On Friday Open Thread: I Didn't Yet Know About These Moneysavers

@Tams Ive never gotten anything from it, but where I am (suburbia with a lot of moms) it's GREAT for giving away things that you don't want but don't want to just waste and throw away. I've given away extra shoelaces, old art/craft supplies, half-used (sanitary!) bottles of mouthwash where I didn't like the flavor, etc.

Posted on February 27, 2015 at 3:52 pm 0

On Life Hacks

@EmilyAnomaly I used to use a rack to air-dry and am thinking of getting one to use now, but I would always get that line across the middle of my shirts from the way it hangs on the rack. have you figured out how to avoid it or is it just a fact of using a rack?

Posted on February 25, 2015 at 12:39 pm 0

On The Cost of Vacation, Part 3: Perfume and Makeup

@Erica Chanel no. 5 definitely has an "old lady" smell to me, which makes sense - the fact that it's a classic means we associate it with older generations.

Posted on February 11, 2015 at 12:44 pm 0

On Cheap v. Frugal

Gimme ya love, gimme ya love, gimme ya love, gimme ya love.

Posted on February 6, 2015 at 3:06 pm 0

On Our Debt to Our Parents

Oh boy. Mike, you should turn this into a series, I bet there's so much variance due to cultural/socioeconomic differences. This is always been an underlying source of stress to me and I have SO MANY FEELINGS about it as a child of immigrants with a relatively contentious relationship with my parents.

Posted on January 29, 2015 at 8:35 pm 1

On Broke With Bad Skin, UNTIL ...

@nichteilen there are a ton of great reviews from reddit.com/r/skincareaddiction!

Posted on January 22, 2015 at 6:57 pm 0

On Are Business Cards Out of Style?

My company gives me business cards, and the most useful thing I've ever done with them was put them into raffles at networking events.

Posted on January 22, 2015 at 12:21 pm 0

On Madison Is A Great Small City, Unless You're Black

@Aconite The thing is, comments like the one that Jake Reinhardt made are just as marginalizing and hurtful as the "nasty" comments that come after it. You're desire for a friendly and pleasant space essentially means you want it to be okay for people to say offensive things and not be called out on it.

Posted on December 12, 2014 at 4:09 pm 4

On Madison Is A Great Small City, Unless You're Black

@Jake Reinhardt Nobody owes you a nice, patient, well-packaged explanation of your own obtuseness. This is a classic example of talking over the experiences of POC and Making It About You.

Posted on December 12, 2014 at 2:23 pm 1

On Madison Is A Great Small City, Unless You're Black

@Jake Reinhardt Must be hard being White.

Posted on December 11, 2014 at 1:36 pm 2