Spring School Closures Over Coronavirus Saved Lives, Study Asserts

In a new analysis, pediatric researchers have estimated that the states’ decisions to close schools last spring likely saved tens of thousands of lives from Covid-19 and prevented many more coronavirus infections. The findings come amid a worldwide debate on whether, when and how to reopen schools, including for some 56 million American students, kindergarten…

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The New College Drop-Off

Maureen Rayhill of Seattle sounds like a public health official as she describes the current process for coronavirus testing, rattling off research she’s done on in-person testing centers versus mail-order companies and how their turnaround times for results compare. But she’s not. She’s a mother, just trying to get her oldest child to college. The…

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Secondhand Shoppers Worry About Their Favorite Local Spots

For the last four months, Laurie Sigelman, an accountant in her late 40s who lives in the Studio City neighborhood of Los Angeles, has been waiting impatiently for her favorite stores on Melrose Avenue to reopen. It isn’t a fresh pair of Newbury boots from Rag & Bone or a summery sheath from Marc Jacobs…

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Is Your Blood Sugar Undermining Your Workouts?

People with consistently high levels of blood sugar could get less benefit from exercise than those whose blood sugar levels are normal, according to a cautionary new study of nutrition, blood sugar and exercise. The study, which involved rodents and people, suggests that eating a diet high in sugar and processed foods, which may set…

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High Schoolers Across the Country Are Seeking ‘Teenager Therapy’

As the pandemic has upended school, summer plans, and daily life for millions of teenagers, many are turning to a podcast to cope. “Teenager Therapy,” hosted by five rising seniors at Loara High School in Anaheim, Calif., has become a lifeline for kids and a breakout hit. The show features five teens (self-described on their…

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House Hunting in Nova Scotia: A Sprawling Seaside Villa for $2 Million

A Five-Bedroom Estate on the Coast of Nova Scotia $2 MILLION (2.75 MILLION CANADIAN DOLLARS) This five-bedroom seaside mansion with Atlantic Ocean views is perched on a headland jutting into Mahone Bay in the village of Chester, on the South Shore of Nova Scotia, Canada. Designed by the Toronto-based architect James Wright and built in…

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Kerry James Marshall’s Black Birds Take Flight in a New Series

About 10 years ago, the artist Kerry James Marshall caught a crow with his bare hands. The bird was cornered awkwardly near Mr. Marshall’s home on the South Side of Chicago, and curiosity got the better of him. “I’ve always been impressed by that kind of bird,” he recalled the other day. Mr. Marshall, widely…

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‘Hidden Gem’ Made Popular by TikTok Is Shut to Keep Out-of-Towners Away

HIGH BRIDGE, N.J. — Lake Solitude it was not. For years, the 35-acre picturesque lake, waterfall and century-old dam had been an unspoiled treasure for local residents, but through the power of social media, the secret got out. People began pouring in, bringing portable speakers, children and food, and leaving behind trash. Borough officials installed…

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