Thanksgiving Estimate/Open Thread

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He said they’re also planning to innovate on Halloween night. Turned off by the people who came to their door last year, many of them adults or kids in street clothes, and few who said “trick or treat,” he decided to try something new: candy tiers. This year, they’ll reward those who play by Halloween’s basic rules — wear a costume, say “trick or treat” and be more or less a kid — by giving them pretty good candy. Those with amazing costumes will get better sweets. Those who don’t dress up at all or are of voting age or older will get a consolation prize: Dum Dums, which our neighbor considers the dregs of the candy pile.

— Roxana Popescu, in the New York Times, talking about a neighbor’s tiered candy-giving system this Halloween.

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From Gothamist: "Life Inside a Brooklyn Squat."

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— From Jake Halpern's New York Times Magazine piece on the dark, lucrative world of debt collection.

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— Companies that provide their employees with perks like catered lunches and workout classes have also created a role for people to manage those perks. The WSJ has a profile of one of those people in that role: Jen Nguyen, the "head of workplace" at Pinterest.

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— From The Washington Post, examining companies that have policies geared towards work-life balance.

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Tamar Adler, in The New York Times Magazine, on cooking and eating when it's just you at the dinner table.