Make a Poem From Newspaper

A cento is a poem written using borrowed lines, like ones from this publication. Don’t forget to give credit.

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Making Bar Trivia Virtual

Though many bars are under lockdown restrictions, pub quiz companies still operate online. You provide the booze, they provide the brainteasers.

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Groups Trying to Open Golf to Young People Are Struggling Themselves

Even as more young men and women in need want to play, the pandemic has made it more difficult for nonprofits to raise money.

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Paul Smith on How to Sew Patches in a Traditional Japanese Stitch

In the latest installment of our Designer D.I.Y. series, learn how to breathe new life into old clothes with a classic sashiko stitch.

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In Their 20s and Saving for Retirement: How It Started, How It’s Going

Three savers learned some important lessons early on.

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How Not to Overspend This Black Friday

Have a list, a budget and some patience.

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It’s Time for a Digital Detox. (You Know You Need It.)

Excessive screen time can be harmful to our well-being, but we can free ourselves from tech’s hooks with goals, rules and boundaries.

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Separated by Distance? Send Pressed Flowers

The skilled gardener and ceramist Frances Palmer offers a primer on how to decorate a card with dried botanicals.

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8 Rules for Skiing This Season

Being out on the slopes is a perfect pandemic escape. It’s everything around the skiing that’s hard. What you need to know to navigate this year.

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Around the World at Home Series Lets Readers Explore Cultures

A new series, Around the World at Home, lets readers channel the spirit of a faraway place without hopping on a flight.

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Three Ways to Use Up Stuffing, the Pinnacle of Thanksgiving Leftovers

Sohla El-Waylly is here for the holiday’s best side, which she griddles into sandwich filling, fries into croutons and simmers into dumplings for soup.

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Four Walls, Three Kids and Two Parents

A father photographs his family life during the coronavirus crisis.

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Holiday Table Decoration Activity

With a little paint and accordion folding, your newspaper can become décor for your Thanksgiving table.

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I Broke My Lease. Do I Still Have to Pay the Rent?

Tenants are on the hook when they break a lease — but only if the landlord makes a reasonable effort to re-rent the apartment. How do you know if they’re doing that?

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No, a Negative Coronavirus Test Does Not Mean You Can Safely Socialize

A negative test is helpful, scientists and doctors say. But it doesn’t mean you should skip other measures, like quarantining, masking and distancing.

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Stress-Free Stews

Thanksgiving is coming up, but you still have to eat dinner. Here are some thoughts.

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How to Pretend You’re in Paris Tonight

There are countless ways to invite Paris into your home. All you need is a little creativity. And perhaps a glass of Champagne.

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Making Financial Decisions When You Don’t Have All the Facts

The president-elect is considering tax changes that could affect stock sales, selling a family business and leaving money to heirs. But we still don’t know how much he’ll be able to do.

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It’s Easier to Get a Tax Deduction for Donations This Year

Under the pandemic relief program, taxpayers can deduct up to $300, even if they take the standard deduction. And even if $300 doesn’t sound like much, it’s “a big deal” to the needy.

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The Best Video Games to Get Lost In This Holiday Season

A ninth-century Viking adventure, a game about robots that literally feels good to play and an escape from hell: Here is what’s new across gaming systems to satisfy players of all stripes.

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Nine Nonobvious Ways to Have Deeper Conversations

The art of making connection even in a time of dislocation.

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How Do I Make Thanksgiving Grocery Shopping Safer?

With coronavirus cases raging across the U.S., holiday food shopping just got more complicated. We asked the experts for advice.

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How to Have a Fully Remote Family Thanksgiving

Skipping travel this year to stop the spread of Covid-19? Here’s how to digitally reimagine the holiday, from meal prep to after-dinner activities.

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Exercise After Covid-19? Take It Slow

Heart and lung damage can happen after even mild illness, prompting doctors to recommend caution before returning to your workout.

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Leonid Meteor Shower: Best Time to See and How to Watch

Meteor showers can light up night skies from dusk to dawn, and if you’re lucky you might be able to catch a glimpse.

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Recipes to Alter Your Mood

Get out of your head, and make something new, whether its barbecue chicken pizza, mozzarella in carrozza or a lentil-sweet potato salad.

#content-type-service, #cooking-and-cookbooks, #thanksgiving-day

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Students Return For the Holidays

Plan out the trip home and set ground rules for safe socializing. And remember that they’ve had a tough year, too, so give them the space to talk about it.

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Time to Take a Pledge: No Stocks if You’re a Member of Congress

Owning actively traded shares can create conflicts of interest. Georgia’s Senate candidates agree. Will others? Mutual funds could be good for them.

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Lots of Flavor, Less Meat

Excellent recipes for a climate-friendly diet.

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Obamacare Enrollment Opens, With Costs Generally Lower

Millions lost their insurance, along with their jobs, during the pandemic. But many people are eligible for financial help.

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How Can My College Student Come Home Safely for Thanksgiving?

As coronavirus infections rage across the U.S., we asked the experts how families and students should manage the risks of the holiday break.

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How to Avoid a Surprise Bill for Your Coronavirus Test

Get tested at a public facility. Question what services are being provided. And know your rights under federal law.

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Medicare’s Choices Have Grown, but Many Americans Don’t Review Options

A new study shows that more than half of enrollees don’t review or compare their coverage options annually.

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How to Deal With Quarantine-Induced Social Anxiety

Yes, you can enjoy socializing again. But it might take a little effort.

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Sparkling Wines, Even if 2020 Hasn’t Earned Them

Every wine region makes them. Here are three different versions, made in different places from different grapes, each with its own festive message.

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Why Do the Rules Seem to Apply Only to Me?

A reader senses biased policy enforcement at the horse stable.

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A Tough Call for Families: How to Spend Thanksgiving

If you’re feeling pressured, here are a few ways to keep the peace.

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The Upshot’s N.F.L. Playoff Simulator Is Back

Here’s what’s new about the seventh edition, and how it works.

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Help! Where Is the Safest Seat on an Airplane?

Deciding where to sit on a plane has always been an exercise in strategy and skill: how to get the most legroom, the best shut-eye, the quickest exit. The stakes certainly feel higher now.

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Now’s the Time to Sign Up for Health Insurance. Here’s How.

It’s open enrollment season for the Affordable Care Act. Anyone who needs insurance for next year can pick a plan now.

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How to Give Guests an Active Role in Your Virtual Wedding

Here are a few creative ways to connect with your remote guests and integrate them into your celebration during the pandemic.

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The Buttermilk-Brined Turkey of Your Thanksgiving Dreams

Every November, people ask Samin Nosrat if her beloved roast chicken recipe works with turkey. She decided to find out.

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Enjoy the Holidays Alone

Single people make up one third of all American households and finding ways to celebrate this Thanksgiving means taking action ahead of time.

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Why Am I Worried? You Should Be.

Make time for it.

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12 Thanksgiving Desserts Worth Saving Room For

Here’s what you need to make the end of the meal shine.

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Helping Children With Anxiety in the Pandemic

Even in an anxious time, children’s anxiety is treatable.

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Pandemic Advice From Athletes

Athletes who have endured the most grueling tests have a lot to tell us about how to thrive in the pandemic.

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Game Nights At Home

With the family together for the holiday, you might be looking for tabletop games that will delight kids and grown-ups alike. Here are a few you can all play together.

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12 Easy Recipes for a Thanksgiving Beginner

These simple dishes will set you up for a spectacular meal.

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Good Wines Won’t Fix Thanksgiving, but They Couldn’t Hurt

It will be an unusual holiday, with even the closest of families deciding to keep their distance. Perhaps this year we can toast each other from afar.

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