In the spirit of the Season, this Fix-it Friday I’d like to share some home fixes that I rank on the top of my to-do list, namely, fixing drinks! Indeed, fixing a batch of holiday cocktails may not be the kind of DIY project one would imagine when it comes to home repair, but to this notion I ask that we consider the screwdriver. Is it a tool that fits into the head of a screw, or is it a cocktail ... [Read More]
For her 75th birthday, Helen Lambin, a retired secretary, celebrated in a most unusual way... she got a tattoo. Now six years and more than 50 tattoos later, the 81-year-old Chicagoan (born in Iowa) credits that decision with changing her life “expansively.”
“It radically changed growing older,” Helen remarked. “Because when I talk to these people of all different ages, they ... [Read More]
After moving to New York City upon graduating from college, Hannah Brencher found herself grappling with depression and loneliness. She started to write her feelings down in a notebook, when one day those thoughts morphed into an inspirational letter she wrote to a perfect stranger.
That letter unexpectedly came ... [Read More]
Before her death this past May, Dr. Maya Angelou had been working on a unique music project she had been actively involved with over the last seven years. The highly anticipated project, Caged Bird Songs, finally debuted last month. Produced by RoccStarr and Shawn Rivera, the album pairs some of Dr. Angelou’s most famous ... [Read More]
The final episode of "Serial," a weekly podcast from the creators of This American Life, hosted by Sarah Koenig that has captivated millions and millions of listeners, airs tomorrow Thursday, December 18.
Thanks to Sarah's masterful storytelling of this true and tragic murder mystery, legions fans are anxiously waiting to see how the story will end and what, if any, the conclusion will be. ... [Read More]
Individual letters put together to form words that are connected to make sentences that are then weaved into stories meant to entertain, educate, or inform. Those are the foundations of any book. But in the age of e-readers and internet-everything, it's easy to forget what it once took to physically make one.
Aptly described as "porn for book lovers," this beautiful video captures each step of the truly ... [Read More]
As a media site, we get pitched every single day by PR people and brands jockeying for editorial coverage. Just this week an email hit our general mailbox that really put the "jock" in jockeying. The subject line read, "Pitch: Need Last Minute (Fun) Christmas Gift ideas?” Hhhmm... do tell. But our initial intrigue turned to utter ... [Read More]