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You've Probably Been Using A Can Opener Wrong You've Probably Been Using A Can Opener Wrong

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.

Why Being Middle-Aged May Be the Best Part of Your Life Why Being Middle-Aged May Be the Best Part of Your Life

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.

Pick a Cat Name Your Cat Will Answer To Pick a Cat Name Your Cat Will Answer To

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.

It's Time to Quit Twitter It's Time to Quit Twitter

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.

How to Cope With Grief How to Cope With Grief

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.

How to Maintain Your Shower, According to a Plumber How to Maintain Your Shower, According to a Plumber

Your shower pipes are not like your computer—they’re not supposed to be out of date and barely working within a few years.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.

How to Reduce Your Allergic Reaction to Cats How to Reduce Your Allergic Reaction to Cats

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…

Why You Should Get Good at Small Talk Why You Should Get Good at Small Talk

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.

It's Okay Not to Have a Lot of Close Friends It's Okay Not to Have a Lot of Close Friends

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.

Don't Invite Your Partner to a Friend Event Don't Invite Your Partner to a Friend Event

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.

Yes, You Can Hold Your Cat Like a Baby Yes, You Can Hold Your Cat Like a Baby

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?

Why You Should Take Your Vacation in the Fall  Why You Should Take Your Vacation in the Fall 

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.

Treat First Dates Like They Could Be Special Treat First Dates Like They Could Be Special

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…

How to Get a Good Look at the Upcoming Blood Moon How to Get a Good Look at the Upcoming Blood Moon

There are some fun astronomical events ahead of us on the calendar, and with a little preparation you can catch them all from home.

When Is It Appropriate to Use the Call Button on an Airplane? When Is It Appropriate to Use the Call Button on an Airplane?

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…

Stop Volunteering For Thankless Tasks at Work—If You're a Woman Stop Volunteering For Thankless Tasks at Work—If You're a Woman

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.

What Not to Say to Someone Who's Sick What Not to Say to Someone Who's Sick

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.…

The Best Toy For Your Chew-Happy Dog The Best Toy For Your Chew-Happy Dog

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.

How To Tell Someone You're In An Open Relationship How To Tell Someone You're In An Open Relationship

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.

Leave These Things Out of Your Tinder Profile Leave These Things Out of Your Tinder Profile

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.

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