Posts Tagged ‘wanderlust’

NYC Microlofts Can Be Hazardous To Your Health

December 22, 2013

Apparently, living in a small New York apartment can cramp more than your  style. Even though Mayor Michael Bloomberg has championed the micro-unit, some  experts are concerned that living in 250 to 370 feet spaces could be  risky.“Sure, these micro-apartments may be fantastic for young professionals in  their 20’s,” Dak Kopec, director of design for human health at Boston  Architectural College, told The Atlantic. “But they definitely can be unhealthy for  older people, say in their 30’s and 40’s, who face different stress factors that  can make tight living conditions a problem.”According to Mr. Kopec, the space-saving trend of tiny apartments can lead to  increased claustrophobia, domestic abuse, alcoholism, and wanderlust.



Ask The Eye Stuck In The Middle With You

December 6, 2013

Dear Eye View

Our daughter “Amanda” lives in another state and has been married to “Jacob” for several years. Theirs is an open relationship, and I have always known that. My husband, however has kept his head in the sand regarding this. My daughter has a boyfriend, “Tom,” whom Jacob knows about and has a great friendship with. They are all planning to come to our home this Christmas, but my husband insists that Tom (who has visited us previously) is not welcome. Do I tell our daughter, son-in-law, and daughter’s boyfriend to make other holiday plans? My opinion is that they are all consenting adults, there are no children involved, and always behave appropriately in public.

Stuck in the Middle With Him

Dear Stuck

I understand your concern. I support your conclusion that your daughter and the men in her life are consenting adults and as long as they behave with decorum, what they do in private is none of your business. But they are also open about their open relationship, so I can understand your husband’s point of view that he attended Amanda’s wedding to Jacob, where she vowed to forsake all others, including every Tom, Harry, and Dick. Tell him to view the big picture, loosen up, and enjoy the show. Hope this helps.