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The global pandemic has changed the world on a macro level, but it has also reshaped the microcosm of our family routines. Once, screen time was a special treat for my kids, saved for weekends and movie nights. Oh, but then all the schools closed. And the daycares. And the summer camps. Suddenly, screens became…Read more...

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I don’t watch a lot of food-focused television programming—because I like to spend my TV time on Star Trek—but our video producer Joel Kahn does, and he will often pass along little tips and tricks he picks up there that he thinks might interest me. Recently, he shared a scrambled egg hack I had not thought to try…Read more...

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Post-pandemic, there will more than likely be an immediate need for volunteers to help places around the world rebuild. Tourism has plummeted, and many nations whose economies rely on it will be in extreme need of aid.Read more...

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Almost every day between March 17, 2016 and March 12, 2020—when Broadway turned off its lights amid the global pandemic—I started each morning by entering the #Ham4Ham lottery, hoping to win a pair of $10 tickets to see Lin-Manuel Miranda’s zeitgeist-transforming Broadway musical Hamilton performed on Broadway. I even…Read more...

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I don’t know about the rest of you, but the novelty of mask-wearing has officially worn thin in my family. My nine-year-old son thought they were pretty cool at first—he even wanted to create reasons to have to wear them—but now he sees them for the uncomfortable inconvenience that they are. Unfortunately, he (and me,…Read more...

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When you make a budget, you’re likely to get advice to focus on saving early and often. Read more...

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In recent years, the aspirational cooking set—the Alison Romans, the Molly Yehs, the entirety of the Bon Appetit test kitchen—adopted a very specific style that spilled over to food Insta: Those drab, Eileen Fisher-inspired linen aprons became the official uniform of people who want to look like they toil over a…Read more...

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If you’re a Google loyalist who just happens to be an iPhone owner, too, you can now summon Google Assistant almost as easily as you would Apple’s digital assistant. All it takes is a little creativity, a Shortcut, and a finger—and it’s almost as good as having a physical button to hold.Read more...

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Newly created Google accounts will come with auto-delete turned on by default for all data types—a feature that users previously had to go in and select. Read more...

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There’s always a new Netflix series to start once you wrap up the one you’re currently binging, but with so many choices, there’s bound to be a few that you don’t stick with. But you still have to see them take up space in your queue, and that’s annoying.Read more...

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Recent social media posts (which I won’t link to, but you can find them easily with a Twitter search) claim Apple and Google are installing contact tracing apps on your phone without your permission. The posts show even convincing screenshots and allude to statements made by both companies indicating they have been…Read more...

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If you’ve worn glasses or contact lenses for a long time, you know the dance. You visit an optometrist for a new prescription. And then they want you to order from their optical shop. The optometrist doesn’t know if you’re on a budget, or prefer to shop with a particular brand, or just want the damn eye circles to…Read more...

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I have been eating cucumber, tomato and onion salad since I was old enough to eat solid foods, and I have been making it since I was old enough to wield a kitchen knife. Over the two and half decades since, the ingredients have not changed. Besides the vegetables (and fruits, technically), you only need two of them:…Read more...

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I’ve written about how to have a variety of “big talks” with our kids as they grow up—enough of them that we’ve grouped them into their own section so you can peruse them easily. Right now we, as parents, can’t afford to avoid talking with them about any number of challenging topics—the global health crisis, systemic…Read more...

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If you’re like me, you relentlessly charge your devices even if doing so might be hurting the battery over the long-term. “This is the way,” I think to myself as I look over at the AirPods Pro charging case that I’ve left plugged in for the last three weeks. Read more...

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I’ve loved Pride month since I first came out while in foster care. There’s just something about the pure joy in living life out loud and celebrating yourself exactly as you are. I didn’t have the money to spend on rainbow shoes or fancy eyelashes but I always dreamed of what I could buy one day.Read more...

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Bleach makes a great disinfectant, but safety is important. You already know not to mix it with ammonia, vinegar, or alcohol, but did you know that the temperature of the water also matters? Read more...

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Putting together your resume and cover letter is a challenge facing a lot of us right now. Millions of people are currently job hunting while dealing with a recession and high unemployment rate due to a global pandemic, never mind the usual concerns: How do you sell yourself, but not sound too braggy? Should you…Read more...

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The fight is not over. Activists across the country are still hitting the streets demanding police reform and justice for Breonna Taylor, Rayshard Brooks, Elijah McClain, and countless other victims of police brutality.Read more...

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Formatting this gigantic list of what’s coming to and leaving HBO Max, HBO Go and regular old on-your-TV HBO this month gave me the occasion to note a strange synchronicity between the new arrivals and planned departures on the streaming service. For example: 15 films based on D.C. comics, including many of their big,…Read more...

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If you’ve always dreamed of being a gymnast, or if you rank gymnastics at the top of the list of your favorite Olympic sports, good news: Champion gymnast and four-time Olympic gold medalist Simone Biles is doing a free, live-streaming lesson and Q&A session tonight (June 24) on MasterClass Live.Read more...

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The reality of traveling with children is that they have so much energy and excitement and it keeps them moving—sometimes in the opposite direction. And then you get distracted for a half second, turn your head, and your child has seemingly vanished. There’s no fear quite like it. I have certainly been there.Read more...

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It’s no secret that I love eggplant and, over the years, I’ve gotten every preparation under the sun down cold—with one glaring exception. With no space at home for a grill and a strong aversion to turning on my oven in the summer, grilled eggplant has remained my culinary white whale. Until now. Read more...

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The kids are bored. The kids are hot. The car is dirty. I think we all know what needs to be done.Read more...

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