Don't Visit Your Family on Thanksgiving

Don’t Visit Your Family on Thanksgiving

I have one very special Thanksgiving tradition, and I observe it faithfully, every single year: while everyone starts piling themselves onto Amtraks, Bolt Buses, and overpriced flights, I stay the hell put, refusing to travel to visit absolutely anyone. It’s …

Secret Santa Saved My Family Gift Exchange

My family isn’t great at gift exchanges. We tend to buy gifts too late (“Merry Christmas, here’s a print-out of what you’ll get in January!”) or misjudge each other’s tastes. We have trouble matching our budgets—do I need to drop as much money on a cousin’s n…

MoviePass Competitor Sinemia Now Offers Family Plans

When you’re a single person who really likes movies, offerings from companies like MoviePass and Sinemia are a simple and easy way to save some cash on your habit. When you’re part of a family of five, things get a little more complicated. Read more…

How Pandora’s New Family Plan Compares With The Competition

This week, Pandora unveiled a new family plan which allows six different members of the same family to use the service for one price. The concept of the “family plan” is hardly new in the music-streaming world; both Spotify and Apple Music have similar offeri…

Set Your Family Breakfast Table the Night Before

Of all the old-school parenting tricks I learned from my grandmother, who raised eight kids including me, one stands out as a back-to-school lifesaver: Set the table before going to bed at night. This way, when anyone in your household wakes up, even if at st…

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