Bath towels. I got married and immediately moved to the UK, so we registered for relatively lightweight, easily transportable items. The Ralph Lauren bath towels still look pristine 15 years later, thanks partly to the high quality of the towels and I think also partly due to using vinegar instead of fabric softener. » 2/16/15 7:38am 2/16/15 7:38am

In the UK, GP offices leave some slots open for same-day appointments so that you can get in pretty much straight away if you have an urgent problem. Generally speaking, if you call first thing in the morning you'll get seen the same day. And doctors still make house calls when needed! » 2/16/15 2:58am 2/16/15 2:58am

As someone who's always been pretty much the same size as Fat Suit Monica, it still kills me that she dated AND MARRIED Chandler - a man who clearly would never have dated her if she were still that size. How fucked up is that? » 2/14/15 5:53am 2/14/15 5:53am

When my husband died he was 32 and there was no point in putting his obituary in the newspapers - none of the people who needed to know that he'd passed away would have been checking the newspaper obituaries. I set up a very basic Wordpress website with his obit and information about the funeral, linked to it on… » 2/09/15 4:10am 2/09/15 4:10am

Her husband died in May 2013, so basically 18 months ago. I'm a couple of years older than Kelsey and my husband died nearly five years ago. Eighteen months is nothing in terms of 'getting over' the death of a spouse, and grief makes you do crazy things, so I can't really blame her for going on The Bachelor but if I… » 2/03/15 11:47am 2/03/15 11:47am

How is it even possible that these manufacturers are allowed to sell something as ginseng that contains no actual ginseng? Regardless of how you feel about the efficacy of herbal supplements, it's crazy that proper labelling laws don't apply to EVERYTHING. » 2/03/15 10:03am 2/03/15 10:03am

I like the all-black look, but this is a strong argument for carrying a purse or briefcase with a lighter-coloured interior lining. Crumpler is one brand that does this well, but I wish more office-focused brands would do it too - it's so much easier to find things in a bag with, say, a yellow lining than it is with a… » 2/03/15 5:14am 2/03/15 5:14am

I've lived in the UK for more than a decade, and although I'm used to people driving on the left now I can't watch people parallel park. For some reason it just feels WRONG. Even if I'm a passenger (I don't drive over here) I just close my eyes when the driver parks. » 1/25/15 9:37am 1/25/15 9:37am

Oh, I'm probably too late but I have this long-running perfume dilemma. I adore a Bath & Body Works scent - Moonlight Path. I know, the shame, the horror! I don't even like the name. But I can't help it, and it smells delicious on me (lots of scents smell powdery or old-ladyish on me, so a scent that actually smells… » 1/24/15 6:55am 1/24/15 6:55am

I think this whole idea is amazing, and I'm probably going to just read everything you guys put out no matter what the topic. I especially love the idea of Legal 101! I agree, that's part of being an informed citizen. » 1/23/15 10:33am 1/23/15 10:33am

Oh, *that's* what ASMR is!! I never really understood it before. Some women's singing voices totally give me tingles - especially in opera and good musicals. I don't think I get it from anything else, but yeah lady singers can do it right along the back of my head and my neck and in my toes. It's pleasurable but also… » 1/21/15 10:04am 1/21/15 10:04am

As someone who works in a museum myself, I couldn't disagree with your position more strongly. Museums are for the general public - and for research, of course, but forgetting that the general public keep the doors open (either directly through admission fees or indirectly through taxation) is short-sighted and naive… » 1/17/15 8:37pm 1/17/15 8:37pm