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When Do Butter and Eggs Absolutely Have to Be Room Temperature?

The most successful bakers are the most methodical and least impulsive, or they have at least learned to channel their impulsiveness into other pursuits. Baking requires a small amount of forethought, a tiny bit of planning, and a crumb of patience. Baking requires certain ingredients to be at certain temperatures…Read more...

Stop Folding Your Kids' Clothes (and Other Ways to Help Them Keep Their Room Organized)

Unless you have one of those preternaturally tidy young children we have occasionally heard about but still are not convinced exist, you could probably use some help limiting the mess in their room. And while we can’t make your child clean up after themselves, we do have a few organizational tips that can help make…Read more...

10 Helpful Apple Watch Health Notifications Everyone Should Enable

Did you know that many useful Apple Watch health alerts are disabled by default? There are several useful features like fall detection, walking steadiness alerts, and noise alerts that you’d probably want to enable immediately after setting up your Apple Watch, if only you knew about them. We’ll run through 10 of our…Read more...

You Should Use Leftover Fireplace Ashes in Your Garden

Fall brings with it one of life’s simplest pleasures: long evenings spent curled up in front of the fireplace. But once the final embers have burned out for the night, what’s left behind is a pile of ashes you might be tempted to simply scoop up and throw out. Wait! Those ashes can be used in more ways than you may …Read more...

How to Work Out in the Morning Without Ruining Your Day

When I’m marathon training (brag), I wake up far earlier than I do for my usual weekend runs. My post-run ritual on those days is to conk out for a mid-morning nap soon after, or else doom myself to low energy levels for the rest of the day. I know I’m not alone in feeling post-workout fatigue; as this runner on RedditRead more...

Why You Need a Pot Rack (and How to Easily Install One)

If you’re short on cabinet space or are looking for a new way to organize your pots and pans, a pot rack is often a great solution for big and small kitchens alike. And you can hang one yourself using just a few tools and an hour or two of your time.Read more...

COVID Costumes Aren't Funny, and Other Dress-Up Faux Pas to Avoid This Halloween

It’s long past time to face that dreaded seasonal question: What am I going to be for Halloween? The guide below is designed to help you avoid some of the most common Halloween costume pitfalls and provide tips for truly impressing the guests at your upcoming Halloween Social/Apple Bob-a-Thon.Read more...

How to Negotiate With Your Kid, According to a Negotiation Expert

As every parent knows, children are master negotiators who are good at identifying (and capitalizing) upon your weaknesses. “Kids are amazing at picking up signals,” said Gaëtan Pellerin, a negotiation expert and author of the book “Mindful NEGOtiation: Becoming More Aware in the Moment, Conquering Your Ego and…Read more...

How to Spot a Fake IRS Letter

With the IRS still sending out a slew of letters relating to 2020 tax returns, you might be wondering if the letter you’ve received is legitimate and not a scam. The short answer is to verify directly with the IRS if you get a letter that asks you for personal information or a payment for back taxes, but there’s also…Read more...

How to Turn Any Vague Concept Into a Sexy Halloween Costume

People love to denigrate the sexy costume. “Why does a lobster need to be sexy?” they will ask, clutching their pearls and shouting to God in heaven. “Why would someone want to dress up as a horny Bob Ross?”Read more...

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