At Spanish Hotel Under Coronavirus Lockdown, Meals With Masks

ADEJE, Spain — Hundreds of guests at a resort on Tenerife, the largest of the Canary Islands, were told Wednesday that they would be confined to their hotel for 14 days as the authorities tried to prevent the coronavirus from spreading after infections were discovered there this week. News of a quarantine at the resort,…

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Up to 91% More Expensive: How Delivery Apps Eat Up Your Budget

After a long day, you have probably done some back-of-the-napkin math and decided there was no point in going out for dinner when you could get food brought to your door for the same cost, plus a tip. So you fired up a delivery app. Too bad the numbers aren’t that simple. When you order…

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Stars and Protesters at ‘West Side Story’ Opening

Red carpets can be stressful places at the best of times, but opening night of “West Side Story” in Times Square on Thursday was especially hectic. Around two dozen protesters stood to one side of the marquis on Broadway, demonstrating against Amar Ramasar, a cast member who has been accused of sending sexually explicit photos…

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It’s Facebook vs. the Bloomberg Campaign vs. the Internet

ImageThe Facebook headquarters in California.Credit…Jim Wilson/The New York Times Several high-profile Instagram accounts posted sponsored content for Michael Bloomberg’s presidential campaign on Wednesday afternoon. World Star Hip Hop, Funny Hood Vidz, Banger Buddy, Nugget, and Wasted, all accounts with millions of followers, posted ads in the form of fake “relatable” tweets and edited videos. The…

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The Difference Between Worry, Stress and Anxiety

You probably experience worry, stress or anxiety at least once on any given day. Nearly 40 million people in the U.S. suffer from an anxiety disorder, according to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America. Three out of four Americans reported feeling stressed in the last month, a 2017 study found. But in one of…

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Coronavirus’s Next Victim? It Could Be Europe’s Open Borders

BRUSSELS — For Europe, the coronavirus could not have arrived at a worse time. This was the year — with Britain out, terrorism waning and the migrant crisis at an ebb — that the European Union had hoped to repair and revive its cherished goal of open internal borders. But cases of the virus have…

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The Butcher Shop Keeping Old World Delicacies Alive

As soon as I walk into Schaller & Weber, the little German grocery shop on East 86th Street, on a blustery day in January, I sense that something has changed. Until about four years ago, I regularly visited a friend who lived nearby, and I’d always stop at Schaller for the Black Forest ham, the…

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A Mezcal Master Turns to the Martini

The New York bartender Phil Ward helped usher in the tequila and mezcal renaissance when he opened Mayahuel in 2009. That East Village bar was one of the first in the United States to focus on agave spirits and cocktails made with them. By the time it closed eight years later, there were mezcalerias across…

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Lana Condor is Exactly Who You Think She Is (And That’s Not Lara Jean)

Lana Condor is not Lara Jean Covey. She might share the same face, voice, and (platonic) love for Noah Centineo, but she stays true to herself. With the bubbly energy of the child star she isn’t, her contagious positivity is instantly reassuring—and she’s generous to a fault. She really wants to talk about her love…

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She Had Pain in Her Knee but No Obvious Injury. Why?

It wasn’t until the 11-year-old athlete made it to the finals in a regional synchronized-skating competition that her left knee started to hurt. She’d performed at least one of her routines every day for the past three days, and now a stabbing pain shot through the joint with her every move on the ice. “Please…

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