While calling something “perfect” is the highest of compliments—a perfectly done steak, a perfect Olympic performance, the perfect prom dress—calling someone a perfectionist is anything but.
Two weeks ago, we talked about comma splices—errors that happen when you join two main clauses with just a comma--but you can make the same kind of mistake if you aren’t careful when joining two main clauses with conjunctive adverbs such as however, therefore, furthermore, and nevertheless.
You may have heard of Wyatt Earp before, known as the frontier lawman of the American West. Surviving countless gunfights, he may seem aggressive, but Wyatt's demeanor was actually very toned back.
Have you ever been hit with a double whammy? It’s a double-dose of luck so bad it feels like a one–two punch.
Keeping Track of Paint Colors If you’ve tried saving your paint swatches in the past and can never find them when you need them, try this simple trick: Write the name and type of paint you used for each room under the light switch plate.
Removing Wallpaper First, score the paper with a utility knife by cutting slashes through several parts of the paper.
Garlic Garlic is nature’s antibacterial fighter, so it can be very useful in helping with swimmer’s ear.
The financial actions you take (or don’t take) today affect the lifestyle and security you’ll have in the future.
If you are unhappy with your weight or frustrated by your inability to lose weight, you’ve probably wondered whether a slow metabolism may be to blame.
As we get into summer grilling season, people have all sorts of questions on achieving grill success.
Keep Your Home Allergy-Free A good first step when battling allergy symptoms is to make sure you're living and working in a non-allergenic environment.
The Root of the Problem You may have heard that ginger helps with nausea, but you may not know that it’s also a natural decongestant.
Baking Soda and Vinegar Declogger Most people know the old science fair project of mixing vinegar and baking soda to cause a chemical reaction worthy of a model volcano, but not many know that this powerful combination is also a great drain cleaner.
This week marks the summer solstice in the northern hemisphere—the longest day of the year. For many of us, that means we are starting to spend more time in the sun.
Listener Noam writes in: Many of my job tasks depend on other people to complete (my boss, colleague, partners, vendors, etc.).
I recently packed up my wife and twin boys and embarked upon our annual family vacation to the tiny, sleepy Pacific Northwest coastal town Seaside, Oregon.
When summer vacation finally arrives, our families are ready for a relaxing stretch of fun in the sun, easy-breezy beach days, and spending as much time as possible in the great outdoors.
Anyone who’s ever been a kid, which means all of us with the possible exception of ageless celebrities like Cher, remembers their childhood fears.
For years, individual families have had fathers who were inclined to tell jokes that were so inane that the family gave them their own name.
Hemorrhoids is right up there with anal itching, STDs, and toenail fungus as being one of those potentially embarrassing medical conditions that you dread seeing your doctor to discuss.