The cat’s out of the bag: most people prefer watching TV through on-demand apps instead of their clunky old cable TV boxes — and cable TV subscription costs are way too high. Who wants to pay for a bunch of channels they’ll never watch that are only available on a box that’s hard to use and comes with a rental fee?
While the longer days of spring and summer can be just what the doctor ordered to elevate your mood, the oppressive temperatures that can roll in during June, July, and August might not always be so joyous. That’s why it’s essential to start preparing in advance to make sure you’re able to keep your house cool all summer long.
Baking can be tricky. It’s not the same as cooking, where taste tests and intuition can guide your process. With baking, which is based on specific ingredients, measurements, and processes, it’s important to follow recipes closely.
Over the past several weeks, we’ve spent significantly more time at home. We’ve also avoided non-essential travel, which means we’re staying local more than ever before. As a result, many of us have had the opportunity to re-engage with our communities in profound ways.
We’ve all become intimately acquainted with our kitchens over the past few weeks. While cooking can be a cathartic activity, going from cooking meals a few times per week to preparing three meals a day all seven days (plus snacks) is another story.
Not long ago, cleaning and disinfecting your electronics might have been something you did occasionally if you happened to find yourself with a spare wipe. Nowadays, it's a task that you perform regularly with diligence. And if you don't, you're about to find out why you should.
Whether you're cooped up with the whole family or stuck far apart during this challenging time, we've got ideas to help you celebrate moms near or far. Help make her Mother’s Day a little brighter. Help her reduce her stress levels, even just a little.
Did you know you can make no-sew face masks from materials around the home? It’s easy, and definitely worth learning if you’re running low on disposable face masks or don’t have the sewing chops to make your own.
Your company has decided that you are the proud new owner of a home office. Now what? Your first order of business is to decide where that shiny new home office will go. But contrary to what you might be thinking, the prime location for your new home office isn't necessarily that spare room on the top floor that you've been using as storage space. Your first concern should be finding a location in your home that offers the most reliable WiFi connection. Additionally, you need to have a strategy in place to ensure that you have the bandwidth needed to work unencumbered by issues such as slow page loads and excessive buffering.
Even though the kids have been on home instruction for over a month, there’s still a bit of a learning curve for parents and kids alike. Some days it’s easy to get through coursework, while others can be far more challenging. When you add siblings, work-from-home parents, and upended extracurricular schedules to the mix — it’s no surprise that distance learning requires unique adaptation skills.
While the kids are on home instruction, there’s no better time than now to school them — on 80s and 90s movies, that is. These decades are pop-culture treasure troves from which many of our fondest memories are plucked.
We’re social creatures by nature. It’s natural to miss small things like meeting with friends for coffee or heading to a party at a moment’s notice. With social distancing in place due to coronavirus, you might feel your social muscles are flexing outside your comfort zone. While it’s easy to connect and check in with friends and family through technology, it’s equally important to conduct a personal inventory right now.
There are a lot of cool subscription services out there that you may not know about. Maybe you’ve heard about wine clubs and meal deliveries, but did you know you can also get fresh dog food, coffee, and even medicine delivered to your door? Here’s a roundup of our favorite subscriptions for everything from necessities to entertainment, education, and more.
Nearly anything and everything you want to cook can be made in a "set it and forget it" Instant Pot. The convenience of having one appliance that can serve as a slow cooker, an electric pressure cooker, a rice cooker, a steamer, a yogurt maker, a browning pan, and more is undeniable.
We’re healthiest when we move. Experts recommend that adults engage in at least 30 minutes of moderate physical activity each day, and many of us accomplish this by leaving our houses and heading for the gym. That’s not as easy as it once was, though. Social distancing measures continue to close down businesses and common spaces, which makes the home workout a great option for both individual and public health.
Humans are inherently social. We have a need to connect with and, more importantly, comfort each other. When you have good news, you want to share it; when you have bad news, you need support. This desire to be social is one of the reasons why we are so strong — there's strength in numbers. However, we are temporarily living in a world with necessary restrictions that have been dubbed "social distancing."
With school closures, self quarantining, and social distancing due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), there's no denying that we're living in strange times. But one of the most remarkable aspects of the human spirit is its ability to adapt, to make the unfamiliar not only comfortable but fun.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), COVID-19 poses a serious public health risk. It's important to respect local and national guidelines in order to protect vulnerable community members and healthcare workers as well as to curb the spread of the disease.