Blood Plasma Reduces Risk of Severe Covid-19 if Given Early

It will be difficult “to find and diagnose them within that vanishingly small window,” said Dr. Ilan Schwartz, an infectious disease physician at the University of Alberta who wasn’t involved in the study. “The study looks solid, but not necessarily practical in the real world.” Plasma has additional logistical hurdles, Dr. Titanji, of Emory University,…

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U.S. Is Blind to Contagious New Virus Variant, Scientists Warn

With no robust system to identify genetic variations of the coronavirus, experts warn that the United States is woefully ill-equipped to track a dangerous new mutant, leaving health officials blind as they try to combat the grave threat. The variant, which is now surging in Britain and burdening its hospitals with new cases, is rare…

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Your Downsized Resolutions for 2021

Welcome. It’s nearly one week into 2021, and while the challenges of last year persist, we’re looking, when we can, to the new year’s potential. I glimpsed it in “The Man Who Turned Credit-Card Points Into an Empire,” a beautifully written and very entertaining piece from The Times Magazine by Jamie Lauren Keiles about Brian…

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Why Self-Care Isn’t Selfish

Day 4 Lean In to Self-Care Self-care is different for everyone. Here are five self-care exercises to help you make yourself a top priority in 2021. Choose one or try them all. Give the best hours of your day to yourself: Dr. Groppel often advises clients to map out a typical day, from dawn until…

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Inside the Drew Barrymore Talk Show

Oh, the stains. The staaaains! It’s the stains that truly obsess Drew Barrymore. “I’m a stan for stains,” she said on a recent episode of “The Drew Barrymore Show,” her syndicated talk show that premiered nationally in mid-September. Not that she knew what a “stan”— a portmanteau of ‘“stalker” and “fan” — actually was, which…

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Why You Should Follow the Recipe

Good morning. I spend a lot of time telling you recipes don’t matter. I know that if you’re cooking a lot and you’re confident and you understand triangulations of sweet, salt, acid and heat that you don’t even need recipes, just prompts. We call those prompts no-recipe recipes, and in a couple of months you’ll…

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Pandemic Dressing Takes a Dark Turn

I don’t really remember when I pulled the black Everlane pants out of the drawer and onto my body. Was it spring, after the lockdown started and we were still doing videoconference happy hours for fun? Or the summer, when the rhythms of remote work seemed to settle in? Or the fall, when I began…

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House Hunting in France: A Soaring Paris Loft With Gustave Eiffel Ceilings

A Sun-Drenched Two-Bedroom Loft in Paris $2.4 MILLION (1.98 MILLION EUROS) This renovated industrial loft, built in 1900 in the Charonne Quarter of Paris’s eastern 20th arrondissement, served as truck garage and an acoustic speaker factory before being fully renovated and converted to a residence in 2011 by its current owner. The two-bedroom, 2,530-square-foot space…

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Pop Stars Like Cozy Stuff, Too

When the musician Shirley Manson, of the band Garbage, visited Graceland on her first tour of the U.S., she had a special souvenir in mind. “I wanted Elvis Presley toilet paper,” she said over the phone with a deep laugh. “I went to the gift shop and scoured the whole place and I couldn’t find…

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It’s a New Year in the Garden, Too: Time for Some Resolutions

A beloved small tree died last year and, once again, the garden-as-Buddha offered the same message it always does when delivering a loss: “Let it go.” The red buckeye (Aesculus pavia) had come by mail from across the country decades ago, a tiny whip of a thing, its root system confined to a cardboard tube…

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