At Two Fashion Resale Warehouses, Workers Fear for Their Safety

At the RealReal warehouses in Secaucus and Perth Amboy, in New Jersey, there is a backlog. Used designer clothing, handbags and all manner of accessories are waiting to be inspected for authenticity, photographed, then packaged and shipped when they’re eventually purchased online. This is what the RealReal does: It gives another chance at life to…

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One Pot of Rice, Endless Possibilities

A blank canvas, ready to take on different flavor profiles, textures and forms, rice is the foundation of many cuisines worldwide. It exists in more than 7,000 varieties — and it feels like there are about as many ways to cook it. If you have a limited pantry and some time, the possibilities to repurpose…

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More Americans Should Probably Wear Masks for Protection

As the coronavirus pandemic rages on, experts have started to question official guidance about whether ordinary, healthy people should protect themselves with a regular surgical mask, or even a scarf. The World Health Organization and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention continue to state that masks don’t necessarily protect healthy individuals from getting infected…

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Shielding the Fetus From the Coronavirus

Newborns and babies have so far seemed to be largely unaffected by the coronavirus, but three new studies suggest that the virus may reach the fetus in utero. Even in these studies, the newborns seemed only mildly affected, if at all — which is reassuring, experts said. And the studies are small and inconclusive on…

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How the Fashion Industry Is Stepping Up to Fight Covid-19

While the coronavirus has upended the entire world, the fashion industry is feeling the affects hard. Over the past few weeks, the novel coronavirus outbreak has caused brands to shut down stores indefinitely, including Nike, Reformation, Everlane, Net-a-porter, and more, and post-poned the annual star-studded Met Gala event, which usually takes place in May. But…

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A Heart Attack? No, It Was the Coronavirus

The 64-year-old patient arrived at a hospital in Brooklyn with symptoms looking like those seen in patients having a serious heart attack. An electrocardiogram revealed an ominous heart rhythm. The patient had high blood levels of a protein called troponin, a sign of damaged heart muscle. Doctors rushed to open the patient’s blocked arteries —…

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17 Cheap Summer Dresses You Won’t Mind Sweating In

Nothing makes you feel more summery than your favorite dress. And nothing makes you love your favorite dress more than being able to tell people how crazy cheap it was. We rounded up the best on-sale designer minis, sneaky-chic midis tucked away at your favorite mall brands, and more affordable dresses (all under $150!), here.…

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Coronavirus vs the Flu: Are They Different?

As coronavirus infections began appearing across the United States, in cities from Seattle to New York, Americans wondered how to measure this new threat against a more familiar foe: influenza. President Trump, a self-described germophobe, has said he was amazed to learn that tens of thousands of Americans died from the flu each year. On…

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Jenny Polanco, Fashion Designer with a Caribbean Palette, Dies at 62

This obituary is part of a series about people who died in the coronavirus pandemic. Read about others here. Jenny Polanco designed women’s fashions from childhood, creating costumes for her Barbies and going on to make her own clothes for college. But she never believed that people are what they wear. She was more concerned…

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Love Letter: Countless ‘Goodbyes’ From the Front Lines

[Sign up here to receive Love Letter, a weekly newsletter about relationship highs, lows and woes, in your inbox every Friday.] For health care workers, emergency workers and medical professionals battling the new coronavirus pandemic at close range, the threat of infection is very real. As these men and women risk their lives to fight…

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