Actual Coronavirus Infections Vastly Undercounted, C.D.C. Data Shows

The number of coronavirus infections in many parts of the United States is more than 10 times higher than the reported rate, according to data released on Friday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The analysis is part of a wide-ranging set of surveys started by the C.D.C. to estimate how widely the…

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Dr. William Dement, Leader in Sleep Disorder Research, Dies at 91

Dr. William Dement, whose introduction to the mysteries of slumber as a postgraduate student in the 1950s led him to become an eminent researcher of sleep disorders and to preach the benefits of a good night’s sleep, died on June 17 in Stanford, Calif. He was 91. His son, Nick, a physician, said the cause…

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Going Up? Not So Fast: Strict New Rules to Govern Elevator Culture

Kiss the elevator pitch goodbye — at least if it takes place in an elevator. Change is coming to the daily vertical commute, as workers begin to return to tall office buildings in New York and other cities. The elevator ride, a previously unremarkable 90 or so seconds, has become a daunting puzzler in the…

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On Coronavirus, Americans Still Trust the Experts

ImageTrust in Dr. Anthony Fauci is generally high, but there’s a partisan split, with 51 percent of Republicans trusting him compared with 81 percent of Democrats who do.Credit…Pool photo by Sarah Silbiger For months, President Trump has been contradicting his public health advisers over the response to the coronavirus pandemic. Over that same time, public…

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Easy Mocktails to Make At Home

Making an alcohol-free cocktail can be as simple as opening a can of Bloody Mary mix, but with a little more ambition, the home bartender can create tasty, refreshing and intriguing drinks. In recent years, a number of companies have introduced alcohol-free “spirits,” like Seedlip, an English brand of complex botanical and spice concoctions. From…

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School Reunions Might Be More Fun on Zoom

Full disclosure: I have never attended a school reunion. Nor am I likely, even during lockdown, to make that group journey down memory lane. The trip is bound to raise some squirm-inducing questions: Would my own sallow features be lost on my Zoom screen in a sea of tiny squares? Would I come away from…

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Say I Love You. I’m Waiting.

The words “I love you,” spoken for the first time, are milestones that let you know where a romantic relationship stands. In one memorable “Seinfeld” episode, Jerry asks George if he told his girlfriend he loved her. “Oh, I had no choice,” he replied. “She squeezed it out of me! She’d tell me she loved…

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‘PizzaGate’ Conspiracy Theory Thrives Anew in the TikTok Era

WASHINGTON — Four minutes into a video that was posted on Instagram last month, Justin Bieber leaned into the camera and adjusted the front of his black knit beanie. For some of his 130 million followers, it was a signal. In the video, someone had posted a comment asking Mr. Bieber to touch his hat…

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Why Out-of-Work New Yorkers Are Starting Cooking Businesses

In 2013, after years of working as an art director, Miriam Weiskind gave into her love of pizza, first giving pizza tours and then making them at Paulie Gee’s in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. Earlier this year, she lost both jobs because of the pandemic. “I was trying to file for unemployment and I was one of…

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Organize Your Own Olympic Games, at Home

Watching athletes compete in the Summer Olympic Games is a long-awaited highlight for millions around the world. It’s a ritual that comes every four years — a chance to escape the heat, crank up the air conditioning and watch televised events like basketball games, track-and-field relays and table tennis matches. But with the coronavirus outbreak…

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