Encounters: Ariel Winter Makes Friends at the Animal Shelter

Ariel Winter knew her lines: “Sit. Sit. Sit. Sit. Sit.” But her co-star, a brindled hound mix named Tigger, didn’t budge. It was the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, and Ms. Winter, a dog lover, had come to Animal Haven, a shelter on Centre Street in Lower Manhattan that finds home for abandoned dogs and cats. In…

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Australia Fare: The Delicious Diversity of Australian Christmas Cooking

In the lead-up to Christmas 2012, while living in Los Angeles, I set my heart on plum pudding. For once, I was going to eat the hot steamed dessert in the winter (admittedly a warm winter), when it made sense, rather than in Australia’s sweltering summer. Australia has adopted plum pudding, like so many things,…

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PowerPoint Is the Most Efficient Way for Kids to Manage Their Parents

Makennah Gatica, who is in eighth grade in Lubbock, Tex., knows exactly what she wants for Christmas: record albums, Puma sneakers, posters and slippers, all relating to her love of BTS, the South Korean boy band. To convince her mother to buy some of these items, Makennah, who is 13, created an 85-slide PowerPoint presentation.…

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Frugal Traveler: 9 Things You Should Know Before You Go to India

Image A street food vendor in Bapu Bazar, Jaipur, India.CreditPoras Chaudhary for The New York Times India is one of the most vibrant, colorful, exciting places to visit in the world. The diversity of people, culture and cuisine make it a worthwhile destination for any traveler. Here are nine tips to ensure your next (or…

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A Good Appetite: A Baked Pasta for Anytime (but Especially Now)

The blustery, freezing December weather is bad for many things — my hair, my commute, my morning run. But it’s awfully good for baking a cheesy pasta in a skillet. That’s not to say that I wouldn’t make this cozy, gooey Cheddar-rich casserole in nicer weather. But the colder, darker and gloomier the day, the…

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Times Insider: How We Created a New Way to Depict Addiction Visually

Times Insider delivers behind-the-scenes insights into how news, features and opinion come together at The New York Times. For a new feature, “Heroin Addiction Explained: How Opioids Hijack the Brain,” which appears today, Times journalists wanted to approach the opioid crisis from an underrepresented perspective: to illustrate, in pictures and words, what each step of…

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City Kitchen: Waffles Dress Up for an Evening In

You’re in a diner from yesteryear, sliding onto a stool at a long Formica counter. On the back bar are glass pots of brewed coffee perched on hot plates and a bank of heavy-duty waffle irons, ready and waiting. You’ve come expressly for a breakfast waffle, but not just for the waffle. It’s the whole…

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The Itsy-Bitsy, Teenie-Weenie, Very Litigious Bikini

On a sunny summer day in Montauk, Ipek Irgit was in the familiar situation of not knowing what she was doing with her life. It was 2012, and she was 34 years old. Earlier in the year, after having her heart broken, she had taken a vacation in Brazil, visiting Rio de Janeiro and the…

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T’s Best of 2018: 11 Food Stories to Savor Over the Holidays

In 2018, T’s food stories took us not only inside notable restaurants — like Missy Robbins’s new Brooklyn outpost, Misi, and its temperature- and humidity-controlled pasta room — but also to the Chesapeake Bay, where oysters are potentially becoming too perfect, and to Japan, where a group of new-school technicians is reviving the ancient confectionery…

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