Ahh, an empty calendar. All that free time and possibility, all the things you’re going to get done—until, that is, your coworkers see that free time and fill it jam-packed with meetings and obligations. Before that happens again, you’ve got to get on the defensive.
It’s such an appealing fantasy: You wake up in your sun-drenched bedroom to the smell of a delicious breakfast being made by someone who loves you. But, a twist! What if that someone is you from last night! It’s either time-travel or you have a slow-cooker and planned ahead.
If you want to make an omelet you’ve got to break a few eggs, and if you want a clean dog you might have to dirty up one of the walls of your shower.
“Ahh, this is it.” It’s the sigh we all want to sigh on vacation. Full relaxation, total enjoyment, that pure vacationy feeling. But it may turn out that pursuing a vacation ideal—whether it’s a perfect sunset, pre-planned trip, or just the expected awe of seeing, say, the Grand Canyon in real life—is exactly how not…
I love to bake, but my electric hand mixer is on a very high shelf, and even once it’s down, it’s so daunting—the splatters, the cord-wrangling, all the twisty bits to wash. Which is why I am devoted to these two recipes, which require nothing more high-tech than a mixing bowl and spoon.
Things are… not great now. Hurricane season is clobbering the Caribbean, earthquakes are plaguing Mexico, the Pacific Northwest is on fire. Understandably, you want to help, and often the best way to help is a monetary donation to a relief organization. And it seems like the best thing to do is to earmark your funds…
Fall is the perfect time for making chicken stock at home—you end up with a house that smells like soup and a pot full of savory broth. Whether you make your stock from fresh ingredients or saved-up scraps, one secret ingredient will help make your chicken stock extra rich and delicious.
The signs are already up at your pharmacy, and your doctor might be pushing it, too, but is it already time for a flu shot?
Your cat knows what’s up. Even if she doesn’t run and hide at the sight of her carrier, there’s no way she’s going into that thing without a fight. But the fight stresses her out and can leave you frustrated and scratched up—not to mention late for the vet. Enter the kitty burrito.
There are two kinds of people in this world: impossibly organized saints... and all the rest of us, with our 27 tabs open in Chrome at any given time. Sure, keeping all those tabs open is its own kind of organization—I’m saving this to read later, I need that open for reference—but when one of those pages becomes…
This 2014 article is making the rounds again, fueled by an inflammatory headline. It’s a pretty straightforward write-up of the research, but the headline is driving angry shares from the way it puts the blame on women.
The Red Cross is probably the best-known emergency relief organization in the country—but they’re not necessarily the best. Accusations of mismanagement have plagued their responses to national and international disasters, and their name recognition (and easy text message donation system) can obscure worthy local and…
Starbucks’ online store is shutting down October 1, but don’t mourn—their clearance sale is cause for celebration. (You’ll also still be able to buy branded mugs and whatnot in stores.)
Harvey has been an unprecedented storm—first as a hurricane and now lingering as a tropical storm—bringing epic loss and destruction to the Texas Coast. Whether you’ve been affected or you’re looking to help those who have been, beware of these scams in the storm’s aftermath.
Amazon’s purchase of Whole Foods was approved this week by the FTC—faster and more smoothly than anyone expected such a massive deal to go through—and the acquisition will close this Monday, August 29. And that very day, some prices at Whole Foods are going to drop.
Tropical Storm Harvey is bearing down on the Texas coast, poised to strike as a powerful hurricane Friday evening. Local authorities are preparing for emergency conditions, but if you’re not already on the Gulf Coast, the best thing you can do is stay away.
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Everyone else, here’s how to cut in line, according to science.
The recent solar eclipse was a powerful experience. Whether you traveled hundreds of miles to see the totality, or just popped outside on your lunch break to share a pair of eclipse glasses with a friend, you experienced a beautiful astronomical and social moment. You might be feeling a strong connection,…