Despite working out every day, eating only when hungry, when that hunger satiates towards the fat side of the ledger and there are no lawns to mow, no amount of intermittent snow shoveling overcomes the extra calorie count when you eat the same amount of brownies as you formerly ate kale.
Extremity is not a new virtue. Pilgrims, Nazi's and Jim Jones' Kool-Aid swilling compatriots all believed in absolute truths that alienated them from others. Architecture has its versions of extremity, but it's a mistake to be distracted by "style", no matter how extreme its expression.
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IN THE RULES:
NEW RULES FOR A NEW NORMAL
This is a new time for those who are in the home-determination mindset: to do anything, you have to break the cycle of fear that is paralyzing a very large segment of those who formerly thought it was prudent to enhance your greatest investment. Here's a pep talk for those who want to do something, but are on the fence (or worse, the ledge). (click here to read more)
IN FINDING HOME:
FINDING HOME IF YOU'RE LIVING IN MOM'S BASEMENT
IKEA can only help so much when you hate where you live. Ditch the snarky jokes about doomsday black hole of bumming on your crib: You Can Do Better. Whether it's a crappy apartment, a condo from hell or the bedroom you grew up in, if you hate where you live there is a way out. No magic bullets or magical thinking, happiness is not a new paint color away, its finding out what works to get a place of your own.
It will be a LIVE hour of radio on the home - in design, the human condition, literature and humor: there will be music, recorded features, and YOU, the engaged participant of one of the Big Three: we all eat, wear clothing and come home. Home Page will look at houses from a new perspective in a time where a new normal has made Dream Homes more dream than possibility.