Your Apartment Deserves Some Mood Lighting

A well lit home has plenty of advantages: It’s nice not to be fumbling around in a too-dim room, or straining your eyes trying to read a hardcover (or the directions on a package of frozen pizza — whatever, we don’t judge). Plus, if you’re reading this, you’ve probably got a pretty nicely kept place. You don’t want it…

Brew in Bed: The Smartest Ways to Make Sure There's Coffee When You Wake Up

I am not a morning person. I work best between the hours of midnight and five am. I can sleep through earthquakes, thunderstorms, and my iPhone’s “Marimba” alarm (and “By the Seaside” and “Illuminate” and Playtime”) no problem. If Guinness accepted entries in the category “most times half-consciously hitting the…

Help Your Cat Achieve Haughty Perfection by Bestowing These Gifts Upon Them

Like other cat owners who are in denial, I tell people that my cat has the personality of a dog. She greets me at the door, seeks attention from human beings, and is seemingly affectionate… at times. “I wonder if Ziggy understand the concept of love,” I’ve said aloud to one too many people in my life. “Does she love…

How To Clean Your Bathroom In Exactly 15 Minutes

The bathroom — it’s the worst place to clean, isn’t it? That’s how I feel about it anyway, and I have yet to encounter anyone who feels differently. I’m a big fan of long baths, especially in the winter, but it’s hard to feel calm and relaxed when my bathroom is anything less than spick and span. I end up just…

Welcome To LaunchPad

What does it mean to make a house a home? There are tons of physical appliances and digital applications on the market that promise to optimize your life, doing everything from monitoring your sleep patterns to reordering you milk in the name of re-training bad habits and relieving you from the burden of domestic…