Dinner for One

Good morning. Had a nice visit with a friend the other evening, sitting on a tree stump in his yard after dinner. He’d made duck legs, he said, rubbed with salt, pepper and a few generous shakes of five-spice powder, cooked them low and slow on his grill, before blasting them at the end to…

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On the Lookout for Moose on Michigan’s Isle Royale

At the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, with travel restrictions in place worldwide, we launched a new series — The World Through a Lens — in which photojournalists help transport you, virtually, to some of our planet’s most beautiful and intriguing places. This week, Tony Cenicola, a New York Times staff photographer, shares a collection…

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You Won’t Find These Masks at 7-Eleven

TOKYO — Rieko Kawanishi is the first to admit that the pearl-laden mask she designed is not the most effective defense against the coronavirus. “It’s full of holes,” she said with a laugh. But her handmade face covering, which she recommends wearing over a regular mask, reflects a sudden burst of creative attention in the…

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A Possible Weapon Against the Pandemic: Printing Human Tissue

This article is part of our continuing Fast Forward series, which examines technological, economic, social and cultural shifts that happen as businesses evolve. As shortages of personal protective equipment persist during the coronavirus pandemic, 3-D printing has helped to alleviate some of the gaps. But Anthony Atala, the director of the Wake Forest Institute for…

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With Eating Disorders, Looks Can Be Deceiving

Appearances, as I’m sure you know, can be deceiving. In one all-too-common example, adolescents and young adults with disordered eating habits or outright eating disorders often go unrecognized by both parents and physicians because their appearance defies common beliefs: they don’t look like they have an eating problem. One such belief is that people with…

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Black Yoga Collectives Aim to Make Space for Healing

DENVER — Beverly Grant spent years juggling many roles before yoga helped her restore her balance. When not raising her three children, she hosted a public affairs talk radio show, attended community meetings and handed out free cups of juice at her roving Mo’ Betta Green MarketPlace farmer’s market, which has brought fresh produce to…

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Shopping for Shelving Units

If your home feels overrun by clutter, but your closets are already stuffed, adding a shelving unit can help get things in order. “In almost every project, our clients ask us to add a lot of storage,” said Frederick Tang, a New York-based architect. “But in a lot of cases, people don’t want a big,…

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The Pandemic’s Toll on Children With Special Needs and Their Parents

Franscheska Eliza has a 9-year-old son with autism spectrum disorder, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, anxiety and sensory issues. Before the pandemic, he was in a program in the Bedford, Mass., public schools designed for children with autism. This meant her son, Rafael, was in a special classroom, but also was a member of the regular…

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Live Global Coronavirus News: Antibody Puzzle Complicates Immunity Question

Here’s what you need to know: ImageAn employee at Quest Diagnostics preparing a sample of Covid-19 in Teterboro, N.J., in April.Credit…Ryan Christopher Jones for The New York Times The U.S. testing czar admits test results take too long, as some state officials worry about backlogs. Federal, state and local officials on Sunday appeared to agree…

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