How to Start Meditating

From the outside, meditation can look passive. You’re sitting still with your eyes closed, taking deep breaths. But anyone who has spent time meditating knows how active, and how intentional, it can be. In the stillness, your heart rate slows and your levels of cortisol — the hormone associated with stress — drop. A regular…

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Eating Thai Fruit Demands Serious Effort but Delivers Sublime Reward

BANGKOK — All across Bangkok, fruit juice is dripping off chins, dribbling down arms and splashing onto the city’s sidewalks. This is peak fruit season in Thailand, when the rising mercury concentrates the sugars in the tropical bounty that is native to Southeast Asia. The region’s fruits are like no other. There is a fruit…

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A Multibillion-Dollar Opportunity: Virus-Proofing the New Office

Truework, an income verification start-up, recently introduced software to help employers keep track of their workers’ health status. Gensler, an architecture and design firm, has a workplace floor-planning app that generates social-distancing layouts for desks and other office furniture. PwC, the professional services firm, is using technology that it originally developed to track inventory for…

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Meghan Markle’s Favorite Veja Sneakers Are Finally On Sale

Chris JacksonGetty Images A lot has changed since Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s October 2018 royal tour of Australia—consider this a contender for Understatement of The Year—but one fashion item remains steadfast: the crisp, white Veja sneakers Meghan wore while the two were seen on a boat. The French-based brand soared to immediate relevance— ELLE…

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15 On-Sale Dresses That Will Last You From Now Until Fall

Need another excuse to buy a new dress? You have three: 1) We found plenty of options on sale; 2) They can all be styled with summery sandals now but will look equally chic with boots in fall; and 3) You deserve it. From work-ready shirt dresses to seasonless long sleeves, shop our edit of…

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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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