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09/11/2019

09/11/2019 09/11/2019 I am mostly recovered from the traveling and am back to work. As mentioned in the log before the travels, it turned out that ...
35 Things On Amazon Under $35 That The Internet Can't Stop Talking About

35 Things On Amazon Under $35 That The Internet Can't Stop Talking About

I dont know about you, but when the internet can't stop talking about a certain product I tend to listen. It stands to reason that when a particul...
Creating joy in a small space, on a budget and more

Creating joy in a small space, on a budget and more

Ingrid Fetell Lee, designer and author of “Joyful: The Surprising Power of Ordinary Things to Create Extraordinary Happiness,” joined Washington P...
Someone is listening, and it Isn’t my sons

Someone is listening, and it Isn’t my sons

Not one to break a tradition, my youngest son — who is entering eighth grade — took his time getting his notebooks organized and putting on his sh...
A Week of Dinners from Bon Appétit’s Food Director, Carla Lalli Music

A Week of Dinners from Bon Appétit’s Food Director, Carla Lalli Music

One would think that at the end of a long day perfecting recipes in Bon Appétit’s test kitchen, the last thing that Food Director Carla Lalli Musi...
My 7-Day Housekeeping Guide

My 7-Day Housekeeping Guide

I am CONSTANTLY asked to publish a specific list of what cleaning and organizing activities I do each day, week, month, year, etc. — and I wrote t...
Two mothers and a son at the center of a 'straight pride' culture war

Two mothers and a son at the center of a 'straight pride' culture war

After a month of controversy that brought mass attention to a mid-sized Central Valley city, a planned straight pride event in Modesto went off wi...
Read an Extended Excerpt from Jenn Lyons’ The Name of All Things

Read an Extended Excerpt from Jenn Lyons’ The Name of All Things

Jenn Lyons continues the Chorus of Dragons series with The Name of All Things, the epic sequel to The Ruin of Kings. The Name of All Things publis...
The Dappered Space: 10 Ways to Affordably Refresh your Space

The Dappered Space: 10 Ways to Affordably Refresh your Space

The Dappered Space is a series designed to help guys apply the sense of personal style theyve developed to the space they inhabit. Watch for artic...
Letter from the Editor: Here Are 3 Things Making Me Happy in My Kitchen in September

Letter from the Editor: Here Are 3 Things Making Me Happy in My Kitchen in September

I am firmly in the camp of people who feel that September, not January, is the spiritual start of a new year. January is cold and soft and sleepy;...
51 creative and affordable gifts for her that are all under $50

51 creative and affordable gifts for her that are all under $50

Gift-giving isn't always easy, though it seems like it would be. Just buy them something that aligns with their interests, right? Eh, it's not alw...
Changing Defaults

Changing Defaults

It’s 6:34 am. The sound of your smartphone alarm startles you awake. (Actually, it’s the sound of the fifth alarm you’ve set because you’ve gotten...