Welcome to Marriage During the Coronavirus

Perhaps a week ago, I wandered downstairs, laptop in hand, to show my husband an extremely dire Twitter thread from an Italian doctor. It had been translated into English and was rapidly going viral. He took one look, gave me an exfoliating stare, and handed the computer back to me. The thread was 20 parts…

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No More Than 10 People in One Place, Trump Said. But Why?

As the new coronavirus continues to spread, state and local governments are shutting down schools and businesses and setting limits on the sizes of public gatherings. The latest recommendation announced Monday by the federal government to promote social distancing and limit the transmission of the coronavirus: no more than 10 people in one place. “We’d…

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What Should I Look for When Buying Whole Grains?

Q. I find all of the labels on food products overwhelming in-store. I know I should be eating whole grains, but what should I look for when in the grocery aisle? A. Nutrition experts recommend that adults aim to eat 48 grams, or three servings, of whole grains per day. Whole grains are high in…

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New Liqueurs Adopt the Buzz of Coffee Culture

Coffee has been cool for years now. Coffee liqueur, not so much. Your relative might have a bottle of Tia Maria on hand around the holidays, and Kahlúa is indispensable should you hold a “Big Lebowski”-themed party. (The main character, the Dude, favors White Russians.) But to discerning drinkers, such liqueurs have a reputation as…

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The Met Gala Has Been Postponed ‘Indefinitely’

ImageAnna Wintour at the 2017 Met Gala.Credit…Benjamin Norman for The New York Times The Met Gala, the buzziest fashion-society-politics-celebrity gathering of the year, just ran out of time. On Monday, the museum announced that in order to avoid gatherings of 50 people or more, as per health guidance around the outbreak of the new coronavirus,…

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Trial of Coronavirus Vaccine Made by Moderna Begins in Seattle

The first testing in humans of an experimental vaccine for the new coronavirus began on Monday, the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases announced. The main goal of this first set of tests is to find out if the potential vaccine is safe. If it is, later study will determine how well it works.…

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How Long Will the Coronavirus Outbreak and Shutdown Last?

At a news conference on Thursday, President Trump addressed the question of the hour: How long will it take for things to go back to normal? “People are talking about July, August,” he said. But that inquiry, many doctors and scientists say, is the wrong question. “We need to change the conversation from: ‘How inconvenient…

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France’s Bistros Close, in a Frenzy of Donated Cheese and Pâté

PARIS — Xavier Denamur is used to bustling between the five popular bistros he owns in the Marais neighborhood of central Paris, managing a team of nearly 70 waiters and chefs and keeping tabs on the phalanx of patrons who crowd his tables, elbow-to-elbow, year round. But on Monday, Mr. Denamur, 57, was scrambling to…

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This Gratin Lets Swiss Chard Do the Talking

LONDON — I am routinely asked to explain how a certain dish came about: What was the process that made me combine this particular set of ingredients in that particular way? The truth is, more often than not, I don’t have an answer. I simply don’t know. The temptation in such cases is to try…

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