Really good, expertly made cocktails can cost a pretty penny, and I’m okay with that. What I’m not okay with, however, is paying fifteen bucks for an over-shaken beverage garnished with sad, dried-out fruit. Any bar can claim to make “craft” cocktails, but how can you be sure you’re getting what you pay for?
I’ve done cyanotypes with my kids using the pre-made sunprint sheets. Now my son is always looking for things that will look interesting on a print, and has a few hanging in his room.
Have you ever heard of emotional labor? The concept has been around since the sociologist Arlie Hochschild defined the term in 1983. It’s essentially the work that we do, either professionally or personally, to regulate and present our emotions in a socially acceptable way—and to care for the emotional well-being of…
As someone who always has left over sauces, this is actually a good idea that I will use.
When browsing the kids’ section of a store, whether you’re shopping for your own offspring or someone else’s, you might see an item and suddenly think, “Hey, this could work for me.”
“Are you smarter than a fifth-grader?”
Getting people to respect you in the workplace seems like a good lifehack to me. There are countless articles on here about tips for interacting with people in the workplace. Weird that you chose this one to complain about.
Obligatory Soko Ga Shiritai episode on Cooling Summer Foods in Japan.
I would go to TJ’s or Costco (if you live in a state where Costco sells booze). TJ’s is awesome because they have very eager wine nerds who love giving suggestions, and won’t give you crap for saying “give me the cheapest, okay-est wine you have.”
Drinking is good, but drinking on the cheap is better, which is why I was quite excited when my editor alerted me to the existence of California Roots, an exclusive-to-Target line of wines that cost a mere five bucks per bottle.
For everyday lunching, whatever amount of protein you’re getting is probably fine. But if you’re trying to build muscle, or if you want to keep your protein intake high while losing weight, it can be hard to work enough of the stuff into your diet without chugging down gross smoothies. Don’t worry, I’m here to help.
In a former job, I would get this sort of feedback, but when pressed for specifics, I was always brushed off and it turned out the source of it was office gossip. The supervisors were actually listening to office gossip, believing every word of it, and using that in performance reviews. I look back on that job and…
What upgrades did you make this week?
I frequently have to speak in meetings at work. Picture more of a large meeting with people of various corporate rank around a big conference room table. It’s usually a situation where people just sort of jump in when their charts come up.
Throughout the culinary kingdom, there are many foods that pair famously well, salt and pepper being perhaps the most iconic. These two grace almost every dish, every recipe, every table, and every condiment bar that you’ve ever been to. But why? Don’t get me wrong, black pepper has its place—I love a fillet au…
You read my mind! I carry the trusty old paper journal with the cover that closes securely (I’ve got a magnetic-close one and a good old Moleskine with an elastic), and inside are the spreadsheet, the gift lists, the emergency number list, the Airbnb printouts of the host’s photo-based directions, the general baseline…
Expectations of the trip
I love Nextdoor. In our neighborhood, our garages are in the back and accessed by alleys. So people are rarely out front and rarely see each other. I’m even one of the few people who mow my own lawn - otherwise I’d never see my neighbors. Next door is a great way to stay at least somewhat connected to your…
I live about an hour away from Rocky Mountain National Park. The only way to avoid crowds is to PLAN in advance. Research what hike you want to do, maybe plan a few stops on the way out (knowing you’ll be hitting crowds at this point), and most importantly - get there early. We usually leave the house around 5am if we…