Author: Carol Pinchefsky

I'm a freelance writer. I live in New York City with my husband, our books, and his coffee machine.
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Stuff We Love: The lyrics in Batman: The Brave and the Bold’s ‘Birds of Prey’ are naughty fun

When you were a child, you spoke as a child, you understood as a child, and you probably watched Batman: The Brave and the Bold as a child. But when you became an adult, maybe you thought, “Hey, did those lyrics from the song ‘Birds of Prey’ really say…

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Stuff We Love: ‘Roll a D6’ music video will make you want to play Dungeons & Dragons immediately

YouTube recommends all sorts of clips for me, and rarely do I click on them; I still live in regret after clicking on a link that led me to “Two Girls, One Cup.” (Thanks, dude who created that link. Thank you to hell.) But recently I saw the title for …

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Stuff We Love: The original Star Wars trailer is a brilliantly flawed diamond in the rough

If you’re reading this, it goes without saying you’ve seen the 1977 classic Star Wars. But I’ll bet serious galactic credits that only a fraction of you have seen the original trailer; after all, many of you weren’t yet born when it hit theaters in 197…

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Stuff We Love: Etsy is filled with an infinity of fabulous Infinity Gauntlets

If you’re a fan of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, you’ll know that each film is a piece of a larger puzzle, and the puzzle to be solved is the Infinity Gauntlet. Thanos, whose solution to overpopulation is more of a Final Solution, has spent the entire…

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Stuff We Love: Your Star Wars cosplay is now complete, thanks to Po-Zu shoes

Cosplayers without hand-eye coordination can always find friends, family, and costumers to help us create a head-to-toe ensemble. But unless you happen to know a shoemaker — or you don’t mind putting in tedious hours embellishing your boots — …

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5 Reasons to Declutter Your Belongings When Moving

Downsizing is about as easy as pi calculated to the final digit. Moving, however, gives you the perfect opportunity to start a new life with a clean slate—and a clean space.

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Stuff We Love: Spoonflower is a cosplayer/geek clothier’s new best friend

Cool geeky clothes are easier to find than ever before — if your body size is average or even extra large. But since bodies come in all heights and widths, the only way to get what we really want is to either make it ourselves, to cajole a clothes-…

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Stuff We Love: Iain M. Banks’ novel Use of Weapons has not one but two sanity-curdling plot twists (spoiler-free)

Iain M. Banks’ 1990 novel Use of Weapons, one of the books in his Culture series, is unlike any space opera you’ve ever read. First, its structure is both simple and complex, and second, it has a plot twist that bends your mind so hard it act…

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Can You Write Off Your Apartment on Your Taxes?

If you live in a city, it seems that apartment deductions are trickier to get than tickets to Hamilton.

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Is It Legal to Work from Your Apartment?

Your YouTube channel is finally making bank. Your Etsy store orders are flowing in, and inventory is selling out. Your vegan baked goods are baked greats. You’re saving on office rent AND commute costs by working from home.

But is what you’re doing legal?

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