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By Puja Gupta

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In addition to its fatal effects on human lives and livelihoods, the pandemic has instilled fear in people. This will create a grim future for the restaurants industry in a post COVID-19 era. The emphasis is on maintaining social distancing and hygiene, and restaurants may have to undergo restoration processes to ensure contactless dining to bring back diner confidence as they resume operations. Dining out and restaurant tech platform, Dineout launched a eWhitepaper’ that lists down restoration guidelines for the industry on staff management, staff health and safety, restaurant space sanitisation, food safety, social distancing, inventory management and measures for...

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Alison Roman’s Seder table

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By Alison Roman, The New York Times This is not the Passover article I was planning to write. I’d planned to write a peppy, service-driven piece on how to successfully pull off two days of cooking for a modern, secular meal. But over the last few weeks (and long after the development of these recipes, and their photo and video shoots), everything became … well, very different. Many of us are now stuck at home with limited access to ingredients, separated from those we’d otherwise be cooking for and eating with. And publishing a piece on how to enthusiastically cook...

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photo by sara ligorria-tramp | from: how we designed a family-friendly laundry room in the portland project

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LAUNDRY, GUYS. It’s all I can think about. Riddle me this: how is it possible to wear the same few pieces every day and STILL amass piles of things to be washed? Did I break a time-space barrier? Is this physics? Did my spring cleaning unlock a black hole of clothing that’s been sitting, un-laundered, for millennia? Is this what you talk about in science class? Like a lot of apartment dwellers, laundry day is a whole THING for me. I wasn’t #blessed with an in-unit (or even in-building) washer or dryer, so once a week, I load up a...

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This New Launch Is Bringing Luxurious Hotel Bathroom Design to the Masses

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The second we walk into a beautiful hotel bathroom, we turn into kleptomaniacs. The teensy shampoo bottles; the cloud-like robes; the aromatic soaps—we want it all. The newly opened Shinola Hotel‘s rooms are no different. “People want to bring hotels into their homes,” acknowledges Christine Gachot, who, alongside her husband, John, runs Gachot Studios and led the design of the accommodations. However, the one thing we can never fit into our luggage (and the one thing we want most) is the interior design. Until now. Thanks to a new line from Waterworks, starting on October 21, guests will be able to...

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