Giselle Krachenfels posted an answer to: Which is the best online site to make money
This is a tough question, because while there are a lot of online sites that pay writers, most aren't great quality and might not be worth your time. If you're experienced, a site like Toptal is extremely legitimate and offers work from high profile clients like JP Morgan and Airbnb. 
6 days ago
If you use a service like Fernish, it can actually be quite affordable! They have some great, high quality pieces that rent super affordably. For example, a love seat can be rented for about $35-40/mo. 
6 days ago
While I haven't tried one myself, I've heard great things about Canvas, which is owned by Ford!
2 weeks ago
Giselle Krachenfels asked a question:
Have you ever tried using a smart video doorbell? Did you like it? Why or why not? Would you want to be able to see footage of all the people that come to your door? 
3 weeks ago
Giselle Krachenfels asked a question:
Personally, I love my memory foam mattress and how supportive they are. What's your favorite and why? 
4 weeks ago
Giselle Krachenfels posted an answer to: what is best mobile accessories brand?
If you're looking for phone cases, I really recommend OtterBox! I'm very clumsy with my phone and I drop it all the time, and my OtterBox case has held up amazingly! Several dives in water and being dropped out a second story window didn't leave a scratch. 
4 weeks ago
Reviewers note that Honeywell smart thermostats are able to learn your household patterns over time. A CNET review states:"The Nest Learning Thermostat, the Honeywell Wi-Fi Smart Thermostat and the Honeywell Wi-Fi Smart Thermostat with Voice Control all rely on algorithmic-based learning. With these three thermostats, you can input the basic parameters for your sche...
4 weeks ago
Emerson's smart thermostats are unfortunately not able to learn from your household's preferred patterns. A Tech Hive review notes this as one of the cons of purchasing one, saying it has, "No algorithms that can learn your occupancy patterns."The Nerd Wallet review states the same, saying, "Designed for those with unpredictable routines, it gives u...
4 weeks ago
Giselle Krachenfels asked a question:
For those who have tried a strict diet like the keto diet or Whole30 diet, it sounds like shopping and cooking with all the restrictions can be hard. Would you do this yourself or would you use a meal prep kit, where the ingredients and recipes for meals are delivered to you? 
4 weeks ago
Giselle Krachenfels posted an answer to: What is the best anti-malware software right now?
I've heard great things about Malwarebytes-- other users have said it's straight forward to use, powerful, and great for preventing future incidences. 
4 weeks ago
While Budget Rent-a-Car UK does offer car seats for babies, unfortunately you will have to put. I found on their website that they charge £10 per day for a maximum of seven days. 
4 weeks ago
Giselle Krachenfels asked a question:
For all you parents out there: what kind of baby monitor do you use? Are you a fan of high-tech video ones or more traditional models? Why do you prefer your choice?
1 months ago
Giselle Krachenfels asked a question:
Living in sunny (but dry) California, I'm always looking to save water. I've heard that smart sprinklers like Rachio or Rain Machine can help to conserve water. but I want to hear your personal experiences. Has yours helped you cut down on water use? 
1 months ago
Giselle Krachenfels asked a question:
I've been reading more and more about smart doorbells like Ring, and they seem like a great way to be more safety conscious, especially for those with kids. I'm very curious to know if anyone out there has tried one and what they think!
1 months ago
Giselle Krachenfels upvoted Kaysen Oerther's answer to Does at-home teeth whitening work?
If you brush your teeth regularly and see no effect, then you have to change your lifestyle: try to drink less coffee and tea, stop smoking. Probably, you should try toothpaste with RDA more than 75 (but be careful, you can damage your teeth). If this little tips don't work, then it's better to visit a dentist and ask for professional teeth whitening. When you try whitening at home, in the best case that won't work. But also you can face with serious teeth ploblems.
1 months ago
Giselle Krachenfels asked a question:
As someone newly single, I'm thinking about using dating apps to meet people. However, I'm frankly not a big fan of them. For people suspicious/jaded about dating apps and all the swiping, what would you recommend?
1 months ago
Giselle Krachenfels asked a question:
If you've used a skin care brand like Curology that customizes its formulas to your exact skin type, what were your thoughts? Did you think it worked well?
1 months ago
Giselle Krachenfels upvoted fabian uber's answer to What's the best social media safety tip for teens and college students?
Most importantly, not posting anything explicit or it can come back to haunt you, everyone knows how to do a screenshot or screen record nowadays, and definitely singing up with different passwords  and denying third party apps from accessing your social media
1 months ago
Giselle Krachenfels upvoted Rachel Auerbach's answer to Where can I get inexpensive but solid quality winter boots?
I'm a big fan of Timberland boots (not the cheapest), but I would search websites like Poshmark, thredUP, or even Ebay to find a pair of them that are secondhand. You can also search sites like 6pm, which has discounted prices on popular brands, but they might only come in a brighter color. 
1 months ago
Giselle Krachenfels upvoted Taylor Gut's answer to What's your preferred ridesharing app?
I travel frequently for work and Uber has been the easiest and most reliable.  Once you begin your ride, the app actually has a feature where you can access your safety kit if for any reason you feel unsafe. I have never had to use it thankfully and I have not heard otherwise from other users.  Their customer support has always been super helpful.  I had an experience in San Francisco when my driver missed a turn so I was charged the toll fee unnecessarily.  All it took wa...
1 months ago
Giselle Krachenfels upvoted Michael Quoc's answer to What's your preferred ridesharing app?
Speaking with drivers who drive for both Uber and Lyft, it appears that they treat their drivers roughly the same, and pay seems similar on both apps, so there's no clear preference on the driver's part for either one. Depending on the location, I prefer to use Lyft, but sometimes Uber will get you a car more quickly.
1 months ago
Giselle Krachenfels upvoted Emily Helwig's answer to How to submit an article to Knoji?
Hi everyone! Unfortunately, Knoji is not able to accept articles from outside writers at this time. Please continue to follow this thread & our forums to see any new developments here, and other exciting changes that are coming to Knoji in the near future. 
1 months ago
Giselle Krachenfels asked a question:
Has anyone tried a robot lawn mower like Husqvarna? Are they worth their high price?
2 months ago
Giselle Krachenfels asked a question:
What sheet material is best for people who run hot? Cotton or linen or flannel? 
2 months ago
Giselle Krachenfels asked a question:
For security reasons, I've been looking into getting a smart, camera-equipped doorbell, maybe a Ring or Nest version. For those of you who have tried one, has it helped you to feel more secure and safe? 
2 months ago
Giselle Krachenfels asked a question:
Has your smart shower saved you a lot in the way of water consumption? Has it been a good way to cut down on your water use? 
2 months ago
Giselle Krachenfels asked a question:
Have you had a good experience with your robot vacuum cleaning on carpeted services? If so, what brand of vacuum do you have? I'm thinking about getting one and I have mostly carpeted floors, so this would be an important feature for me. 
2 months ago
Giselle Krachenfels posted an answer to: Has anyone used Meater before? How's the wireless range?
While I haven't personally used it before, I've heard really positive feedback about it's range, in particular about the newest model: Meater+. The Meater+ allegedly has a wireless range of 165 feet, but reviewers say it's closer to 30-40 feet. However, this is still awesome compared to most of the other options on the market, which typically have a wireless range of 10-30 feet. 
2 months ago
Giselle Krachenfels asked a question:
I've been thinking about trying out a meal kit service like HelloFresh for the first time, and I wanted to know what people's experiences have been like. What did you like and not like about yours? 
2 months ago
Giselle Krachenfels asked a question:
I've been doing a lot of research on smart meat thermometers, and they seem like a great way to make sure you always cook meat to the right temperature. Have you ever used one or would you try one? 
2 months ago
Giselle Krachenfels asked a question:
What kind of bed linens do you prefer to use? 
2 months ago
Giselle Krachenfels asked a question:
I've been thinking about making the choice to change some of my lights to smart light bulbs, but I'm not sure if it's worth the cost. 
2 months ago
Giselle Krachenfels posted an answer to: What are some of your favorite expressions?
 "Success occurs when opportunity meets preparation." 
2 months ago
Giselle Krachenfels posted an answer to: What is the best firm mattress?
For a firm mattress, I would choose a memory foam one. They can usually provide better back and ergonomic support because of how they can cradle your body. 
2 months ago
Giselle Krachenfels posted an answer to: What's the best audio fitness app you've tried?
One I've recently been loving is called "Zombies, Run!" Essentially, the idea is that you've in the midst of a zombie apocalypse and you're trying to run to safety. The app will give you different missions and warn you when you need to speed up and how to go about collecting supplies. 
2 months ago
Giselle Krachenfels posted an answer to: What's the best smartwatch you can buy?
I don't have one myself, but both my dad and my brother have a Pebble Time Smartwatch that they love. 
2 months ago
Giselle Krachenfels posted an answer to: Does at-home teeth whitening work?
I know that everyone's teeth respond differently to whitening, but I've had a lot of success with classic Crest white strips! They've been effective but also very gentle (I have sensitive teeth), which I appreciate. 
2 months ago
Giselle Krachenfels asked a question:
As an LA resident, I don't have any regular need for winter boots. However, I'm going on a few weekend trips to snowy, winter destinations, and I need proper shoes. Where can I get winter boots that aren't horribly expensive, but also won't fall apart? 
3 months ago
Giselle Krachenfels asked a question:
When you're feeling homesick or sad, or just craving something familiar, what food do you always want? What's your favorite comfort food? 
3 months ago
Giselle Krachenfels asked a question:
Dating apps can be fun, but the endless swiping can get monotonous. What unconventional or different dating apps do you like, and why? 
3 months ago
While I'm not a parent, I do have a twin brother, so I think I have some qualification to answer this. I would say it's really important not to compare your multiples to one another too harshly, even though they're close in age.When it comes to hitting certain milestones or achievements, keep in mind that they're individual people with different strengths and weaknesses, so they can't be compared with the same metrics. My parents were always very active in encouragi...
3 months ago
Giselle Krachenfels posted an answer to: What dating apps are there that are geared towards seniors?
I think that eHarmony could be a great option because it doesn't make you search for matches, which can be an exhausting part of online dating. It also has one of the highest success rates of any dating site, and one of the highest active memberships. 
3 months ago
I think that a great option would be this one from Imperfect Life. It has a lot of cool, unconventional features like a roadmap to charity, constant check-ins to happiness banks, and mistake logs for ditching perfectionism, in addition to tracking daily tasks. 
3 months ago
Giselle Krachenfels posted an answer to: What health benefits does honey have?
I can't speak for all kinds of honey, but manuka honey in particular has some amazing health benefits. It has anti-viral, antioxidant, and anti-inflammatory effects. This means that it has benefits from helping heal wounds & sore throats to reducing inflammation and improving digestive symptoms.  I have a few teaspoons my tea from time to time and found it has been really helpful for my stomach when it's upset. 
3 months ago
Giselle Krachenfels posted an answer to: What's your preferred ridesharing app?
Personally, I like Lyft the best! I've definitely had better experiences with drivers, convenience, & customer service with Lyft than I have with Uber. Additionally, some of the issues Uber has had with their management make me more inclined to use Lyft. 
3 months ago
Giselle Krachenfels asked a question:
Personally, I love Trader Joe's because they have great prices, fun products, and the staff are always so pleasant and helpful. 
3 months ago
Giselle Krachenfels posted an answer to: What are some of the best jobs for seniors?
I think driving for Uber or Lyft would be a great option, as it gives you the freedom to work the hours and days you want. This resource list has a great round-up of some of the top job options for seniors:https://seniors.knoji.com/in-demand-retirement-jobs/
3 months ago
Giselle Krachenfels asked a question:
I found a dress I really love from J Crew, but I've heard their sizing runs small. Has anyone had any experience with this? If I'm normally a 4/small in most dresses, would this be right? 
3 months ago
Giselle Krachenfels asked a question:
I'm looking for a good new cookbook to try out. I just read Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat and loved it, and am thinking of trying out Chrissy Teigen's Cravings next.
3 months ago
Giselle Krachenfels asked a question:
Do you feel like your fitness tracker (i.e a FitBit) has helped keep you on track for your fitness goals? Or does it make you feel guilty if you don't reach them?
3 months ago
Giselle Krachenfels asked a question:
I know they're really pricey, but I've heard they are such great quality and can last for years and years. 
3 months ago
Giselle Krachenfels posted an answer to: Which fast food chain has the best burger?
Five Guys! Whenever I'm craving a burger, it's always Five Guys that I end up at. I love how many different toppings and add-ons there are, and I think the patties are really flavorful. 
3 months ago
Giselle Krachenfels posted an answer to: What is the best type of cuisine for date night?
This is such a hard question, but I have to say that my personal favorite is either Italian or Thai. Italian food is generally a cloud pleasing option (I've yet to meet anyone who doesn't like pasta) and a great opportunity to indulge. However, Thai food is more suited to sharing, and here in LA we are so lucky with how many great, authentic Thai spots are in town. 
3 months ago
Giselle Krachenfels posted an answer to: Which Fyre Festival documentary is better?
I watched them both last weekend and while I really enjoyed both of them, I think Hulu's was my favorite. The Netflix documentary was co-produced by Jerry Media (one of the companies that Fyre Festival hired to do their marketing), so I thought it was biased towards making Jerry Media's role seem less negative/actively contributing to the disaster.The Hulu documentary showed the Jerry Media group in a slightly different light. I also liked that the Hulu version had a one on on...
3 months ago
Check privacy policies. I know they can be an absolute bore to read through, but it's really important to know what companies and apps are doing with the information that you give them. Some social media sites will share information and user preferences with third party companies, and most of the time you are able to change your account settings to prevent this kind of sharing. 
3 months ago
Giselle Krachenfels posted an answer to: How would you invest $500?
I'm definitely no financial expert, but if I were to have an extra $500, I would contribute it to a Roth IRA account, which I would invest in a mix of index funds and bonds.
3 months ago
Giselle Krachenfels upvoted Isabella Morgan's answer to How much does it cost to rent furniture for a 1 bedroom apartment for 12 months?
It depends on what type of furniture you want to add aside from the bed, pillows, comforter, and sheets. Friends of mine pay $100-250/monthly for a bedroom set. 
3 months ago
CertificationsLinens Bargain's site doesn't say anything about whether their sheets have any certifications.OrganicTheir FAQ page and website say nothing about making their sheets with organic materials.Formaldehyde use & wrinkle free treatmentsLinens Bargain...
5 months ago
Giselle Krachenfels posted an answer to: What kinds of materials does Linens Bargains offer?
Linens Bargains has 68 sheet sets which fall into 4 different material types.They offer:Egyptian cottonFlannelCotton percaleCotton sateen
5 months ago
Thread Count OptionsLinens Bargains offers a very wide range of thread counts, from 300 to 800 count. The counts available are:300 count350 count400 count500 count600 count750 count800 countThey also have a
5 months ago
CertificationsPeachSkinSheets doesn't make any claims about their sheets being certified.OrganicTheir FAQ page and website doesn't say if their products are organic, Formaldehyde use & wrinkle free treatmentsPeachSkinSheet's site doesn...
5 months ago
All of PeachSkinSheets are made from the same material-- an athletic grade performance fabric made from advanced poly microfibers. So, in terms of variety, PeachSkinSheets may not be the best for someone seeking a diverse array to pick from. 
5 months ago
Thread Count GuidePeachSkinSheets provides a helpful and informative guide to thread counts on their blog. The blog post covers:What thread count isMiscon...
5 months ago
CertificationsGood news-- Parachute's FAQ page says, "All of our bedding is Oeko-Tex certified, and our down manufacturer is Responsible Down Standard certified." Being Oeko-Tex certified means that the fabric has been tested and certified to be free from harmful levels of more than 100 substances...
5 months ago
Giselle Krachenfels posted an answer to: What kinds of materials does Parachute offer?
Parachute offers 34 sheet sets total, which come in 4 different materials. They offer:PercaleLinenSateenFlannelAs you can see, you can find both percale and sateen weave if you're looking for cotton sheets. They also provide a handy tool that lets you shop by fabr...
5 months ago
CertificationsLinen Chest doesn't say on their website or FAQ page if their sheets have any certifications.OrganicYou can filter Linen Chest's website to only see their organic sheets, and currently they only offer one organic sheet set,...
5 months ago
Linen Chest has 55 sets of sheets that come in 6 different materials. They offer:Satin (made from 100% polyester)Egyptian cottonRayon bamboo
5 months ago
CertificationsPine Cone Hill's site makes no claims about their sheets having any certifications.OrganicTheir FAQ page and website say nothing about making their sheets with organic materials.Formaldehyde use & wrinkle free treatmentsPine Cone Hill's website and FAQ page doesn't say whether any chemical treatments are a...
5 months ago
Giselle Krachenfels posted an answer to: What kinds of materials does Pine Cone Hill offer?
Pine Cone Hill has over 150 sheet sets that come in 5 different materials:CottonEgyptian cottonTencelLinenModalTheir cotton sheets come in both percale and sateen weaves. Their ...
5 months ago
CertificationsBerkshire Blanket's makes no claims about their sheets having any certifications (OEKO-Tex, etc).OrganicTheir FAQ page and website say nothing about making their sheets with organic materials.Formaldehyde use & wrinkle free treatments
5 months ago
Giselle Krachenfels posted an answer to: What kinds of materials does Berkshire Blanket offer?
Berkshire Blanket has 21 sets of sheets that come in 4 different materials. They have:VelvetLoft (100% polyester)Cotton (really a cotton and polyester blend)MicrofiberMicrofleeceThey have neither percale or sateen weave sheets, as their cotton sheets are a polyester/cotton blend.
5 months ago
CertificationsBeddingstyle's page doesn't make any claims about certifications for their sheets.OrganicTheir FAQ page and website say nothing about making their sheets with organic materials.Formaldehyde use & wrinkle free treatments
5 months ago
Beddingstyle.com sells 76 different sets of sheets, which come in 5 different materials:Percale cotton100% cottonMicro-fiberSateen cotton Brushed cotton flannelThey do not have a tool on their website to filter through their sheet offerings using material type.
5 months ago
Beddinginn.com's FAQ page only says this about their materials' quality:"Beddinginn has a well-established inspection team and all the products must be inspected very strictly before they are shipped out. There is no need at all to worry ...
5 months ago
Beddinginn.com has 5 different types of materials for their sheets, with the majority being either cotton or polyester:Bamboo fiber (1)Cotton (85)Flannel (1)Polyester (101)Silk (1)They do not specify whether or not their cotton sheets are 100% pure cotton.They have a helpful tool at th...
5 months ago
Certifications2/4 of Brooklinen's sheet types are OEKO-TEX certified, specifically the Classic Percale and Luxe Sateen. Their FAQ section further elaborates, saying:"Our Classic an...
5 months ago
Giselle Krachenfels posted an answer to: What kinds of materials does Brooklinen offer?
Brooklinen offers sheets made from 4 different materials:Classic percale (a type of cotton)Luxe sateen (a type of cotton)LinenTwillThey helpfully separate the sheet offerings on their website into 4 pages, based on each fabric, which makes for easy searching. 
5 months ago
CertificationsAdairs, Australia makes no claims about certifications.OrganicAdairs, Australia’s website says nothing about selling organic products.Formaldehyde use & wrinkle free treatmentsAdairs, Australia doesn't say whether any chemical tr...
5 months ago
Adairs, Austrailia only has 2 types of materials available: cotton and linen, but they offer multiple types of cotton, including:Stone washed cottonPima cotton (cotton sateen)Bamboo cottonAnd they offer two types of linen:Regular linenBamboo linen (80% bamboo, 20% linen)
5 months ago
CertificationsLinen Tablecloth makes no claims about certifications.OrganicLinen Tablecloth’s website says nothing about selling organic products.Formaldehyde use & wrinkle free treatmentsLinen Tablecloth doesn't say whether any chemical treatments are a...
5 months ago
Linen Tablecloth offers their sheets in 3 different types of materials:CottonPolyesterSatinThey don’t specify if the cotton is percale or sateen.Their website has a helpful tool where you can filter through their offerings using material type as a filter. 
5 months ago
CertificationsThe majority of JSYK sheets are OEKO-TEX 100+ certified, meaning that the fabric has been tested and certified to be free from harmful levels of more than 100 substances known to be harmful to human health.Org...
5 months ago
JSYK does offer a solid variety of materials when it comes to sheets, albeit mostly lower end ones. They have 4 different types:PolyesterPolyester cotton blend (jersey)Micro-fiber polyester100% cotton (both flannel and non-flannel)They do not specify if the cotton is percale or sateen. 
5 months ago
CertificationsCrane and Canopy makes no claims about certifications.OrganicCrane and Canopy’s website says nothing about selling organic products.Formaldehyde use & wrinkle free treatmentsPacific Coast Bedding doesn't say whether any chemical treatments are applied to the...
5 months ago
Crane and Canopy sells over 50 different sets of sheets, which are available in 2 different fabrics: Cotton sateen Belgian flax (linen)
5 months ago
CertificationsPacific Coast Bedding makes no claims about certifications.OrganicPacific Coast Bedding makes no claims about selling organic products.Formaldehyde use & wrinkle free treatmentsPacific Coast Bedding doesn't say whether any chemical treatments are applied to their sheets.Dyes
5 months ago
Giselle Krachenfels posted an answer to: What kinds of materials does Pacific Coast Bedding offer?
Pacific Coast Bedding only offers one type of sheet, the Best Fit! Chamomile Sheet Set, which is sateen cotton.
5 months ago
CertificationsDealBeds makes no claims about certifications.OrganicDealBeds makes no claims about selling organic products.Formaldehyde use & wrinkle free treatmentsDealBeds doesn't say whether any chemical treatments are applied to their sheets.DyesDealBeds does not mention if any dyes or what kind are used for their sheets. 
5 months ago
While DealBeds has a small selection overall (just 6 different sheets total), they do offer 5 different types of materials:CottonLinenMicrofiberRayonTencelYou are able to filter through their sheet offerings on their website using material type as the filter:
5 months ago
Lilysilk produces fine silk products, and for the most part, their products are non-toxic.CertificationsLilysilk's products have Oeko-Tex Standard 100 Class II certification, meaning that the fabric has been tested and certified to be free from harmful levels of more than 100 substances known to be harmful to human health.OrganicLilySilk does offer a few organi...
5 months ago
Giselle Krachenfels posted an answer to: What kinds of materials does LilySilk offer?
LilySilk specializes in, you guessed it, silk! Therefore, their sheets are only offered in one type of material: silk. 
5 months ago
Boll & Branch prides itself on their safely produced, environmentally responsible products. They say:"Boll & Branch was founded in 2014 with a simple mission: produce sheets that feel good, inside and out. After coming up empty-handed to questions about the quality and origin of an in-store bed sheet, Scott and Missy Tannen realized th...
5 months ago
Boll & Branch offers a solid amount of choices when it comes to sheet materials. You can even filter through their offerings on the website using material type. Their sheets fall into two main categories: cotton and linen. Within their ...
5 months ago
Safe and sustainably produced materials are at the heart of Coyuchi's mission. Their website states:"At Coyuchi we are committed to our core ideals: sustainability, minimally processed organic & natural fibers and a truly human commitment to the hands that touch each product."Certifications
5 months ago
Giselle Krachenfels posted an answer to: What kinds of materials does Coyuchi offer?
Coyuchi first divides their sheet offerings in two fiber categories:Cotton (15 options)Linen (2 options) Then, their cotton sheets are further divided into fabrics:
5 months ago
King Linen makes no claims about the safety/non-toxicity of their sheets.CertificationsNot listed.OrganicNot listed.Formaldehyde useNot listed.Wrinkle free treatmentsNot listed. Special noteKing Linen sells a set of bamboo rayon sheets, a type of material often believed to be healthy or "all natural"
5 months ago
Giselle Krachenfels posted an answer to: What kinds of materials does King Linen offer?
If you believe variety is the spice in life, you're in luck! King Linen makes sheets in 6 different types of materials. You can even filter through their offerings on their website using the type of material: Bamboo (1)
5 months ago
It's difficult to singularly define how "safe" Pottery Barn Teen sheets are because they offer over 25 different sets of sheets, and each are made to different standards. Some of their sheets are Oeko-Tex certified, some are organic, and some have no non-toxic indicators at all, so the answer to...
5 months ago
Giselle Krachenfels posted an answer to: What kinds of materials does Pottery Barn Teen offer?
Pottery Barn offers a wide variety of sheets to pick from in the following fabrics:FlannelCotton percaleJersey (cotton and polyester blend)Cotton sateenPure cottonHere are some examples of their offerings: Flannel
5 months ago
Thread Count OptionsCrane & Canopy offer mainly 400 count sheets and then one 300 count option. Here are some examples:400 count The 400 Thread Count Cotton Sheet: find it hereThe Border Sh...
5 months ago