Chocolates for Health Care Workers

Milène Jardine, a New York chocolatier, has added something new to its online store: the option to buy a box of chocolates ($38.50) for a health care worker. Send them to a worker the chocolatier chooses or to someone you know. To treat yourself, friends or family, there are other delights. A collection of square…

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Steelhead Trout for a Good Cause

In Hudson, N.Y., steelhead trout, a delicious salmon wannabe, are thriving. And Hudson Valley Fisheries, which is raising the fish indoors, is offering a package of two one-pound fillets (with pin-bones removed), two cedar planks and four ounces of its alluring cold-smoked steelhead for $50, with $12.50 of the price going toward Relief Opportunities for…

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A Vodka for Our Time

Intended for making cocktails at home, and with a name that one hopes might become a memory some day, the new Quarantine Vodka from San Diego is quite distinctive. The vodka, made from corn, is distilled six times without erasing its assertive finish — you know there’s booze in your drink. It’s also straightforward and…

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Beluga, Farm-Raised in America

This is not the best moment to discuss caviar, what with the pandemic and the subsequent fiscal stress. But there is some news worth noting: For the first time, beluga caviar, the roe of the largest variety of sturgeon, native to the Caspian Sea, has been successfully farm-raised in the United States. After 17 years…

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Remdesivir, the First Coronavirus Drug, Gets a Price Tag

Remdesivir, the first drug shown to be effective against the coronavirus, will be distributed under an unusual agreement with the federal government that establishes nonnegotiable prices and prioritizes American patients, health officials announced on Monday. The arrangement may serve as a template for distribution of new treatments and vaccines as the pandemic swells, said Ernst…

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Lululemon to Buy Mirror, a Fitness Start-Up, for $500 Million

Lululemon, the purveyor of expensive athleisure and activewear, is betting on the future of personalized remote exercise as a way to reach customers by acquiring Mirror, a home fitness start-up that sells a $1,495 wall-mounted machine for streaming workout classes. The $500 million purchase, which Lululemon announced on Monday, is the company’s first acquisition and…

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Black Wine Professionals Demand to Be Seen

TJ Douglas and his wife, Hadley, own Urban Grape, a thriving wine shop in the South End neighborhood of Boston. Before the pandemic, a regular internet customer with whom Mr. Douglas had had many discussions online about wine, walked into the shop for the first time. The customer, who was white, had come specifically to…

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Premature Births Tied to Heart Risks in Mothers

Women who give birth prematurely may be at increased risk for coronary heart disease, a new study has found, and the risk could persist for decades. Researchers reviewed 2,189,190 singleton births in Sweden from 1973 to 2015. They found 49,955 diagnoses of coronary heart disease among the mothers. In the first 10 years after delivery,…

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What to Do This Week

Here is a sampling of the week’s events and how to tune in (all times are Eastern). Monday Kerry Washington and Reese Witherspoon, the executive producers and co-stars of Hulu’s “Little Fires Everywhere,” reunite for a conversation about the series, which was adapted from Celeste Ng’s 2017 best seller of the same name. The show…

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A Worm’s Hidden Map for Growing New Eyes

Planarians have unusual talents, to say the least. If you slice one of the tiny flatworms in half, the halves will grow back, giving you two identical worms. Cut a flatworm’s head in two, and it will grow two heads. Cut an eye off a flatworm — it will grow back. Stick an eye on…

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