Gray Kunz, 64, Dies; Four-Star Chef Fused France and Asia

Gray Kunz, the Swiss chef who grew up in Singapore, cooked in Hong Kong and broadened New York’s vision of fine dining in the 1990s at the luxurious Manhattan restaurant Lespinasse, died on Thursday in a hospital in Poughkeepsie, N.Y. He was 65. The cause was a stroke, a representative for his family said. Mr.…

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How to Quarantine Yourself

Stay home unless you must see a doctor. No work, school or shopping. If you must come out of your room, wear a mask. And don’t share towels. If you are among the thousands of Americans now self-quarantined because of possible infection with the coronavirus, these are a few of the new house rules, courtesy…

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Stocking Your Pantry, the Smart Way

Having a well-stocked pantry is always a good idea, whether you’re looking to throw together pasta with anchovies when there’s nothing in the fridge, or you want to avoid going grocery shopping when the weather is vile. It’s also true that a well-stocked pantry can provide a sense of safety and control when the news…

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Governments Point Fingers Over Coronavirus as Death Toll Mounts

An Iranian official claimed without evidence that the epidemic could be an American bioweapon, after some U.S. officials said the same about China. Saudi Arabia said its cases were Iran’s fault. South Korea lashed out at Japan over travel restrictions and responded in kind. At a time of global crisis, when the new coronavirus has…

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Everlane’s Straight Leg Crop Pants Are On Sale Today

A woman can never have too many pants— and, no, I’m not talking about jeans. Denim is a tried-and-true wardrobe staple, but they don’t work for all occasions. Sure, you could wear jeans to a networking event, but don’t you deserve better? That said, everyone should have a pair that falls somewhere in between casual…

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How I Came to Cook in French

I can’t really speak French, but I cook in French. For years, I studied conjugations and the passé simple, practiced pronouncing yaourt and grenouille, but try as I might I just couldn’t seem to master it beyond the essentials like “deux pains au chocolat, s’il vous plaît.” In the kitchen, however, I am fluent. The…

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Paid to Stay Home: Europe’s Safety Net Could Ease Toll of Coronavirus

PARIS — Keeping your salary while caring for a quarantined child. Exercising the right to not work if you are afraid of getting ill. Sick-leave pay for up to six months. Europe is sometimes considered a home of overly generous social policies. But as countries around the world scramble to control the deadly coronavirus outbreak,…

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How to Make Money in Your Sleep

Many fledgling creators dream of waking up to viral fame and riches. Now that dream is beginning to look a lot like reality. Hundreds of TikTok users have begun live-streaming themselves overnight, while they sleep. Brian Hector, 18, did it just last week. Thousands of people tuned in. Some even donated to him. “I woke…

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Florida Lobster Got a Break on China Tariffs. Then Came Coronavirus.

MARATHON, Fla. — Like other commercial fishermen along the east and west coasts, Ethan Wallace had been waiting 18 months for China — the world’s largest importer of live lobster — to lift its crushing retaliatory tariffs on American seafood that had whittled down his profits. This week, that moment came: Beijing started allowing Chinese…

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Love Letter: Learning the Meaning of Love

[Sign up here to receive Love Letter, a weekly newsletter about relationship highs, lows and woes, in your inbox every Friday.] Love is unpredictable and often unexpected. For Mackenzie Scibetta, who taught English lessons online to Japanese and Korean adults while working as a schoolteacher in Thailand, perhaps an even more unexpected place to find…

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