Love Letter: Must Love Dogs

[Sign up here to receive Love Letter, a weekly newsletter about relationship highs, lows and woes, in your inbox every Friday.] There are lots of perks to having a pet (one being unconditional love). However, dating can be complicated for a pet parent. Not only does your potential partner have to check your boxes, but…

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How to Share Food Safely During the Pandemic

Maybe your big sister just had a baby, and you want to take her a home-cooked meal. Or you’d love to swap some sourdough starter for your neighbor’s famous beef stew. Or maybe you baked a birthday cake for your immunocompromised neighbor. Cooking, baking and sharing what you’ve made is one of the few ways…

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You Can’t Beat a Savory Babka

If you feel the desire for a multiday bread-baking project, but chocolate babkas are too sweet, and crusty sourdoughs, too needy, I’ve got a loaf for you. It’s a savory, ricotta-filled babka that’s absorbing and meditative, but not at all fussy. Simply tearing the warm, garlic-scented bread with your hands will make procuring the yeast…

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Coronavirus Global Tracker: China, U.K., Vaccine

Here’s what you need to know: ImageA camp for displaced people in the Khokha district in western Yemen this month. The country has been upended by civil war for five years.Credit…Khaled Ziad/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images Despite calls for cease-fires, mass displacements continue under pandemic. Hundreds of thousands of people are facing the dual threats…

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How to Improve and Protect Nursing Homes From Outbreaks

The doctors, researchers and advocates who have been paying close attention for years are appalled at the way the coronavirus has devastated the nation’s nursing homes — but they’re not shocked. “Every geriatrician knew what was coming,” said Dr. Mike Wasserman, a geriatrician and president of the California Association of Long Term Care Medicine. Robyn…

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The Sun-Starved Prepare to Storm Beaches. Locals Are Worried.

Beaches across the United States have been closed to visitors for months. But that hasn’t stopped out-of-towners from trying to use them, sometimes running afoul of the law to do so. In mid-April, for example, a Miami resident named Joao Ramon Perez drove his pickup truck — personal watercraft in tow — through a checkpoint…

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Love on the Mountain Bike Trail

On Friday afternoons in the small Adirondack town of Wilmington, N.Y., local mountain bike enthusiasts gather for “Hardy hour” at the Hardy Road trailhead. “People congregate there, and go on rides and have a beer, maybe meeting a couple friends there,” said Gwyneth Voyer-McGiver, 30, who was relatively new to both the sport and the…

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10 Celebrities Who Have Spoken Out About Designers Refusing to Dress Them

Despite being one of the world’s most successful supermodels that designers should be falling over themselves to dress, Ashley Graham recently admitted that she had to skip the 2016 Met Ball because she couldn’t find anyone to dress her. The star doesn’t fit the industry’s standard size zero (she’s a size 18 and prefers the…

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Polio and Measles Could Surge After Disruption of Vaccine Programs

The widespread interruption of routine immunization programs around the world during the coronavirus pandemic is putting 80 million children under 1 year old at risk of contracting deadly, vaccine-preventable diseases, according to a report Friday by the World Health Organization, UNICEF and Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance. The groups surveyed 129 poor and middle-income countries and…

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