Valentine's Day is like Black Friday to me. Places are crowded. There's a lot of temptation to spend a ton of money all at once. In the case of either event, frankly, I'd rather stay at home and wait for it all to blow over. But a cozy night at home with your valentine can be pretty special if you take a few extra steps to make it more of an event than your regular weeknight dinners.
It's almost Valentines's Day! Love is in the air–and on your walls too, if you opt for one of these pieces. Because, after all, your home should reflect who you are, especially if who you are is a couple who's madly in love with each other.
Nothing says "I love you" (or "I want to squash you like the vermin you are") quite like a cockroach. The Bronx Zoo is giving you the opportunity to name a Madagascar hissing cockroach after anyone you choose.
I have a few things that I regularly do at the end of the year. If I don’t do them, I don’t feel ready for January, let alone poised to take control of the new year and kick some ass. And those few things have everything to do with cleaning and organizing all the systems that keep me organized throughout the year.
Let's face it: It's tough to stick to New Year's resolutions. In this John Oliver video, the comedian hilariously tells us all what to do once we've failed at keeping our New Year's resolutions (instead of exercising, just wake up late for work in order to get your heart rate up). But in real life, breaking your resolution isn't the set up for a joke, it's a chance to re-examine your habits and make a fresh promise that's a bit easier to stick to.
Not all resolutions need be serious. In fact, we are 100% behind fun (& funny) goals. And what's funnier than butts? Charles Vestal resolved to draw one rear a day for all of 2016, and we're on the edge of our seats.
It's almost impossible to get through a Christmas without receiving at least one present that you don't love (or even totally hate). Unless you are a regifter, this triggers the yearly ritual of heading back to the stores after the holidays— stores that are just as crowded as before December 25th — and waiting in line to return or exchange your unwanted gift. This is what you need to know:
I am awesome at sticking to New Year's resolutions. For about two weeks. Then my resolve softens followed by a predictable petering out of whatever habit I was trying to form, a short bout of self-recrimination and, finally, a return to the former status quo. So a few years ago I ditched the idea of resolutions and came up with something better...a mantra.
It's almost New Year's, folks. It's time to strap on your dancing shoes and spend all night partying it up in the hottest club in town. Or maybe don't. Instead, bring the club to you by incorporating some disco ball style at home. Party on.