Love Letter: Living With Loneliness

The coronavirus pandemic has forced many of us into isolation; now family gatherings and weekend brunches with friends are a thing of the past. While we’re all finding ways to cope — and maybe even trying to channel some optimism — living alone presents its own unique challenges (and possibly benefits too!). If you’re one…

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Why is Everyone in Isolation Wearing the Same Sneakers?

Jeremy MoellerGetty Images Despite not the whole “not going outside” thing, there seems to be a trend kicking around the Influencer sphere that’s been escalating in isolation. Scroll through Instagram and i becomes abundantly clear that, among things like banana bread and throwback vacation photos captioned “Remember places?”, New Balance sneakers are everywhere. Specifically, iterations…

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Parmesan! Crusted! Chicken!

Welcome back to Five Weeknight Dishes. This week, I’ve been thinking about The Times’s original weeknight columnist, the French chef Pierre Franey, who wrote “60-Minute Gourmet.” (He pretty much invented boneless chicken breasts, and before chicken nuggets were a thing, he had us making goujonettes for dinner parties.) When he started in 1975, the ingredients…

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Learn to Play Bridge

Bridge will reward you early on — but the first few hours are utterly disorienting. Using a combination of apps, books and computer players who won’t berate you for mistakes is the easiest way to power through that vicious learning curve into the fun part. There are three hilariously complex things to learn about bridge:…

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7 Savory Pancakes for Any Time of Day

Simple to assemble, savory pancakes are a universal comfort food. Their versatility is indicated by the many variations served around the world: Turkish zucchini pancakes, Korean vegetable pajeon and Japanese okonomiyaki. Fluffy and light or crisp and pan-fried, savory pancakes are a natural vehicle for using up leftovers or pantry ingredients. This pancake mix uses…

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