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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Karen Elson on Body Shaming, Nudity and Speaking Up for Herself

Models are generally thought of as people who are seen and not heard, but every once in a while one of them breaks the sound barrier. Such is the case with Karen Elson, the red-haired mannequin who dominated fashion imagery at the turn of the millennium, and who has just written a no-holds-barred autobiography. “The…

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The Three-Child American Family, Under Siege

ImageThe need for a minivan might discourage some families from having a third child, but the share of families with three children has stayed constant since 1990. Credit…Alana Paterson for The New York Times There has been much fretting in recent years about falling fertility in the United States — most recently because of a new…

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In Terms of Child Mortality, It’s a Good Time for Public Health

Rule one of Hollywood screenwriting is, “don’t kill the kid.” Well, actually, rule one is more famously, whatever you do, don’t kill the dog. But if you happen to be a pediatrician who occasionally moonlights as a screenwriter, children come up more frequently; my limited life writing television scripts has involved being hired because someone…

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‘I Feel Like I Have Dementia’: How Brain Fog Plagues Covid-19 Survivors

After contracting the coronavirus in March, Michael Reagan lost all memory of his 12-day vacation in Paris, even though the trip was just a few weeks earlier. Several weeks after Erica Taylor recovered from her Covid-19 symptoms of nausea and cough, she became confused and forgetful, failing to even recognize her own car, the only…

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Outcomes of babies born to mothers with SARS-CoV-2 infection

What The Study Did: The risk of mother-to-newborn transmission of SARS-CoV-2 infection was examined in this study. Authors: Cynthia Gyamfi-Bannerman, M.D., M.Sc., and Melissa S. Stockwell, M.D., M.P.H., of the Columbia University Irving Medical Center in New York, are the corresponding authors. To access the embargoed study: Visit our For The Media website at this link https://media.jamanetwork.com/ (doi:10.1001/jamapediatrics.2020.4298)…

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