The new variant is going to be disruptive, but we have the tools we need to get through this phase of the pandemic.
As 2021 comes to a close, we looked back at the guidance and tools that stuck with us.
And if the family starts discussing divisive topics over the cranberry sauce? Merely point out that people at the table have different viewpoints, she said. Other simple steps can ease stress: going to bed 15 minutes earlier, taking breaks during the day — even if it’s just walking around or doing jumping jacks — or…Details
The magazine added sections on the arts, fitness, health and beauty while keeping its emphasis on fashion. Circulation tripled during Ms. Mirabella’s tenure, to more than 1.2 million in 1988 from 400,000 in 1971. But while she was considered the most powerful woman in fashion, she kept the focus on fashion and not herself, said…Details
“We just didn’t know how to quarantine back then,” said Shannon Tremaine, who lives in Brooklyn, of the first time she had to spend weeks by herself. That was back in February, after her boyfriend at the time tested positive for Covid-19. The rule then, before vaccines were widely available, was no contact with the…Details
“The whole notion of having to stay away from people again is mind-numbing,” said Manny Fidel, 29, a video producer who lives in Brooklyn. While he acknowledged the gravity of the current Covid-19 surge in New York City, which has set records for new cases and caused a mad dash for testing, Mr. Fidel also…Details
As spies go, he is undeniably adorable. The Elf on a Shelf, a rapidly growing phenomenon based on a 2004 book by Carol Aebersold and Chanda Bell, has become a beloved Christmas tradition for many families. The elf hides in a different spot in the home each day in the weeks before Christmas, reporting children’s…Details
Dr. Dean Li, a Merck executive, said on Thursday that preliminary laboratory studies suggested that the drug was equally effective against Omicron as it was against earlier versions of the virus. The company and independent researchers have been running experiments on how well the drug can stop the Omicron variant from replicating. The pills from…Details
Zach Lewis swears he was just resting his eyes. But when a fellow student at Stowe Middle High School in Vermont surreptitiously snapped his picture during English class and shared it with the school’s “sleep account,” it was hard to dispute the evidence. There he was, book open, lids shut. After Zach was tagged in…Details
Still, the downturn forced hotels and resorts — and their guests — to expand their notions of wellness and what activities fall under that umbrella. Before the pandemic, a wellness trip was probably centered on a spa’s traditional services, said Caroline Klein, the chief communications officer of Preferred Hotels & Resorts, a luxury hotel group.…Details