Also called Devil's Ivy, this tough, variegated vining plant is a great place to start if you are new to houseplants (or frustrated at keeping them alive).
Where to put it in the house: Pothos can take pretty low light levels, so it can go just about anywhere - some light is nice.
Pothos is an ivy so it will grow in all directions. Trim back the wild runners occasionally to keep it "full" (so it doesn't get stringy).
Check water once a week with your finger. If it feels a little dry that's good. If the soil has pulled away from the pot and the leaves are yellow - that's not good. If the soil is really wet -that's not good - Don't over-water.
Fertilize if you want - but it will stay happy even if you don't.
Use alone as a specimen houseplant or use with other textures and heights in a combination planting.