Suburbanization and the Country Dog

It can be very difficult to take a dog from a hunting environment and put them into a suburban household, but for dogs to be successful in their new homes, they must make this transition. This photodocumentary shows the most important parts of the process of suburbanization. Read More Suburbanization and the Country Dog

Reducing Food Waste: Repurposing Leftovers

We’ve discussed the reluctance of people to eat leftovers day after day. Lifestyle magazines often suggest ways to use leftovers for several days in a row, but those methods typically involve a meat-centric meal (e.g., Day 1 roast, Day 2 sandwiches, Day 3 salad) and don’t really apply when you are dealing with a prepared meal like soup or casserole. However, here are some suggestions for how to reuse meals where ingredients have already been combined and flavored. Read More Reducing Food Waste: Repurposing Leftovers

New Show Recap: Penny Dreadful 2×08, “Memento Mori”

Well, kids, this is it! Episode 8 of this season of Penny Dreadful! So much has yet to happen! And did you hear the good news? Penny Dreadful has been renewed for a third season! Read More New Show Recap: Penny Dreadful 2×08, “Memento Mori”

Don’t Talk to Me While I’m Running

I wrote this while sitting in Prospect Park after my first Couch to 5K workout. See, a few days ago, I couldn’t fall asleep and, for some reason, I decided to sign up for a 5K in October.

I don’t make great decisions at 1:30 in the morning.

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Record Machine: Oddball Flexi Discs

Flexi discs — those thin sheets of plastic or coated paper containing music and other recordings — used to be included in magazines, fan club gifts, or other giveaways. Their popularity waned once CDs took more of a market share in the ’90s, but now Pirate Press is reviving the format with releases from Deerhoof, Napalm Death, and Jack White. Recently, I unearthed a few releases from the late ‘70s hidden in my inherited collection.

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Weekly Anime Review

July is in two weeks, and that means some shows are already ending. Ghost in the Shell: Arise had its last episode this week. Kekkai Sensen had a recap episode. The rest, aside from Arslan Senki, have one more episode to go. Read More Weekly Anime Review

Ask UfYH: Cleaning With a Chronic Illness

Q: I have a chronic illness that leaves me unable to stand for long periods of time (and sometimes even short ones). I get tired very easily, and too much physical exertion can result in an attack that lasts for days and requires me to take some really awful medications. I want a clean house, and I can’t afford to get someone in to help. Is there anything I can do, or should I resign myself to living in a dump? Read More Ask UfYH: Cleaning With a Chronic Illness