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Three secrets from an obsessive tea organizer

My spouse and I have pretty much a ridiculous amount of tea. We are Tea People: at our wedding, instead of a signature cocktail, we had a signature tea blend. I’m also an obsessive tea organizer — what’s the point of having all those teas if they’re a jumbled mess?

How learning my rescue dog’s breed DNA helped me help him

In March, after several months of poking around, my son and I found a new dog rescue to adopt. We thought we were getting a 2-year-old Yorkie mix, but we had no idea what we were in for…

WTF White Elephant Gifts safe enough for an office party

Oh, it’s about that season again — the time of year when we all awkwardly gather around with groups of people we may or may not know at all (randos at the office! second cousins and their new girlfriends at family gatherings! neighbors who just moved to the hood!) and give each other weird (but not so weird that they’re offensive) gifts as part of a white elephant gift exchange.

I tried out a space-age automatic cleaning kitty litter box to see if it was worth the hype

Is the LITTER ROBOT worth it? I tried a space-age auto-clean kitty litter box to see if lived up to the hype

I own two kitties who love to crap. All the time. I recently got the chance to try out a product I’d been eyeballing FOREVER: a Litter-Robot! Yep, one of those fancy-pants automated litter box cleaning machines. Plus it’s the really nice kind that isn’t cheap and it shows.

I decided to give it a whirl to see if a robo-litter box from the future was the better way I was seeking.

The best beds & mattresses you can buy online (which is getting the be the best way to do it!)

The best beds & mattresses with next day shipping

Did you know all the kids these days are buying their mattresses online and they come vacuum-sealed and all rolled up tight for you to unroll? There are a few brands that are getting some major traction, which I’ve included here. But keep an eye out for some of the more affordable brands from places like Amazon. You might just fine your mattress soul mate at a deal. Look for beds that have cooling properties, are quiet and motionless for your partners (or neighbors for quieter sexytimes!), and fancy new technologies. Here are some of the best beds and mattresses you can buy online…

What bed frames are quiet during sex? UPDATED FOR 2021

Is there a bed frame that won’t betray the frantic motions on the mattress above? I guess what I’m saying is.. How can I make my bed more quiet during sex?!

BDSM DIY: The acronym-free guide to home pervertables

As a practicing sub in my personal life, I can assure you exploring BDSM and other sexual fantasies doesn’t have to cost an arm and a leg (or any other interesting body part). You can find common household item that can be repurposed for sex play with your partner!