Coronavirus Testing Labs Again Lack Key Supplies

Labs across the country are facing backlogs in coronavirus testing thanks in part to a shortage of tiny pieces of tapered plastic. Researchers need these little disposables, called pipette tips, to quickly and precisely move liquid between vials as they process the tests. As the number of known coronavirus cases in the United States fast…

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What Changes in the First Year of Marriage?

Across the country, young newlyweds are dealing with a host of new challenges and anxieties brought on by the coronavirus pandemic. Many have lost jobs or are worried about the possibility of losing work. Others are dealing with the stress of loved ones falling ill. And some — if they are lucky enough — are…

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Welcome to the Great Indoors: Museums Beckon in the Berkshires

WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Museums that seemed on the brink of reopening in New York are staying shut after Gov. Andrew Cuomo modified the state’s reopening plan last week. In California, arts institutions that had briefly reopened have had to padlock their doors once again. As the coronavirus epidemic continues to intensify across the country, museums…

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Ascena, Owner of Ann Taylor and Lane Bryant, Files for Bankruptcy

The owner of Ann Taylor and Lane Bryant, which just a few years ago was one of the country’s largest clothing retailers for women and girls, filed for bankruptcy on Thursday, after declining sales and high debt were exacerbated by store closures mandated by coronavirus lockdowns. The company, Ascena Retail Group, will close “a select…

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Angels and Artisans

You know something is wonky in the state of Denmark when a designer tells you he wanted to do something radical for a show so he decided to focus on … dresses. Dresses? Well, and people. “Just dresses, creativity and humans.” If that’s a radical act in fashion, then I’m William S. Yet Pierpaolo Piccioli,…

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‘Helmut Newton: The Bad and the Beautiful’ Review: Man With a Camera

Any artist who visibly raises the hackles of Susan Sontag deserves a closer look, and Gero von Boehm’s “Helmut Newton: The Bad and the Beautiful” is eager to oblige. Yet this brisk documentary, steered by the fond recollections and admiring voices of famous beauties — Charlotte Rampling, Catherine Deneuve, Isabella Rossellini, Grace Jones — is…

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How Equity Is Lost When Companies Hire Only Workers With Disabilities

This article is part of a series exploring how the Americans With Disabilities Act has shaped modern life for people with disabilities. As a summer associate, Haley Moss wanted to be writing motions and attending depositions — not analyzing data. But that’s what she found herself doing at her new law firm job in 2017.…

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Even in Toddlers, Excess Weight Sets the Stage for Heart Ills

Overweight and obese children may show signs of cardiovascular disease risk even before age 11, Australian researchers report. For a study published in Pediatrics, scientists measured body mass index in 1,811 children every two years between ages 2 and 11 and calculated their metabolic syndrome risk scores. For this study, the score calculated risk for…

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Getting Your Hair, Nails and Tattoos Done at Home

In the middle of May, Ashley Barton sipped a mimosa in her best friend’s apartment in Whitestone, Queens, while she enjoyed her first professional manicure and pedicure since New York enacted stay-at-home orders. The in-house experience, with candles burning and soft music playing, was a game changer. Before the pandemic, Ms. Barton, a 33-year-old publicist,…

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