Imaan Hammam Isn’t Afraid of Ambition

The thing with models is, they’ll mess you up. It doesn’t matter if they’re backstage at Prada or behind you at a New York Pilates class—stare for one second, and the symmetry of their bodies might just stop your brain. The universe expands and contracts all at once in their faces, distilled in a perfect…

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The New Language of Telehealth

As I wait for the interpreter to call the mother and then connect me into our three-way call, I berate myself for how bad my Spanish has become. I imagine it will continue to get worse. But what I am also realizing in this 30 seconds of dead airtime is that my overall communication skills…

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Pfizer Begins Human Trials of Possible Coronavirus Vaccine

Pfizer and the German pharmaceutical company BioNTech announced that their potential coronavirus vaccine began human trials in the United States on Monday. If the tests are successful, the vaccine could be ready for emergency use here as early as September. The two firms are jointly developing a vaccine candidate based on genetic material known as…

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Models Project Sharp Rise in Deaths as States Reopen

Here’s what you need to know: ImageA burial in New Jersey last week.Credit…Todd Heisler/The New York Times A Trump administration projection and a public model predict rising death tolls. As President Trump presses for states to reopen their economies, his administration is privately projecting a steady rise in the number of coronavirus cases and deaths…

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How and When to Prune in Your Garden

Daunted by when to prune which flowering shrub — and how? This short refresher course could raise your confidence level. I know few more masterly pruners than Jeff Jabco, who in June marks 30 years at Scott Arboretum of Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania, where he is the director of grounds and coordinator of horticulture. Mr.…

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Is It Time to Prune Yet?

Daunted by when to prune which flowering shrub — and how? This short refresher course could raise your confidence level. I know few more masterly pruners than Jeff Jabco, who in June marks 30 years at Scott Arboretum of Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania, where he is the director of grounds and coordinator of horticulture. Mr.…

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For His Next Trick, This Magician Will Delight the World

Right before India went into lockdown, on March 24, a magician named Karan Singh canceled all of his public shows and issued an invitation to his 42,000 Instagram followers. He would perform for free, over Skype, for anyone who contacted him. It could be one person, two people, 50, whatever. Book a slot and he’d…

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Cooped Up Indoors? There’s a Reason You Don’t Feel Well

When you spend a lot of time indoors, as many of us are doing now, it’s easy to succumb to a sense of malaise. Scientists, architects and others who study the concept of biophilic design — creating buildings and interiors with cues from the natural world — say there’s a reason for that. “Humans have…

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Clare Waight Keller on How to Make a Blanket Cape

Designer D.I.Y. series Image In the first of our Designer D.I.Y. at Home series, the former Givenchy artistic director shows us how to turn an old fleece blanket into a coverall. May 5, 2020 At a time when everyone is isolated at home, nervous about spending money and without an occasion to dress up, what…

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Listening During a Pandemic

Crises have a way of shining a klieg light on the quality and depth of one’s relationships. Following major hurricanes, severe winter storms, electrical outages and terrorist attacks such as 9/11, there tends to be an uptick in divorces and breakups, as well as marriages and pregnancies. Lawyers and demographers are already predicting a wave…

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