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One Good Thing: How fashion became a part of The Nanny’s legacy

The best $78.51 I ever spent: A knife just like my grandfather’s

I didn’t know where the original had wound up, so I went in search of my own.

The supply chain crisis, explained by Adele

Blame Adele for vinyl record delays — but also Fleetwood Mac and Michael Jackson and Taylor Swift.

Office holiday parties are back and smaller than ever

It’s time for Americans to buy less stuff

Americans are mad about the economy, but still ready to shop

Thanksgiving air travel will suck this year

Apple will finally let you fix your own devices — sort of

One Good Thing: The 1970s children’s book that envisions an America overrun by trash

Anatomy of a TikTok hunk

The best $15.79 I ever spent: My last terrible diet book

The claw clip’s comeback

Why it’s not quite time to panic about inflation

Is there a Thanksgiving turkey shortage? An investigation.

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An evening offline with the fairytale goddesses of Instagram

Drop shipping, explained

The open secret to looking like a superhero

The pandemic was hard for everyone — except maybe landlords

Why is it so hard to make a TV show about the internet?

Could Zillow buy the neighborhood?

Why McDonald’s looks sleek and boring now

Money Talks: The couple who used lessons from 2008 to navigate 2020

Are credit scores a necessary evil?

Are billionaires best at deciding what to do with money?

The morbid appeal of “botched” plastic surgery

Cosmetic procedures are on the rise. So is our voyeuristic fascination with how they go wrong.

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The rise of the influencer sex worker

Platforms like OnlyFans let people with big followings online earn money. What about the sex workers who were there first?

Playdates are ruining all the fun

The “ghost stores” of Instagram

What happens when your favorite thing goes viral?

Why do banks charge a fee for not having enough money?

MLMs might not be able to get away with their shady promises much longer

When can we start enjoying nightlife again? 

What’s the deal with fictional influencers?

The past, present, and future of body image in America

The best $160 I ever spent: A session with a Black therapist

A last will and testament can be a huge fight for families

Money Talks: The couple that grew up with very different relationships to spending

Why so many people undercharge for their work

Couch Guy and the nightmare of going viral 

The problem with America’s semi-rich

The thorny truth about socially responsible investing

The appeal and the shortcomings of women-only gyms

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