Help Your Cat Achieve Haughty Perfection by Bestowing These Gifts Upon Them

Like other cat owners who are in denial, I tell people that my cat has the personality of a dog. She greets me at the door, seeks attention from human beings, and is seemingly affectionate… at times. “I wonder if Ziggy understand the concept of love,” I’ve said aloud to one too many people in my life. “Does she love…

Life Delivered: The Subscription Services That Are Worth It

The only thing better than a package showing up on your doorstep — a present! — is when that package contains something you really need: ingredients for tonight’s dinner, or a refill of the face wash you were about to run out of. Subscribing to a service is a gift from your past to your present self, who knows what…

How to Make Your Networked Speakers Work for You

Nothing is more intolerable than being alone with one’s thoughts. In the absence of external stimuli, the brain is left to its own devices. If idle hands are the devil’s workshop, then idle brains are the devil’s completely automated assembly line. Think of their ability to make you relive, just as you’re about to…

How to Clean Your Living Room in Exactly 15 Minutes

I’m a new homeowner and love entertaining in my little house that’s all my own. The only problem? The mess that’s left behind, which is all my own responsibility too. Spending time with friends in the space that I laboriously decorated is a delight, but waking up in the morning to a sticky coffee table, crunched-up…

The Best Sleep Tech To Help You Sleep Tight (Even With Your Phone)

I am aware, because I also read the internet, that the best sleep advice is to keep your phone out of the bedroom: a room that is for sleep and sex, but never texting. Unplug! Unwind! Keep your phone in the living room and get a real alarm clock, just like in the olden days. I do not personally remember these halcyon…

Here's The Home Tech That Will Help You Reduce Your Energy Bill

Creating a home with minimal carbon footprint used to depend heavily on installing new hardware: replacing old light bulbs with more energy-efficient ones, or installing a green showerhead for guilt-free showers. These relatively simple and affordable home touch-ups could make a good dent in energy bills without…