The 13 Finest Regional Cocktails

Dayna Evans · 09/23/14 12:00PM

Hey, America, what's in your cup? If it isn't arsenic, let's talk about cocktails, which are tastier and livelier than poison. As the old saying goes, "I've been drinkin' / I've been drinkin'."

The Biggening: Week Three of the 100 Push-ups Challenge

Dayna Evans · 09/22/14 01:15PM

[The Biggening is a weekly test of Kelly Conaboy and Dayna Evans' strength or "bigness," determined through their ability to complete push-ups. The test will end when they get strong and big enough to complete 100 in a row.]

Throw Everything Out

Leah Finnegan · 09/16/14 10:30AM

The best thing you can do for yourself and your home is throw shit out. Look around at any given time: I guarantee there are at least 15 items you can toss, recycle or donate. This is not just a good way to live—it is a way of life.

The Biggening: Week Two of the 100 Push-Ups Challenge

Kelly Conaboy · 09/15/14 10:48AM

[The Biggening is a weekly test of Kelly Conaboy and Dayna Evans' strength or "bigness," determined through their ability to complete push-ups. The test will end when they get strong and big enough to complete 100 in a row.]

Low-Fat Dairy Will Not Make You Thin or Happy

Dan Nosowitz · 09/12/14 12:55PM

It all started because of a simple mistake, a tiny little oversight. I needed feta cheese for the salad I was making. I had no feta cheese. A pot of water was coming to a boil on the stove. I ran out of the apartment, leaving the stove on, sure I'd come home to an apartment either burned down or, like, covered in hot water? I'm not sure what the worst that can happen to over-boiled water is.

Lake Houses Are Better Than Beach Houses: A Manifesto

Michelle Dean · 08/29/14 12:36PM

I am among the personally-disorganized masses who are not going anywhere in particular this holiday weekend. But were it up to me, could I go and have a traditional Labor Day-type vacation in a house with people I knew and liked, I would choose a lake house over a beach house every time.

I Fucking Hate My Cat

Jen Vafidis · 08/27/14 08:00AM

Sometimes, at dinner or over brunch, my friends will ask me how my cat is.

Your End-of-August Cocktail Is A Lemon Rosemary Vodka Fizz

Michelle Dean · 08/22/14 10:30AM

It's August. If you are reading this it is because you are stuck at work while your friends are off at their "lake houses" and "beach trips." The news, domestic and international, is awful. You need to relax. You need a cool beverage to relax. Allow me to suggest that the optimal beverage is a lemon rosemary vodka fizz.

No Taco Should Cost $6

Jordan Sargent · 08/05/14 12:49PM

I had lunch yesterday at Tacombi, a taco place in Soho that is designed to make you feel like you are on the beach somewhere in Mexico. The space is bright and open and breezy and the tacos are assembled from inside an RV parked in the dining room.

Couple Spends $2 Million Extra to Protect Kids From Perilous Stairs

Tom Scocca · 07/31/14 12:54PM

Here is an explanation, from the New York Times, of why a family of five—having bought a Brooklyn townhouse for $1.7 million, renovated it top to bottom for an undisclosed amount of money, and seen it burn down in a construction accident at the very moment of completion—decided it would be necessary, as a next step, to go shopping "in the $4 million range" for a roomy apartment in downtown Manhattan:

Your Giant American Refrigerator Is Making You Fat And Poor

Dan Nosowitz · 07/29/14 08:00AM

There is a fair chance that if you're reading this post, your fridge—the most-used and largest appliance in your house—is screwing you. The refrigerator is as potent a symbol of American consumerist culture as you're likely to find, which is to say, it only makes sense if you don't really look at it very hard. It is, for many people, a waste of space, a waste of money, a drain on the environment, and an enabler of obesity.