Your Downsized Resolutions for 2021

Welcome. It’s nearly one week into 2021, and while the challenges of last year persist, we’re looking, when we can, to the new year’s potential. I glimpsed it in “The Man Who Turned Credit-Card Points Into an Empire,” a beautifully written and very entertaining piece from The Times Magazine by Jamie Lauren Keiles about Brian…

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Inside the Drew Barrymore Talk Show

Oh, the stains. The staaaains! It’s the stains that truly obsess Drew Barrymore. “I’m a stan for stains,” she said on a recent episode of “The Drew Barrymore Show,” her syndicated talk show that premiered nationally in mid-September. Not that she knew what a “stan”— a portmanteau of ‘“stalker” and “fan” — actually was, which…

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Why You Should Follow the Recipe

Good morning. I spend a lot of time telling you recipes don’t matter. I know that if you’re cooking a lot and you’re confident and you understand triangulations of sweet, salt, acid and heat that you don’t even need recipes, just prompts. We call those prompts no-recipe recipes, and in a couple of months you’ll…

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