Patient, Can You Spare a Dime?

Should your doctor ask you to make a donation to help the medical center where you were treated? If you are a generous donor, should you be rewarded with a better room — or your doctor’s cellphone number? Medical centers across the United States are asking patients, especially wealthy ones, to donate money, in addition…

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Zooming In on Bill Buford’s Latest Obsession

Last month, the writer Bill Buford attempted to teach me, using Zoom, how to bone, stuff, tie and poach a chicken. It was something like one of those MasterClasses that everybody is watching these days, except that those run for 20 minutes, and my lesson lasted more than six hours. It may not have been…

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Coronavirus Cases: Live Updates on States, Countries and More

Here’s what you need to know: ImageA mobile testing site in Miami on Tuesday.Credit…Saul Martinez for The New York Times The C.D.C. says the number of people infected ‘far exceeds the number of reported cases’ in parts of the U.S. The number of people infected with the coronavirus in different parts of the United States…

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Republicans Begin New Relief Talks as Hopes Fade for Rapid Recovery

This briefing has ended. Read live coronavirus updates here. Here’s what you need to know: ImageA grocery store in Altamonte Springs, Fla., on the weekend. No state has had more food stamp growth than Florida.Credit…Charlotte Kesl for The New York Times With the U.S. economic outlook dimming, talks on a new round of stimulus get…

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Everlane’s Huge Summer Sale is Finally Here

Attention shoppers: Everlane is having a huge summer sale, where you can save up to 40 percent on a bunch of clothes and accessories. While Everlane regularly has discounts in its «Choose What You Pay» section, it’s rare to find already-marked down deals this good. Wearing—let alone—buying new clothes seems daunting. (I mean, I too…

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The CFDA Announces the Full List of Nominees for Its 2020 Fashion Awards

The 2020 CFDA Fashion Awards are moving ahead, but with a few changes. Earlier this year, the Council of Fashion Designers of America announced that it had postponed the in-person ceremony (dubbed by industry insiders as “fashion prom”) as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. The new date is September 14, when winners of the…

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All the Best Looks From Resort 2021

The very thought of crawling through TSA still makes our sanitized skin crawl, so the idea of taking a vacation still feels farfetched. But even if you can’t book a room at an all-inclusive resort, the resort 2021 collections are extensive enough to soothe your wanderlust. Virtually jet off with Chanel to Capri, visit Gucci’s…

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A Setup That Was Meant to Be

About four years ago, David Strauss was separated but not yet divorced when he and a friend, having just finished playing tennis in Mamaroneck, N.Y., decided to have a bite to eat at the yacht and tennis club. Mr. Strauss’s friend recognized a couple, Susan and Stephen Flaxman, at a table, and the two men…

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