California Cracks Down on Alternative Health Plans

California state officials said on Tuesday they were ordering a major Christian group to stop offering an alternative to health insurance, joining several states scrutinizing these cost-sharing programs that provide limited coverage. The plans, which have become increasingly popular, rely on pooling members’ contributions to cover their medical expenses, but they are not required to…

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Celine Dion’s Best Outfits

The five-time Grammy winner first captured our hearts in the ’90s with her glittery couture gowns and signature scrunchy curls, but lately, Celine Dion has been stepping out in more sophisticated yet edgy looks. (Dion has famously worked with Zendaya’s stylist, Law Roach.) Her decades-long fashion evolution has spanned from white pantsuits to floral trench…

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Coronavirus: Sorry, but Working From Home is Overrated

I’m writing this from the makeshift quarantine bunker in my dining room — sweatpants on, hand sanitizer nearby, snacking my way through my emergency rations. I’m getting plenty of work done, but I’m starting to get unnerved by the lack of stimulation. It’s been hours (days?) since I interacted face to face with a human…

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The Handshake Is on Hold due to Coronavirus

[This article is part of the developing coronavirus coverage, and may be outdated. Go here for the latest on the coronavirus.] Myka Meier is an etiquette expert with more than 61,000 followers on Instagram. Strangers regularly approach her with questions about social and business protocol. But last Tuesday was something else. Ms. Meier, 37, said…

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A Vintage Bash for All Things Burgundy

The party was well underway and, for a gathering of hundreds of people last Saturday, it was not proceeding according to recent public health recommendations. The wine was flowing, the music was thumping, and the crowd, between courses of a gala dinner prepared by all-star chefs, was milling about the cavernous room on Pier 60…

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Stock Up On Spring Dresses Courtesy of & Other Stories’ Massive Sale

On the hunt for a dress to attend the 17 weddings you RSVP’d to this season? Maybe you’ve been searching for an affordable baby doll dress worthy of Copenhagen Fashion Week. Or are you too harboring an addiction to dresses that you’re still trying to get under control? Welcome to the club. Thankfully, & Other…

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Where Pastrami on Rye Rubs Elbows With Falafel and Baklava

The owners of David’s Brisket House in Brooklyn were probably wise to choose a different name for the new deli they opened in East Williamsburg late last year, even though the new place, Pastrami Masters, adopted its core menu from David’s. When New Yorkers hear the word brisket these days, they tend to think of…

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Coronavirus Live Updates: Governments Struggle to Cope as Anxiety Rises

Here’s what you need to know: ImageA checkpoint at a Milan train station on Tuesday. Anyone going to or from locked-down areas may be asked to prove why they need to travel.Credit…Alessandro Grassani for The New York Times The spread of the virus poses challenges around the world. From the snowy peaks of the Alps…

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