Get Paid $5,000 to Be a Professional Cookie Connoisseur This Holiday Season

Attention cookie enthusiasts: Reynolds Kitchens is looking for you.  Reynolds Kitchens, the maker of Reynolds Kitchens Parchment Paper, is on the hunt for the ultimate sugar lover to fill its new Cookie Connoisseur role. “The holidays may be filled with some uncertainty this year, but baking cookies always brings joy,” Lisa Smith, senior vice president of marketing for Reynolds Brands, […]

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Cher Helps Rescue the 'World’s Loneliest Elephant' From Captivity

Don’t worry Kaavan, Cher’s got you, babe. The 36-year-old Asian elephant, who had been dubbed the "world’s loneliest elephant" since his partner died in 2012, arrived at a Cambodian sanctuary on Tuesday after spending most of his life in captivity — and it’s thanks in part to Cher. The 74-year-old singer explained on Twitter that after she saw a picture […]

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Here’s What People Listened to on Spotify During This Very Crazy Year

This year has certainly been a unique one. Besides being physically cut off from our friends and family due to the pandemic, people are finding new ways to work, stay fit, and have, dare we say, fun. And through it all, Spotify has been there to provide millions of hours of entertainment to stream anywhere we go –– even if […]

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CDC Urges Against Travel to Mexico As COVID-19 Cases Rise

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are warning Americans against all travel to Mexico as COVID-19 cases continue to rise.  Over the weekend, the CDC raised its COVID-19 level to red, its highest marker, saying “travelers should avoid all travel to Mexico.” Since the beginning of the pandemic, Mexico has reported more than 1.1 million confirmed cases and […]

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Hidden in Plain Sight: The Ghosts of Segregation

The six faded letters are all that remain, and few people notice them. I would never have seen them if a friend hadn’t pointed them out to me while we walked through New Orleans’s French Quarter. I certainly wouldn’t have realized their significance. On Chartres Street, above a beautifully arched doorway, is a curious and enigmatic inscription: “CHANGE.” Now part […]

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The Evolving Travel ‘Experience’: Virtual, Actual and In Between

Socially distanced craft classes, virtual tango lessons, a city tour accompanied by an avatar guide: how experience companies — which now include Amazon — are adapting to the pandemic. By Elaine Glusac Guided excursions have long been at the heart of travel, but like everything else, the pandemic disrupted such experiences, and many went virtual. But as travel begins to […]

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Where Cruise Ships Are Sent to Die

At a shipyard in Turkey, the boats, including some from Carnival’s Fantasy fleet, are being turned into scrap, even as the industry hopes to find a way to start sailing. By Ceylan Yeginsu Along the meandering industrial peninsula of Aliaga on Turkey’s Aegean coast, the contents of gutted vessels lay strewn on the dusty roadside, scattered among clusters of orange […]

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How to Travel Abroad to Work From Home

My partner and I both felt we could get away, safely. So we packed the large bottles of sanitizer, double-checked the Wi-Fi and off we went. By Claudio E. Cabrera When I decided to travel to Mexico in the middle of the pandemic for more than a month, I didn’t have many supporters among my friends and family, with fair […]

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Love in a time of pandemic

“I can’t believe we actually made it here,” I say, admiring the 9pm sunset in Belgrade. Earlier this month, my long-distance Swedish boyfriend David and I signed a one-month lease for an apartment in the Serbian capital. For the first time in my years of travel, I have packed regular-sized toiletries and cooking utensils. I have no idea how long […]

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Pandemic Travel, With Another Family or Maybe Three

If vacationing with other families was complicated in Before Times — splitting costs, calling dibs on bedrooms — the coronavirus has only doused the fire with more fuel. By Sarah Firshein Seven months into the pandemic, the recommended rules for families are clear: Safety first means safety in low numbers. Learning pods are small. Social bubbles are guarded. The “quaranteam” […]

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