A Brilliant Thanksgiving Strategy: Make Sides Quickly, or Ahead

At the Thanksgiving table, the turkey is sacred. The stuffing is imperative, the gravy essential and the mashed potatoes a lumpy rite of passage. But when it comes to any other side dishes, the cook is free to play. As long as it tastes good, is made of vegetables and fits on the table, pretty…

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The Work Diary of an Audio Erotica C.E.O.

Gina Gutierrez gets a lot of blank stares when explaining her start-up to people: It’s called Dipsea, and it sells subscriptions to immersive, short-form audio erotica. Venture capitalists, though, get it. They want to capitalize on dual booms in digital audio and sexual wellness, and some view Dipsea as the next Calm or Headspace. The…

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To Lower Costs, Trump to Force Hospitals to Reveal Price of Care

The Trump administration on Friday said it would begin forcing hospitals to publicly disclose the discounted prices they negotiate with insurance companies, aiming to help people shop for better deals on a range of medical services, from hip replacements to brain scans. The federal rule, part of a broader push to make health care markets…

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Can FaZe Clan Build a Billion-Dollar Business?

This article is part of our continuing Fast Forward series, which examines technological, economic, social and cultural shifts that happen as businesses evolve. LOS ANGELES — FaZe Clan could be called a media company, or an esports team, or an influencer marketing agency, or all of the above. “Something like who we are has never…

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The Weekend’s Best Beef Stew

Good morning. Big autumn energy along the Eastern Seaboard these days, air scented with smoke where I stay, and a bite to the breeze off the water. It leaves me wanting stew for dinner, and specifically David Tanis’s braised beef stew with Vietnamese flavors (above). I might make that tonight and let it cure into…

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Can a Company Be Virtuous and Profitable? Nestlé Says Yes

LAUSANNE, Switzerland — Mark Schneider, the chief executive of the Swiss food giant Nestlé, gripped a bun-clad concoction that looked like a bacon cheeseburger but contained no actual bacon, cheese or beef. He took a bite. It was a faux-meat, dairy-free mouthful symbolizing what may be the future of the food industry. It was also…

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The Best Black Friday And Cyber Monday Deals Of 2019

As a culture, we’ve decided that with the stroke of November 1, the holiday season officially begins. (So long, spooky season.) However, there’s nothing spookier than tackling your holiday shopping list. In a society that considers binging a whole season of a Netflix series a days work, why not conquer your yuletide to-dos in two?…

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Apple to Ban Vaping Apps From Its Store

Apple said on Friday that it would ban vaping apps from its online store, affecting 181 apps in total. The prohibition would affect apps that help people find vape stores or flavors, allow them to control their vape pens, or access games, news or social networks that promote vaping. “We take great care to curate…

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It Was Obvious from Day 1

A few months after graduating from Yale in 2010, Ariel Shepherd-Oppenheim was home visiting her family in Los Angeles. Her sister, the actor Clementine Ford-Wilcox, hoping to encourage her to move back to L.A., took Ms. Shepherd-Oppenheim to a nightclub in Hollywood to meet people in the local L.G.B.T.Q. community. “I was looking for someone…

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