Needing At-Home Workers, Call Centers Turn to People With Disabilities

A workplace injury two decades ago when she was newly pregnant left Robin Irvin with neuropathy in her left leg and without a functioning bowel or bladder. She has been living on disability benefits since. Now as the coronavirus pandemic upends the economy, Ms. Irvin, 48, has found a way to get back into the…

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32 Days on a Ventilator: One Covid Patient’s Fight to Breathe Again

HINGHAM, Mass. — “Is he going to make it?” Kim Bello asked, clutching her phone, alone in her yard. She had slipped outside so her three children, playing games in the living room, could be shielded from a wrenching conversation with a doctor treating her husband, Jim. For two weeks, he had been battling the…

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Live Alone? We Want to Hear From You

ImageCredit…Illustration by Jon Han MODERN LOVE Now that millions of people are isolated at home, Modern Love is seeking personal stories of lives transformed by sudden solitude. By The New York Times April 24, 2020 More people live alone today in the United States than at any other time in history — a seismic shift…

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Shop Hudson Jeans’ LOLA Masks and Combat Homelessness

With an estimated 1.3 million Los Angelenos out of work due to the COVID-19 crisis, and more and more factories going dark, the city’s own Hudson Jeans was determined to find a way to give back to not only to its workers but to its community. Enter its Lights On Los Angeles (LOLA) project which…

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Coronavirus Live Updates: China Says Wuhan Has No Hospitalized Cases

Here’s what you need to know: ImageCleaning the floor this month after all of the patients had left the Leishenshan coronavirus field hospital in Wuhan, China.Credit…Agence France-Presse — Getty Images China says Wuhan has no more hospitalized coronavirus patients. Wuhan, the original epicenter of the pandemic in China, now has no coronavirus patients in its…

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How to Make an Illustrated Map in 8 Steps

Many of us are in the same situation: homebound, a little restless and a lot distracted. Not only are our future travel plans on hold, but even our local outings and excursions — a quick trip to the market, a stroll in the park, a walk with the dog — are limited. That doesn’t mean…

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Safe Dining? Hard to Imagine, but Many Restaurants Are Trying

ATLANTA — This week, a restaurant here intends to sell what will likely be America’s first dry-aged porterhouse steak served by a waiter at a white-tablecloth restaurant in the midst of a global pandemic. Gov. Brian Kemp, citing state health data showing that the state may have hit its peak of Covid-19 deaths on April…

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For Pop Stars in Their 20s, It’s Totally the ’90s All Over Again

The bright, aerodynamic video for Dua Lipa’s “Break My Heart” seems to take place in an indiscriminate time period — or perhaps just in the floating, eternal hyper-now of the pop music video. An aquamarine dance floor glows from below as the British singer and her dancers strut in miniskirts and scrunchies, looking like extras…

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At Home With Diplo, Livestreaming on Instagram

Around 10 p.m. on a recent Saturday night, the party really found its groove. Diplo, the D.J., songwriter, and record producer, was holding court behind a pair of Pioneer decks, wearing a Kermit green poncho and matching bucket hat, manipulating an undulating, underwater-sounding dance track with buttons and knobs. Next to him, the D.J. Dillon…

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Closed Hospitals Leave Rural Patients ‘Stranded’ as Coronavirus Spreads

Michael Nuzum had spent weeks fighting coronavirus-like symptoms — a wracking cough, terrible chills, an exhausting fever — before collapsing at his home in rural West Virginia. Mr. Nuzum, a 54-year-old animal control worker, was already in cardiac arrest when the emergency workers arrived on April 3. That left them with a difficult decision: Should…

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