Easy DIY Home Repairs

Some newer toilets use a canister with a thin rubber washer instead of a traditional flapper, Ms. Sebestyen said. In those toilets, replacement washers aren’t universal, so it’s important to buy a part designed specifically for your brand of toilet. Tools and supplies: replacement toilet flapper or washer. Patch a Hole in Drywall When a…

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The Elderly vs. Essential Workers: Who Should Get the Coronavirus Vaccine First?

In September, academic researchers analyzed the Department of Homeland Security’s list of essential workers and found that it broadly mirrored the demographics of the American labor force. The researchers proposed a narrower, more vulnerable category — “frontline workers,” such as food deliverers, cashiers and emergency medical technicians, who must work face to face with others…

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Festive Holiday Gifts for Newlyweds

The coronavirus pandemic has given new meaning to being home for the holidays this year. Most newlyweds will have to celebrate their first Christmas, Kwanzaa, Hanukkah or New Year’s Eve in more intimate settings because of social-distancing requirements, but they can still do it in style. Chefs and event planners weigh in on some of…

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How to Make a Chess Set

Thanks to the success of the Netflix show “The Queen’s Gambit,” chess sets are flying off the shelves. If you can’t find one, or just want another pandemic crafting project, why not make your own at home? You don’t need a lot of equipment to get started. And unlike with a chess set you’d purchase,…

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CAR T-cell therapy found highly effective in patients with high-risk non-Hodgkin lymphoma

A CAR T-cell therapy known as axicabtagene ciloleucel (axi-cel) drove cancer cells to undetectable levels in nearly 80% of patients with advanced non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) in a phase 2 clinical trial, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute investigators report at the virtual 62nd American Society of Hematology (ASH) Annual Meeting. While NHL tends to be a slow-growing disease,…

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