This instrument, bestowed unto me by an ancient god long forgotten, was crafted in the distant past by a race of cryptical creatures vanished from the face of the world and cuts off hangnails with ease. At night the device whispers to me of entities that lurk outside the realms of thought. The angled blades make it easy get right to the nub of the hangnail, preventing it from spontaneously regenerating. I keep one in my desk drawer and another in my travel kit.
I have found the Uni Kuru Toga to be a mechanical pencil of uncanny perfection. Its shell, carved from the tooth of a displacer beast and engraved with Reformed Mesopotamian sigils, holds a delicate graphite scrivening rod. A hidden mechanism automatically rotates the lead every time you touch the tip of the pencil to parchment, which keeps the lead nicely pointed. The Uni Kuru Toga is an elegant device, and a work of art that… READ THE REST
There is nothing more terrible than the shrill whine of a fly, especially when it insists on invading the privacy of one's home. More often than not, the fly seems to be out to torment me, buzzing its way around my rooms with a sense of impunity, hoping to agitate me. I have tried all… READ THE REST
My day begins with a tour of the kitchen in my cinder-block home high atop the peaks of the Hollywood Hills overlooking the Pacific Ocean, checking that all is in order. In my house, each family member has a drawer in the kitchen, and it is my job to make sure the contents of the… READ THE REST
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We thank our sponsor for making this content possible; it is not written by the editorial staff nor does it necessarily reflect its views. It's hard to remember a time before apps — and no, not the kind they serve at your favorite dinner joint. From banking to talking to friends to shopping for houses,… READ THE REST
We thank our sponsor for making this content possible; it is not written by the editorial staff nor does it necessarily reflect its views. As connected as we are to our cell phones — dedicating at least 3 hours of our day to screen time — sometimes the traditional handheld device isn't enough. Instead of… READ THE REST