This Holiday Season, Help Your Phone Help You

Sure, the holidays are supposed to be a time of joy and relaxation, but anyone with a job or a family knows how difficult it is to just sit back and enjoy your eggnog when you're being crushed under the weight of seasonal stress. You're certainly not the first to feel this way, but at least you have some tech… » 12/19/14 4:00pm Friday 4:00pm

Estás Fiestas, Ayuda A Tu Teléfono Para Que Te Ayude A Ti

Claro, las fiestas se supone que son un tiempo de alegría y relajación, pero cualquier persona con trabajo o familia sabe lo difícil que es simplemente sentarse y disfrutar del ponche de huevo cuando estás siendo aplastado por el peso del estrés navideño. Tú definitivamente no eres el primero en sentirse de esa… » 12/19/14 4:00pm Friday 4:00pm

This Sunlit Bushwick Loft Houses Family Art and Custom Woodworking

Any NYC resident knows how necessary it is to make sacrifices when apartment hunting. A potential home may be a twenty-minute hike from the nearest subway station and lack any storage space, but those drawbacks are easily overshadowed by original hardwood floors or vaulted ceilings. But for Angie Venezia and Reed… » 12/19/14 11:59am Friday 11:59am

The Art of Wrap: How to Spoil Your Kid Without Spoiling the Surprise

I remember how psyched I was to get my first baseball bat. Finally, something heavy and solid to break things with! Only one thing sullies this glorious memory of my youth: my dad's a terrible wrapper. The dude can't wrap a present to save his life, so he just...doesn't. That wonderful Louisville Slugger just sat… » 12/18/14 12:00pm Thursday 12:00pm

How Do You Squeeze Space Out of Your Small Living Quarters?

Stop complaining about your cramped dwelling and embrace your inner tininess: the McMansion era is over, and more people are beginning to see the beauty (and efficiency) of smaller spaces. Which means that your snack-size apartment now makes you part of a movement! Well, as soon as you get all your clothes off the… » 12/18/14 12:00pm Thursday 12:00pm

Make it Your New Year's Resolution to Win a $150 Gift Card

As great as you feel about your plan to hit the gym in January, are you going to be so enthusiastic when you're staring down the business end of a treadmill? No. So, this year, why not resolve to do something easy instead? Something that will actually improve your life without causing you to break a sweat? For… » 12/17/14 4:00pm Wednesday 4:00pm

Instead of Banning Smartphones from the Dinner Table, Use Them to Bond

OK, smartphones don't quite fit in with our traditional ideas of the holidays, but that doesn't mean they're the enemy of family time. For the next month, families across the country will finish up their enormous dinners, pour themselves some eggnog, and head to the den, where everyone can bask in the warm glow of… » 12/17/14 4:00pm Wednesday 4:00pm

This Brooklyn Townhouse Blends Modern Design with Historic Architecture

Having an interior designer as a friend can come in handy. Case in point: after Colin Winkelman purchased his 1,600-square-foot townhouse in Park Slope, Brooklyn, in 2010, he knew exactly where to look for help decorating the historic space: Lindsay Key, a childhood friend who just so happens to be co-owner of Key +… » 12/17/14 11:59am Wednesday 11:59am

How To Tell If Unseen Forces Are Dictating Your Life

There are two kinds of people in this world: those of us who view the idea of round-the-clock reality television stardom as a faraway dream, and those of us who only put on makeup for funerals and job interviews and think that being in any kind of spotlight sounds like an actual nightmare. But what if you didn't have… » 12/15/14 10:01pm 12/15/14 10:01pm

Win More of Whatever You're Into With A $150 Gift Card

During the holidays, it can be hard to remember that you have needs too. And beyond needs, you also have things you want. Problem is, you've probably blown a decent chunk of your budget on gifts for other people. Luckily there are other ways. Take the following survey and all of your personal gifting fantasies could… » 12/15/14 4:00pm 12/15/14 4:00pm

So, How Does The SWASH™ System Work Exactly?

You may have heard whispers of a new way to care for your clothes without leaving the comfort of your own home. It sounds too good to be true at first, but it's totally real: the SWASH™ system, an in-home clothing care system, manages to cut some trips to the dry cleaners down to a 10-minute cycle through a highly… » 12/15/14 4:00pm 12/15/14 4:00pm

6 Juegos para Hacer Tus Vacaciones en Casa Más Soportables

¡Galletas! ¡Regalos! ¡Abuela! ¡Pavo! Los placeres de pasar las fiestas navideñas en casa están muy bien documentados. Pero incluso durante el periodo del año más maravilloso, la cercanía de tu familia tiene sus tensiones. (Muchas de ellas incluyen a tu tío.) Este año, mantén tu celular preparado: desconectar del caos… » 12/15/14 12:00pm 12/15/14 12:00pm

Six Games to Make Your Holiday at Home More Bearable

Cookies! Presents! Grandma! The pleasures of a holiday spent at home are well documented. But even during the most wonderful time of the year, the bosom of your family presents its stresses. This year, keep your phone at the ready: tuning out the chaos and retreating into a few choice games is a surefire way to… » 12/15/14 12:00pm 12/15/14 12:00pm

How Does Someone Who Walks for a Living Step Up His Fitness Game?

Some people walk to work. Dan Veksler walks for work. As founder of Brooklyn-based Other World Tours, Veksler leads street tours of three to six hours through some of New York City's most storied areas, including the Green-Wood Cemetery, Bronx's Inwood neighborhood, the Financial District, Bowling Green and parts of… » 12/15/14 12:00pm 12/15/14 12:00pm

Bourbon Camp Is Real: Watch Two NY Food Writers' Kentucky Excursion

Here at The Infatuation, bourbon warms us up during New York winters, fuels late-night writing sessions, and has even inspired a cross-country search for great restaurants serving great bourbon. When we heard there was a Knob Creek® Campout happening down in Kentucky, we had to check it out. We may have watched a few… » 12/12/14 7:30pm 12/12/14 7:30pm