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

Family Photos at the Oakland Cranes


Family Photos at the Oakland Cranes September 29, 2016 By Gabrielle. Photos by Katrina Davis. It was a Friday, and Ralph was leaving us for two years the next Tuesday. Ben Blair and I were running errands and I had a pang of regret: I wish we could get a family photo shot before he […]

Vitamic C Tea Blend


Many of you have seen my spice drawer – always in some state of disarray. I also have another area – filled with ingredients I use to make herbal tea blends. Dozens of little white bags filled with chamomile, hibiscus, dried nettles, citrus peels, ginger and the like. Inviting a spectrum of teas into your […]

Editor’s Soapbox: Programming is Hard


A bit ago, I popped into an “Explain Like I’m 5” thread to give my version of the differences between C, C++, Objective-C and C#. In true Reddit fashion, I had the requisite “no five year old could understand this” comments and similar noise. One thing that leapt out to me was that a few […]

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 […]

A Well Loved Home for World Travelers — House Call


(Image credit: Submitted by Milgy) Name: Milgy Location: Kochi, Kerala, India This is our home in Kochi, a city in the southern state of Kerala in India. It’s a 1650 square foot newly built apartment. After living in rentals for 11 years, this is the first home we have owned. (Image credit: Submitted by Milgy) […]

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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A Well Loved Home for World Travelers — House Call


(Image credit: Submitted by Milgy) Name: Milgy Location: Kochi, Kerala, India This is our home in Kochi, a city in the southern state of Kerala in India. It’s a 1650 square foot newly built apartment. After living in rentals for 11 years, this is the first home we have owned. (Image credit: Submitted by Milgy) […]

The Iconic House from Mrs. Doubtfire is for Sale — House of the Day


Here’s a piece of cinema history: the San Fransisco Victorian that’s featured in the 1993 Robin Williams classic Mrs. Doubtfire is for sale. The 3,300-square-foot four bedroom, three-and-a-half bath home in Pacific Heights is where Robin Williams’ character pretended to be a lovable Scottish nanny to spend more time with his kids. After the actor’s […]

DIY Ideas by Design Personality: Rug Projects to Suit Your Style


Rugs can be shockingly expensive, which makes them a prime candidate for DIYing. If you’re looking for ways to cover your floors in style, without spending a ton of cash, you’re in luck because we’ve rounded up 13 DIY rug projects to suit any decor style. But first: Not sure what your home decor style […]

A Kitchn Editor’s 3-Day Experiment in Eating Lunch Away From Her Desk — Kitchn


I’ve eaten lunch at my desk for as long as I can remember. It’s not that I’m too busy to step away; I’ve simply fallen deep into the habit of eating as I work or scroll through the news online. I know it’s not the best way to eat — I’m not getting much work […]

This Is What A $15K Vintage Bathroom Remodel Looks Like


Kendra transformed the ultra-narrow vintage blue bathroom in her South Philly home earlier this year. Here are the details from her renovation, including the final costs of materials and labor and specific sources for the finishes and fixtures: → If you want to see what the bathroom looked like originally, read Before & After: A […]

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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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