Pfizer Seals Deal With US for 100 Million More Vaccine Doses

The Trump administration and Pfizer announced a deal on Wednesday for the pharmaceutical company to provide an additional 100 million doses of its coronavirus vaccine by the end of July, easing a potential shortage. The agreement, along with orders for another vaccine made by Moderna, means the United States has now secured commitments for enough…

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Modern Love Podcast: What the Silence Said

I never thought that I’d be like trying to approximate these feelings again for a podcast. Anyway, so OK — Mmm. Thank you for that. No, in some ways, it was like this false missile alert was like a stress test on your relationship. So it was a false alarm for the missile. But it…

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At Home’s Best of 2020

Welcome. It’s the time of year when “best of” lists proliferate, when critics look back on the previous 12 months and select their favorite stuff. The Times’s critics’ 2020 lists are splendid; I’ve already tracked down most of Manohla Dargis’s film picks and a bunch of the best podcasts and have them all ready to…

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The Hotels Reimagining Their Rooms as Stylish Work Spaces

For some people fortunate enough to be working from home during the pandemic, forgoing a commute and sending emails from the living room has been a surprisingly welcome adjustment. For others — especially those sharing small spaces with loved ones — not so much. Where can you take a call when every room in your…

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2020 in Animal News

It was a rough year for Homo sapiens. The coronavirus pandemic highlighted our vulnerabilities in a natural world that is constantly changing. Many were pushed to find new levels of resolve and creativity to survive. While humans quarantined, birds, bugs, fish and mammals put their own ingenuity on display. The year 2020 was when murder…

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What We Know About Clubhouse’s App Influencer Program

Nearly every social media platform has turned its top users into stars: YouTubers, Viners, Dubsmashers, TikTokers, even LinkedIn influencers. Now, Clubhouse, an audio-only app that built its name with tech investors before expanding into entertainment, is trying to cultivate its own local celebrities. The app is testing an invite-only “Creator Pilot Program” with more than…

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Supermodel Stella Tennant Has Died at 50

David M. BenettGetty Images British supermodel Stella Tennant died suddenly on Tuesday, five days after her 50th birthday on December 17, her family confirmed. «It is with great sadness we announce the sudden death of Stella Tennant on 22nd December 2020,» the family wrote in a statement, according to The Guardian. «Stella was a wonderful…

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5 Unforgettable Conversations From the Events Team

After a year that so often kept people apart, the events staff at The New York Times wanted to take a moment to celebrate the occasions that brought us together. In 2020, Times journalists hosted nearly 160 virtual events to help us cope, make sense of a world turned upside down and live our best…

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Fathers Health Tied to Pregnancy Loss

A father’s poor health before conception may increase the risk for pregnancy loss, a new study suggests. Researchers analyzed records from an employee insurance database that included data on 958,804 pregnancies between 2007 and 2016, along with information on the health of the parents for an average of about four years before conception. The study…

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History of Tiki Bars and Cultural Appropriation

By Sammi Katz and Olivia McGiff It is an unquestionably difficult time for the hospitality industry. Every day, another restaurant shutters, one more bar pulls its steel gate down for good. Since its invention, one kind of watering hole has seen America through its most grueling times: the tiki bar. Decorated with bamboo and beach-y…

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