Nothing reveals the shortcomings of nuclear family home furnishings quite like polyamorous relationships. In order to maintain sustainable relationships, polyamorous or not, partners must feel that they are receiving enough attention. Everyone's needs are different, but for snuggly folks like my partners, our living room set-up was really holding us back. Until we bought our sectional.
I've always heard the term "homemaker" applied to people who don't do anything else, a PC term for "unemployed and not looking." If you had another job, no matter what it was, that was how you identified yourself. But I'm an editor and a homemaker, and I'm proud of both of those jobs.
Ah, the comfy sweater. You all have one, whether you want to admit it or not. Occasionally you think about donating it, but you just can't do it. Maybe it's like mine — old, green, at least two sizes too big, and shapeless as a potato sack. It might not be a sweater at all; it could be sweatpants, a hopelessly faded t-shirt, or jeans so old and worn it's like they were molded for your ass. I think it's time we celebrated this much-maligned garment.
This painting was done by Eli, a male orangutan residing at the Hogle Zoo in Salt Lake City, Utah. We do paintings with all our orangutans, and many other animals at the zoo. Painting with the animals is first and foremost for their own benefit. The added bonus of all this artistic expression is the end product; paintings that can be sold to the public.
It was a small revelation when I started reading about those studies that show that looking at Facebook makes you more depressed. Of course, what we see on a lot of those sites is what I would call a good-parts summary. People want to showcase the best of themselves, and so do I. I'm guilty of it too when I brag about my accomplishments but not my mistakes in my statuses, or untag the most unflattering pictures my friends have posted of me. I remember the moment I realized that everyone can feel like they don't measure up…
We finally got round to redesigning our kitchen after four long years. Now that the design has been finalised and sent off to the fitters I suddenly released that I don't have any drawers! I have no idea how to store my cutlery. I've always had a tray in a drawer and now that's not an option. I would really love to hear about awesome cutlery storage alternatives.