I turned my bookshelf into a cat-approved climbing tree

For years I've wanted a bookcase that incorporates a cat tree. I think it's really important for my cats to have a designated place to scratch that isn't the furniture and a way to be the tallest thing in the room without knocking over breakable stuff I care about. BUT I hate the look of cat trees. Hence, the cat tree bookcase.


Pimples, flowers, and crystals: Awesome non-medical uses for aspirin

Aspirin is something of a wonder drug. Aside from stopping headaches, fever, pain and possibly having the potential to stop heart attacks and strokes, aspirin has a lot of topical and day-to-day uses that you may not know about. Aspirin, or acetylsalicylic acid, has some pretty cool properties that make it useful outside of the medical realm…