Omicron Surge in Asia Restricts Travel for Lunar New Year

The Omicron variant has dampened the plans of tens of millions of people across several Asian countries to travel for the holiday.

NYTimes New Year's Eve https://www.nytimes.com/2022/01/31/world/asia/omicron-asia-lunar-new-year.html Jin Yu Young

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Best dating sites for men: Whether you're looking to hook up, find love, or something in between

So, it’s a new year and you’re ready to hop back into the online dating scene. Easier said than done. A lot of pressure comes with keeping up a conversation with someone you don’t know anything about (other than the fact that they are hot) — if you even had the patience to swipe or scroll enough to find someone worth chatting with, that is.Why is online dating so hard?One aspect of online dating dynamics poses a challenge for both men and women, but from different angles: If it’s a lady you’re pursuing, chances are she’s received more than a few unsolicited messages already. For women, maneuvering around creeps is often more work than it’s worth. For men, the responsibility to not be one of those guys can add a heightened intimidation factor.Don’t be a creepThe internet is plagued with tales of nasty messages and whack opening lines from men. Avoiding the creep factor with someone you just matched with shouldn’t be hard — simply don’t be pushy about sexting, getting their number, or meeting up, and definitely don’t harass someone about not wanting to hang out during a pandemic. (Just don’t be pushy about anything, really. It’s as simple as that.) As for devising an opener that will grow into a nice conversation, the harmless intent to be funny or flattering can go south quickly. Choosing the right dating app can make all the difference for men who are a little rusty or generally shy about messaging first. Bumble, the app where only women can make the first move, is an obvious safe choice for the latter.
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5 Things to Do This Weekend

Our critics and writers have selected noteworthy cultural events to experience virtually and in person in New York City.

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Sarah Sherman's 'SNL' Weekend Update sketch slow-roasts host Colin Jost

Despite being one of Saturday Night Live’s newest players, Sarah Sherman has already staked her claim as the queen of one of the show’s time honored traditions: roasting Weekend Update co-host (and new boat owner) Colin Jost. She established her dominance in putting Jost, a rich white guy who is both married to Scarlett Johansson and the author of a memoir titled A Very Punchable Face, in his place back in November with another scorching takedown. Sherman continued in the new year with another sketch titled “Sarah Sherman on staying cozy in the winter.” Hint: She stays warm by torching Colin Jost and enjoying the funny, funny flames.

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Everything coming to Netflix in February

February is almost here, meaning it’s almost time for Netflix to roll out new original movies and TV shows for us to binge.New Netflix originals include Tall Girl 2 and Texas Chainsaw Massacre, a sequel to the horror classic that brought us Leatherface. Other, films joining the Netflix catalog include The Exorcist, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, and The Dark Knight. On the TV front, get ready for Shondaland’s Inventing Anna, Season 2 of Love is Blind (as well as spin-off Love is Blind Japan), and The Cuphead Show!Here’s everything coming to Netflix in February 2022.Top pick: Murderville

Detective Terry Seattle is on the case.
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Meet Terry Seattle (Will Arnett), your new favorite grizzled homicide detective. Every day, Terry partners up with a new celebrity guest to solve a murder case. But it wouldn’t be a whodunit without a killer twist, and Murderville has a big one: None of the celebrities have a script. Instead, each guest has to improvise alongside Terry on their way to catch a killer. The result is a madcap romp through crime scene after crime scene.Joining Arnett in Murderville are guest stars Annie Murphy, Conan O’Brien, Ken Jeong, Kumail Nanjiani, Marshawn Lynch, and Sharon Stone.How to watch: Murderville hits Netflix Feb. 3.MoviesAnaconda (2/1)Anne+: The Film (2/11)Batman Begins (2/1)Bigbug (2/11)Blackhat (2/16)Caddyshack (2/1)Caddyshack 2 (2/1)Child of Kamiari Month (2/8)Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (2/15)Countdown (2/1)Despicable Me (2/1)Despicable Me 2 (2/1)Donnie Brasco (2/1)Don’t Kill Me (2/20)Downfall: The Case Against Boeing (2/18)Erax (2/17)Fistful of Vengeance

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