‘The Designer Behind Meghan Markle’s Oprah Interview Necklace Feels Like ‘A Part of History’

For her primetime interview with Oprah Winfrey, it’s clear that Meghan Markle wants her clothes to do at least some of the talking. Her dress, a stunning silk Armani gown, was chosen specifically for the television special because it features an embroidered lotus bloom, a flower believed to symbolize rebirth and resilience. 18kt Gold Aquamarine…

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Beans, Beans, Beans!

Good morning. I was on a call the other day with a bunch of people who’d made white beans the night before and were planning on having the leftovers for lunch. I realized I’d been shying away from white beans, I think mostly on account of a rocket someone sent to foodeditor@nytimes.com, admonishing me for…

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Shopping for Toilet Brushes

The toilet brush may be one of the least glamorous things in your home, but it’s still worth having one that isn’t completely off-putting. That’s because it’s a tool that — like it or not — is always on display, sitting beside the toilet. If you care about how your bathroom looks, “you want it…

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