LIFE AT HOME

Apps for the Holiday Weekend

Learn something new

It’s not often you get a chance to see something iconic in a whole new light, but the Statue of Liberty app will change your perspective. Use the app’s AR features to bring Liberty into the room with you—plus float above it, peer inside its structure, and travel back in history to watch the Manhattan skyline evolve over time.

    Statue of Liberty

    Education

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Get cooking

If you’ve never made a veggie burger, now’s the time. Even skeptics will be won over by Melissa Clark’s Ultimate Veggie Burger recipe from NYT Cooking—a hulking, smoky, umami-packed amalgam of tofu, beans, beets, and mushrooms that’s a dead ringer for the real thing.

    NYT Cooking

    New York Times Recipes

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Play with friends

All aboard! The digital version of the popular board game Ticket to Ride goes the distance with streamlined rules and loads of expansions. And while it’s fun to ride solo, this railway adventure is even better if you reserve a car with friends and family on- or offline.

    Ticket to Ride - Train Game

    Build a railway network

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Play solo

Puzzlers don’t come much cuter than Two Dots. Its simple premise—match similar colors to remove dots from the board—quickly evolves as you play. Need a breather? Try your hand at the game’s adorable hidden-object hunts!

    Two Dots

    A beautiful puzzle adventure

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Keep fit

Power couple Dwyane Wade and Gabrielle Union are hosting free quarantine workouts in FitOn. The sessions require no special equipment—just a little space and a lot of energy. To find them, tap Browse and scroll down to the On-Demand section.

    FitOn: At Home Fitness Plans

    Cardio, Yoga & Pilates Workout

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Watch this

If you think your video chats are outrageous, just wait until you see how the characters in Mythic Quest do it. Shot on iPhone, this special episode finds the team behind a blockbuster videogame tasked with working from home. To produce the episode, the cast and crew worked remotely in multiple locations across the country.

    Apple TV

    The home of Apple TV+

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De-stress

Headspace is now offering free annual Headspace Plus subscriptions to anyone who’s become unemployed in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Headspace Plus includes access to the full Headspace library, including hundreds of guided meditations. Register at headspace.com/unemployed, then sign in on your device.

    Headspace: Meditation & Sleep

    Stress less & relaxing sounds

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