The best part of that article was the reference to the Christie's VP whose name is Capuchine. (this is a capuchine: http://blackpegion.webs.com/Capuchine%28black%29Pigeon.jpg)
@gyip agreed, it's a total racket. Also, you really don't want to be using it on any synthetic athletic apparel, because it clogs up the "pores" of the fabric and gets all icky.
There's a sucker born every minute...
Part of me loves my subway commute, part of me deeply misses the ease of owning a car and being able to throw your gym bag, groceries, etc inside and not give them a second thought. Living in NYC often means feeling like an overburdened pack mule. Especially when you live outside Manhattan and have to travel much farther for your errands.
I love when companies act like offering college credit is an acceptable substitute for pay. Um, it's not. You have to PAY for college credit. To the tune of thousands per credit. When I was in college, my program had an internship requirement. But space was made in the program to allow for it, so it's not like to I had to pay any additional credit fees on top of my tuition. That said, hot tip- if you encounter an internship that requires you receive credit for it and you don't have the credit hours to spare, ask your advisor if they'll be willing to lie on your behalf. Mine did- she basically wrote up an official letter stating I was getting credit when I wasn't so I was still eligible for the internship. Which was great.
On Locked Out
I left my keys at home once and was alarmed by how easy it was to break into my apartment. It involved opening the front door with a credit card, going up to the roof, climbing down the fire escape, and crawling in through a window that was cracked. Safety! (not)
Every time someone gripes about millennials being eternal children, i like to remind them that we would be fully-formed adults if we could just afford it.
so. much. plastic.
I'm a single woman and I have been called "Mrs. My Last Name" more than once. That is ... my mother. Weird.
best cheap party = DIY pizza potluck. the host makes/buys a few pizza doughs, everyone brings a topping or two and something to drink. it's fun and interactive, not to mention dirt cheap for all involved.