Oculus Quest 2 Review: Solid V.R. Headset, but Few Games

A group of five boxers and I recently threw punches to upbeat music while an instructor egged us on. By the end of the 20-minute workout, I’d broken a sweat and my smartwatch showed my heart rate thumping at 140 beats a minute. Normally, this would be the result of a workout at my local…

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Covid-19 Vaccines Will Be Free for Americans, Warp Speed Officials Say

Federal officials outlined details Wednesday of their preparations to administer a future coronavirus vaccine to Americans, saying they would begin distribution within 24 hours of any approval or emergency authorization, and that their goal was that no American “has to pay a single dime” out of their own pocket. The officials, who are part of…

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Sweatpants Are Not Forever

So to New York Fashion Week, the first event of the pandemic-doused world that may provide at least the inkling of an answer to the questions that have bloomed around fashion since the moment stores first closed their doors and factories shut down. Will this time of crisis create any real lasting change in an…

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Is Coronavirus Affecting the Hearts of College Athletes?

In a new study of 26 college athletes who tested positive for coronavirus, four later showed signs of inflammation in their heart muscles. The study, published in JAMA Cardiology, was small and limited but tees up the issue of whether Covid-19, although primarily a respiratory disease, might also affect the hearts of infected people, even…

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That Mushroom Motorcycle Jacket Will Never Go Out of Style

There are traditionally two ways to make a leather jacket. One involves a cow, and takes years. Another involves synthetic fabric, and requires plastic. But there’s a third option: thick sheets of woven fungus, grown over a couple of weeks on anything from sawdust to agricultural waste. “It feels a bit and smells a bit…

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House Hunting in Norway: Eco-Friendly With Fjord Views for $1.9 Million

A Modern Four-Bedroom on Norway’s Southern Shores $1.9 MILLION (17 MILLION NORWEGIAN KRONER) This four-bedroom home sits on a hillside in the town of Stavern, a popular summer destination on the Vestfold coast in southern Norway. Designed by the architect Rune Breili and built in 2016, the 3,423-square-foot house has many energy-saving features, including solar…

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Ely Lilly Claims Experimental Drug Protects Covid-19 Patients

A single infusion of an experimental drug has markedly reduced blood levels of the coronavirus in newly infected patients and lowered the chances that they would need hospitalization, the drug’s maker announced on Wednesday. The drug is a monoclonal antibody, a manufactured copy of an antibody produced by a patient who recovered from Covid-19, the…

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Turmeric May Ease Knee Arthritis

Turmeric — the main spice in curry — may help ease the pain and stiffness of knee osteoarthritis. Turmeric comes from the root of a plant in the ginger family, Curcuma longa, and contains a chemical compound, curcumin, that has long been used in traditional Chinese and Indian medicine. In a 12-week randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled…

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Help! My Very Direct Flight Added a Stop and So Many More Passengers

Dear Tripped Up, I recently bought Allegiant Air tickets from Cleveland to Orlando, Fla., and was told while booking that if the flight was more than 65 percent full, I could request not to board in exchange for a voucher. In Cleveland, as boarding started, we were advised by the gate agent that this would…

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Which Plants Should You Move Indoors for Fall?

Apologies to the Clash, but it’s time to decide: Should it stay or should it go now? From the canna planted by the corner of the porch in spring to the hanging basket of petunias perched nearby, many plants that provide seasonal garden color aren’t winter-hardy. But can we bear to simply compost them when…

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