What cooking taught me about life

I didn't begin cooking from scratch until I hit my 30s. Prior to that it was a lot of arranging food or eating pre-made stuff. Turns out, I really enjoyed it, started a food blog, and now cook super often. It's fun, but it's been a little revealing when it comes to living life in general.

Cooking can actually be an analogy for life. That's no revelation to most people, but it has been for me. Here are some cooking life lessons: what cooking taught me about life and happiness…

My favorite items from the new Amazon home lines

Amazon's doing some pioneering with their new ways to buy clothing (Prime wardrobe!) and housewares. I'll save the clothing for next time and focus on their two new exclusive housewares lines that channel minimalism and industrial-chic in pretty cool ways. Have you seen them yet?!

Here are a few of my favorite pieces in both collections so far…

Job hunting advice for offbeat job seekers (spoiler: your ink is probably okay)

Working at a job as a person with an offbeat lifestyle is one thing, but landing that job in the first place? That can be a minefield of prejudices, frustrations, and distractions from your skills. But it can be easier if you've got a plan. Plus, it's easy to forget the basics of job hunting when you're thinking about what they'll be thinking about you. Here is some job hunting advice for offbeat job seekers like you…

Ever wanted to live in a Wes Anderson film? This Paris apartment will let you

My Modern Met featured this super stylized Paris apartment that looks like it's the location for the next Wes Anderson eclectic twee-fest. The three-bedroom apartment occupies the top floor of a building located in the Passy area of Paris on the Right Bank, and you can count the Eiffel Tower among the sights of the view. But mostly, it's the interiors that are making us beg for mercy from its gorgeousness.

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How we're re-building a life without children

I'm not a parent, but I want to be. However, after five years of trying to get pregnant and going in circles about the pros and cons of adoption, my partner and I decided it was best for us to stop trying. We're not preventing pregnancy, so there is still a chance, but the statistics are not on our side given the amount of time we've been trying and our respective ages.

That was two years ago. Here's how we're moving forward with a life without children when we planned for them in our lives…