Nicole Shein

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

As a full-time freelance writer and editor, Nicole has been wearing sweatpants to work since way before coronavirus made it cool. Her past and previous clients include Match.com, Pinterest, and HowStuffWorks. When she isn't arranging and rearranging words, she spends her time knitting, reading, cooking, attempting to cuddle one of her two cats, and embarrassing her teenage children—occasionally on purpose, but more often just by existing.

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FEBRUARY 2, 2023 | THURSDAY
The Ancient Origins of Groundhog Day

When it comes to the mash-up of mammals and meteorology, we’ve come a long way. Before Punxsutawney Phil was even a glimmer in our collective eye, folks in Europe relied variously on bear...

JANUARY 21, 2023 | SATURDAY
10 Furniture Pieces That Have a Special Space for Your Pet

With its gabled roof, barn-red shingles, and classic arched doorway, Snoopy’s house is arguably the world’s most recognizable dog dwelling. Of course, it’s also famous as a Sopwith Camel ...

JANUARY 17, 2023 | TUESDAY
Party Like a Rock Star: How to Host the Best-Ever, At-Home Karaoke Night

Karaoke got its start when a Japanese bar owner invited customers to stand in for a no-show band. Today, a popular pastime around the planet, the most popular karaoke song ever is the cla...

DECEMBER 22, 2022 | THURSDAY
19 Must-See Home Improvement Flicks to Watch at Your Next Movie Night

There’s no denying that home renovations can be fraught with drama and frustration. For instance, unexpected expenses can trigger money troubles. History hidden behind your home’s walls c...

DECEMBER 21, 2022 | WEDNESDAY
Don't Do This Chore on New Year's Day If You're Superstitious

Need a reason to be lazy on New Year’s Day—other than the time-honored excuse of a hangover, that is? We got you!Everyone knows that eating black-eyed peas and rice is compulsory on Jan. ...

DECEMBER 17, 2022 | SATURDAY
Win the Holiday Season by Hosting a Lively, Larcenous White Elephant Gift Party

Fess up: Are you guilty of regifting? People have been recycling unwanted gift items ever since the very invention of presents began, but we have Seinfeld to thank for the term itself. Ca...

NOVEMBER 29, 2022 | TUESDAY
6 Holiday Movie Decoration Themes

Is Christmas decor becoming a chore? Bored with the same old, same old? Deck your halls differently this year by turning to your favorite holiday film for inspiration. If you can recite e...

NOVEMBER 29, 2022 | TUESDAY
Can You Find Crystals in Your Backyard?

What do singers Adele and Lizzo, quarterback Tom Brady, actors Uma Thurman and Spencer Pratt, pop diva Madonna, and Pliny the Elder, renowned scholar of ancient Rome, all have in common? ...

NOVEMBER 18, 2022 | FRIDAY
The Fascinating History of Garden Gnomes—and Why You Should Buy One

Garden gnomes not only make a wonderful, whimsical addition to any property, but they also happen to play a significant—and sometimes delightfully bonkers—role in folklore, myth, history,...

OCTOBER 12, 2022 | WEDNESDAY
5 Home Styles That Look Like Haunted Houses

With names like “Purgatory Scream Park,” “Frightmare Farms,” “Blood Manor,” and “Edge of Hell Haunted House,” modern-day haunted house attractions are making a killing—by some estimates, ...