I had a dress that was “in style” that was tight on top but loss on the bottom that I thought was really cute. I wore it to a 13th birthday party for a neighbor when a mom came up...
Tired of making to-do lists that don't really help you accomplish anything? Here are some tips to making your list actually help you get things done once and for all!
If you have a kid who falls out of his or her "big kid" on a regular basis, make a barrier between them and the edge of the bed to prevent nighttime spills. Roll up a flat sheet ...
The best advice I ever received in my life was to “keep my mouth shut and listen.” That is hard to do! I also try to find a humorous side to every tragic event I am involved wit...
Dance it out. This tip is exactly what it sounds like: dancing around like an idiot for a few minutes. If you’re stressed out, upset or tired, dancing around cheers you up, gets y...
Our automatic garage door wasn’t working the other day. It was very frustrating as we are in and out of the garage 10X per day and the manual method was for some reason barely do-...
I had a favorite U2 CD that had a minor but annoying skip so I tried to put highlighter all over it because someone had told me that this would remove the skip. I didn’t do any r...
If you find yourself with a beverage of some sort that requires a bottle opener to get the cap off—and you don’t have the bottle opener, no problem—you have lots of options. Firs...
I recently accompanied my fiance on a business trip to upstate, middle-of-nowhere New York. I was chained to the 7-inch internet cable at a low-level hotel for five excruciatingly...
A light bulb went off when I realized that I could turn the warm beer can quickly into a cold, drinkable can of beer by spinning it on ice. I had some spare money so I checked to...
Don't date a guy who goes tanning as part of his personal care routine. First of all, tanning is so bad for you; it's weird that someone who "cares" about his appearance would par...
When going out women like to wear high heels. It makes us feel good about ourselves for about an hour until we absolutely regret the decision of those awful torture devices no ma...
I learned this one at the Fire Station. If you find that regular cleaners like Windex are leaving streaks on your windows after cleaning, then use a crumpled up newspaper instead...
I was a fireman for 20 years. Many nights it was 8 of us sleeping in a ‘dorm-like’ room. I quickly learned that to survive I needed earplugs—and nose plugs to survive 8 guys.
I was at my son’s hockey tournament in August. We stayed at a really nice hotel that had beautiful squash courts—just sitting empty. I had played squash competitively a ton in t...
...I don't mean with a bandage. If you get an insect bite, one of the factors that makes it itch and sting is the poison's exposure to oxygen. As soon as you realize you've been...
Online customer support is, for the most part, the best type of customer support. Most companies now offer email support, or even a live chat with a help desk representative. Le...
I’m a sucker for funny bandages. When you’re a kid, there’s nothing you love more than a cheerful, teddy bear-adorned Band-Aid after a shot at the doctor’s office. When people gro...
If you talked to my friends, they might say I'm too trusting of strangers. Fortunately, this hasn't caused me any big life issues so far, but I'm trying to become more street-smar...
I was painfully shy growing up. I ended up marrying a lawyer and as a result had to go to many social functions around town. I would often be in situations where I had to conver...