Why Does Coffee Make Me Poop?

Like opening the blinds and stepping into the shower, a cup of coffee gets people moving in the morning — in more ways than one. This satisfying brew revs energy levels with a dose of caffeine and, f...

How to Enjoy the Moment

On New Year’s Eves when I was in my late 20s, I would ask my friends to reflect on our best days of the year, the times when we had the most fun, felt the most grateful or were happiest. Sometimes th...

How I Got Through the Grief of Losing My Mother

After the awkwardness of taking my long-neglected bike in for a tune-up (“I love working on these vintage bikes!” the technician said), I started riding with the club last winter, layering thermal sh...

Self Sufficiency Is Overrated

My mother’s larger support system had kicked in by then. One of her closest friends from childhood had arrived to relieve us, and another was clamoring to swap in. We were glad. I was exhausted. Beco...

The Best Tech Gifts That Aren’t Gadgets

My favorite holiday tech gift doesn’t require batteries or software updates. It’s not even a gadget, though it was made with technology. Can you guess what it is? A few years ago, my wife experimente...

Hanukkah Dessert Recipes That Skip the Fryer

Every winter, I look forward to reveling in the fried food frenzy of latkes and jelly doughnuts called sufganiyot that is Hanukkah in my home. But, after a few grease-splattered days, I’ve had enough...

Is iBuying Here to Stay?

The Post-Zillow Fallout In Tampa, Fla., Gary Byrd, 59, a campus facility supervisor at a community college, had recently gotten engaged and was looking to sell his 1,200-square foot, three-bedroom, t...

How to Save Your Knees Without Giving Up Your Workout

In the annals of unsolicited advice, few nuggets have been dispensed as widely and with less supporting evidence than this: “If you keep doing all that running, you’re going to ruin your knees.” The ...