There are some things that will never be replaced by an app, and a sturdy, hand-cranked can opener is one of them. Unfortunately, we’re all too busy learning to code or whatever to practice our domestic skills, and no one knows how to use them.
If you had to guess what the best era of a life would be, you might say being young and without responsibilities or old with a retirement fund. It turns out that for a lot of people, the best part of their life is the slog of middle-age.
Does it seem like your cat is ignoring you? Do they not come when called? Your cat might be a jerk. Or they might just not recognize their own name.
We’ve been encouraged to leave Facebook for our own mental health and the sake of democracy, and with those same two goals in mind, it may also be time to give up on Twitter.
Many wonder how to talk to someone who is going through a loss, how best to be supportive, and how to properly offer condolences. But when grief hits you, it’s not only painful, it’s extremely difficult to navigate through a range of new emotions.
Your shower pipes are not like your computer—they’re not supposed to be out of date and barely working within a few years. Completely replacing the plumbing system isn’t something any homeowner wants to do, and if you treat yours right, you shouldn’t have to.
Happy International Cat Day! The perfect way to celebrate is by enjoying the company of a local feline. Sadly, cat allergies prevent some cat admirers from enjoying their adorable smooshy faces. But even if you’re terribly allergic, there are steps you can take to help alleviate symptoms and enjoy every day with these…
Small talk gets a lot of backlash; most people seem to think they’re too important to discuss the weather. It’s true that some small talk can feel shallow or boring, but it serves an important purpose. That’s why everyone should learn how to do it well.
Social media is great at making people feel like they’re alone in the world, but the truth is, not having tons of friends is normal and healthy.
When you fall in love, it feels like you never want to spend a moment away from your special someone. How fun for everyone else you spend time with.
The charm of cats is that they’re temperamental, as likely to bite as to purr when you reach for them. There may come a time when you have developed a close enough relationship with your feline that it at least signals when it’s about to attack; in that case, why not carry it around like a baby?
If you’ve just realized it’s August and you still haven’t been anywhere, don’t despair. Fall isn’t just about wearing cute jackets—it’s about travel deals.
It’s wise not to put so much pressure on a first date that you create impossibly high expectations. You’ll only make yourself nervous and likely make your date uncomfortable. But have we gone too far the other direction? It’s time to stop treating every first date like the first pancake on the skillet. Do not feed it…
There are some fun astronomical events ahead of us on the calendar, and with a little preparation you can catch them all from home.
You almost certainly don’t enjoy flying: the cost, the discomfort, the annoying person in Seat B. Just remember that the flight attendants might be having an even worse experience than you, and they can’t complain about it, because it’s their job. All of which is to say that, in general, it’s important to be…
Psst, women reading this: have you ever suspected that you, and other women co-workers, end up doing a lot of thankless, annoying tasks around the office because no one else will? Well, you do, and you should stop.
Getting diagnosed with a serious illness that requires a lot of medical intervention is an extremely stressful experience. There’s a lot to navigate, and as the friend, family member or even casual acquaintance of someone going through a difficult health scenario, you want to help ease the burden, not make it worse.…
You want your dog to be happy, or at least you want it to chew contentedly on a toy without annihilating it—because then it moves to the shoes. Here’s some options for your personal Fido the Destroyer.
Open relationship, ethical non-monogamy, polyamory, monogamish: there are so many words for telling someone that when it comes right down to it, you’re dating someone else. Here’s how to do so in a way that is respectful of their time and energy.
Have you been wondering why you’re not getting any matches on Tinder or Bumble? We think of these apps as being just about the photos, but if you’re not having any luck, consider your bio. It might need an update.