Even before the pandemic, I loved a good nap. But since the lockdowns began, my little siestas have become a survival mechanism. In the midst of long days, full of exhausting Zoom calls, I look forward to a few minutes of shut-eye on my sofa in the afternoon. I’m not alone. One of the most popular fashion trends this year was a dress designed specifically for napping, from a brand called Hill House Home. (I own three.) … [Read more...] about The ultimate fashion statement of 2020? A dress that doubles as a comforter
Lee Kum Kee XO Sauce, $20scallops, shrimp, garlic, shallots, ginger, brown sugar, and spices simmered down into a marmalade-like infused umami bomb, XO sauce brings that umami boost you need in a dish. It holds its own in any savory creation, like stir-fried veggies, pasta dishes, and even as part of a chicken wing glaze! —Adley Tong, R&D scientist … [Read more...] about Gift guide: The best gifts for home cooks, according to Chobani employees
These energy costs may be accounted for on the balance sheets of manufacturers and transporters, but they become invisible when they are passed along to consumers. As a result, we have no idea what energy really costs when we fill our gas tank or pay the monthly utility bill, let alone when we buy a hamburger. Imagine a world in which restaurants disclosed carbon emissions just as some menus list calories. … [Read more...] about The hard truth about climate change: The devil’s in the details
“For this network to be successful, it requires mass distribution,” Holland says. “If we got Walmart as a client, that would be of tremendous value to us because of all the transactions going through it, but not much value to the customer because they would be buying everything in one place. The biggest value is in having a large network.” … [Read more...] about This Stripe-backed startup wants to bring one-click checkout to the rest of the web
Many fast-food chains, including McDonald’s, Wendy’s, and Krispy Kreme, are all too aware of the trends and are promising food specials. Still, the owner of a pizza restaurant in the swing state of Florida told Slate that she’s expecting “a pretty normal Tuesday night,” given that delivery apps ensure people are now able to order all the foods under the sun. (Just remember that if you do order delivery on this extra-busy night, you should tip generously.) … [Read more...] about What is America likely to eat on election night?