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From Our NYT Files:The Biggest Tech Failures and Successes of 2017

From Our NYT Files:The Biggest Tech Failures and Successes of 2017

Let’s face it: Technology this year was one big “fail” after another. And the biggest loser from all of this was you.

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From Our NYT Files:The Rich and Royal History of Purple, the Color of 2018

From Our NYT Files:The Rich and Royal History of Purple, the Color of 2018

We interrupt your daily newsfeed with this message brought to you by purple, which traveled all the way from ancient times to become the color of 2018. The Pantone Color Institute, which helps makers of products select color for designs, announced this week that it chose to paint the coming year Ultra Violet, a purple-highlighter shade.

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From Our NYT Files: 6 Holiday Toy Crazes and Why They Captivated Kids (and Parents)

From Our NYT Files: 6 Holiday Toy Crazes and Why They Captivated Kids (and Parents)

Buying children’s gifts for the holidays is a perilous process. A doll or a phonics book? A miniature fire truck or a wooden robot that teaches 3-year-olds how to code? These are the decisions parents must make as they balance their tastes with the happiness of their children.

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From Our NYT Files: Facebook Conceded It Might Make You Feel Bad. Here’s How to Interpret That.

From Our NYT Files: Facebook Conceded It Might Make You Feel Bad. Here’s How to Interpret That.

Facebook published a quietly groundbreaking admission on Friday. Social media, the company said in a blog post, can often make you feel good — but sometimes it can also make you feel bad.

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From Our NYT Files: Don’t Waste Your Time With Bad Resolutions. This Is How to Do Them Right.

From Our NYT Files: Don’t Waste Your Time With Bad Resolutions. This Is How to Do Them Right.

We all know how it goes: Set an underdefined and overly ambitious goal for the new year, give up two weeks in and then pretend the whole thing never happened by the end of January.

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From Our NYT Files: Pouring Cheese on Icy Roads in (Where Else?) Wisconsin

From Our NYT Files: Pouring Cheese on Icy Roads in (Where Else?) Wisconsin

MILWAUKEE — In a state whose license plates advertise it as America’s Dairyland, where lawmakers once honored the bacterium in Monterey Jack as the state’s official microbe and where otherwise sober citizens wear foam cheesehead hats, road crews are trying to thaw freezing Wisconsin streets with a material that smells a little like mozzarella.

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From Our NYT Files: How to Avoid a White-Knuckle Drive on Black Ice

From Our NYT Files: How to Avoid a White-Knuckle Drive on Black Ice

What two words can inspire more fear in drivers in wintertime than “mixed precipitation”?

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From Our NYT Files: How to Clean Up Your Holiday Messes

From Our NYT Files: How to Clean Up Your Holiday Messes

The holiday season is here! Decadent parties, festive decorations, once-a-year meals and … a whole lot of messes.

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Even bankers think they are paid too much

Even bankers think they are paid too much

UBS chief’s spat with Paul Tucker has opened up a new debate about City remuneration…

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