Wine glass size may influence how much you drink in restaurants

The size of glass used for serving wine can influence the amount of wine drunk, suggests new research from the University of Cambridge, funded by the National Institute of Health Research (NIHR). The study found that when restaurants served wine in 370ml rather than 300ml glasses they sold more wine, and tended to sell less…

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They Were Infected With the Coronavirus. They Never Showed Signs.

In Anyang, China, five members of a family came down with the coronavirus after hosting a guest from Wuhan in early January. But the visitor, a 20-year-old woman, never got sick herself. Some individuals who are infected with the coronavirus can spread it even though they have no symptoms, studies have shown. Asymptomatic carriers are…

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Trump Names Vice President Pence to Lead Coronavirus Response

WASHINGTON — President Trump on Wednesday named Vice President Mike Pence to coordinate the government’s response to the coronavirus, and he repeatedly played down the danger to the United States of a widespread domestic outbreak of the virus that is rapidly spreading across the globe. Mr. Trump’s announcement, at a White House news conference, followed…

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Gilead to Expand Coronavirus Drug Trials to Other Countries

The drug maker Gilead Sciences is expanding its clinical trials of the antiviral drug remdesivir as a possible coronavirus treatment into several countries outside China, the company announced on Wednesday. Two new clinical trials of remdesivir are to begin in March, involving “approximately 1,000 patients at medical centers primarily across Asian countries, as well as…

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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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