Fall in Love With the Dreamy Beans of September

Plump and supple, fresh beans in season have a creamy earthiness.

#beans, #cooking-and-cookbooks, #new-year, #turnips

Missing Haircuts and More This Lunar New Year

The pandemic has changed so many of the practices that began as a way to relieve the darkness of winter.

#chinese-americans, #hair, #lunar-new-year, #new-year, #san-francisco-bay-area-calif

Forget ‘Dry January’ and Other New Year’s Resolutions

It seems a long time since we pledged to drink less, eat better, exercise more, cut spending and stop doom-scrolling. Be gentle on yourself: It’s been a tough month.

#alcohol-abuse, #anxiety-and-stress, #colleges-and-universities, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #new-year, #social-media

A Well-Planned Date That Sealed the Deal and Inspired an App

Jordan Scott was not impressed when she first met Nick Gash at a dive bar in New York. But his thoughtfully curated “48-hour” first date changed her mind.

#content-type-personal-profile, #love-emotion, #marriages, #new-year

Why Your New Year’s Diet Is Doomed

It’s a struggle between you and the Big Food marketers who sell you junk. You’re set up to lose.

#advertising-and-marketing, #chronic-condition-health, #diabetes, #diet-and-nutrition, #new-year, #supermarkets-and-grocery-stores, #weight

It’s a New Year in the Garden, Too: Time for Some Resolutions

In advance of the growing season, it’s helpful for gardeners to acknowledge what went wrong in the previous year, and figure out what to do instead.

#flowers-and-plants, #gardens-and-gardening, #invasive-species, #new-year, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #real-estate-and-housing-residential

‘I Will Get Up’: A Hard New Year Greets a World in Waiting

Around the globe, people who held on in hopes that 2021 would banish a year of horror are struggling with the reality that the hardest challenges may lie ahead.

#australia, #china, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #france, #great-britain, #italy, #japan, #mexico-city-mexico, #new-year, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #south-africa, #south-korea, #united-states, #vaccination-and-immunization

Saying Goodbye to an Endless Year With a 24-Hour Race

To welcome 2021 in a memorable way, I ran from 9 a.m. on New Year’s Eve to 9 a.m. on New Year’s Day.

#marathon-running, #new-year, #running, #ultramarathon-running

Listen to Rudolph: A New Year Is Both a Comfort and a Fiction

A 1976 TV movie that imagined years as people is a helpful reminder that a new page on the calendar is an arbitrary creation.

#movies, #new-year, #rankin-bass-productions, #rudolphs-shiny-new-year-movie, #television, #two-thousand-twenty

A Kitchen Resolution Worth Making: Follow the Recipe Exactly

Home cooks often tweak dishes, but hewing tightly to instructions can help us better understand others and their cuisines and cultures.

#content-type-service, #cooking-and-cookbooks, #new-year, #race-and-ethnicity, #recipes

New Year’s Lawbreakers: 3 N.Y.C. Parties With Hundreds Are Broken Up

New Year’s Eve was mellow for most New Yorkers, and Times Square was practically empty. But some could not resist the lure of a big night out.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #new-year, #new-york-city-sheriffs-office, #parties-social, #times-square-and-42nd-street-manhattan-ny

For a Healthier 2021, Keep the Best Habits of a Very Bad Year

Our 7-Day Well Challenge will show you how to build on the healthy habits you learned during pandemic life.

#anxiety-and-stress, #content-type-service, #exercise, #friendship, #habits-and-routines-behavior, #letters, #mental-health-and-disorders, #new-year, #psychology-and-psychologists

How 2020 Changed Our Minds

Listeners join the hosts to weigh in on the many ways this hellish year made them think differently.

#new-year, #politics-and-government, #united-states-politics-and-government

Coronavirus Dominates Merkel’s Last New Year’s Speech as Chancellor

An address that would usually cover a sweeping range of topics instead focuses solely on the pandemic, which has upended both Angela Merkel’s last year in office and life in Germany as whole.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #germany, #merkel-angela, #new-year, #speeches-and-statements

Pope Francis to Skip New Year Services Because of Leg Condition

The Vatican said Pope Francis was suffering from sciatica, which has hobbled him in the past. But he will lead the noontime Angelus prayer on New Year’s Day.

#francis, #new-year, #roman-catholic-church, #sciatica, #vatican-city

This Is How New Yorkers Will Remember a Year They Can’t Wait to Forget

“There’s some pieces of normalcy that I don’t really want back,” said one New Yorker. “Our normal wasn’t always ideal.”

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #manhattan-nyc, #new-year, #new-york-city, #times-square-and-42nd-street-manhattan-ny

This New Year’s Eve, Times Square Will Be Filled With Hope. But Not People.

Celebrations will be muted as 2020 finally comes to an end, but they will bring much-needed touches of grace.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #new-year, #new-york-city, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #times-square-and-42nd-street-manhattan-ny

A 12-Year-Old’s Letter to Her Post-Pandemic Self

How will you retain gratitude for the return to normal life? “I’ve come from 2020 to remind you not to forget,” my daughter wrote to her future self.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #letters, #new-year

How the Networks Will Fill Airtime on a Quiet New Year’s Eve

In a typical year, shots of raucous parties from around the world dominate news programming. This year, the networks had to get more creative.

#abc-inc, #cnn, #cohen-andy-1968, #cooper-anderson, #countdown-entertainment, #daly-carson, #national-broadcasting-co, #new-year, #new-york-city, #public-broadcasting-service, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #seacrest-ryan, #television, #times-square-and-42nd-street-manhattan-ny

New Year’s Eve 2020: How to Celebrate

The year that seemed to drag on forever is finally coming to an end.

#aoki-steve-1977, #auckland-new-zealand, #berlin-germany, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #jarre-jean-michel, #london-england, #new-year, #parties-social, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #rio-de-janeiro-brazil, #sydney-australia, #times-square-and-42nd-street-manhattan-ny

How to Stream New Year’s Eve: 25 Shows From Pop, Jazz and Beyond

It isn’t too late to make (cheap!) plans to welcome 2021 with music. A host of concerts will be streaming around the globe and major stars will take the stage on TV.

#baskin-carole, #blue-angel, #boggess-sierra, #bon-jovi-jon, #bts-music-group, #carlile-brandi, #ciara, #clark-dick, #cohen-andy-1968, #dlamini-amala-zandile-doja-cat, #karol-g-singer, #lipa-dua, #music, #new-year, #noblezada-eva, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #saweetie-1994, #wainwright-loudon-iii

Looking ahead to 2021

Also this week: Your New Year’s climate resolutions

#global-warming, #new-year

Watch 8 Classic TV Episodes About New Year’s Eves Gone Awry

Are your plans feeling particularly lackluster this year? Take heart: These are a reminder that Dec. 31 isn’t always what it’s cracked up to be.

#new-year, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #television

The Times Square Ball Drop Is Still Happening. You’re Just Not Invited.

For the first time in decades, Times Square will be closed to the public on New Year’s Eve. Instead, dozens of frontline workers and their families will be honored with spots near the stage.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #new-year, #times-square-and-42nd-street-manhattan-ny

A New Year’s Treat to Close Out a Difficult Year

Dorie Greenspan is baking this layer cake, a cousin to gingerbread with plenty of frosting, hoping it will make 2021 a bit sweeter.

#cakes, #cooking-and-cookbooks, #gingerbread, #new-year, #paris-france

Downsize New Years Resolutions for 2021

2020 was a rough one. Here’s how to make goals for 2021 that feel both satisfying and doable.

#content-type-service, #habits-and-routines-behavior, #happiness, #new-year, #psychology-and-psychologists

An Intimate Send-Off to the Year of Being Together

Most of us will be spending New Year’s Eve with the same people we spent the entire pandemic with. Let’s celebrate our small social circles with some good food and delicious wine.

#champagne-wine, #content-type-service, #new-year, #quarantine-life-and-culture

Turning the Page on the Year

If ever there were a new year that called for a new notebook, this would be it.

#diaries, #new-year

Welcoming a New Year at an Ancient Festival in Pakistan

Chawmos, a festival of Pakistan’s tiny Kalash community, is a portrait in contrasts: solemn ritual and joyous dancing, gender segregation and public flirtation, togetherness and isolation.

#festivals, #kalash-ethnic-group, #new-year, #pakistan, #religion-and-belief, #women-and-girls

Want a Nice Dinner Out? Your Hotel Room Awaits

Restaurateurs and hoteliers are teaming up to create private dining experiences that allow guests to get out of the house, but limit their exposure to others.

#hotels-and-travel-lodgings, #le-crocodile-brooklyn-ny-restaurant, #new-year, #oneal-aidan-chef, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #restaurants, #wythe-hotel-brooklyn-ny

Have Yourself a Lonely Little Christmas

I’ve spent many a holiday by myself. And you know what? It can be absolutely thrilling.

#christmas, #new-year, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #united-states

5 Ways to Ring in the New Year at Home

From digital dates to festive décor and fun games, here are a few New Year’s Eve ideas that encourage intimacy and connection for couples celebrating at home.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #dating-and-relationships, #new-year, #parties-social, #quarantine-life-and-culture

A Finger-Food Countdown to 2021

This menu of tasty party snacks is perfect for the 2020 version of a holiday blowout — that is, all-night nibbling on the couch.

#content-type-service, #cooking-and-cookbooks, #holidays-and-special-occasions, #new-year, #parties-social, #snack-foods

10 Sparkling Wines for Leaving 2020 Behind

The end-of-the-year parties will look different in 2020, but the featured bottles will still be bubbly, whether they come from Champagne or elsewhere.

#champagne-wine, #content-type-service, #grapes, #new-year, #wines

What Makes You Think 2021 Will Be Better?

Most of the issues that made 2020 feel like a horror story will roll along with us into the new year.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #new-year, #republican-party, #stimulus-economic, #united-states, #united-states-politics-and-government

Germany Locks Down Ahead of Christmas as Coronavirus Deaths Rise

Stores and schools will be closed, and public and private meetings will be restricted over the holidays, in an effort to bring down coronavirus infections and deaths.

#christmas, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #europe, #germany, #merkel-angela, #new-year, #quarantines, #scholz-olaf-1958, #shutdowns-institutional, #soder-markus

Thousands of Photographs, and a Year Like No Other

The Year in Pictures project is an annual celebration of photojournalism. In 2020, photographers were living what they captured.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #mills-doug, #new-year, #new-york-times, #photography, #presidential-election-of-2020, #times-square-and-42nd-street-manhattan-ny, #united-states-politics-and-government, #wildfires

Our Food Staff’s 18 Favorite Holiday Recipes

Reporters and editors shared the NYT Cooking recipes that have become holiday traditions in their homes.

#christmas, #cooking-and-cookbooks, #hanukkah, #holidays-and-special-occasions, #new-year, #quarantine-life-and-culture

Industry City: Here’s What Happened

After a long battle to rezone the business hub in Brooklyn, developers abandoned the plan, eliminating a possible 20,000 new jobs. 

#culture-arts, #industry-city-brooklyn-ny, #metropolitan-opera, #new-year, #new-york-city, #opera, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #zoning

Coronavirus Lockdowns Strike Australia Residents Hit by Brushfires

A double disaster unlike anything the country has seen before is raising concerns about victims’ mental health and safety.

#australia, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #hygiene-and-cleanliness, #melbourne-australia, #mental-health-and-disorders, #morrison-scott-1968, #new-year, #wildfires

Tear It Up and Start Again

Don’t be afraid to start over and learn from the first take, especially when doing something important.

#exercise, #new-year, #psychology-and-psychologists