How to Have a Zoom Birthday

In a strange twist, a pandemic birthday party might actually be the easiest party you ever throw. A birthday party under normal circumstances takes hours of preparation: cooking and cleaning, decorating and primping. This year, you only have to get dressed from the waist up and tidy the corner of your home that people can…

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Coronavirus World Updates: Live Tracker

Here’s what you need to know: ImageA seafront promenade in Barcelona, Spain, on Saturday, as teenagers and adults took their first outdoor exercise in seven weeks.Credit…Emilio Morenatti/Associated Press Spain’s adults and teenagers are allowed out to exercise, in shifts. And now, it’s the adults’ turn. Last weekend, young children in Spain, who endured arguably the…

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A Delayed Yes From Each of Them

Adrianna Kruyt, a Canadian in the first year of graduate studies in Manhattan at the New School, didn’t have plans for Thanksgiving in 2016. So her parents arranged for her to spend the long weekend celebrating the American holiday with friends in Bedford Hills, N.Y. Isaac Wasserman had also received an invitation to spend the…

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