Mary Gower

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50 Productive Things To Do When You’re Bored

"I have nothing to do!!!" Bitch, you thought.<p>2. Back up your phone and computer so you can stop clicking "Remind me tomorrow" when they remind you that it's been 152 days since you last did it.<p>3. Watch an inspiring TED Talk. Like this one. Or this one. Or this one.<p>4. Make a wishlist on Amazon.<p>5. …

Productivity

15 Stylish Houseplants That Actually Thrive In Low Light

Hard to kill, easy on the eyes.<p>(Be cautious if you have pets, though — some of these can be toxic.)

Plants

'It’s like ‘Mean Girls,’ but everyone is 80': How nursing homes deal with bullies

SAN FRANCISCO – The unwanted were turned away from cafeteria tables. Fistfights broke out at karaoke. Dances became breeding grounds for gossip and cruelty.<p>It became clear this place had a bullying problem on its hands. What many found surprising was that the perpetrators and victims alike were all …

San Francisco

A Guide To All The Trendy Houseplants You're Seeing All Over Instagram

From the classic fiddle leaf to the un-killable snake plant.

Plants

All of the Best Apps for When You Want to Learn Something New

Who says you can't teach an old dog new tricks?<p>If you’re a naturally curious person like I am, then you probably have a lot of questions about …

Apps

12 Things You Should Know Before Traveling Across the Country on Amtrak

I have always fantasized about traveling across the country by train, so I finally planned an Amtrak trip from San Francisco to New York City with a friend. There have been many conversations around the web about what it's really like to take Amtrak for long trips, so I want to give you the most …

Trains

19 Jokes That You'll Only Get If You Know A Little Spanish, Too

Respect the Ñ.<p><i>This post was translated from Spanish.</i>

Jokes

20 genius 100-year-old life hacks that still work today

There's a reason your grandma always had baking soda to hand<p>New isn't always better. Case in point: All of these tricks that have lasted the test of …

Lifehacks

11 Plants For Your Bedroom To Help You Sleep Better

We have compiled this list of 11 great plants to help you sleep better, based on their calming and cleansing effects.<p>There is nothing more annoying …

Air Purifiers

Get Ready to Go Boho

I am a firm believer in "too much of a good thing." Despite being a dedicated modernist through and through, you can only dig through so many …

Home Decorating

Man Spends $35,000 to Convert His Home into a Feline Fantasyland

1/9<p>Trillium-Enterprises-Cat-Paradise-House<p>An unidentified man from Goleta, California decided his home belonged as much to his 18 cats as it did to …

How Far in Advance Should You Book a Flight for the Best Price? The Answer Might Surprise You

Hunting down the cheapest airfare isn’t an exact science, but you don’t want to be either too early or too late. Unsurprisingly, there are plenty of …

What Your Cat's DNA Can Tell You

There are approximately 10 million questions I’d like to ask my cat, Herbert. “Why do you chew on my purse?” “Why do you get scared when I lotion my …

25 Dad Jokes That Are All Funny, No Filler

Jokes are funny, but dad jokes are funnier.

Jokes

Literal Meanings of Country Names

This world map is labeled not with country names, but with a bit of history of the country names. NeoMam Studios took the names of each country in …

You can get a teddy bear made to look exactly like your dog or cat

Best. Day. Ever<p>Remember last week when we found a brand that created custom pyjamas with the face of your cat, dog, budgie or whatever your prize pet is on them?<p>We ordered three pairs and thought we'd be content for life. That is until we heard about the teddy bear company that can make exact …

These 8 Indoor Plants Are Safe for Pets (and Will Spruce Up Your Space)

We adore our pets (as evidenced by the exorbitant amount of money we spend on them) and would do anything to keep them safe. Unfortunately for many …

This $3 Self-Care Item From Trader Joe's Will Clear Your Mind (and Your Nose)

The next time you head to Trader Joe's to get your delicious kitchen essentials, don't forget to pick up a bunch of dried eucalyptus. Use the rubber band that it comes with to attach it to your shower head, and you've got yourself an earthy DIY aromatherapy treatment at home!<p>Just step into the hot …

11 Books That'll Change Your Life For the Better

Sometimes all we need to help place us on the right path in life is a well-written book with advice from an expert. Reading in general can help with …

23 Clean Jokes That Are So Funny And So Dumb

"What's the best thing about Switzerland? I don't know, but the flag is a huge plus."<p>It gets toad away.<p>Sadly, no pun in ten did.<p>One is really heavy, and the other is a little lighter.<p>Of course! The Empire State Building can't jump.<p>They're usually 90 degrees.<p>"Put it on my bill."<p>I don't know, but the …

Jokes

‘Jeopardy!’ Contestants Completely Whiffed On An Entire Category About Football

<i>Jeopardy!</i> is a great game show for a long list of reasons. It’s a chance to test your knowledge, and an opportunity to learn something new in the process. It’s also, sometimes, a chance to prove that you know something that ostensibly smart people do not.<p>For every amazing run through 18th century …

25 Quotes That Remind Us Why Southern Manners Are So Important

There are three things folks below the Mason-Dixon take very seriously: fried food, college football, and good manners. Southern babies are basically …

Create Aristocratic Portraits of Your Dogs and Cats

Mantelpiece Masterpiece is an online store where humans can create grand Neoclassical style portraits for their beloved dogs and cats just by …

Pets

10 Plants And Flowers That Are Poisonous To Cats And Dogs – Garden Safety Tips For Pets

Tomatoes<p>The leaves are toxic to cats and dogs so, if you grow them, or make sure that animals can't get to them.<p>Advertisement - Continue Reading Below<p>…

Plants

50+ Hilarious Conversations That People Overheard In New York And Decided They’re Too Good Not To Share

When you live in the city, sometimes it's impossible to hide your ears from private conversations. A fittingly named Instagram account called …

Watch the World's Deadliest — and Cutest — Cat Murder its Way to Your Heart

Tiny, but fierce.<p>When I was in elementary school, my music teacher used to tell me that “dynamite comes in small packages” as a way to make me feel …

Yes, Your Dog Probably Is Watching Television, and Here's What He Sees, According to Science

We’ve all been there. Splayed out on the couch, our pups splayed out on top of us, watching <i>The Crown</i> when <i></i>an errant Corgi barks or <i>Saturday Night …

A bunch of truly annoyed cats (and one sad chug) looking sharp on Dress Up Your Pet Day

Guys, it's been a very special day.<p>A day of delight for internet animal enthusiasts and overbearing pet owners, and the bane of existence for actual …

27 underrated US destinations everyone should visit in their lifetime

34 Random But Seriously Clever Products On Amazon That Are Quickly Skyrocketing In Popularity

When it comes to products on the internet, there are two types of weird: "Why would anyone ever spend money on <i>that</i> thing" weird, and the products so …