How to Leave a Cool Digital Trail in Case Your Partner Gets Famous

If there is one personal lesson we've all learned from the recent NSA scandal, it's that nothing on the Internet is truly private. Who Learned It The Hardest? That would pretty obviously be Edward Snowden's girlfriend, Lindsay Mills. On top of having the NSA paw through her Gchats, Facebook, Skype conversations, etc.,… » 6/13/13 11:45am 6/13/13 11:45am

How to Become a Domestic Goddess Blogger in Time For Summer

We're nearly halfway through May, which means time is running out if you aspire to be the twee-est domestic goddess in all the blogosophere come summertime, a season ripe with opportunities to display your homemade gingham-print macarons and pensive bespectacled husband conveniently trapped in a terrarium. (Instagram » 5/13/13 6:20pm 5/13/13 6:20pm

A Field Guide to Freezing Your Eggs

So, you're thinking about "having it all." Great! Unfortunately, your body might not be as amenable to your professional schedule as you'd like. A woman's fertility is finite and needs to be addressed during the years that are most crucial to career development. It's one of the more annoying snags in the corporate casual … » 4/09/13 3:10pm 4/09/13 3:10pm

Useful Information: How to Break a Car Window Using Only a Headrest

Would you know what to do if you were ever trapped inside a car that was submerged in water? It's a terrifying concept, but, as the recent deadly floods in Beijing demonstrate, not entirely uncommon. It turns out that you have the perfect tool to smash open your window in your very vehicle: the front seat headrests.… » 7/25/12 4:45pm 7/25/12 4:45pm

So You Want to Eat Your Placenta

Ever since January Jones announced that she consumed her own placenta after giving birth to her son, the world has suddenly been abuzz with discussion about why the hell a person would want to eat their own afterbirth. It's a legitimate question, and there is considerable debate about whether or not eating placenta… » 4/06/12 5:00pm 4/06/12 5:00pm

You're Locked Out of Your House. Here's How to Break In.

It's an embarrassing adult truth that if you always lock your doors and you must use keys to reenter your house, then at some point, you will probably lock yourself out. It's not a pleasant feeling, being outside your home looking in, wondering if your appliances have come alive behind your back and are having a space… » 3/26/12 5:30pm 3/26/12 5:30pm

How to Open a Beer Bottle Without an Opener

Benjamin Franklin (and posters in 1 out of every 3 partying nerds' dorm rooms) said that beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy. While the truth of that statement is up for debate, it's clear that beer bottles are proof that people who make beer sort of hate us and want us to be frustrated. What to do … » 1/30/12 6:00pm 1/30/12 6:00pm

Five Ways To Entertain Yourself In An Airport

With massive hordes of people flying and bad weather predicted, there's a good chance you might find yourself stuck in an airport this holiday season. Whether you're there with an extra hour to kill or you're stuck for days on end because of a weather apocalypse, the airport is a tedious, crowded, and soul-deadening… » 12/23/11 1:00pm 12/23/11 1:00pm

How To Give Barbie An Afro (And Call It A Halo Instead)

People who were part of the Black Pride movement of the 1960s also took pride in wearing their hair natural instead of using straightening combs or chemical relaxers. Their pride in African culture was an Afro-centric view that really shook (read: terrified) most middle-class Americans. The way they wore their hair was … » 12/16/11 6:00pm 12/16/11 6:00pm

Cook Yourself A Hot Meal Without An Oven Or Stove

Whether you're Occupying Wall Street or just Occupying Your Car, there may come a time in your life when you're hankering for a warm meal but don't have access to any appliances generally used for cooking. In this situation, you can either sad sack yourself to a grocery store or gas station and get yourself some… » 11/14/11 4:55pm 11/14/11 4:55pm