Using Shelter-in-Place Time to Foster Better Family Food Habits

I keep looking for silver linings during the disastrous viral storm we’re now struggling through. Maybe, just maybe, the Covid-19 crisis that has kept people out of restaurants, limited supermarket ventures and prompted more home cooking will result in better eating habits. As things now stand, Americans have a long way to go before they…

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Good-Enough Holidays

You can find neither Peeps nor macaroons on your market shelves, and you are running out of eggs as it is. You are anxious and exhausted, maybe money-troubled, and the holidays are upon us. Can you stand it if I use the word “luckily” right now? Because, luckily, Easter and Passover celebrate not only renewal…

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Men Are Dressing for Zoom

If, for Ryan Dichter, Week 1 of his coronavirus isolation was a time for dandling his infant daughter, Teddy, slouching around in sweatpants and waiting for the happy-hour start gun, it became clear to him, as the terms of our collective confinement wore on, that the time had come to shower up and tug on…

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I Think We’re Alone Now. Welcome.

I spend a lot of time thinking about what it means to be alone. I’m a writer in my mid-40s who is neither partnered nor has children, so alone is my modus operandi. It is my way of existing in the world (my preferred way, I should add; I quite enjoy my life), and has…

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What the Caribou Taught Me About Being Together, and Apart

Over the past week, as each thread of our ordinary existence unravels and travel feels like something we used to do, I’ve been holding tight to a single mental image. The deep brown gaze of a caribou calf as it passed inches from my face. The whites of its eyes as it glanced at me…

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Shopping for Small Desks

A desk doesn’t have to be a heavy, baronial expanse of wood that dominates a room. Especially at home — and especially at a time when many of us are trying to shoehorn an additional work space into anyplace it will fit — something smaller and more sprightly is often preferable. “Different types of work…

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Coronavirus Live Updates: Up to Half of All Patients Could Show No Symptoms, Says Fauci

Here’s what you need to know: ImageDr. Anthony S. Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, and President Trump at a news conference with the coronavirus task force in Washington on Sunday.Credit…Anna Moneymaker/The New York Times Debate roils White House over an untested drug the president insists on promoting. President Trump…

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High-Fiber Foods Linked to Lower Breast Cancer Risk

A diet high in fiber may help reduce the risk for breast cancer, researchers report. The analysis, in the journal Cancer, pooled data from 20 prospective studies of fiber consumption and breast cancer incidence. Some examined total fiber intake; others looked at the varying types of fiber from cereal, fruit, vegetables and legumes; none involved…

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New therapy could combat persistent joint infections in horses

A new therapy could combat persistent joint infections in horses, potentially saving them from years of pain. Morris Animal Foundation-funded researchers at North Carolina State University have developed a platelet-rich plasma (PRP) lysate that, when teamed with antibiotics, can eradicate bacterial biofilms common in joint infections. The therapy could also be applied to other species,…

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