The Tiny Radio Stations That Lift Spirits in Hospitals

LONDON — Last Wednesday, Steve Coulby, a D.J. for Nottingham Hospitals Radio in England, read out a request from a patient battling Covid-19. “Brian, you’ve given me an awesome responsibility, as you’ve asked for ‘any jazz,’” Mr. Coulby said. “I have to admit,” he added, “what I know about jazz is limited.” Mr. Coulby then…

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Live Coronavirus News: Paul Manafort Is Released Over Virus Concerns

Here’s what you need to know: ImageJerome H. Powell, the Federal Reserve chair, in 2019. On Wednesday, he signaled that Congress may need to provide more money for households and businesses in order to avoid a painful recession.Credit…Al Drago for The New York Times The Fed chair says ‘policies will need to be ready’ to…

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Transforming The Fashion Industry? Dries Van Noten Has a Plan for That

Victor VIRGILEGetty Images There’s been a lot of talk about how to fix fashion and make the industry more sustainable, but much like the weather, it’s too often a topic that generates much discussion and comparatively little action. Dries van Noten—who might just be the Elizabeth Warren of the fashion industry—is hoping to change that.…

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Coronavirus World News: Live Updates on U.K., Europe, Asia and Latin America

Here’s what you need to know: ImageShoppers lined up in Munich on Monday.Credit…Laetitia Vancon for The New York Times A cautious start to travel as countries, and businesses, navigate reopening. The coronavirus pandemic has devastated the tourism industry, as countries sealed their borders, flights ground to a halt and billions of people sheltered at home.…

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We Say Potato

Good morning. I learned a neat trick from the chef Ned Baldwin’s excellent new cookbook, “How to Dress an Egg,” which he wrote with Peter Kaminsky. It’s for making a butter-basted hanger steak that is not only delicious but a perfect indoor steak preparation. There’s no searing involved, no smoke, no mess. It’s basically a…

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Can I Get Coronavirus From Riding an Elevator?

For people who live or work in tall buildings, taking an elevator feels riskier in the time of coronavirus. Even if we can avoid riding the elevator with other people, are we still riding with the germs they left behind? “Elevators are tricky,” said Linsey Marr, an aerosol scientist at Virginia Tech. “It really depends…

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House Hunting in Nicaragua: A Solar-Powered Ranch for $650,000

A Nine-Bedroom Estate Near the Nicaraguan Coast $650,000 This eco-friendly equestrian estate is set on about nine acres outside the popular coastal town of San Juan del Sur, in southwestern Nicaragua. Built in 2009 using salvaged roof tiles and doors, locally sourced wood and other antique or handcrafted materials, the colonial-style property includes nine total…

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A Bloody Mary Mix That Is as Good Virgin as It Is Spiked

When I was a kid, our family used to go to the West Amwell Fire Company chicken dinner every summer. It was advertised for weeks on a big letter-board sign planted in the cornfields along Route 179, and we passed it in the car with building excitement. On the June day, the firefighters rolled up…

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Alone.

Claire Manship belted songs out the window. Ketaki Chowkhani began barking at a stray puppy. Blake Mitchell performed in drag. As millions of people grapple with isolation in a pandemic, those who live alone face a particular kind of solitude. More people live alone now than at any other time in history, a seismic shift…

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Tabitha Brown Is Spreading Joy and Veganism on TikTok

“You want a smoothie bowl? Well, let’s make one.” Tabitha Brown is in her kitchen, cellphone in hand, filming one of the short videos that have made her an unlikely social media sensation. “Almond milk, banana, frozen blueberries, frozen strawberries, peaches and mango, oh my!” she says, running down the ingredients for a vegan smoothie…

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