Are Face Shields More Effective Than Face Masks?

“If you have to sneeze, you’re in trouble,” Bill Johnson said of wearing the Air, an acrylic visor that evokes 1960s Soviet cosmonaut culture. Mr. Johnson, 44, a voice and video engineer in Utah, had tested an early model of the device on an airplane from Salt Lake City to Seattle to Ketchikan, Alaska, then…

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Kim Cattrall’s Hamptons Home for De-Stressing From the City

Kim Cattrall, one of the stars of the HBO series “Sex and the City,” is selling her longtime home in East Hampton, N.Y., a beachfront cottage with a separate studio that served as her refuge “outside the glam.” The asking price is $3.25 million, according to the listing agent, Rebekah Baker of Sotheby’s International Realty,…

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What We Dream When We Dream About Covid-19

The swarm of insects — sometimes gnats, sometimes wasps or flying ants — arrived early in this year of nightmares. With summer came equally unsettling dreams: of being caught in a crowd, naked and mask-less; of meeting men in white lab coats who declared, “We dispose of the elders.” Autumn has brought still other haunted-house…

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Now Taking the Stage in the Pandemic: The School Nurse

With New York City and other districts across the United States starting to bring children back to school in person, at a moment of heightened medical complexity, school nurses are being asked to do their regular jobs, but also to take on new responsibilities. Kenya Brown, the school nurse for a public school in Jamaica,…

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A Sonoma County House Built to Welcome Friends

Lisa Picard, an avid cyclist, spends much of her time riding in cold, wet conditions near her home in Seattle. So when she began thinking about a weekend house, great weather and riding terrain were of prime importance. She focused her search on Sonoma County, Calif., because “it’s core cycling country,” she said. “It’s known…

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Sizing Up the Rural-Urban Travel Divide: Who’s Up and Who’s Down

The pandemic has been hard on travel. According to the U.S. Travel Association, it has caused $386 billion in cumulative losses, but the pain hasn’t been evenly distributed. Cities, which are largely reliant on business and group travel, have suffered more compared to rural and outdoor destinations where it is easier to fulfill social-distancing needs.…

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After Meat Workers Die of Covid-19, Families Fight for Compensation

After Saul Sanchez tested positive for the coronavirus at a hospital in Greeley, Colo., he spoke to his daughter on the phone and asked her to relay a message to his supervisors at work. “Please call JBS and let them know I’m in the hospital,” his daughter Beatriz Rangel remembered him as saying. “Let them…

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It’s Not Only Women Who Want More Intimacy in Relationships

“I want more intimacy, more vulnerability. That was a challenge in my marriage. For too long I felt sad and alone, and I just don’t want to feel alone anymore.” This has been the threadbare anthem for women of all ages in their romantic partnerships with far too many men for far too long. That’s…

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What All That Touch Deprivation Is Doing to Us

Back in June, a few hundred epidemiologists and infectious disease experts interviewed by The New York Times said that it would likely be a year or more before they would feel comfortable hugging or shaking the hand of a friend. Thirty-nine percent said it would likely be three to 12 months. (Also of note: Many…

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Watch Chanel’s Spring-Summer 2021 Show Live From Paris

Stephane Cardinale — CorbisGetty Images Chanel debuted its spring-summer 2021 runway show live from the Grand Palais in Paris on Tuesday, October 6 at 10:30 AM CET (4:30AM EST). Catch the fashion house’s ready-to-wear show from home, below: This content is imported from YouTube. You may be able to find the same content in another…

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