subway to teach art in a Manhattan public school earlier this year, developed symptoms of Covid-19 two days before in-person schooling was abruptly canceled mid-March. Ms. Londa said she was very ill for two weeks with “intense chest tightness that felt like a car was…

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