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

Growing A Family: Emily Rose


By Gabrielle. Owen’s sweet letter board series via Emily’s Instagram. Infertility, an early delivery, and a husband more than 24-hours away is just the beginning of Emily’s story. Oh! And there’s also a second delivery much different than the first. Come see. It’s a really good one. Starting my family was easy. My husband Nick […]

At the Studio: Coconut Yellow Split Pea Soup


It might be incredibly hot where you live right now, and, if that’s the case, I apologize for posting a soup recipe. But its one I love, and it’s the sort of thing I like to take for lunch at the studio. Also, I live in San Francisco, and it’s nearly always sweater weather – […]

It’s Dark In Here


September 17, 20XX Dear Susanna, I hope the fresh start of a new college semester finds you well. I have great news! I’ve just signed a 2-year contract with one of the world’s largest investment banks, and will be helping to maintain a next-generation trading platform. This is the sort of programming assignment I’ve dreamt […]

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 […]

Wine Storage At Home


Are you an oenophile? If you’re as obsessed with wine as these homeowners, you’ll soak up every last detail of these wine storage solutions. Some designers have incorporated the wine storage into the living spaces and use them as room separators. Other designers have gone all out and made the wine bottles the center of […]

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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Growing A Family: Emily Rose


By Gabrielle. Owen’s sweet letter board series via Emily’s Instagram. Infertility, an early delivery, and a husband more than 24-hours away is just the beginning of Emily’s story. Oh! And there’s also a second delivery much different than the first. Come see. It’s a really good one. Starting my family was easy. My husband Nick […]

Wine Storage At Home


Are you an oenophile? If you’re as obsessed with wine as these homeowners, you’ll soak up every last detail of these wine storage solutions. Some designers have incorporated the wine storage into the living spaces and use them as room separators. Other designers have gone all out and made the wine bottles the center of […]

Organize Your Spices Like a Pro With These 5 Tips — Kitchn


If you’re an even slightly adventurous cook, chances are you’ve amassed an impressive collection of spices. And that’s great; spices are great — yay, spices! But figuring out how to organize all those little jars and tins is a perpetual challenge. Maybe, like me, you’ve tried a few different approaches over the years. Perhaps you’ve […]

Before & After: Bye Dated Drapery, Hello Classic Modern Living Room


It can be hard to feel inspired when you walk into your newly purchased home’s living room and the windows (and fireplace mantel and furniture) are dripping in drapery reminiscent of a doily. But Lauren of Circle G Designs managed to design her Pittsburgh home with class and style, blending modern sensibilities while respecting the […]

The Most Popular National Parks and When to Visit Them


It’s entirely possible I coordinate my summers around when and which national parks I can visit. I’m pretty sure I owe this moderate obsession with America’s coolest outdoor spaces to the brainwashing I received as a child (thanks, Dad), but because today is the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service, a little extra national […]

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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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