I am perhaps the worst person to talk to about good manners. I talk too loud in public places, I laugh with food in my mouth and put my elbows on the table constantly. However, while I was never the pillar of politeness, I would always get way more looks in say Europe than in the states, and I never knew why. Well, apparently it's because I was doing a whole host of other things that Europeans find particularly rude, and I had no idea.Read Full Story
Hi, my name is Ally Hirschlag, and I am a neat freak. I love color coding my bookshelves, and the idea of spending a day vacuuming and folding shirts fills me with joy. However, last year, I made the decision to move in with my boyfriend who happens to be a slob.Read Full Story
Cats can make wonderful additions to any household, as long as you're not allergic. However, the thing that even cat lovers can't stand about them is their stinky litter boxes. They're unsightly, take up too much room and never smell good for long.Read Full Story
One doesn't often think of style and comfort going together. In my mind, style means high fashion, which immediately suggests tall pumps, tight short skirts and perfect hair. However, having style today doesn't necessarily have to mean stuffing yourself into something tiny and uncomfortable.Read Full Story
From old pieces of tile and scraps of wood to metal pieces and curtain rods, we all have a few extra hardware pieces sitting around the home. Dig out your trash and create a little piece of gold that only your home will hold.Read Full Story
I've been a crazy cat lady my whole life, but up until last year, I'd never had sibling cats in my house. My decision to finally change that was simple — I was guilt-tripped. My roommate and I decided to adopt a kitten together last year, and (of course) we each ended up falling in love with different ones from the same litter. The folks running the adoption noticed our "predicament," and immediately tried to get us to take both.Read Full Story
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