Author Archives: Lindsay Kaplan

The Ten Best And Worst Reasons To Get A Puppy

The Ten Best And Worst Reasons To Get A Puppy

At a certain point in your adult life, you realize you can get a puppy. You’ve wanted one for years. You’ve spent months pouring over super cute dog blogs stalking Petfinder.com for the perfect one to rescue. Then one night it hits you: You don’t need permission. You don’t have to beg and whine to anyone! —unless you’re in a relationship or have a roommate, because then you will still have to plead your case.

If you want a puppy, you can get a puppy! Hell, you’re a responsible adult. There are a million reasons to rescue a dog, most of them beginning with “squee!!” and ending with “awww!” But remember that you can’t teach an old dog new tricks, and you can’t train a puppy not to need a walk when you’re hung over. Here are the best and worst reasons to rescue a dog. More »

10 New Year’s Resolutions You Might Actually Keep

10 New Year's Resolutions You Might Actually Keep

The week between Christmas and New Year’s is a breeding ground for bad ideas. The leftover sugar cookies are devoured with abandon. The guy you hooked up with at your company holiday party is suddenly your prime choice for a New Year’s Eve date. But the worst idea is public: You post some awful resolutions on Facebook. Lose ten pounds. Hit the gym at least four times a week. Cut down on drinking. Take them down before anyone comments. Like I said, these are bad ideas. More »