Four Walls, Three Kids and Two Parents

Andrew Mangum is a photographer in Baltimore, Md., who spent eight months documenting his home life during the pandemic with his wife, Jennifer, and their three children, Fox, 8, Madeline, 6, and Bryson, 4. Finding the words to describe this time feels overwhelming, which is probably why I take photos. I’ve always navigated the world…

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Small Gatherings Spread the Virus, but Are They Causing the Surge?

As states struggle to contain the resurgent coronavirus, many officials are laying the blame on an unexpected source: people gathering with family and friends. Household get-togethers undoubtedly do contribute to community transmission of the virus. Canada’s recent Thanksgiving certainly added to its rising cases; such an increase may happen here, too, as the United States…

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A Filipino Kitchen Opened by Busy Nurses Who Wanted Breakfast

I am used to going to the East Village, the Lower East Side, Woodside in Queens and any number of other neighborhoods to eat Filipino food, but I was not quite prepared for the location of the new Filipino restaurant Bilao. It’s on a stretch of First Avenue on the Upper East Side where almost…

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Good Sleep Habits Tied to Lower Risk of Heart Failure

A combination of healthy sleep habits may help reduce the risk for heart failure, new research suggests. Scientists studied 408,802 generally healthy people aged 27 to 73 between 2006 and 2010, collecting information on their sleep habits. Each person got a zero-to-five “healthy sleep score,” based on five healthy sleep practices: being a “morning person”;…

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Vegetarian or Vegan? Watch Your Bone Health

Vegetarian diets are generally considered healthy, but new research suggests they may have a significant risk: an increased chance of bone fractures. Between 1993 and 2001, British researchers collected diet, health and behavioral data on 54,858 people, average age 50. They categorized them by diet: 29,380 meat eaters, 8,037 who ate fish but no meat,…

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Premature Birth Tied to Increased Depression Risk

Girls born extremely prematurely may have an increased risk of depression from childhood through young adulthood. Using Finnish birth and health registries, researchers studied 37,682 people diagnosed with mild, moderate or severe depression, comparing them with 148,795 healthy controls. The children were born between 1987 and 2007, and their average age at diagnosis was 16.…

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Give Thanks for This Simple Pleasure

LONDON — Delicious Thanksgiving dinners planned all around, I trust? However relatively small the gathering, the fact that this year has been so unexpected makes sitting down for a familiar meal all the more important. One tradition I particularly love is everyone going around the table and saying what they are thankful for. I wonder…

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Mutual Aid: How College Students Survive

At many colleges and universities, from underfunded institutions to top-tier private colleges, many students have found themselves unable to meet basic needs during the coronavirus pandemic. Financial insecurity, previously accelerated by rising tuition costs and living expenses, has become even more acute because of the closure of campuses, loss of jobs and slashing of budgets.…

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BTS Sets the Bar for Menswear In Their New ‘Esquire’ Cover

Following BTS’s dazzling American Music Awards performance last night, the boy band is on the cover of Esquire’s winter issue. Jungkook, V, Jin, Jimin, J-Hope, RM, and Suga gave a real lesson in menswear, wearing long coats, colorful sweaters, and impeccably tailored suits for the shoot. The group’s latest studio album Be debuted on Friday…

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