Meals in the Mitten: A Tour of Michigan’s Black-Owned Restaurants

The state of Michigan is world-renowned for its greats: Great Lakes, great summers, and now — thanks to its sizzling cultural epicenter in Detroit — great food. If you haven’t heard by now, there is a bit of a restaurant renaissance that is leading the Motor City’s revitalization, one bite at a time. Riding the wave…

Here’s How Three Real People Use Trello to Organize Their Lives

After I spent a week using the organizational tool Trello, I wanted to learn more. So I tracked down a few Trello “power users” to get some insight into how three very different people use it to facilitate their work and lives. One of them shared a hack that actually turns Pinterest into something productive! So…

The Thoughtful Google Store Tech Gifts For Any Parent

Spring is in the air and it’s that time of year when we get to really celebrate our parents through Mother’s and Father’s Day. But how often do we try and fail to really deliver on thoughtful gifts for our parents? I’m guilty of the “pile of paperback books for Mom” and “ blue tie for Dad” failings just like the rest…

How to Add Excitement to Your Relationship Without Leaving Your City

Feeling a little sleepy in your relationship? There are plenty of ways to splash a bit of cold water and wake up (or wake your groggy partner). Nothing shakes the cobwebs and adds a bit of excitement to a relationship quite like getting out of town for a bit, but it’s not always feasible (or reasonable) to get away.…

All the Things That Went Wrong During My Wedding, and How I Dealt With Them

I got married a few months ago, and I’m here to tell you that it’s not the pastel- and fondant-covered dream that bridal magazines would have you believe. This shit is stressful. From managing in-laws to dealing with vendors who chirpily upcharge you 200% for chargers (still not sure what those are), planning a…

How To Stay Updated On The Big Game When Life Gets In The Way

As football fans, we’ve all been there. There’s the big game that you’ve been waiting for all season and life interrupts — a business trip, a neighborhood potluck, one of your kids was born inconveniently on the same day however many years ago and you’re celebrating. It puts us in a precarious position of choosing…

How To Make Your Smart Assistant A Whole Lot Smarter

So you’ve set up your smart assistant, you’ve learned the basics, and you’re well on your way to integrating it into your daily life. Congrats! Except are you really using it to its full potential? Probably not. Smart assistants have tons of features aside from helping you with your to-do list or playing your favorite…