A Hill of Beans

Good morning. I’m lucky to have a grill out back, and it’s been put to good use of late: baby back ribs and beer-can chicken and hot slaw and glazed carrots and grilled peaches straight from the jar. Now it’s back to the uncomfortable chair and the rickety desk, my makeshift office a step from…

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World News Updates: Germany Begins Reopening Shops as Coronavirus Limits Ease

Here’s what you need to know: ImageShopkeepers in Leipzig, Germany, preparing on Monday to open an antique prints store for the first time since March.Credit…Sean Gallup/Getty Images Germany cautiously restarts its economy, allowing small shops to open. Across Germany, smaller stores were allowed to open their doors for the first time in nearly a month…

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The Small-Space Workout Challenge

If you’re used to hitting the gym or running in an urban park or on city sidewalks, being ordered to stay at home has required a radical rethinking of your workout. Fortunately, even before the pandemic hit, at-home exercise was gaining steam, thanks to gear-makers like Peloton and Mirror; online instruction from companies like Daily…

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Shopping for Mobile Storage

When you work from home, digital accessories, notebooks and office supplies have a way of multiplying and migrating into other rooms, creating a mess. That’s where a rolling storage cart can help. With shelves, drawers or baskets to contain the clutter — and casters that allow it to move between rooms — a cart can…

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Can Fashion Save Itself?

The revelation of the crisis in retail caused by the coronavirus and the global response has coincided with the close of the first round of applications for A Common Thread, American fashion’s self-rescue plan. The initiative was created less than a month ago to help the independent designers, stores and contractors that make up the…

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Planning for the Hotel Opening, Coronavirus Be Damned

Travel and travel planning are being disrupted by the worldwide spread of the coronavirus. For the latest updates, read The New York Times’s Covid-19 coverage here. The hotelier Phil Hospod has spent the last two years building The Wayfinder, a boutique hotel in Newport, R.I. And despite the pandemic, he is still planning to open…

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How Poor Diet Contributes to Coronavirus Risk

Of the many heartbreaking stories I’ve read or heard during this ghastly pandemic, one stands out as especially distressing, almost criminal. The headline, on Page 1 of The Times on April 12, read: “Empty Shelves, But Farms Put Food to Waste — Milk, Eggs and Produce Buried and Dumped.” That day I was researching food…

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C-Section Births May Increase Risk for Diabetes

Women born by cesarean section are at increased risk for Type 2 diabetes, according to a new study. The report, in JAMA Network Open, included 33,226 women born between 1946 and 1964, and followed for up to 25 years. More than a third were obese, and 6 percent had a diagnosis of Type 2 diabetes.…

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Peter Beard, Wildlife Photographer on the Wild Side, Dies at 82

Peter Beard, a New York photographer, artist and naturalist to whom the word “wild” was roundly applied, both for his death-defying photographs of African wildlife and for his own much-publicized days — decades, really — as an amorous, bibulous, pharmaceutically inclined man about town, was found dead in the woods on Sunday, almost three weeks…

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Lopinavir/ritonavir and Arbidol not effective for mild-to-moderate COVID-19 in adults

An exploratory randomized, controlled study on the safety and efficacy of either lopinavir/ritonavir (LPV/r) or Arbidol—antivirals that are used in some countries against HIV-1 and to treat influenza , respectively—as treatments for COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, suggests that neither drug improves the clinical outcome of patients hospitalized with mild-to-moderate cases…

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