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Twitter, It’s Time to End Your Anything-Goes Paradise

Twitter, It’s Time to End Your Anything-Goes Paradise

Earlier this month, Twitter did something radical: The social network famous for its 140-character limit doubled it to 280. Weirdly, the world didn’t end. There was some whining from old-timers, which quickly died out. Mostly, everything was O.K. Some might even say the change was for the better. There’s a lesson in this for Twitter: It should be bolder in how it manages its network. It can slay more sacred cows.

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We Saw This In The NYT: How to Make Cranberry Sauce

We Saw This In The NYT: How to Make Cranberry Sauce

Its tangy-sweet flavor cuts the richness of turkey and stuffing, its crimson color brightens an otherwise beige meal. Whether you adore it or ignore it, your Thanksgiving table demands at least one bowl of cranberry sauce. And of all the dishes on the menu, it is one of the easiest to make yourself. It comes in three main genres: classic gelled cranberry sauce, quivering cranberry jelly and fresh raw cranberry sauce.

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How to Make a Pie Crust

How to Make a Pie Crust

Pie is an iconic American dessert, and there are few kitchen projects as rewarding as baking one. The best pies start with a flaky homemade crust, which is a lot easier to make than some people fear. We’ll teach you how to make it here. Then go off and explore our pie recipes — any filling can be paired with this crust, which is yet another reason to master it.

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The Amazon-Walmart Showdown That Explains the Modern Economy

The Amazon-Walmart Showdown That Explains the Modern Economy

ith Amazon buying the high-end grocery chain Whole Foods, something retail analysts have known for years is now apparent to everyone: The online retailer is on a collision course with Walmart to try to be the predominant seller of pretty much everything you buy. Each one is trying to become more like the other — Walmart by investing heavily in its technology, Amazon by opening physical bookstores and now buying physical supermarkets. But this is more than a battle between two business titans. Their rivalry sheds light on the shifting economics of nearly every major industry, replete with winner-take-all effects and huge advantages that accrue to the biggest and best-run organizations, to the detriment of upstarts and second-fiddle players.

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How to Host a Dinner Party

How to Host a Dinner Party

Food, drink, friends, good conversation — a dinner party is, in the end, a simple and enduring combination of ingredients, made unique by what hosts and guests infuse the evening with. To help you achieve a more flawless and fun-filled gathering, here are a set of guidelines with everything you need to know about throwing your best dinner party.

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Cheatsheet: What you need to know about influencer fraud

Cheatsheet: What you need to know about influencer fraud

Influencer marketing fraud is a growing problem in an industry valued at over $1 billion. Influencers — essentially social media stars with large followings — are attractive to marketers for the notion they’re more “authentic” than regular ad buys. But some of that authenticity is fake, whether it’s using so-called Instagram pods, bots or buying followers, and many marketers are starting to question just what they’re really getting for their money. We break it down.

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Chinese Buy Yachts, TVs Online to Drive Alibaba Singles’ Day Sales

Chinese Buy Yachts, TVs Online to Drive Alibaba Singles’ Day Sales

E-commerce giant said it racked up more than $25.3 billion in sales in the 24 hour-period that began at 12 a.m. Saturday.

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More Americans are turning to multiple social media sites for news

More Americans are turning to multiple social media sites for news

Americans are more likely than ever to get news from multiple social media sites, according to a recent Pew Research Center report. About a quarter of all U.S. adults (26%) get news from two or more social media sites, up from 15% in 2013 and 18% in 2016. But there is considerable variation in the extent to which each site’s news users get news from other sites, and which sites those are.

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Food For Thought: We Saw This In The New York Times and Want To Share It With You

Food For Thought: We Saw This In The New York Times and Want To Share It With You

Here is a blueprint for cooking an entire Thanksgiving meal over the course of one day in an oven and on the four burners above it.

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Kelly Gijsen patterns cotton scarves using ink made from pollution

Kelly Gijsen patterns cotton scarves using ink made from pollution

Dutch designer Kelly Gijsen has collaborated with startup company Graviky Labs to create a range of scarves that are patterned with ink made from carbon emissions. Gijsen, who presented the scarves at this year’s Dutch Design Week, worked alongside Graviky Labs to develop a version of its Air Ink that would work on textiles.

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