Is Fashion Really Getting More Sustainable?

Last year, the Swedish Fashion Council made an unprecedented move while planning the annual Stockholm Fashion Week: They canceled the event entirely, citing concerns about its environmental impact. Not everyone in fashion is taking such drastic measures, of course, but it spoke to the urgent need for action on the issue, one that designers and…

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Families With Food Allergies Struggle With Bare Shelves

Like many Americans these days, Lisa M. Delmont is kept up at night by worry. But for Ms. Delmont, it’s the empty grocery store shelves that bring on dread. Her 2-year-old son, Benjamin, is severely allergic to milk, eggs, cashews, pistachios and bananas, so she has to be judicious about the items she brings home.…

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In N.Y.C., the Coronavirus Is Killing Men Twice as Often as Women

In its inexorable spread across New York City, the coronavirus is exacting a greater toll on men than women. Not only are men infected in greater numbers, new data show, but they are also dying at nearly twice the rate of women. To date, there have been nearly 43 Covid-19 deaths for every 100,000 men…

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‘Thanking God for My Breath’: Dispatch From New York’s Frontline

“The hospital unit felt ‘like a pressure cooker.’” — Dr. Dara Kass, associate professor of emergency medicine at Columbia University Medical Center [In Her Words is available as a newsletter and this profile is part of a series looking at women at the forefront of the fight against coronavirus. Sign up here for more profiles…

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Anita Fial, Who Carried the Banner of Exotic Food, Dies at 87

Brooklyn isn’t famous for exotic fruits and vegetables, but it produced Anita Fial who, as a home economist and marketing expert, helped make Florida sweet corn, Mexican mangoes and avocados staples at green grocers. She even helped revive the demand for radishes and celery. “She normalized what might once have been considered exotic,” Produce News,…

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Passover Under Coronavirus Lockdown: Israeli Jews Revise the Rituals

JERUSALEM — Singing outdoors. Participating remotely in a relative’s Zoom Seder. Leaving apartment doors open so solitary neighbors can hear the recitations. Israeli Jews are seeking novel ways of celebrating this week’s Passover holiday, traditionally a festival of freedom and community, after the government announced strict curfews to limit social gatherings. On the first night…

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Coronavirus Live Updates: Trump Effectively Ousts Top Watchdog for Relief Funds

Here’s what you need to know: ImagePresident Trump at a coronavirus briefing in Washington on Monday.Credit…Doug Mills/The New York Times Trump effectively ousts the top watchdog for the $2 trillion in virus relief. President Trump moved on Tuesday to oust the leader of a new panel of watchdogs charged with overseeing how his administration spends…

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‘I Just Need the Comfort’: Processed Foods Make a Pandemic Comeback

Just a few months ago, Sue Smith considered herself a healthy eater. She ate salads with kale and quinoa. She counted calories. She eliminated processed sugar from her diet. She avoided dairy products. But in the past month, as the coronavirus pandemic made her housebound, Ms. Smith, a writer in Los Angeles, began shopping —…

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Quinn the Quarantine Fox Wants You to Be Safe at Home

The United States Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting buyers from the dangers of household items, issuing recalls and teaching people how to avoid common, life-threatening emergencies like kitchen fires and ingesting poisonous cleaners. Now that a chunk of the country’s population is spending an inordinate amount of time at home, the U.S.C.P.S.C.…

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