One time, I was having a conversation with Philip Roth about lane swimming, a thing it turned out we both liked to do, although he could swim much farther and much faster. He asked me, “What do you think about as you do each length?” I told him the dull truth. “I think, first length, […]
Zadie Smith writes a remembrance about Philip Roth, the American author who has died, at age eighty-five.
Your home’s front door plays an important role in welcoming guests into your lovely home. However, it’s also an entry point for uninvited or unwanted guests. Most home break-ins occur via the front door, particularly one with various vulnerable parts. Fortunately, there are many ways of rectifying the common issues with your front door security. […]
Image via romrodinka/Getty Images The latest crop of most popular baby names in America have been released by the Social Security Administration, and while there are few big surprises, there are some changes from last year and over the last decade. And there’s a tool that lets you choose your state and find out which names […]
The motherhood penalty is real—even in tennis, apparently. Business Insider reports badass working mom Serena Williams has lost her ranking at the French Open—and critics say it’s the result of a policy that unfairly punishes women for going on maternity leave. Last year, the tennis star took a break from the sport to care for […]
As a mom, your responsibilities don’t stop at the end of the workday. You might have to pick up some groceries or takeout food for dinner on your way back home, or might have an appointment scheduled for your child. When trying to take care of a child and keep your home in order, the […]
Image via Scott Olson/Getty Images As the country reels from yet another deadly school shooting — despite the efforts of student protestors to tighten gun laws and end the violence — stories of heroism are emerging from last week’s massacre at Santa Fe High School. Among the ten people killed during the May 18th shooting […]
Image via Facebook/Cara Koscinski Ah, graduation season. It’s a time to gather with family and friends, take photos, celebrate years worth of accomplishments and eat cake. What’s not to love? Unfortunately, for one family, part of that equation didn’t turn out the way they expected. Proud mom Cara Koscinski posted on Facebook about the graduation cake […]
Family Take the hassle out of your family’s nightly routine. Taking a bath doesn’t have to be so hard.
When you’re reading about everything from new immigration policies, to federal investigations, to frightening education issues, to new EPA regulations, it’s easy to wish that a big hole would just open up and swallow everything up. Well — we might all get our wish, starting at ground zero: the White House. A sinkhole has opened […]