If you’re struggling to find the perfect lighting options for a room in your home, consider the difference installing a dimmer switch might make. For rooms that need overhead light, say the kitchen, it can be incredibly helpful to have the lights on full blast while you’re preparing a meal, but lower them when you’re eating dinner at the kitchen […]
The dishwasher will certainly save time and energy (if you’re lucky enough to have one!), but that convenience can come at a price for your good knives. A dishwasher’s high-pressure water jets can cause knife blades to knock against other utensils in the silverware basket, dulling and damaging them more quickly. Additionally, the heat of the drying cycle can […]
According to the National Institute of Mental Health, 19.2 million American adults suffer from a specific phobia—such as fear of flying, heights, spiders, or public speaking. (The other day, Real Simple’s own etiquette columnist, Catherine Newman, wrote a great essay about her phobia in The New York Times. Confession: I have the same one!). Happily, there’s hope for fearful folks. […]
Though I know it’s important all year long, sunscreen isn’t something I typically think to use during the winter months but, as I hit the slopes this past weekend, I did remember to dig out my sun block. Why?
I remember taking study breaks at the public library when I was in middle school to read through the old bound copies of Seventeen magazine from the 1970s and 1980s that the main branch kept. Each year was bound into a green hardcover book, and I could have spent hours procrastinating that way. Thankfully, there is a company called Denver […]
Between the long weekend and other social obligations, sticking to a diet- or fitness-related resolution isn’t always easy. Luckily, there’s a solution that combines both health and friends.
Everyone has had that moment – when your absolute favorite, irreplacable pair of jeans, whether a cheap pair that fits amazingly or the designer denim you splurged on, become “broken in” beyond wearability. What to do when good jeans go bad? Send them to Denim Therapy! For $7 an inch, the masterminds at Denim Therapy will repair rips and holes […]
Even though the tags might say dry clean only, hand washing your cashmere sweaters might actually be the better option—it will make them softer over time. Here’s how to do it to cut down on wear and to keep your sweater in tip top shape: 1. Wash in cold water with either baby shampoo or a gentle detergent like […]