The Sweet Secrets of Chocolate Revealed

In the run-up to Valentine’s Day, it pays to have some expertise when it comes to chocolate confections. The pastry chef Nick Malgieri, who taught at the Institute of Culinary Education in

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How Nothingness Became Everything We Wanted

Before the pandemic, the malaise that defined our culture was periodically broken by huge protests, acts of physical solidarity. The Trump presidency started with the Women’s March and proceeded to provoke a

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PPP Loans Q&A: Who Qualifies for a Second Round?

The Paycheck Protection Program is back. Between April and August, the program distributed $523 billion in forgivable government-backed loans to 5.2 million small businesses to help them keep paying their workers through

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How to Soundproof a Room

“Stack rugs or wrestling mats on the floor,” says Yoron Israel, who leads the percussion department at Berklee College of Music in Boston. Sound doesn’t want to be contained; it undulates easily

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How to Pay Off Credit Card Debt

The new year is a good time to focus on paying down credit card balances accrued over previous months, particularly during the holidays, even if, like many Americans, you are carrying less

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