Maurice Harris Is a Superstar

Every few days, the florist Maurice Harris goes to his local Home Depot in Los Angeles to get supplies for renovation projects that rarely have anything to do with flowers. “I have a bachelor’s degree from YouTube University,” he joked, of the how-to videos that taught him to install a kitchen sink and pound decomposed…

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Gilead to Test a Version of Remdesivir That Can Be Inhaled

The American biopharmaceutical company Gilead Sciences will soon start trials of an inhalable version of remdesivir, an antiviral drug that has shown promise as a therapeutic against the coronavirus in early trials, according to a statement released Monday. Remdesivir is currently given intravenously, which restricts its use to hospital settings. “That’s been the limitation” with…

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9 Hand Sanitizers May Be Toxic, F.D.A. Warns

The Food and Drug Administration is warning consumers to avoid nine hand sanitizer products manufactured in Mexico because, it said, they may contain methanol, a substance that can be toxic if absorbed through the skin or ingested. In an advisory dated Friday, the agency said it had tested samples of two products, Lavar Gel and…

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A Sweet-Tart Treat for Summer

Traditionally, Key lime pie is made from Key limes, also known as Mexican or West Indian limes. They’re smaller and seedier than conventional limes, and their aromatic juice more sour. Combined with super-sweet condensed milk, egg yolks and a graham cracker crust, that juice makes a terrific pie. These dessert bars are the traditional pie’s…

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A Dish Even the Pickiest Little Ones Will Love

LONDON — Plenty of food debates were going on in our house during the recent lockdown. Unlike in normal times, when the kids were presented with their dinner, no questions asked, we found time to play restaurant (while badly missing the real thing) and discuss the next day’s menu in detail. Like many boys his…

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Living in Poverty May Increase Alzheimer’s Risk

Living in a poor neighborhood may increase the risk for the brain changes characteristic of Alzheimer’s disease, researchers report. A study in JAMA Network Open included 427 people who had donated their brains to two research center brain banks. Scientists linked their addresses to the Area Deprivation Index, a 10-point scale that ranks neighborhoods by…

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This Tomato-Chickpea Salad Is the Taste of Summer

The tomatoes in the New York area are starting to get pretty good. And while they’re not quite the juicy umami bombs of July, they’re finally tasty enough to hold their own next to chickpeas in a soft, juicy, herb-filled salad. The key to coaxing a tomato’s best flavor is to season it separately and…

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Donald Trump’s Undone Tie: What Does It Mean?

It is the picture of the tie, like the echo of the words, that lingers. The tie no longer secured in its big, boastful knot, but rather hanging limply around the neck, like a boxer on the ropes. The tie, that has been as close to a sartorial spirit animal as President Trump has had,…

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11 Things About Naomi Campbell

There are so many Naomi Campbells, you never know which you will get. There is goddess Naomi, whose verified superpowers (ask any eyewitness) include an ability to part seas of people and alter the electrical charge in a room. There are cover girl Naomi and campaign Naomi and runway Naomi, whose catwalk strut is unlikely…

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Spicy Pork Kebabs, Fast Enough for a Weeknight

There are few meals more primally satisfying than charred meat on a stick. Whether turned on a spit or threaded onto a skewer, the meat browns at the edges and sucks up the smoke, emerging, at its best, crisp, tender and very juicy, to be seasoned with salt and eaten with great relish. Any kind…

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