Staff Picks

  • Jamie Subia
    Published 2 months ago
    Dare to Say No to Single-Use Plastic

    Dare to Say No to Single-Use Plastic

    If you’re like me, the idea that inorganic, non-biodegradable, single-use plastics are somehow the go-to packaging unit is just illogical; almost as illogical as seventeen states in our country having statewide ban preemptions or preventative measures restricting even the possibility of future bans of their use. As crazy as it may seem to some of us, we are still the ones allowing it. Therefore, the purpose of this article is not to place blame, rather, the purpose of this article is to establish personal accountability. Corporations use plastic because it is durable, inexpensive, and accepted by us all.
  • Jennifer Violet
    Published 6 months ago
    How to Clean a Keurig Machine

    How to Clean a Keurig Machine

    I love my coffee. I can't carry on with my morning if I don't have my coffee first thing. In fact, I'm not even fully awake until I comfortably finish my first coffee of the day. Yes, I'm not fully awake even when my kids are jumping on my husband and me in bed at 6 AM. This is also another reason why I seriously need my coffee.
  • Shaking Bird
    Published 8 months ago
    Direct Painting: A How-To for Oils

    Direct Painting: A How-To for Oils

    So you want to learn about painting with oils. That ancient, noble craft passed down from the Rembrabdts and the Caravaggios of bygone days, and the Monets and Picassos, a medium so adept at capturing the ideas of, well, anything! If you can imagine it, you can realize it in oils.
  • Joseph D. N. Kendrick
    Published 11 months ago
    11 Unique and Creative Ways to Use a PopSocket (That's Not on Your Phone)

    11 Unique and Creative Ways to Use a PopSocket (That's Not on Your Phone)

    When I first saw a display for PopSocket grips at the mall, I'll admit I was a little skeptical. I just wasn't sure what purpose they would really serve. Today, I'm not ashamed to admit I couldn't have been more wrong. Not only do I use my PopSocket every single day with my iPhone, I have discovered tons of creative ways to use a PopSocket that have nothing to do with its usefulness on my phone. If, like me, you were once a skeptic, I invite you to read through these many unique PopSocket ideas.
  • Riley Raul Reese
    Published 11 months ago
    I Tried Shed to Store All My Stuff—Here’s What Happened

    I Tried Shed to Store All My Stuff—Here’s What Happened

    When you’re married to a DJ, you tend to get used to certain things. You get used to hearing beats coursing through your apartment on a daily basis. You get used to going to parties on a Tuesday, after working a full shift at work. You also get used to seeing DJ equipment—a lot of it.
  • Rebekah Sanyu
    Published 11 months ago
    How to Move Out as a Teenager—What You Must Consider

    How to Move Out as a Teenager—What You Must Consider

    I moved out of my family home at 18-years-old. I was not kicked out, but circumstances within the home became very difficult, to the point that I found that it was an impossible place to live. To do so, would mean that I would go backwards rather than forwards in recovering from depression and mental illness. It was a painful and disappointing endeavor, but one I am glad I made. It had seemed impossible, I didn't know where to begin and I needed to move quickly.
  • Max Fisher
    Published 12 months ago
    Decluttering 101: Trans Edition

    Decluttering 101: Trans Edition

    It’s that time of year where everyone's talking about “new year, new me!” and “out with the old, in with the new.” For some people, decluttering and downsizing is a huge part of that process. There are plenty of articles out there that give you tips and tricks on how to do this properly, but very few articles take into consideration the effect that being transgender has on the decluttering process. When I first did the minimalism challenge in January of this year, I found that my decluttering process was guided by my experience as a trans person. For example, when downsizing my jewelry collection, the items personalised with my dead name were among the first things to go. So if you’re trans, and thinking of decluttering for the new year, this article is here to offer some unique tips and tricks. Please keep in mind that these are all only suggestions, and they may not all work for everyone.
  • Jennica Janae
    Published 12 months ago
    I Tried This New All-In-One Laundry Solution, Here's What Happened

    I Tried This New All-In-One Laundry Solution, Here's What Happened

    Living in a house with other people isn’t easy. And while it wasn’t my first choice, it’s where I am for the time being. One of the things I really have to get used to is sharing a washer and dryer. Which is what can happen when if you decide to uproot your life and move six hundred miles away on a whim.
  • Kathryn Parker
    Published about a year ago
    Christmas on the Cheap

    Christmas on the Cheap

    Christmas has become severely commercialized and most of us can agree that it can be wallet draining. We want to shower the people we love with beautiful jewelry and new cars, but it can backfire on us. Our economy is more stable than in the past, but still a lot of people live paycheck to paycheck. There are a lot of reasons for this, but with Christmas especially, many people cannot afford such extravagant gifts. Some people even tend to go further into debt around the holidays while others rely on a holiday bonus that any company can revoke if they so please.