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Easy Ways to Save Money

Hill shared a few of her favorites. The sooner you sign up for (or download) these, the sooner your bank account can start growing:<p><b>Mint.com</b> You may think of “budget” as the other B-Word, but Mint.com makes it a much friendlier term: The site links to your credit card accounts, and every time you …

Overwhelmed? 5 Ways to Find Peace in Less Than 5 Minutes

When the daily chaos of life gets to be too much, try these fast-acting techniques to stay calm.<p>During Rush Hour: Pop a Peppermint<p>While Trying to Get …

Recipes, DIY, Home Decor & Crafts

Decorating Ideas, Home Improvement, Cleaning & Organization Tips

Jon Bon Jovi used to call this bright-and-airy Upper West Side apartment home. Now it's for sale!...<p>From kid-proof wine glasses to amazing sleep …


A Small, Elegant Manhattan Apartment in Blue

Glamour in bare-bones space.<p>Designer Kelly Giesen brought chic glamour to her bare-bones, 725-square-foot Manhattan apartment by adding elegant moldings, French doors, sparkling mirror, and a fresh blue and white palette.

Being Gentle to Ourselves

<i>By</i> <i>Amy Hackworth</i><i>. Image: vintage</i> <i>Laura Ashley</i> <i>via</i> <i>The House That Lars Built</i>.<p>In the past several weeks, we’ve talked about supporting our friends as they …

The Raj Duet

Daughters of Britain’s last viceroy, Louis, Earl Mountbatten of Burma, Lady Pamela Hicks and her sister, the Countess, knew extreme privilege and epic tragedy. Hicks’s memoir describes experiences of a lifetime—friendships with Gandhi, Nehru, and the Queen—even though it ends at age 24.<p>Not many …

'Batwoman' Co-Authors Exit, Claim DC 'Prohibited' Lesbian Marriage

Authors J.H. Williams and W. Haden Blackman will leave the title after the upcoming 26th issue.<p>DC Comics' <i>Batwoman</i> is losing its two co-authors.<p>In a …

Comic Books

"Well, it's clear we will not give him up, he can feel safe here. But what's next?" Vladmir Putin said this week about Edward Snowden in an interview G20 summit. The seating order for the G20 summit, which begins tomorrow, has been changed to keep Obama and Putin from having to acknowledge one another.

17<p>Cognitive dissonance be damned, Putin can be a petty despot ushering in a new era of homophobia, militarization, and creepy cult of personality AND …

Seamus Heaney

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

Art & Painting

Bill Nye Joins Dancing With the Stars Because He Loves the Cosmos

Author: Angela Watercutter. Angela Watercutter Culture<p>Date of Publication: 09.04.13.<p>Time of Publication: 4:49 pm. 4:49 pm<p>Two things that seem highly …

Boticca Secures $4M In A Series A From MMC Ventures To Expand Internationally

When Boticca first appeared back in 2010 it might have looked a little like a normal commerce jewellery store. But underneath was an innovative layer of design, content and community features which tapped into the coming juggernaut of social and the now hot space of “curation”, as evidenced by …

How to make stress your friend | Kelly McGonigal

Hot List Poll: Print

The axiom that if you don’t evolve you die has by now been drilled into the heads of publishers. Obviously. Whether through a host of mobile …

Advertising Industry

Further reading

Now You Can Make Campbell's Soup In Your Coffee Machine

Campbell's and Green Mountain Coffee Roasters collaborated on the product, according to a joint statement.<p>The soup will come in three varieties, including Homestyle Chicken Broth & Noodle, according to the release. Other flavors haven't been announced.<p>The package will have a K-cup pack of broth …


DoubleX Gabfest: The Marshmallow Test Edition

Onward Into Syria, Blindly

Four days on and President Obama’s gambit of going to Congress for approval of military action in Syria is working out pretty well for him. Senator John McCain, his opponent in the 2008 campaign, is standing shoulder to shoulder with him. Secretary of State John Kerry is busy making allusions to …

Marriage Proposal After Skydiving Is Quite The Adrenaline Rush

Utah couple Adam Frei and Kenzie Bouwhuis got more than just an adrenaline rush after their first skydiving experience: they got engaged as well!<p>Frei asked his and Bouwhuis' families to help out with the proposal. They were holding a large banner that said, "Kenzie Will You Marry Me?" as the two …

Is New York City Mayoral Candidate Bill de Blasio the New Dinkins?

Fred Siegel on mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio’s misguided attempt to depict Dinkins as a crime fighter.<p>Bill de Blasio’s full-throated call for a …

The Christian Science Monitor

35 Random Corners Of The Internet You Should Visit When You Need A Break

Bookmark this for when you're having a bad day or when you just need a distraction and want to play. There's something so soothing about these single-serving sites.<p>Major h/t to this post by Tumblr user Writing Weasels and the website The Useless Web for providing me with endless hours of amusement.