How Hip-Hop Royalty Found a New Home on Instagram Live

If March 11 — the date the NBA suspended its season and Tom Hanks announced he’d contracted the coronavirus — was when it became clear that the pandemic would be indiscriminate in demolishing industries and dismantling social norms, it was just over a week later, on March 21, that the new normal began to take…

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As Restaurants Remain Shuttered, American Cities Fear the Future

The change in Botanical Heights started with a single restaurant. Before Olio, an Italian spot fashioned from a boarded-up old gas station, opened in 2012, its St. Louis neighborhood was known mostly as a place to buy illegal drugs. Nearly three-quarters of the lots on some streets were abandoned or demolished, said Brent Crittenden, the…

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The Host of a New Travel Show on How to Keep Wanderlust Alive

Ernest White II grew up in Jacksonville, Fla., dreaming of a job that would propel him around the world. He taught English in Colombia, Brazil and Miami, and worked as a freelance journalist in Berlin, South Africa and the Dominican Republic. Now he’s added “travel TV show host” to his résumé. “Fly Brother With Ernest…

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UnitedHealth Customers Will See a Discount on Next Month’s Bill

With so many of its customers struggling during the pandemic, UnitedHealth Group, one of the nation’s largest health insurers whose profits have not suffered during the crisis, is offering modest relief. On Thursday it said it would make $1.5 billion worth of premium credits and fees for doctor’s visits available to people enrolled in its…

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Fighting Fat Discrimination, but Still Wanting to Lose Weight

Anne Coleman considers herself to be “body positive,” part of a social movement that accepts different body shapes and sizes. She takes pride in her appearance and has attended size acceptance events like the Curvy Con, an annual convention celebrating plus-size brands and individuals, and an early screening of “Fattitude,” a film about weight stigma.…

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Scott Rogowsky, of HQ Fame, Has a New Show

Name: Scott Rogowsky Age: 35 Hometown: Harrison, N.Y. Now Lives: Self-isolating in a one-bedroom apartment in Chelsea. “I feel like one of Joe Exotic’s tigers,” he said. Claim to Fame: For a hot minute, Mr. Rogowsky was the host of HQ Trivia, an app-based game show in which participants could win big cash prizes. The…

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How to Keep Children’s Stress From Turning Into Trauma

Children may be processing the disruptions in their lives right now in ways the adults around them do not expect: acting out, regressing, retreating or even seeming surprisingly content. Parents need to know that all of this is normal, experts say, and there are some things we can do to help. But in some cases,…

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How to Embrace Your Inner Trash Animal

In the 1973 animated classic “Charlotte’s Web,” an entire musical number is dedicated to the film’s antagonist, a rat named Templeton, feasting on garbage at the county fair. He tosses apple cores, banana peels and turkey legs down his craw with abandon. At one point, he juggles snacks foraged from the dumpster while simultaneously using…

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