C.D.C. and State Department Say to Avoid Cruises: What Travelers Need to Know

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the State Department are urging Americans to avoid cruise ships as the coronavirus continues to spread, but most sailings are continuing as scheduled, leaving travelers unsure of whether to follow the government’s guidance or continue with their plans. “Recent reports of Covid-19 on cruise ships highlight the…

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Canceled Because of Coronavirus: A Brief List

Planners of all types of events, from the biggest international concerts and conferences to the smallest community gatherings, are facing hard questions about whether to carry on as planned. They all face the same conundrum: Is a public gathering worth the risk of spreading the new coronavirus? Here’s a brief rundown of some of the…

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Tejal Rao’s 10 Essential Indian Recipes

My grandmother cooked in an embroidered cotton caftan and rubber flip-flops, getting all of her prep out of the way in the morning, sometimes enlisting my help with tedious potato-peeling or kneading. Blasting Hindi movie soundtracks on the radio, she built the seasonal Gujarati dish undhiyu, a specialty of the city of Surat, with purple…

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Some Hospitals Are Close to Running Out of Crucial Masks for Coronavirus

As hospitals around the country prepare for an influx of highly infectious coronavirus cases, their supplies of a crucial type of respirator mask are dwindling fast. “We’re not willing to run out of N95 masks,” Dr. Susan Ray, an infectious disease specialist at Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta, said in a phone interview, referring to…

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New Data Rules Could Empower Patients but Undermine Their Privacy

In a move intended to give Americans greater control over their medical information, the Trump administration announced broad new rules on Monday that will allow people for the first time to use apps of their choice to retrieve data like their blood test results directly from their health providers. The Department of Health and Human…

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A Pork Noodle Soup Pulled From Your Pantry

I pride myself on creating pantry-staple-focused recipes, vague roadmaps that you can tweak and shuffle based on what you’ve already got — yes, you can use red onions in that shallot pasta — bolstered by vegetables or meat, if you like. My robust, if not chaotic, kitchen reflects that, meaning I can always make dinner…

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This Festival Brings the Funk

You can get your fizz and pucker on at the city’s first fermentation festival, a gathering of foods and drinks that rely on the chemistry of yeasts, molds and bacteria. More than 20 local companies will be on hand with pickles, kombucha, beer, cheese, bread, wine, sake, cured meats, kimchi and, since it’s organized by…

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25 Jewelry Brands to Bookmark on Instagram

Jacquie Aiche The Vibe: Hollywood Boho The Price: Fine, up to $17,000 Ever wonder where all those celebs get their 14k belly chains? From Jacquie Aiche, that’s who. Fans of the designer include Alessandra Ambrosia, Vanessa Hudgens, and all of the definitive, boho chic players. Look to this brand for belly chains, zodiac inlay pendants,…

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