Decades-Old Soviet Studies Hint at Coronavirus Strategy

MOSCOW — To the boys, it was just a sugary treat. To their parents, prominent medical researchers, what happened in their Moscow apartment that day in 1959 was a vital experiment with countless lives at stake — and their own children as guinea pigs. “We formed a kind of line,” Dr. Peter Chumakov, who was…

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It’s Time to End Racism in the Fashion Industry. But How?

On June 1, Tom Ford, the chairman of the Council of Fashion Designers of America, sent a letter to the board about its meeting the next day. He wanted the board to address the Black Lives Matter protests against racial injustice, he said, and systemic racism in the fashion industry. Almost everyone Zoomed in: Michael…

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Snail Mail Is Getting People Through This Time

Brianca Hadnot’s high school students in Houston started writing letters the day after George Floyd was killed. “They felt unheard,” Ms. Hadnot, 30, said. “They can’t vote.” As protests gained momentum around the country, she worried about them attending and possibly being tear gassed or shot with rubber bullets. Writing, she said, was another way…

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CrossFit Gyms Sold to New Owner

Greg Glassman, the embattled owner of CrossFit who was the subject of a recent article in The New York Times detailing routine sexual harassment of female employees, intends to sell the fitness brand to Eric Roza, according to a message sent to affiliate gym owners by the company’s chief executive, Dave Castro. Mr. Roza is…

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This Is One Cool Cucumber Soup

When it’s too hot to cook, there’s a long, vast tradition of chilled soups to save the day. Be they gazpacho, borscht, shav or a creamy, yogurt-based cucumber soup seasoned with garlic and herbs, there are few summer lunches as cooling and satisfying. To make enough cucumber-yogurt soup for three or four, cut a pound…

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How to Raise an Anti-Racist Kid

When kids on the gaming site Roblox were darkening the skin color of their avatars to support Black Lives Matter, 12-year-old Garvey Mortley decided to speak up. She created a video explaining the offensive history of blackface, and offered viewers more appropriate ways they could show support. “Changing your skin tone to a darker skin…

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It May Be Time to Dust Off Your Roller Skates

Jessie Zhang, an 18-year-old in Northern California, is dying for roller skates. She’s spent hours scouring the internet looking at different skate designs. She has researched toe guards on Depop. And she’s even been picking up extra chores around the house, like doing the dishes, in hopes that her parents will buy her a pair.…

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At Home Newsletter: The Best Ideas for Living Right Now

Welcome. What does it mean now, to be “at home”? Not so long ago we nonessential people were quarantined, hiding out from an invisible foe, either circled tight with family or flying solo, peeking out the windows at the scary world without. We awoke at home, spent the day at home, went to bed at…

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Embracing Work-Life Balance at the Dining Room Table

The key to staying sane while sheltering in place for the fashion designer Thakoon Panichgul and the creative director Russell Spina is connection. The couple, who have been together for 20 years, have spent the last three months quarantined in their two-bedroom loft in Manhattan’s TriBeCa neighborhood. This has allowed them to continue to support…

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