What is more frustrating than sitting in front of a table full of bills, trying to figure out how to save on day-to-day operations? It’s sticky, it’s ugly—it’s no fun. Thank you, simplesteps.org for doing all the dirty work (and @SmarterCities for turning us onto it). Their addictive Household Savings Calculator (an interactive version of the thumbnail at left) tells you how much you would save (in money and environmental resources) with every degree you lower the thermostat, or a minute less in the shower—as well as offering general Good Advice. Click on the cartoon house, answer easy questions, and skip all the mind-numbing math.
The MTA frequently reminds you through official signs that a crowded train is not an excuse for unwanted sexual contact. While most commuters heed the message, it seems not to have gotten through to the Republican candidate for president, who is responsible for bringing a conversation about “is groping cool or nah” into the race for […]
Yes, having a bodega cat is not technically “legal,” but it’s not “legal” in the way that drinking wine in the park or bringing your dog into a bar isn’t legal, which is to say it’s an accepted form of New York life that no one minds so long as you don’t make a big […]
If this election is severely stressing you out, the solution isn’t to avoid the ballot box. It’s just to de-stress the way you always do: with beer, or a massage, or in this case, acupuncture. This Sunday, Oct. 30, there’s a donation-based acupuncture clinic “for politically induced anxiety, rage, insomnia, fear and trauma.” It’s being held […]