Summer is just around the corner, which means bike rides, pool time, trips to the beach and a whole lot of whining about sunscreen application. It’s unlikely that your kids are ever going to love the process—after all, it delays their fun. But if you go in with a plan, you might be able to make the whole thing a…
This spring, I am all about freshening up the outside of my home. Maybe because much of my winter was devoted to the deep, dark basement, as soon as winter broke, I wanted to get out in the sun.
If you’re an Amazon customer and you’re disgusted with the onslaught of six-week abortion bans being signed into law, you can set your account to directly support pro-choice organizations.
If you’ve been wanting to upgrade your dog or cat’s diet but were waiting for the perfect opportunity, this weekend might be your chance. Petco will take your artificial-ingredient-ridden food off your hands in exchange for a free bag of artificial-free food.
If you’ve ever wandered around a parking garage with your keys in the air, repeatedly hitting the lock/unlock button, not sure whether you’re even on the correct floor, it’s time to start saving your parking location.
Weekends can be a bit of a let-down. You’ve had a long week, so you want to relax. But there’s also laundry to catch up on, grocery shopping to do and soccer games to attend. Before you know it, Sunday evening is creepin’ up and you feel anything but refreshed for the next week ahead.
I grew up thinking I was shy. It was an easy conclusion to draw because whenever I’d be in a situation where I felt uncomfortable—particularly when I was expected to interact with someone I hardly knew—someone inevitably would say, “Ohhhh, she’s shy.” Or, worse, they’d directly ask me, “Are you shy??”
Admit it: You’re stuck in a rut. Last night was Taco Tuesday, tonight is meatloaf, and Thursday’s gonna be baked chicken. Again.
It’s springtime and, finally, the temps are warming up, the flowers are blooming, the grass is getting green, and you might be thinking to yourself: “Now would be a good time to sell my house.”
The main thing that’s keeping me from allowing my eight-year-old son to join all his friends on popular online multiplayer games isn’t a fear that he’s going to give personal information away to creeps. It’s that I don’t want him exposed to the hate speech that is so prevalent online.
If you’ve been stashing away items for future purchase on your Amazon Wish List, you may inadvertently be providing gift ideas for complete strangers.
Every now and then, you might feel the urge. You can’t imagine why you ever picked out a couch in that shade of grey. You’re starting to think the antique lamp looks less “antique” and more “old.” And yeah, that coffee table was a hand-me-down from your aunt when you moved into your first apartment after college. You…
When Amazon launched its kid’s version of the Echo Dot smart speaker a year ago, we hoped it would be a technological blessing, rather than a curse. But as further proof that private information is no longer sacred, a complaint filed yesterday with the Federal Trade Commission alleges that the devices are unlawfully…
Visualization can be a powerful mental exercise that helps you define what you want, perceive it and believe that you can make it happen. There are stories of it working on a grand scale (ever heard about how Jim Carrey wrote himself a $10 million acting check before he became famous?), but you can also use the…
If you’re still not sure what to get your mom/wife/partner/best friend for Mother’s Day, how about helping a new mom in need in their honor?
Last night I did something I’ve never done before: I cleaned out the filters of our window air conditioning units. All of my research says I should have been doing this once a month, and I waited six years, but I’ve decided to be proud of myself anyway.
On any given day, there are nearly 450,000 kids in the U.S. foster care system. Some of those kids are in the system for days and weeks; others spend months or years bouncing from home to home to home.
The first time I explained to my son, as a preschooler, that cartoon characters were not really real but drawn and animated on a computer, it blew his mind. How could something that looked so realistic actually be fake? I think I now know how he felt; lately, the more I learn about AI-generated photos, the more my…
Mason bees are pretty damn awesome: They’re docile, easy to raise and are amazing pollinators of spring flowering fruit and nut trees. These bees don’t use hives the way honey bees do, instead preferring to place their eggs in narrow holes, plugged up with mud (hence the name “mason”).