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Wait, DON'T smash the patriarchy — its pieces are seeds

Recently I've become really uncomfortable with the term "smashing the patriarchy." Not in the comfort-zone-pushing way, but in the misaligned-self-betrayal way. So I've stopped using it. Because you know who runs around smashing shit?

The patriarchy. If we look seriously at the situation, I think we find that to "smash" the patriarchy is to recreate it.

Reader-tested laundry tips for sparkling clean and not-stanky clothes

Back in the day we put out the call to help us with some laundry tips to make our lives and clothes better (and specifically for those discolored pit stains!). Y'all delivered as you always do. I pulled out some of the best laundry advice that you gave us to see if we could crowdsource the best methods to keep our clothing sparkling and less stanky.

I bought a home, now what? Top to-do list advice for homebuyers

Way back in the day, we posed the question, what do you need to do first when you buy and move into a new home? There were SO many great comments from homeowners who learned things the hard way that I had to cull them into one big lessons-learned list. Here is the big list of new homeowner tasks and advice for homebuyers. Note: not everything in this list will apply to you and your home and you may disagree with some of them. If so, let us know in the comments!

These vintage-style home finds are nostalgic gold for our #aesthetic

If your hashtag aesthetic includes retro and vintage-style home finds that hark back to the '40s, '60s, '80s, then you're on the right post. From mid-century modern furniture to retro '80s geeks chic to old skool patches to cat eye sunnies, there's a throwback decade in here for you.

Let's go shopping to fill our homes and hearts with nostalgic stuff for gifts or for us…

Elevate your #shelfie game with these rad shelves & shelf decor

I love perusing the #shelfie tag on Instagram. It's always full of color-coordinated books and interesting trinkets and lighting. So if you're like me and want to up your #shelfie game, these shelves and the decor to go with them are for you. From weird and wild vases to rockin' candles to nerdy bookends, let's go shopping for some new decor to store all your stuff…