Leslie Jones Meets Her Twin 


In today’s Tweet Beat, Leslie Jones stumbles upon a familiar face, Madonna visits all of Africa and Willie Geist is over it. Image via Leslie Jones. http://ift.tt/29zq2mL

Sheet Pan Dinner: Rosemary Balsamic Chicken


Hallelujah! Another sheet pan dinner recipe for Rosemary Balsamic Chicken. It’s looks so good. I think I might be obsessed with these one sheet recipes. I know they still require a small amount of chopping and prep and attention, but there’s something about dealing with one baking sheet that makes these meals seem so simple and doable, even when […]

Coconut Baked Oatmeal


Baked oatmeal is one of my signature breakfast and brunch moves, for all the typical reasons. Make ahead, check. Adaptable, check. Many five year olds love it, and most forty year olds too. Check, check. There are versions of it in my last two books, and I’m constantly riffing on the general concept based on […]

Editor’s Soapbox: The Billable Hour


For every line of code that ends up in software the general public sees or interacts with, for every line in your Snapchats and Battlezone: Call of Honor Duty Warfare, there are a thousand lines of code written to handle a supply chain processing rule that only applies to one warehouse on alternating Thursdays, but […]

5 Ways to Encourage Toddler Conversation at Mealtime


This post is brought to you by General Mills Cereals. In recent months, our family has worked with a Speech-Language Pathologist to help bring Quinn’s language up-to-speed. After having chronic ear infections for the first 20 months of his life, he had a Tonsillectomy and Adenoidectomy at Boston Children’s Hospital, which definitely made a difference in his overall […]

Rebecca Atwood x Chasing Paper is (Removable) Watercolor For Your Walls


Rebecca Atwood, the Brooklyn-based textile designer whose work is filled with dreamy painterly patterns, can now adorn your walls. Her collaboration with removable wallpaper company Chasing Paper launched on Wednesday. READ MORE » http://ift.tt/2lPNtSN

Parenting Mistake #2,659: Video Games


For Bean’s seventh birthday this past June, we made a big step and bought him a Disney Infinity.  I’m not a video game person.  I didn’t grow up with them in our house.  Chris did, but he wasn’t that into them.  But, neither of us were morally opposed to our kids playing video games.  We […]

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Rebecca Atwood x Chasing Paper is (Removable) Watercolor For Your Walls


Rebecca Atwood, the Brooklyn-based textile designer whose work is filled with dreamy painterly patterns, can now adorn your walls. Her collaboration with removable wallpaper company Chasing Paper launched on Wednesday. READ MORE » http://ift.tt/2lPNtSN

The Kitchen Gadget That Sold Me on Kitchen Gadgets — Maxwell’s Daily Find


I love gadgets, but not usually in the kitchen. I always find them to be these fads that come and go: you buy it, use it for a few meals, maybe even rave about it to your friends. But then before you know it, the product has become some forgotten thing taking up space in […]

Sofa Drama: How West Elm’s Peggy Went from Popular to Discontinued to Refund-Worthy in Under a Week


West Elm’s Peggy sofa has been the source of much controversy this week. Here’s how the affordable mid-century style option went from popular pick to discontinued in just about six days. READ MORE » http://ift.tt/2mcPAkn

A “Mid-Century Rainbow Bohemian Cottage” in California — House Call


Name: Rachelle Location: Berkeley, California Welcome to my mid-century rainbow bohemian cottage in the Berkeley hills! I’ve lived in the Bay Area for over fifteen years, and do a lot of hiking. When the opportunity came about to move a block away from some of my favorite trails, I was thrilled! The cottage is about […]

I Tested 17 Talenti Gelato Flavors and Ranked Them — Kitchn


(Image credit: Talenti Gelato) From Kitchn → I Tried 17 Talenti Gelato Flavors and Ranked Them READ MORE » http://ift.tt/2lAuJUM

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Parenting Mistake #2,659: Video Games


For Bean’s seventh birthday this past June, we made a big step and bought him a Disney Infinity.  I’m not a video game person.  I didn’t grow up with them in our house.  Chris did, but he wasn’t that into them.  But, neither of us were morally opposed to our kids playing video games.  We […]

How to Help Someone With Anxiety


In-depth suggestions for ways to help someone with anxiety. Source: Unsplash, Creative Commons Zero Helping someone with anxiety can be intimidating.  Often the anxious person feels completely overwhelmed by their anxiety, especially if they experience panic attacks or find themselves gripped by anxious thoughts (e.g., in health anxiety where the person has an obsessive fear of having or developing a […]

Breaking Out of the Make-Up-Break-Up Cycle


At 21, Rachel had been married, divorced, and now spent her Wednesday afternoons crying in the chair across from me. The timeslot, typically reserved for students in my ‘Psychology of Relationships’ class, had turned less into an academic forum for the discussion of course material and more into a safe space for the sharing of […]

Why You’re Miserable after a Move


Source: T Whalen/Flickr Creative Commons No one who packed up a U-Haul this summer would disagree with the notion that moving is a miserable experience. Whether you went 20 miles or 2,000, the sheer stress and exhaustion of packing up your entire life and setting it down again in a different place is enough to induce at least […]

Cluttering is a Relationship Issue


There’s no doubt that cluttering can be a form of passive aggressive behavior. When a person has difficulty expressing anger directly, they act out their anger by cluttering. Sometimes, though, cluttering is simply a response to the stress of life, when we simply don’t have time to put things in their proper place or throw out unwanted […]

Does Jealousy Help or Hurt a Relationship?


Everybody says Jack and Jill are a lovely couple. Jack is handsome, ambitious, and moving forward quickly in his career. Jill is attractive and intelligent, flourishing in her own. Someday, people say, they’ll have beautiful children. It’s the Saturday of Jack’s company picnic. They arrive at the park in the late morning and chat for […]

The Anti-Psychologists


I used to review Ph.D. dissertations for schools of professional psychology.  But I lost that job.  Typically, someone would turn in a mediocre piece of research, then spend the entire discussion section speaking of the underlying neuorscientific or brain mechanisms that explained their feeble findings. I would write: “The author not only knows nothing about […]

Why We Still Love ‘Please Kill Me’


Gillian McCain told me, “If I wasn’t an author, I think I’d want to be a therapist.” Should she choose to switch fields, McCain is off to a good start. Because with the book “Please Kill Me,” an oral history of the development of punk rock music, McCain and co-author Legs McNeil have delivered to […]

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