The low-down on floor desks

OMG y'all! Look who popped her awesome head back into Offbeat Home & Life to share some of her old school offbeat home goodness — it's Cat Rocketship! She's giving us the low down on floor desks.


Blending work, home, and marriage: How to work with your spouse

I finally finished my PhD and found myself at a loose end. My husband Jamie was wrapping up his own project and he made a proposal: why not work on an iPad word game idea together? So in a week we had a working prototype and we thought hey, this could work; we can always quit if it doesn't. That first week of working together gradually became months as our daily lives melded work, home, and marriage. Along the way I learned a few things, through trial and error, that made working with a spouse easier…


Is quitting your day job to own your own small business worth the risk?

I am a nurse and have been doing that for about four years. But I had to quit my job out of sheer exhaustion. I love to cook. I had started to look into a small business that I can run out of my home kitchen. I am 100% sure I can do this, but my question is… is it worth the risk? Has anyone else had this sort of complete career change and succeeded?


10 healthy, brain-stimulating "at work"-outs you can do at your desk

I know, I know, you're too busy to exercise. You've got obligations, family to attend to, and not to mention that full-time job (that you may be at right now!). You're stuck behind a desk most of the day, so suiting up to go to the gym just ain't happening. Okay then, why not get a little exercise right there at work? Here are seven exercises and three stretches that you can do right now at your desk.