News & Culture

April Fool’s Day online

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Last night I had this conversation with my husband: Him: “Virgin America is installing Nest [automated thermostats] into each of its seats.” Me: “That’s too much.” Him: “But still cool.” Today I see an update from […]

Life

Do you call your parents?

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Apparently British people call their mothers at least once a week in the evening, according to a recent study cited by the Guardian. I found this article via Jezebel, and they asked whether this applies […]

Travel

A week in Italy: Rome and Venice

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Find History and Romance Here Update— I have extra printed postcards from this trip, let me know if you’d like one. When we booked the trip, I did what I always do: looked for sample […]

Travel

A week in Italy: Frescoes in Florence

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Art is the soul of Florence That’s what stayed with me after a spontaneous trip to Italy. Since we work for ourselves, my husband and I take advantage of lulls in our schedule to travel. For […]

Life

Happy birthday to my little brother

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Happy birthday to my brother who is actually not little at all — today he’s 21! He’s probably studying right now or making up on lost sleep time, so let me embarrass him quickly. First […]

Life, News & Culture

Why I hate the “like” button

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The other day I went to Facebook and did something simple: I scrolled through and watched a video someone had posted. What to do after that seemed complicated all of a sudden. I had a […]

Life

What I want on Valentine’s Day

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Love isn’t easy to define. You can say it’s a feeling, or a lifestyle, or just a bunch of neurons going off in your brain. What I believed about how love should be shared has […]

Life

“I could probably do that.”

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Sometimes I joke around with my sister-in-law (a pretty talented graphic designer) and tell her I’m looking at a new project. I’ll totally be Photoshopping someone’s face onto a kittens body like a pro, I […]