5 Ways Families Can Prepare as Coronavirus Cases Surge

As if parents didn’t have enough to worry about, here’s a new cause for alarm: Coronavirus cases in the United States are climbing toward a third peak, troubling epidemiologists. Cases are rising to record levels in nearly half the states in the country, driven by uncontrolled outbreaks in the Midwest and Mountain West, where hospitals…

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How an Ill-Fated Fishing Voyage Helped Us Understand Covid-19

American Dynasty, a commercial trawler, departed Seattle one day in May to fish for hake off the Washington coast. Before leaving, its 122 crew members were screened for the coronavirus using the highly accurate polymerase chain reaction (P.C.R.) method, and all the results came back negative. But because those tests are “good but not perfect,”…

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N.Y. Accuses Religious Health Cost-Sharing Group of Misleading Consumers

New York State accused a major Christian group on Tuesday of deceiving customers by illegally offering health insurance to as many as 40,000 residents since 2016. The state filed civil charges against Trinity Healthshare, the Christian group, and Aliera, a for-profit company that markets the plans. The state insurance regulators’ complaint included a list of…

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Apple iPhone 12 Review: Superfast Speed, if You Can Find It

I started this iPhone review in the most peculiar way: by opening a map to find out where I could test it. That’s because Apple’s newest iPhones, for the first time, work with 5G, the ultrafast fifth-generation wireless networks that will theoretically let people download a movie to their devices in seconds. The problem? The…

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Winning at the Game of Love

Roxann Belle and Gaspar Stinfil began playing games with each other on the night they met, in October 2017. “I hosted a game night at my house, and though I had never met Roxann before, she was one of the guests,” said Mr. Stinfil, 34, a senior vice president for investment banking at Siebert Williams…

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An Almost-Lake House in Texas, Renovated for Work and Art

In 2015, when Dacia and Lanham Napier were touring Austin, Texas, with a real estate agent, they weren’t looking for a home — they were searching for office space in the tech-centric city for Mr. Napier, the chief executive of the investment firm BuildGroup and the former chief executive of Rackspace Technology. The couple lived…

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My Brother Died of Brain Cancer. 20 Years Later, I Had It, Too.

It was the afternoon of Jan. 31. I was preparing for a dinner party and adding final touches to my cheese platter when everything suddenly went dark. I woke up feeling baffled in a hospital bed. My husband filled me in: Apparently, I had suffered a massive seizure a few hours before our guests were…

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’Tis the Season for Toilet Paper Ornaments

If there’s one thing we could all use in 2020, it’s something to look forward to. Which could be why holiday decorating has gone into turbo mode this year: Elaborate Halloween tableaus lit up yards in August, and Christmas and Hanukkah decorations started popping up in July. Among the usual tinsel, star toppers and pine…

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Let’s Talk About Constipation During Pregnancy

Constipation may be two to three times more common during and after pregnancy, Finnish researchers report. The scientists studied 877 women having babies, comparing them with 201 nonpregnant controls of the same age. They rated the women on the Rome IV criteria for diagnosing constipation, which considers five symptoms, including the amount of straining at…

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