Study of Coronavirus in Pregnant Women Finds Striking Racial Differences

Black, Hispanic and Latino pregnant women in Philadelphia are five times as likely as their white counterparts to have been exposed to the coronavirus, according to data collected from nearly 1,300 women between April and June. The findings, which have not been published in a scientific journal, were based on tests for coronavirus antibodies, which…

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This Salmon Recipe Shines

Hello and welcome to Five Weeknight Dishes. My goal here is always to keep cooking simple: You need to be able to pull off these recipes after a busy day, especially if you’ve got kids at home, clanging around. But this time of year is really about keeping it simple: Summer and simplicity go hand…

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Thinking of Traveling in the U.S.? These States Have Travel Restrictions

Americans are planning millions of trips this summer within the United States, according to a forecast released by the AAA last month. But packing a face mask and hand sanitizer aren’t the only things these travelers need to consider, as a third of states have restrictions in place for visitors, from mandatory testing to quarantine…

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20 Under $20: Wines That Feed the Soul

Between the physical, emotional and economic miseries delivered by the pandemic, the continuing national debate over racial justice and the myriad daily shockers that have battered the national equanimity, I’ve learned it’s possible to feel hopeful and despondent at the same time. Add to that, it’s summer, and though we’re no longer stuck indoors exactly,…

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Love Letter: A Glimpse Into a Son’s Mind

Paige Martin Reynolds’s son loved bags: purses, diaper bags, suitcases, reusable grocery bags, backpacks. He also loved packing bags, filling them with anything that interested him: paperwork, produce, jewelry, juice boxes, coasters, coins. This penchant for packing — and unpacking — bags caused household objects to appear in unpredictable places (a spatula in the bathroom,…

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Martha Rocha, 87, Dies; to Brazil, a Beauty Queen Denied a Crown

Martha Rocha, whose second-place finish representing Brazil in the 1954 Miss Universe pageant made her a hero in her home country, in part because of a widely held belief there that she had unfairly lost the crown by a matter of inches — bodily inches — died on July 4 in Niterói, Brazil, across the…

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A Veggie Burger Unlike the Others

A friend asked me what I was planning for my July column. “Black bean burgers,” said I. “Really, why?” was the clearly unenthusiastic response. Well, for one thing, I like beans. I love beans, in fact. And lately I have had vegetarian burgers on the brain. Perhaps it has something to do with sitting outdoors…

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Why We Still Don’t Know Enough About Covid-19 and Pregnancy

At the end of April, Denise J. Jamieson, M.D., a member of the Covid-19 task force at the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and chairwoman of gynecology and obstetrics at the Emory University School of Medicine, noted in an email that it was “remarkable” how much we still do not know about Covid-19 in…

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Environmental Activist Leah Thomas Shares the Sustainable Pieces She Loves

James Branaman In recent months, the Black Lives Matter movement has exposed how prevalent racism is across industries and how standing up to injustice is necessary in all fields, from media to law enforcement, from athletics to art, and beyond. The environmentalist movement is no exception. Environmental activist Leah Thomas, known on Instagram as @greengirlleah,…

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