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8 Painfully Obvious Life Lessons I Learned This Year

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | December 18, 2013 - 11:00 am

2013 was a pretty big year for me. I turned 28. I moved across the country. I started doing art again. I got a Twitter reply from Wynonna Judd. But most importantly, 2013 was the year that a shit ton of really important, embarrassingly simple life lessons finally clicked. You know how you can hear… More »

7 Rules For Spontaneous Gifting

Ami Angelowicz | December 17, 2013 - 1:00 pm

Between growing up Jewish and having a birthday two days before Christmas, it became ingrained in me that holiday presents only happen sometimes. In my world, gifts are never a guarantee, they are a pleasant surprise. Some years, I would get one Hanukkah present, some years I would get 8 and some years, especially when… More »

2013: The Year In Stories That Made Us Cry At Our Desks

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | December 17, 2013 - 10:00 am

Was there a lot of covert onion-chopping going on at the office or was 2013 particularly packed with heartstring-pulling stories? After reviewing our archives, I’m going to go with the latter. From tearful dog reunions to tales of heartbreaking loss to kids showing kindness and compassion far beyond their years, here are the stories that… More »

7 Reasons You Should Buy A Personalized “Star Trek” Action Figure For Everyone On Your List

It recently came to our attention that for the low, low price of $69.99, you can make a 3D-printed customized “Star Trek” action figure of yourself. Let us just say that again: you can turn yourself into a shockingly detailed, miniature member of Starfleet. LIFE DREAM STATUS ALERT. Obviously we have already spent multiple hours… More »

40 Scientifically Unproven (But Totally Effective) Ways To Boost Your Creativity

Ami Angelowicz & Winona Dimeo-Ediger | December 12, 2013 - 10:00 am

According to a new study, people who exercise regularly are more creative than those who don’t, and hitting the gym can measurably boost your ability to think outside the box. While we certainly don’t disagree with these findings — who hasn’t experienced a creative breakthrough in the middle of yoga class? — we also know… More »

7 Christmas Songs I Will Never Get Sick Of (And Why)

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | December 11, 2013 - 11:00 am

I’ve been listening to Christmas music pretty much exclusively since a few days before Thanksgiving. Yes, I am that person, and I’m not ashamed. I love all Christmas music (literally ALL OF IT), but there are 7 songs that I listen to on repeat pretty much every day, and somehow I never, ever get sick… More »

10 Assorted Observations From An Elderly Man Watching “Home Alone” For The First Time

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | December 10, 2013 - 11:00 am

This weekend I achieved a lifelong dream of seeing a special holiday screening of “Home Alone” on the big screen at a local movie theater. I’m sure I saw it at the theater when it first came out, but I can’t remember (I was 5 at the time), so I jumped at the chance to… More »

Assorted Observations After Baking My First Pie

Ami Angelowicz | December 8, 2013 - 12:00 pm

Different things are hard for different people. For me, eating dessert is easy — too easy. Baking it is hard. I know a bunch of you will roll your eyes at me and tell me how easy it is to whip up a soufflé. I am jealous of you. The only exposure I had to… More »

6 Arguments In Favor Of Early Morning Grocery Shopping

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | December 6, 2013 - 10:00 am

This morning I got up early and went grocery shopping before work. I only did this because we had no vegetables or coffee creamer in the house and I knew I would regret it the entire day if I didn’t just drag my ass to the store and get it done. So I went. And… More »

10 Ways A Bedroom Tent Will Improve Your Life

Ami Angelowicz | December 6, 2013 - 9:00 am

In South Korea, where temperatures are currently arctic and energy costs exorbitant, the most effective, efficient way to stay warm is by inhabiting an indoor tent. One South Korean tent manufacturer claims to have sold more than 4 million in just a couple of weeks. I believe that constitutes a trend!

Soon, thanks… More »

50 Little Truths That Will Make Your Life Easier (Just Accept Them)

Ami Angelowicz & Winona Dimeo-Ediger | December 5, 2013 - 1:00 pm

As difficult as it is to admit, there are some things about life that will never change. Politicians will always do shady things. Your mom will always be slightly passive aggressive at the dinner table. Your feet will always hurt after an hour in high heels. Resist these truths if you want, but it’s futile. Life is… More »

7 Reasons Investigation Discovery Is Crazy-Addictive (In GIFs!)

Ami Angelowicz | December 4, 2013 - 9:00 am

There are certain things that you miss when you don’t have cable for more than a decade of your life. Like, how the whole “On Demand” thing works. (WHUT? You can watch shows after they’ve aired?!) Until I started curling up with my boyfriend’s Time Warner Cable remote, I had no idea that all “murderMore »

25 Times Women Have No Problem Initiating Sex

The Frisky | December 3, 2013 - 2:00 pm

Women get a bad rap when it comes to initiating sex, and while it’s true that being assertive about asking for what we want can be tough for some of us, there are about a million different situations that might inspire us to throw a man on the bed and tell him what’s up. We don’t… More »

10 Super Easy Ways To Simplify Your Makeup Routine

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | December 3, 2013 - 10:00 am

After giving up makeup for two weeks this summer, I had a realization: my usual makeup routine was way, way too complicated. Two weeks was enough to get used to the whole “zero-get-ready-time” thing, and along the way, I completely lost my tolerance for time-consuming cosmetics. Before my makeup fast, I was spending at least… More »

10 Important Life Questions Answered By Britney Spears GIFs

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | December 2, 2013 - 2:00 pm

Thirty-two years ago today, a legendary pop star was born. It’s Britney Spears’ birthday, bitches! To celebrate Brit-Brit’s day of birth, we thought it would be prudent to answer a series of very important life questions using only the infinite wisdom of Britney Spears GIFs. Read on to get your shit sorted out by life… More »

20 Tips For Loving Someone With ADD

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | December 2, 2013 - 12:00 pm

Being in a relationship with someone who has ADD presents some unique challenges. Conversations tend to jump rapidly from one topic to another. Shiny objects might distract them during important moments. And that pile of clothes on the floor? Yeah, that’s never, ever going to get put away. Of course, there are also many benefits… More »

11 Ways To Recreate A “Friends”-Style Thanksgiving (In GIFs!)

Katie Oldenburg | November 27, 2013 - 10:00 am

There’s nothing I love more than sitting down with a heaping bowl of stuffing and rewatching “Friends” Thanksgiving episodes. Providing us with some of the best Turkey Day episodes of all time, Monica, Chandler, Phoebe, Joey, Ross and Rachel brought it EVERY year, leaving me wondering what the holidays would be like if I were… More »

17 Totally Acceptable Ways To Respond To Annoying Holiday Questions

Ami Angelowicz & Winona Dimeo-Ediger | November 25, 2013 - 9:30 am

Sadly, some of the rudest questions you’ll ever be asked in your life will be asked by the people who supposedly love you the most. It’s Thanksgiving, which means it’s time to hunker down and prepare to field ridiculous/annoying/ignorant questions from your relatives without losing your shit. Maybe your aunt doesn’t realize how rude it… More »

13 Reasons To Date A Chubby Guy (In GIFs)

The Frisky | November 22, 2013 - 11:00 am

We can surely appreciate the appeal of a greased-up, muscular dude with chiseled abs, and we’ve dated our fair share of super skinny hipster guys who liked to steal our skinny jeans, but when it comes down to it, we think chubby guys are where it’s at. From their cozy body heat to the great… More »

15 Ways To Make Friends In A New City

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | November 20, 2013 - 10:00 am

Making friends as an adult is always a bit tricky. You can’t rely on the instant bonding powers of living in the same dorm or loathing the same chemistry teacher to create your social circle. People are super busy with jobs and relationships and kids. It seems like everyone is happily ensconced in their current… More »

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