Food Supply Anxiety Brings Back Victory Gardens

“Small things count,” read a headline in the tiny, insistent pamphlet published by the National War Garden Commission in 1919. The pitch made gardening a civic duty. And though the illustrations were cute, the text was urgent: “Prevention of widespread starvation is the peacetime obligation of the United States. … The War Garden of 1918…

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How to Sleep With Coronavirus Anxiety

Many people spend their nights now tossing and turning, struggling to unglue from the constant scroll of coronavirus news updates. But, while there is no body or life hack to make you impervious to the touch of disease, we do know that sleep is key to helping our bodies stay healthy. “Sleep is an essential…

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How to Get Health Insurance if Worried About Coronavirus or Unemployment

Most working-age Americans get their health insurance through their employer. Which means a job loss during the coronavirus pandemic could mean losing your health insurance. In past economic crises, options for buying affordable health insurance were limited. But provisions in the Affordable Care Act, along with actions taken recently by Congress and some states, mean…

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A Homeless Family Navigates a Life Warped by the Coronavirus

April Goode awoke shortly before 7 a.m. after a night of restless sleep atop two sleeping bags and a blanket on the floor of her hotel room. Her four children were asleep on the two full beds. Ms. Goode turned on the television and kept the volume low. More news about the coronavirus. On a…

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Floyd Cardoz, 59, Dies; Gave American Fine Dining an Indian Flavor

Floyd Cardoz, an international restaurateur and the first chef to bring the sweep and balance of his native Indian cooking to fine dining in the United States, died on Tuesday at Mountainside Hospital in Montclair, N.J. He was 59. The cause was the coronavirus, his family said. Mr. Cardoz was the first chef born and…

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Becoming a Man, Virtually

My son Zane celebrated his bar mitzvah this past Saturday. And to think I had been worried about a late-season snowstorm. A week and a half earlier, when it was clear that the coronavirus crisis would force us to make some big decisions, I spent the day holding back tears, desperate for a paper bag…

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A Sewing Army, Making Masks for America

They are scrounging for fabric, cutting it up, stitching it together. They are repurposing drapes, dresses, bra straps, shower curtains, even coffee filters. They are building supply chains, organizing workers, managing distribution networks. Most of all, they are sewing. All over the country, homebound Americans are crafting thousands upon thousands of face masks to help…

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21 Summer Trends We’re Already Seeing on Instagram

Mesh Mini Dress

Amara Ruched Mesh Mini Dress

I.AM.GIA urbanoutfitters.com

$90.00

Combining the perfect shade of green and the perfect print, this dress will look great with both sandals and sneakers. 

Coronavirus Symptoms Full List: What Are They? Is There a Cure?

Here’s what you need to know: As the coronavirus continues to spread across the globe, the news is coming at a fast and furious pace. But don’t let the volume send you into a panic about your health and that of your loved ones. “The mantra is, ‘Keep calm and carry on,’” said Dr. Marguerite…

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