5 Ways to Ring in the New Year at Home

Few will miss saying goodbye to 2020, though most people will be celebrating the start of a new, and hopefully, a better year in a more subdued way because of the coronavirus pandemic. Your homebound New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day can still be romantic, nostalgic, and filled with traditions — old and new.…

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An Inside Look at the Restaurant Crisis

A new film about this year’s restaurant crisis, “Restaurant Hustle 2020: All on the Line,” will have its premiere on the Food Network on Sunday. The film was produced and directed by Guy Fieri, who also narrates, and Frank Matson. It follows four chefs as they struggle with the shock of having to close, then…

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Chloe and Halle Are the MVPs of Quarantine

Of the three hoodies featured in the #DKNYStateOfMind campaign—the Risk Takers, the Work Ethic, and the Hustle—it’s the Work Ethic hoodie that musical duo and DKNY’s holiday partners Chloe and Halle keep returning to. Emblazoned on the front is a quote that reads: «Do not be fooled by this hoodie. There is nothing ‘business casual’…

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South Korea May Move to Level 3 if Covid Cases Aren’t Controlled

SEOUL, South Korea — In several provinces across South Korea, there are no I.C.U. beds available to treat the rapidly rising number of Covid-19 patients. As of Monday, the government confirmed that there were only 42 beds available nationwide. In the Seoul metropolitan area, home to half of the country’s population and the majority of…

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9 Travel Questions and Answers for 2021: Vaccine, Cancellations, Cruises and More

When will I be traveling for business again? And what about my frequent-flier miles? This was the year business travel flatlined, taking with it airline, hotel and convention hall profitability. For a time, it also jeopardized those loyalty-point balances coveted as freebie currency by frequent business travelers and many others, as miles and credit-card points…

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Why Would a Broadway Actor Choose to Live in Philadelphia?

One would be remiss not to mention the game room’s pièce de résistance: the coffee table. Mr. McClure made it from a submarine door that figured prominently in the plot of “Lost,” a favorite series in the Lakis-McClure household. The couple was fortunate enough to be in California when “Lost” wrapped, and there was an…

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How to Pretend You’re in Quebec City Tonight

While your travel plans may be on hold, you can pretend you’re somewhere new for the night. Around the World at Home invites you to channel the spirit of a new place each week with recommendations on how to explore the culture, all from the comfort of your home. When the snow falls and the…

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How to Design Your 2020 Holiday Reboot

This also offers insight into why, despite warnings and requests from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other infectious disease experts to stay home, some people are flouting the recommendations and traveling to visit family and friends for the holidays — something Dr. Xygalatas says is itself telling. “This is one way in…

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Covid Vaccine During Pregnancy? Even Doctors Struggle With This Question

The morning after the Food and Drug Administration approved the emergency use authorization of the first coronavirus vaccine, I awoke to a message from my hospital asking me to sign up for an appointment to get vaccinated. It brought tears to my eyes. As a primary care doctor, I haven’t exactly been on the front…

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The Cons of Learning Pods

Like many families, Ms. Brady of Oakland thought a pod would make her life easier. Instead, she had to create a limited liability company, manage payroll, develop a curriculum and clean up after six children. A few months after the pod got rolling, she began to worry about what and how the children were learning,…

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