The pandemic has changed so many of the practices that began as a way to relieve the darkness of winter.
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.
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.
It’s a struggle between you and the Big Food marketers who sell you junk. You’re set up to lose.
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.
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.
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.
A 1976 TV movie that imagined years as people is a helpful reminder that a new page on the calendar is an arbitrary creation.
Home cooks often tweak dishes, but hewing tightly to instructions can help us better understand others and their cuisines and cultures.
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.
Our 7-Day Well Challenge will show you how to build on the healthy habits you learned during pandemic life.
Listeners join the hosts to weigh in on the many ways this hellish year made them think differently.
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.
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.
“There’s some pieces of normalcy that I don’t really want back,” said one New Yorker. “Our normal wasn’t always ideal.”
Celebrations will be muted as 2020 finally comes to an end, but they will bring much-needed touches of grace.
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.
In a typical year, shots of raucous parties from around the world dominate news programming. This year, the networks had to get more creative.
The year that seemed to drag on forever is finally coming to an end.
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.
Also this week: Your New Year’s climate resolutions
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.
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.
Dorie Greenspan is baking this layer cake, a cousin to gingerbread with plenty of frosting, hoping it will make 2021 a bit sweeter.
2020 was a rough one. Here’s how to make goals for 2021 that feel both satisfying and doable.
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.
If ever there were a new year that called for a new notebook, this would be it.
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.
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.
I’ve spent many a holiday by myself. And you know what? It can be absolutely thrilling.
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.
This menu of tasty party snacks is perfect for the 2020 version of a holiday blowout — that is, all-night nibbling on the couch.
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.
Most of the issues that made 2020 feel like a horror story will roll along with us into the new year.
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.
The Year in Pictures project is an annual celebration of photojournalism. In 2020, photographers were living what they captured.
Reporters and editors shared the NYT Cooking recipes that have become holiday traditions in their homes.
After a long battle to rezone the business hub in Brooklyn, developers abandoned the plan, eliminating a possible 20,000 new jobs.
A double disaster unlike anything the country has seen before is raising concerns about victims’ mental health and safety.
Don’t be afraid to start over and learn from the first take, especially when doing something important.