This Matzo Brei Leans Savory

We held our Seder on Wednesday night, and the traditional day-after breakfast is matzo brei, also called fried matzo. It also happens to be pantry-friendly, at least if you’ve got matzo and eggs. There’s a raging debate in matzo brei circles about the right way to serve it: sweet or savory? That is, do you…

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More Coronavirus Vaccines and Treatments Move Toward Human Trials

As the coronavirus pandemic spreads at unprecedented rates, invading the lungs of people of all ages, ethnicities and medical histories, companies are ratcheting up their efforts to fight the disease with accelerated schedules for creating new vaccines, and beginning clinical trials for potential treatments. On Wednesday, Novavax, a Maryland-based biotech company, said it would begin…

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The Man Behind Cuomo’s NY Tough Video

Name: Peter Maiden Age: 36 Hometown: Wildes Meadow, a small town outside Sydney, Australia. Now Lives: In a two-bedroom, walk-up apartment in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn with his wife Bugs; their five-month-old daughter, Indigo; and a dog named Kevin Bacon. Claim to Fame: Mr. Maiden is a founder and C.E.O. of Convicts NYC, a…

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Should I Bankroll My New, Socially Distant Girlfriend?

I started seeing a woman three months ago. It was all progressing nicely until the virus hit. Now, we’re practicing social distancing and relegated to phone calls and texts. I’m lucky that I make a good living, and my salary has not been affected by the pandemic. But my girlfriend works in the service industry,…

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Exposure to Plastic Chemicals Before Conception Tied to Premature Births

Pregnant women exposed to phthalates, a group of chemicals used in many products, may be at increased risk for preterm birth, studies have found. Now a new study has found that exposure even before conception may increase the risk. Phthalates are found in plastic toys, hair sprays, soaps, perfumes and other products and can contaminate…

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Most New York Coronavirus Cases Came From Europe, Genomes Show

New research indicates that the coronavirus began to circulate in the New York area by mid-February, weeks before the first confirmed case, and that travelers brought in the virus mainly from Europe, not Asia. “The majority is clearly European,” said Harm van Bakel, a geneticist at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, who co-wrote…

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C.D.C. Releases Early Demographic Snapshot of Worst Coronavirus Cases

On March 1, there were 88 confirmed cases of the coronavirus in the United States. By month’s end, there were more than 170,000. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has compiled data on people who were hospitalized from the virus during that month to get a clearer demographic picture of infected patients who have…

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Traveling by Ear: 13 Podcasts for Wandering Souls

For most travelers nowadays, home is the only destination. Yet thanks to some imaginative podcasts, you can still explore the world. The following were selected because rather than focus on such things as miles and points, they’re transportive — rife with the sounds of cities and wilderness, conversations with creative thinkers, and ways to change…

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You and Your Kids Can’t Stand Each Other. Now What?

Some conflict is normal in a family. When we’re quarantined together around the clock for days on end, with everyone affected by a range of stresses, it’s practically inevitable. And the way we talk to one another about our conflicts can often make them worse. When you have reached the moment when things run off…

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