Don't spontaneously FaceTime people and expect them to pick up

At 4:25 p.m. on New Year’s Eve 2020 I got a random, out of the blue FaceTime call from a friend. When my phone started ringing I was wearing pajamas, slippers, and an unflattering fuzzy gray robe. I didn’t have any makeup on, I was in the process of removing little hot dogs from the oven, and When Harry Met Sally was on pause in the living room. In other words, I did NOT feel FaceTime ready.
I know this friend extremely well, so I was confident that the FaceTime request was nothing urgent. I caught one glimpse of my unprepared self in the answering screen, thought “absolutely not,” and waited until she hung up. Read more…More about Iphone, Facetime, Culture, Web Culture, and Iphone

Mashable http://feeds.mashable.com/~r/Mashable/~3/nPOOy1FoY7Y/ Nicole Gallucci

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Connecting My Children to Their Heritage in Mandarin

Although my parents’ English is serviceable, it is only in Mandarin that they’re at ease, that they can inhabit their own skins.

NYTimes New Year's Eve https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/12/well/family/chinese-heritage-mandarin.html Connie Chang

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Indoor Dining Resumes in N.Y.C.

In the coming weeks, New Yorkers will also be able to return to sports arenas and attend larger weddings across the state.

NYTimes New Year's Eve https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/12/nyregion/indoor-dining-nyc.html Juliana Kim

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5 Things to Do This Weekend

Our critics and writers have selected noteworthy cultural events to experience virtually.

NYTimes New Year's Eve https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/11/arts/things-to-do-weekend-coronavirus.html

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Keep your fitness resolutions going strong with 28% off this Fitbit

TL;DR: Make your fitness goals a reality with the Fitbit Ionic GPS Fitness Smartwatch. As of Jan. 31 get it for $179.99, a 28% discount. 

Already struggling to keep up with your New Year’s fitness goals? The Fitbit Ionic GPS Fitness Smartwatch can deliver the proper insight and encouragement you’ve been missing on your journey to better health, and it’s on sale for less than $200. 
More than just a fitness tracker, this sleek smartwatch offers fitness guidance, music storage, and so much more. It can track steps, heart rate, distance walked, calories burned, floors climbed, active minutes, hourly activity, and stationary time. Read more…More about Mashable Shopping, Fitbit Ionic, Tech, and Consumer Tech

Mashable http://feeds.mashable.com/~r/Mashable/~3/Hw8Aj4UgD6w/ Jae Thomas

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Tet Is Full of Traditions, but You Can Have It Your Way

Plenty of rule-bending and innovation has been brought to Vietnamese Lunar New Year feasts as the diaspora has grown.

NYTimes New Year's Eve https://www.nytimes.com/2021/01/29/dining/tet-vietnamese-recipes-lunar-new-year.html Andrea Nguyen

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