The Modern Urbanist's Guide to Life

How to Watch Porn Responsibly, According to Porn Stars

For starters, get out your credit card.

A Better Way to Store Wet Umbrellas

This concrete cone keeps your umbrella and your floors dry.

This Handlebar Laptop Stand Brings Cycling Style to Your Desk

Warning: Not for use on an actual, moving bicycle.

A Coloring Book for City Lovers

Fantastic Cities is filled with intricate urban worlds.

The Complete Guide to Fighting Seasonal Allergies Where You Live

There's a lot you can do if you're an allergy sufferer, but your city needs to play its part as well.

An Easy Way to Add Outlets Everywhere

A new power system called Thread adds outlets to any room without construction.

How to Say Goodbye to Mad Men? Why With a Smarty-Pants Viewing Party, Of Course

11 ideas to impress your superfan friends.

Organize Your Office Supplies Into a Cityscape

The Deskstructure set has compartments for pens, paper clips, and more.

How to Stop Getting a Previous Tenant's Mail Over and Over Again

If you're suffering from "loop mail," the barcode is the most likely culprit.

Assault on the Subway: What Can a Bystander Do?

There are ways to intervene that don't involve putting yourself in danger.

To Find a Bus Stop, Just Hold Up Your Smartphone

Departures NYC just won grand prize in the MTA's "best consumer/transit rider app" category.

Why You're Free to BYOB in Philly, But in Boston It's Complicated

The Boston City Council is finally considering allowing diners to bring their own alcohol to local restaurants. Here's why this is even a debate.

Concrete Coasters You'll Actually Want to Use

Bring the look and feel of roadway negligence to your coffee table.

It's Time to End the Great Snow Umbrella Debate Once and For All

This urban etiquette question has an actual right answer.

The Portlandia Explainer on How to Order Coffee

"Go in with the graveness and seriousness of a court date."

Pretty Much All of Your Weird Germ-Avoidance Behaviors Are Pointless

Kicking toilet handles to flush, holding your breath after someone sneezes—scientists explain how we're doing it all wrong.

9 Super-Annoying Things You Do At Restaurants, According to Restaurant Workers

Pro tip: They can tell when you're faking that food allergy.

A Clock That Switches Time Zones Simply By Rolling Over

A great gift for the traveler in your life.

When Etiquette PSAs Go Wrong

In this absurdist sketch, a New York MTA train operator crosses the line.

Your Streaming Video Guide to Surviving Cabin Fever

Enjoy one movie or TV show for every stage of your snowbound confinement.