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Are you gourd to death by regular ol’ jack-o’-lanterns? Get creative with fall décor that’s more sweet than spooky by turning this year’s pumpkin into a tiny home fit for fairies, gnomes, or wee woodland creatures. This project was inspired by the pumpkin house displays at the pick-your-own farms my son and I visit every year. We decorated ours with found natural elements, so start by taking a seasonal foraging stroll around your own neighborhood. –Ashley Koshimizu (@woodlark) Materials Pumpkin Serrated knife Metal spoon Thin, straight sticks Hot glue gun Natural items such...
I do not come from a one-bite family. Unless that one bite was Godzilla’s. So I have trouble with the notion of dainty hors d’oeuvres. If you’re going to go to the trouble of putting something in your mouth, it should at least be a mouthful—like these. What follows are a few of my tried-and-true favorites—plus making them is way easier than spelling hors d’oeuvres. TUNA FISH + CHIPS Serving gorgeous, sushi-quality tuna on a potato chip is so wrong it’s gloriously right. Buy the best sushi-quality...
The internet is exploding with influencers spreading information about ADHD, especially how it affects women, with podcasts such as LadyHD, youtube series on how to navigate life, and much more. As a woman with ADHD, I can attest that there is very little understanding of how this neurological disorder affects women due to a lack of research on how adult ADHD looks versus childhood and that this plus the integrated sexism within American healthcare causes a lack of proper diagnoses. It wasn't until the 1960s that ADHD was...
This is trans love. It is a love that thrives in resistance to a national landscape that can be increasingly harsh to trans people. Here, three T4T (Trans for Trans) couples dive deep into revolutionary love, acceptance, belonging, and what brings them joy.  Amy & Tristan Amy Rose Mills (left, she/her) is a luthier, photographer, artist, and collector.  Tristan (right, she/her) is a professional model from New York City. “We met on Instagram,” says Tristan, explaining how she and Amy connected. “I was getting back into guitar and I...
It’s hard to name a more iconic duo than butter and bread. They have always been inseparable, but now the pair have been giving an insta-friendly twist: the butter board. It is what it sounds like - a board with butter - but thanks to Instagram and TikTok, it has become an aesthetically pleasing and fun way to serve butter. Instead of just serving bread with butter on the side, why not make it a main attraction on the dinner table? These tasty displays are...
It seems weird to say manifestation is having a moment, but with more than 17 billion hashtags on TikTok, it kind of is. The concept of materializing the things you want, based on the power and will of your thoughts, however, is nothing new. A Hindu scripture, originating circa the 8th century B.C.E., notes that people’s will gives them the power to create the lives that they want. Even the incantation abracadabra, a Hebrew word coined in the 2nd century A.D., means “I create as...

As people live increasingly on their phones, making friends in the real world can be challenging. People, especially young people, are finding it more difficult to form meaningful relationships, resulting in the number of lonely people growing, especially between the ages of 18-29. Even though mental health awareness is no longer stigmatized and people (especially celebrities) share their experiences with loneliness and mental health, it is still a vulnerable subject for many people. But how do you meet new people in 2022 when everyone is...
Mercury retrograde occurs four times in 2032. During this time, we experience an illusionary slowdown in our lives, as Earth moves faster than the communication planet Mercury. From September 9 to October 2, Mercury will be moonwalking for the third time this year in the signs of Libra and Virgo. We get three passes to revise the story and path we are walking down—and uncovering truths along the way. This Mercury retrograde brings extra trouble this season, as the trickster planet is moving backwards from harmonious...
Our columnist, Sarah Potter, provides this season's tarot readings for the signs.  Virgo: Ace of Pentacles (AUG. 23 TO SEPT. 22) Level up, Virgo! A professional opportunity is being presented to you, but will you jump in and take it? Consider the possibilities before fully committing, because this endeavor is going to take a lot of your time and energy. We know success is not guaranteed, nor will it happen overnight, but if there is anyone who isn’t afraid of a little hard work, it’s you! This could be...
1. Don’t Worry Darling This psychological thriller directed by and featuring Olivia Wilde and starring Florence Pugh, Harry Styles, Nick Kroll, and Chris Pine, revolves around a 1950s housewife living in a utopian experimental community whose life begins to unravel when she starts to suspect her husband may be hiding some dark secrets. Coming to theaters Sept. 23. 2. The Red Skein by SWOON  Prolific street artist Caledonia Curry, aka SWOON, digs deep into her body of work in this book covering her street art, studio works, animation projects,...