The Joy of Consuming an Obscene Number of Calories Before Noon

ImageCredit…Illustrations by Tom JollyThe New York Times and Tom Bodkin/The New York Times By Max Read May 18, 2020 I’m not, traditionally, a breakfast person. I can house a fry-up, but only when the occasion calls for it — say, hypothetically, an extra drink or six the night before — and, sure, I’ll dip into…

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The Joy of Looking at the Lives of Strangers

ImageCredit…Illustration by Rebecca Lieberman/The New York Times By Brian Keith Jackson Scrolling through my Instagram search page is hope for the future, an opportunity to step outside of my isolation, or at least outside the house. May 18, 2020 I’m in Dakar, Senegal. I haven’t left the house since Feb. 27. The airport isn’t expected…

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The Joy of Perfecting the Sexy Selfie

ImageCredit…Illustration by Shane O’Neill/The New York Times and Adriana Ramic/The New York Times By Aminatou Sow Some people are raising little sourdough bread children. I am learning photography. Learning is learning. May 18, 2020 In a memorable episode of “30 Rock,” Tracy Jordan says: “I’m just going through the classic stages of grief: fear, denial,…

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The Joy of Caring for Others

ImageCredit…Illustration by Andrew Sondern/The New York Times By Ross Gay It started with a mask. May 18, 2020 A month or so back, at the beginning of mask wearing out here in Bloomington, Ind., I was taking a walk and a friend pulled up in her little Toyota pickup truck. We chatted a bit from…

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Local climate unlikely to drive the early COVID-19 pandemic

Local variations in climate are not likely to dominate the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a Princeton University study published May 18 in the journal Science. The researchers found that the vast number of people still vulnerable to the strain of coronavirus causing the pandemic — SARS-CoV-2 — and the speed at…

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Comparison of early postoperative pain after first vs second total knee arthroplasty

Acute postoperative pain control after Total Knee Arthroplasty (TKA) is important as the poorly controlled, persistent pain can cause delay in rehabilitation. The researchers define the purpose of this study to be the comparison of pain intensity during the early postoperative period (following the first and second surgeries) in patients who underwent bilateral, scheduled, staged…

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