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Here’s What’s New on Netflix In October
If you need a reason to cozy up for the month of October, Netflix just announced what will be arriving on the streaming service starting next month. Here’s what we’re excited for: Everything leaving Netflix in October If you need more Paul Rudd in your life (of course you do), then you’re in luck: the 2009 buddy movie is hitting the ‘flix on October 1.
Sep 20, 2017
Amazon Freaked a Whole Bunch of People Out With a Baby Registry Email
Emails from Amazon are usually good things: Your order has shipped, someone sent you a gift card, and the like. Tuesday afternoon, however, one email sent to multiple customers by mistake had people scratching their heads and questioning whether the online retail giant knew something they didn’t. Around 4:30 pm ET yesterday, several people took to Twitter to share that they got an email from Amazon announcing someone purchased an item from their baby registry.
Sep 20, 2017
Netflix News: How I Met Your Mother Is Leaving This Fall
Suit up, people, because we have some sad news: How I Met Your Mother will be leaving Netflix this fall. But if you’re a Hulu subscriber, well, we have some good news. The legen—wait for it—dary sitcom ran for nine seasons. The show’s producer, 20th Century Fox, recently inked a deal with Hulu for streaming rights to 3,000 episodes of content, including all of How I Met Your Mother, Vulture reports.
Sep 16, 2017
This Company Wants to Disrupt Your Corner Bodega — And New Yorkers Are Not Having It
The latest in a series of recent announcements where privileged, disconnected, and oblivious Silicon Valley tech bros are trying to gentrify our communities through “disruption,” a company founded by two former Google employees wants to make urban corner stores a thing of the past —and New Yorkers past and present, in particular, are just not having it.
Sep 15, 2017
The Onion Perfectly Captures What It Feels Like to Shop at T.J. Maxx
If your bargain loving self thrives in the face of disorganization and feeds off the thrill of the hunt, then we have a website redesign that you’re going to love. This week, The Onion nails perfectly what it would be like to shop your favorite discount retailers—if their websites were just like their stores. Like the digital equivalent of throwing spaghetti against the wall, The Onion’s fake T.J.
Sep 14, 2017
You Have to See the Inside of This Stunning Converted Church In London
Pagans of the good times will love this design award-winning church conversion loft in London, which is now available for rent for approximately $1,000 per week. Hallelujah, travel gods. In the North East London borough of Waltham Forest, just about 10 miles by Tube to downtown London via Charing Cross station, the Chingford chapel loft on Buxton Road features two bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms, dining for 12, and enough designer appeal to bring one to their knees.
Sep 14, 2017
12 Ways to Protect Yourself After the Equifax Hack
The latest security breach at Equifax means, as Forbes personal finance guru Tim Maurer said: Unfortunately, we now live in a world where it’s not a question of if, but when, we will deal with having all or part of our identity stolen. The most recent panic attack about our personal information came last week, when consumer credit reporting bureau Equifax announced a cybersecurity incident potentially impacting approximately 143 million U.S.
Sep 13, 2017
How We Can Help Those Affected By Hurricane Irma
Barely two weeks after Harvey unleashed its destruction on Texas and Louisiana, Irma has been ravaging the Caribbean and Florida. Last week, it became the most powerful hurricane ever recorded in the Atlantic Ocean, with Category 5 winds that were up to 185 MPH. We’ve compiled a list of organizations on the front lines helping the victims of this severe storm.
Sep 11, 2017
The Best Time to Book Thanksgiving Travel to Save Money
It’s not even officially autumn yet, but we’re here to tell you that it’s already time to start thinking about holiday travel (it’ll be here sooner than you think). If your Thanksgiving plans are a plane ride away, here is when you should be booking that flight. According to flight aggregator and booking site Expedia, 61 to 90 days in advance is when you should commit to your travel plans if you want the best deal.
Sep 11, 2017
Hulu & Spotify Created a Student Bundle That’s Super Cheap
Students are notoriously strapped for cash—that’s why student discounts are often lifesavers, allowing those on a limited budget to make the most of their budget. Well, Hulu and Spotify, two of the biggest streaming services out there, just made getting your entertainment more affordable. If you had to choose between TV and music, what would you pick? Hulu and Spotify are saying you can have both with their new bundle for the super low price of $4.99.
Sep 8, 2017
Sleep Deprivation is Ruining Our Relationships, Science Confirms
As anyone who loves someone who snores can attest, getting a good night’s sleep is one of the hardest things to come by in your day-to-day life. But it’s pretty important for a happy relationship, according to a new study featured in the New York Times yesterday.
Sep 5, 2017
12 Vacation Rentals with Stunning Pools So You Can Stretch Out Summer
With summer officially coming to an end in a few weeks, and Labor Day already here, it’s hard not to have a little FOMO about soaking up what’s left of the sunshine by the pool. Fear not, we poked around the interwebs and found a dozen swoon-worthy, Pinnable-for-later getaway ideas, all booking now for fall and holiday vacays so you can spread out the leisure. Because, you know, winter — it is coming.
Sep 3, 2017
Rashida Jones’ Luggage for Away Is Inspired By Stockholm
Just because summer is coming to a close doesn’t mean your travel plans have to come to an end anytime soon. In fact, you’ll probably want to book a trip asap just so you have an excuse to make one of these pieces from Rashida Jones’ new Away capsule collection your own. The Parks and Rec star has partnered with “it” luggage maker Away for an uber stylish new collection that features four sizes of carry-ons, a tote, and organizational packing cubes.
Sep 2, 2017
Millennials Are Killing Doorbells & Honestly, Good Riddance
This week on Millennials Kill Things, we present the generation’s latest victim: the doorbell. On Monday, the Wall Street Journal wrote a piece about how young people are no longer using the humble buzzer to announce their presence, and are instead texting, DMing, Snapping, or whatever to alert their friends that they’re downstairs. My Millennial might be showing, but honestly, same.
Sep 1, 2017
Here’s Exactly How Much Whole Foods Dropped Its Prices Today
The news swept the internet last week that due to their acquisition by Amazon, Whole Foods was going to start dropping prices on a variety of items as of today. Several news outlets have visited different locations of the organic grocer and are reporting on just how much savings there is to be had.
Aug 28, 2017
This Video Game’s Mission Is to Pet the Pup at the Party
Somehow, you managed to end up at a party where you don’t really know anyone. You shift your weight uncomfortably while you alternate scanning the room, pretending there’s something important on your phone, and picking at the pretzels. That is, until you hear a bark. There is a dog somewhere, and it is your mission to find it and pet it. If that’s ever been you IRL, then you’ll be thrilled to know there is now a video game for that.
Aug 28, 2017
Relatable Human Shania Twain Doesn’t Get Enough Sleep, Is All of Us
If there is something we can all relate to, it’s being tired. So many people struggle with getting a proper amount of sleep, and even platinum recording artists can’t catch enough ZZZs. Despite being one of the best selling recording artists of all time, it’s been 15 years since Shania Twain released a new album. Though if you haven’t heard, we have good news: The Canadian “queen of country pop” is back with NOW, which drops September 29.
Aug 24, 2017
No More Whole Paycheck: Whole Foods’ Prices Are About To Get Cheaper—Really Soon
Today Amazon and Whole Foods announced that the acquisition of the grocer by the online retailer will close on Monday, August 28, and that shoppers will start to see changes—in the form of lower prices—immediately. Yes, you read that right: Starting this Monday, Whole Foods will be offering lower prices “on a selection of best-selling grocery staples across its stores, with more to come,” a joint press release stated.
Aug 24, 2017
Here’s What’s New on Netflix in September
Summer might be coming to a close, but at least a new month means new stuff on Netflix. Make sure to get all that adulting done so you can soak up a few episodes of a new show, guilt free. There’s a ton we’re excited about that’s coming up in September, so check out our picks (and the full list) below: Everything leaving Netflix in September Already missing Shark Week?
Aug 23, 2017
The Future of Target Stores Looks Like This One in Downtown Minneapolis
Have you noticed local Targets undergoing renovations recently? The retailer is in the midst of redesigning a number of its existing stores, and if yours has yet to be refreshed, here’s a look at what’s on the horizon. Target recently revealed the makeover of their downtown Minneapolis location, and it’s an example of their redesigned store concept, announced back in March.
Aug 23, 2017
More and More People Want to Retire Early, And In These Cities You Actually Can
“We spend more time clicking ‘like’ than we do planning for retirement.” It was a Prudential investment planning billboard that snapped me out of my head and back to reality—a sad, sardonic chuckle escaping my mouth as I read it aloud. Too true.
Aug 23, 2017
These Are The Most Livable Cities In the World
While there’s a lot of bad news in the world, there are some bright spots. The Economist released their annual list of the world’s most livable cities, and there’s actually some good news. For the first time in a decade, global livability has improved overall. Check out the top ten locales below.
Aug 20, 2017
This Tool Tells You The Best Viewing Time For the Solar Eclipse In Your Area
Have you heard there’s a solar eclipse happening on Monday? The “path of totality” — where the moon will completely block the sun— is cutting right across the continental US, for what will be the first time in 38 years. But even if you’re not in total eclipse territory, chances are, you’ll still be able to see something. This tool will tell you the best time to get outside and check out the astronomical event, no matter where you are.
Aug 18, 2017
What We’re Loving This Week: Eco Friendly Fashion, “Slipcovers on Acid” And More
Welcome to the Love List, a new series where Apartment Therapy editors share what they’re crushing on this week, whether it’s an article, a product, or something else entirely! Ever wonder what our editors are obsessing over? This week, some of the folks behind Apartment Therapy share their favorite finds, including an eco friendly fashion brand, a colorful twist on a classic lamp, a Milan hotel, and more.
Aug 17, 2017
Move Over Bread, Oprah Loves Bathtubs
Oprah expands her empire by sharing her various loves: Reading, bread, the items on her actual annual list of Favorite Things. But did you know the media mogul has a deep love of bathtubs? She discusses her obsession in a recent interview for Vogue’s September issue. Vogue’s Jonathan Van Meter had interviewed Oprah before, in 1998, at her house in Telluride.
Aug 15, 2017
Don’t Miss The Eclipse: Here Are Two Ways You Can Travel To See It For Free
On August 21 a total solar eclipse will be visible within a band across the entire United States. A solar eclipse occurs when the moon crosses between Earth and the sun, blocking out the view of the sun. June 8, 1918 — nearly a century ago — was the last time the US was witness to such phenomena.
Aug 4, 2017
Home Depot Now Offers Interior Design Services
Thanks to a new exclusive partnership with virtual interior design service Laurel & Wolf, you can now DIY and decorate your home in one step through The Home Depot. Called the Home Depot Pro Referral Service, the program will integrate Home Depot’s existing Pro Referral service into Laurel & Wolf’s digital design platform, essentially referring its customers to Laurel & Wolf depending on their project needs, according to news from Architectural Digest.
Aug 3, 2017
What We’re Loving This Week: Lemon Wallpaper, an Affordable Light Fixture & More
Welcome to the Love List, a new series where Apartment Therapy editors share what they’re crushing on this week, whether it’s an article, a product, or something else entirely! Ever wonder what our editors are obsessing over? This week, some of the folks behind Apartment Therapy share their favorite finds, including some lovely lemon wallpaper, star patterned tile, a sports podcast, cheeky clutches, and more.
Aug 2, 2017
Amazon Hosts “Country’s Biggest Job Fair” Today
In what’s being dubbed the “country’s biggest job fair,” Amazon is looking to hire up to 50,000 people today. The e-commerce giant is opening the doors to applicants at several of its warehouse locations across the country. Between 8 am and noon local time on Wednesday, August 2, job seekers can apply, tour the facility, be interviewed, and potentially be hired on the spot.
Aug 2, 2017
Check Out This Insta-Worthy Vision for Central Park That Never Was
Slate Vault has uncovered some drawings for an alternate vision of one of America’s greatest public spaces: New York City’s Central Park.
Jul 29, 2017
Cash in the Casseroles: Your Vintage Pyrex Could Be Worth Big Bucks
Time to cash in those vintage casseroles, Pyrex lovers: it turns out that the hoard of collectibles hiding in your hutch could actually be worth beaucoup bucks. As NPR reports this week, some pieces of vintage Pyrex glassware are now selling for as much as $3,000 per piece.
Jul 28, 2017
Wardrobe Crisis Averted: Rent the Runway Launches Same-Day Delivery
Imagine being able to order a new-to-you outfit to wear to that thing tonight — in your size, plus a backup size — the same way you’d order groceries for tonight’s dinner from Instacart. And from just $30. That’s the genius idea behind Rent the Runway’s new Same-Day Delivery Service, launching today in NYC.
Jul 27, 2017
What We’re Loving This Week: Wallpaper Tape, Geometric Tile & More
Welcome to the Love List, a new series where Apartment Therapy editors share what they’re crushing on this week, whether it’s an article, a product, or something else entirely! Ever wonder what our editors are obsessing over? This week, some of the folks behind Apartment Therapy share their favorite finds, including a wallpaper/washi tape hybrid, the hot new clothing line from your fave plus size fashion bloggers, and more.
Jul 26, 2017
3 New Ways to Make the Most of Amazon Prime (And Even Score Free Stuff)
Did you miss Prime Day? Don’t fret, bargain shoppers: Amazon has been quietly rolling out other programs. Between the new #TreasureTruck rolling through cities, starting with Amazon’s hometown of Seattle, to (essentially) free sample boxes and a new shoppable feed of photo stories called Spark, the retail giant wants to surprise and delight you with savings throughout the year — maybe even help you score a bunch of free stuff.
Jul 25, 2017
Here Are The Winners Of the Annie Selke Rug Design Challenge
You came, you saw, you voted. Today, Annie Selke revealed the winning designs of their first ever Rug Design Challenge. Let’s see who they are! Last month, we announced that we’re partnering with Annie Selke for their first ever Rug Design Challenge, tasking fourteen design bloggers to create their very own rug designs. To recap: Your favorite bloggers and digital influencers will take part in a year long project to design a custom rug for the brand.
Jul 21, 2017
Pack Your Bags (And Scuba Gear) For These Wild Winery Experiences
Europeans have been doing the wine thing so well for so long that it’s no shocker they felt the need to take things up a notch. Dig deep and (literally) dive into these two wild new wine experiences.
Jul 19, 2017
The New Odd Couple? This App Is Matching Boomers with Millennial Roommates
Baby Boomers and Millennials are the two biggest cohorts of humans alive today, and at completely opposite ends of the age spectrum, but they have more in common and to offer each other than we think. And a new class of apps is setting out to enhance those connections — one by playing matchmaker with their living arrangements.
Jul 10, 2017
Here’s One Big Reason Not To Sleep With Your Charging Phone
We already know that sleeping with your phone can negatively impact your health and relationship, but if that’s not enough to break your before bed screen habit, then perhaps the risk of fire will have you thinking twice before tucking in next to your electronics. A New Hampshire fire department recently posted a powerful message on Facebook about the dangers of sleeping with your charging electronics.
Jul 9, 2017
Annie Selke Rug Design Challenge: Voting Starts Now!
Last month, we announced that we’re partnering with Annie Selke for their first ever Rug Design Challenge, tasking fourteen design bloggers to create their very own rug designs. And here’s where you come in: Now is the time to vote for your favorites! To recap how it’s going to work: Your favorite bloggers and digital influencers will take part in a year long project to design a custom rug for the brand.
Jul 6, 2017
Siesta Time: A Nap Bar Just Opened in Spain
For a country that’s big on the siesta, you might be surprised to learn that Spain’s first nap bar opened just recently. Located in Madrid, Siesta & Go offers beds by the minute or hour, so you can get your midday snooze on. Inspired by similar concepts popping up around the globe in places like London and Dubai, Siesta & Go hopes that locals and travelers alike will find that a place for a quick nap or quiet work will prove worth paying for.
Jun 29, 2017
This Is Not a Drill: Your Favorite HGTV Shows Are Now Streaming on Hulu
HGTV fans, rejoice! The home and garden network’s most popular shows are now streaming on Hulu, just six months after they left Netflix. This is big news, since Scripps (who owns HGTV, DIY Network, Travel Channel, Food Network, and Cooking Channel) cut ties with Netflix at the end of 2016, meaning all our fave home and garden shows started to disappear from the site. The two companies first inked a deal in 2014, when eleven shows began streaming on the platform.
Jun 28, 2017
Zillow Threatens to Sue Satirical Blog McMansion Hell
McMansion Hell, a Tumblr blog that calls out bad architecture in the form of over the top suburban sprawl, has been sent a cease and desist letter from Zillow. The real estate aggregate says that the blog violates their terms of service by editing listing photos by adding commentary.
Jun 27, 2017
Amazon’s New Service Lets You Try On Clothes Before You Buy Them
Have you ever shopped for clothes on Amazon? The retail giant wants to make it even easier with their new Prime Wardrobe, a service that lets you order apparel and try it on at home before you lay down that credit card. Prime Wardrobe includes men’s, women’s, and kid’s clothing, shoes, and accessories from both popular department store brands and Amazon’s in house fashion labels.
Jun 21, 2017
A Tiny Home Community That Makes Buying Affordable Even at Minimum Wage
In Detroit, one woman is on a mission to use tiny homes as a gateway for upward mobility and wealth. For minimum wage workers and other Americans struggling to get by or living paycheck to paycheck, she created a rent-to-own program with rents as low as $250 a month.
Jun 20, 2017
Iceland’s Buubble Hotel Has Not Just 5, But 5 Million Stars
I can’t count the number of times I’ve been advised against living my life in a bubble. But what about spending the night in one? At Iceland’s Buubble Hotel, guests can experience the upside of intentional isolated living. According to Dwell, the self-proclaimed “5-million star hotel” is situated in a forest a couple of hours outside of Reykjavik and consists of five transparent bubble units.
Jun 18, 2017
The Amazon Reviews For This Expensive Candle Are Priceless
While useful when deciding between vacuums or whether that book is as good as everyone says it is, Amazon’s customer reviews can also be a true source of hilarity and joy. For the Tom Dixon candle in Water, the category is the latter, and they have us drowning in tears of laughter. As if to inspire satire, the product description reads: Water lends its understated blend of watermelon and amber musk to deliver the sharp clarity of maritime freshness in your home.
Jun 18, 2017
Huge News: Amazon Is Buying Whole Foods
Amazon is going for grocery domination. The company announced Friday morning that they plan to buy Whole Foods in a deal worth $13.7 billion. The deal is expected to go through in the second half of 2017. The story is still developing but CNBC is reporting that according to a statement from Amazon, Whole Foods’ CEO John Mackey will remain on as the leader of the Austin, Texas based grocery chain, and that all of its locations will continue to operate under the Whole Foods name.
Jun 16, 2017
The Small Safety Risk Too Many People Are Taking at Home: Some Quick Facts About Home Burglaries
Many homeowners will tell you that securing their home is a top priority, however, that doesn’t mean home invasions aren’t a very real threat for Americans. According to a new survey by Eyewitness Surveillance—a commercial surveillance company based in Maryland—a burglary occurs every 13 seconds in the United States, resulting in a startling 2.5 million home intrusions reported every year.
Jun 15, 2017
Rent is Still Too Damn High, And People Are Working Too Damn Hard
The stats are in, and they confirm what we already knew: the rent is still too damn high, and people are working too damn hard to (ahem) “live the dream” — or just make ends meet. According to new research, there’s not a single state, county, or metro area in which a simple two-bedroom rental is affordable to a person working 40 hours per week, 52 weeks per year, at the local statutory minimum wage.
Jun 14, 2017
Hurry! Southwest’s Birthday Sale Has Flights Starting at $39
If you’re starting to think about fall travel, you’re in luck. Southwest Airlines is celebrating its 46th birthday, and you get the gift. But the sale ends soon, so snag your flights now. The sale is for destinations across the US, Latin America, and the Caribbean, and one way fares start at just $39. The prices are good on trips between August 22 and December 16, and yes, there are blackout dates that apply (sorry, Thanksgiving travelers).
Jun 14, 2017
Huge News: You Might Be Able to Amazon Your IKEA Starting in 2018
That Amazon Prime membership may become even more valuable soon: IKEA just announced that it’s going to start selling its products on websites other than its own beginning in 2018.
Jun 11, 2017
The Shift in Thrift: Goodwill Steps Up to Compete with For-Profit Resale Shops
Good news, tag-popping shoppers: the thrill of the bargain hunt has officially become a massive moneymaker in the post-post-recession era, with e-commerce websites, peer-to-peer apps, and for-profit brick and mortar retailers all competing with charity shops to innovate resale shopping.
Jun 11, 2017
New IKEA Commercial Calls FRAKTA “The Hardest Working Bag in the World”
After all the FRAKTA brouhaha, IKEA decided that the iconic bag needed its own tiny film. The company revealed a new cinematic ad for the under-a-dollar workhorse this week, and it’s definitely worth a watch. Can you believe it’s only been six weeks since Balenciaga started this whole FRAKTA thing with their $2K knockoff? Coincidentally, IKEA and their agency partner Acne have been working on this campaign since February. The ad is a result of that.
Jun 2, 2017
10 Events Celebrating Frank Lloyd Wright’s 150th Birthday
June 8 marks the 150th anniversary of Frank Lloyd Wright’s birth. If you’re a fan of the starchitect, then there are plenty of ways to celebrate the momentous day. Here are a few of them. The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation is working with museums and sites across the country for the historic day, which means lots of fun stuff no matter where you happen to be. Excitingly, tour admission to several of the icon’s works will be just $1.
May 30, 2017
LAX Opens a New Terminal—But It’s Only for VIPs
For many travelers, simply hearing the word airport induces instant anxiety. However, if you’re among the well-heeled making your way through LAX, there’s a new luxury terminal for VIP travelers that will definitely provide a welcome respite from the typical airport mayhem. Dubbed “The Private Suite,” the exclusive $22 million terminal opened on May 15. It offers the ultimate service for its posh passengers, who can afford to not be stressed out when they travel.
May 21, 2017
A Golden Girls Version of Clue Is Coming Out & I Am Here for It
I’m going to get real right now: Golden Girls has probably saved my sanity. Since Hulu added all seven seasons of the late 80s sitcom earlier this year, sometimes the only thing that gets me through the endless news cycle is laughing along with my fave sexagenarians. Now, there’s going to be board game to love, too.
May 18, 2017
Chihuly’s Breathtaking Glass Sculptures Are Now at New York Botanical Garden
The Seattle-based artist responsible for creating some of the world’s most exceptional colored glass sculptures has bestowed his talents upon the New York Botanical Garden for the first time in over a decade. According to Architectural Digest, Dale Chihuly’s vivid display of artistry is helping the city come alive in spring time by way of his CHIHULY show, which showcases more than 20 of his signature captivating glass pieces.
Apr 30, 2017
Don’t Risk It: Think Twice Before Sharing Vacation Pics Online
As much as we love spending time on social media, some of the unexpected burdens it brings kind of make us want to log off permanently. Just kidding – that probably won’t ever happen, but while we’re sharing, we shouldn’t allow ourselves to become so blinded by the likes that we stop prioritizing the need to protect ourselves online.
Apr 29, 2017
Here’s Everything That’s Coming to Netflix in May
It’s still April, but we’re already excited for what’s coming to Netflix in May. The streaming service has released its master list of what will be new next month, and there’s some old favorites and new series we can’t wait to check out. Our favorite former cult member is off to college in the trailer for season 3, which Netflix released today.
Apr 19, 2017
Los Angeles Now Has a Permanent Hello Kitty Café
Sanrio fans, now you don’t need to head to Asia to sip a latte featuring your favorite cartoon cat (or—sorry—girl). There’s now a Hello Kitty themed café in Southern California. With a lot of pink and even a neon sign of Hello Kitty’s face, the café is located in the Westfield Santa Anita mall in Arcadia, and had its grand opening this weekend. This permanent version comes after a pop up was a huge success in Irvine last summer.
Apr 9, 2017
If The World’s Strongest Coffee Won’t Wake You Up, Nothing Will
Soon, we expect to see a drastic increase in the number of high-functioning jittery folks walking around because one company just seriously upped the ante on caffeine consumption. The creators of the South-African based Black Insomnia Coffee touts their product as the strongest coffee on the planet.
Apr 7, 2017
Drivers, Changing This Tiny Habit Can Save a Cyclist’s Life
We’re often reminded to practice the utmost caution while driving, but changing the way you open a car door can save bikers’ lives.
Mar 19, 2017
Can’t Strike? Other Ways to Support A Day Without A Woman
Today is International Women’s Day as well as A Day Without A Woman. All over the country, women are striking to demonstrate what a crucial part of the workforce and economy they are. Here at Apartment Therapy, our staff is roughly 75% women-identified and our audience is majority women-identified, and we would be remiss not to acknowledge the impact or the importance of today.
Mar 8, 2017
A New Brewery-Slash-Hotel Will Have In-Shower Beer Fridges
If you’ve been known to indulge in the occasional (or perhaps daily) shower beer, we have a hotel for you. Scottish brewery BrewDog is crowdfunding a new hotel in Ohio that will be right up your alley. The new hotel, called the DogHouse, will be attached to the company’s just-opened Columbus brewery and is set to debut alongside their new sour beer program in Q3 2018.
Mar 4, 2017
Is Nokia Making a ‘Smart’ Move Bringing the Dumb Phone Back?
Do you miss the days when phones were for calling people, batteries lasted more than four hours, and the only distraction available was playing Snake? Good news, luddites, because Nokia is bringing back their beloved 3310, the dumb phone to end all dumb phones. “Serial leaker” Evan Blass announced on Twitter that Nokia would be debuting the resurrected 3310 later this month at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, along with a few Android-based smartphones.
Feb 19, 2017
A 200-Word Essay Could Win You a Gorgeous Catskills Cabin
If conveying your innermost thoughts via the written word isn’t exactly in your wheelhouse, allow us to kindly encourage you to knock the dust off those essay-writing skills you acquired back in the day. Because the only thing that stands between you and some cushy lakeside digs are a mere 200 words. According to Curbed, the owners of this gorgeous Catskills cabin are holding an essay-writing contest with plans to give the Bethel, NY home to whoever comes up with the most convincing words.
Feb 11, 2017
Survey Finds That People Outsource This Dirty Job More Than Any Other
Nobody likes the ongoing maintenance and household chores that accompany home ownership. But of all the tedious tasks on our to-do lists, a new survey finds there’s overwhelmingly one that we can’t wait to take off our plates. Can you guess what it is? Nearly half (47%) of American homeowners surveyed by contractor review site Angie’s List said they plan to pay someone to help with yard work or landscaping in 2017.
Feb 10, 2017
Pinterest Just Announced a New Feature That Turns Your Camera Into a Search Tool
Big news from Pinterest today. The social network and image sharing platform debuted a suite of visual discovery tools today, one of which turns your camera into a search tool. “Humans are visual creatures. We use our eyes to decide if something looks good, or if it matches our style,” the company says in its announcement blog post. “Pinterest is built for open-minded discovery. Just like when you’re out window-shopping.
Feb 8, 2017
Here’s How a Doorknob (Yes, a Doorknob) Started a Fire
This week, Reddit was shook when one user shared a cautionary tale of accidental fire at their home. Not by an unattended candle, or a frayed wire, or even unventilated electronics—but by a doorknob.
Jan 29, 2017
In Vino Veritas: The 9 Most Wine-Obsessed Moments of 2016
After much contemplation, we are still having trouble thinking of a moment in which wine wasn’t winning, and this year has been no exception. The much talked about beverage is arguably the cool kid of boozy drinks. As if they’d been stored in a cellar until optimal maturation, the multitude of wine-inspired ideas that continually gushed forth in 2016 prove that nearly everyone and everything wants to be associated with wine.
Dec 24, 2016
Your Bed Makes Itself with this Smart Duvet Invention
We’ve dedicated quite a few posts over the years to making the bed, also declaring that it’s a habit you shouldn’t skip, even if you’re busy. But maybe you’re just never going to do it—for whatever reason—but you (or someone you live with) like the look of a put-together sleep space. Here’s a solution… other than someone else passive-aggressively tidying up after you.
Dec 14, 2016