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The Real-Life Quest to Cook All 74 ‘Stardew Valley’ Recipes

If the pandemic had never happened, Ali Z. might never have joined TikTok. But by the time the short, dark January days arrived, she was getting restless. Nearly a year into quarantine, her go-to hobbies—cooking, baking, and playing video games—felt lonely. In particular, she missed cooking for friends and family. “It’s not quite as fun […]

11 Best Black Friday Kitchen Deals (2021): Instant Pots, Stand Mixers, Etc.

Vitamix 5200. Photograph: Amazon Amazon There are blenders, and then there are Vitamix blenders. I was a skeptic, but like my fellow Gear reviewer Joe Ray, the Vitamix made me a blender person. A blender is, essentially, just a blade atop a motor. Everything else just gets in the way. The motor is why the […]

32 Best Black Friday Video Game Deals (2021): Accessories, Switch, PC, PlayStation, Xbox

SteelSeries Arctis 3 Photograph: SteelSeries Amazon, Best Buy We like the Bluetooth Arctis 3 as a wireless headset, particularly when paired with the Nintendo Switch. However, if it’s more important for you to have one headset for all your consoles rather than going wireless, this corded version is an inexpensive option with great audio quality […]