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10 of the Best Indie Podcasts You've Never Heard Of

Your podcast app’s discovery tab is very good at suggesting you listen to one of the new big podcasts backed by a major network—and certainly a lot of those shows are going to be great—but there are plenty of podcasters making beautiful content, and doin’ it on their own. Writing, engineering, producing, hosting,…Read more...

You Should Make Your Sliding Glass Door More Secure

Sliding glass doors are known for being an easy access point for burglars—the latches on these doors are often small and not particularly sturdy, which can make it a real security concern. But there are some simple and effective ways you can make a sliding glass door safer and harder to break into.Read more...

How to Help Your Child Cope With Losing

Enrolling your kid in sports can help keep them active, teach them to work with a team, and build their confidence. But sports also have the effect of separating participants into winners and losers, which has the potential to evoke some pretty crushing emotions in a child. To help your kid manage the big emotions…Read more...

The 7 Deadly Sins of Giving a Speech

If you’re freaked out at the thought of speaking in front of people, you’re not alone: More Americans fear public speaking than death. But unlike death, public speaking happens over and over, whether it’s “going around the circle and introducing ourselves,” or accepting your People’s Choice award.Read more...

Add Some Pickles to Your Cheese Crisps

The combination of cheese and pickles is something I deeply enjoy. I will eat the two foods without the help of cracker or bread, but I’m also a big fan of the pairing on a cold and grilled sandwich. Pickle-studded cheese crisps, however, are somewhere in between the two. It’s just cheese and pickles, but the cheese…Read more...

8 of the Hardest-to-Clean Materials (and How to Care for Them)

A pair of suede shoes or linen pants might be the star of your closet, but you may also be tempted to keep those items stored away rather than risk getting them dirty. Maybe you don’t let anyone sit on your velvet couch, and you keep your grandmother’s lace tablecloth packed safety away, even during special occasions.…Read more...

This Is the Only 'Fast' Way to Ripen an Avocado

Avocados have a fan club that hates to love them. They taste great, can be sliced, mashed, or blended, and can be used to make everything from salad dressings to ice cream. But they like to play coy. Perfectly ripe for seemingly minutes, avocados spend most of their time on the countertop being rock solid or rotten.…Read more...

How to Shop on TikTok Without Overpaying

When it comes to selling secondhand items online, there’s no shortage of options. From Facebook Marketplace and Nextdoor, to classics like Craigslist and eBay, if there’s something you’re looking to buy (or sell), there are many ways to find it.Read more...

Leave Your Fall Garden Alone

There’s a lot of information out there—including on this site—listing garden tasks to complete in a particular month, or ahead of a certain season. And while there are always jobs you can do now to make your life easier in the future, some gardening experts say that when it comes to a pre-winter cleanup, less is more.…Read more...

How to Respond to People Who Constantly Talk Over You

Sometimes, interruptions are necessary—like if someone’s pointless speech at an awards show rambles on too long. But most of the time, interruptions that involve one person talking over another are rude and aggravating. And unfortunately, some people are chronic interrupters; no matter how many times someone points…Read more...

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