World making you feel old? Here's why I'm not letting it

Did you happen to see this 60th birthday boudoir shoot we posted recently? It's deliciously sexy and makes age seem irrelevant, so much so that it sent a couple of our staff members into look-inward-mode about aging. It was a tiny reminder that age is just a number and you don't have to succumb to those being-old tropes if you don't want to. For me, it was a reminder that we don't have to pre-age ourselves (AND especially not have it thrust upon us by our peers).

Water bottles that are also hydration trackers

I often get dehydrated. I had the thought the other day… My FitBit reminds me to get enough steps a day, what if there was a water bottle that did the same! Fortunately, it's already been invented. Hydration trackers are a thing, and I'm debating getting one. But which one…


I don't want to be "that guy": My personal guidelines for smartphone use

Smartphone addiction is definitely a thing, and as a person who already struggles with turning off the internet, surely having a whole computer in my pocket would be like an alcoholic living above a bar. To make a long story short, I have a smartphone now. I went fearfully into the transition, kicking and screaming. A month in, I've found that by setting some ground rules for myself I've been able to moderate my behavior. Below are Alissa's Personal Guidelines for Responsible Smartphone Use.