Between wrangling the kids and getting yourself ready, stepping out of the door on time in the morning can be a lot harder than it sounds. When you've got lunches to pack, missing shoes to find, and all of your tops seem to have some kind of unidentifiable stain down the front, mornings can make you feel like you’re trapped in some sort of bad dream.
With cinder block walls and drab flooring, it’s no surprise that most dorm rooms give off a pretty institutional vibe. But your dorm room is your home away from home for the year, so you want it to look and feel as fabulous as it can. On a student budget, that may seem like a daunting task, but it is possible to elevate your dorm decor to the next level without breaking the bank. It just takes a little creativity.
You've probably been quite busy the past few weeks with your job, the beginning of a new school year, and preparing for the end of one season and the start of another. That's why taking a break to celebrate Labor Day weekend and enjoy one last summer outing is a welcomed reprieve. But don't forget the things that will make your weekend memorable.
Science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) are concepts that are trickling down from secondary education to preschool and earlier. Did you know that babies are primed for learning STEM as early as a few weeks old? With infants’ natural-born curiosity and sense of wonder, they are already wired to cultivate these skills.
Autumn is fast approaching, school is back in session, and you have a lot to do. Shopping for great deals doesn’t have to be one of your tasks that takes up a lot of time and effort, because we have put together a list of our top five favorite deals of the weekend. And because we understand what it’s like to balance your time with family, a career, and keeping your home in order, we’ve focused this weekend’s must-have buys on items that will make life around the house a little easier and more pleasurable. So sit back, relax, and take a few moments to shop and save both money and time.
If you've ever taken a road trip with kids in tow, you probably already know just how rocky the ride can get. Once the initial excitement wears off, each passing mile seems to be peppered with sibling spats, tearful tantrums, and constant questions. But while family road trips are rarely a walk in the park, they certainly don't have to be a gut-wrenching rollercoaster ride, either. With road trips still being the most popular way for vacationing families to get from point A to point B, there's more kid-friendly travel gear on the market than ever before. We’ve rounded up a few of our favorite road trip must-haves to help make your ride as smooth as possible
Get ready, the end-of-summer concert is coming to seemingly every town in America. If you’re planning on attending one of these homages to the end of the season, you’ll need a few things before you plant yourself down to listen to the tunes. We’ve identified the best choices when it comes to the usual suspects — from blankets to binoculars — to accompany you as you get to rockin’ and rollin’.
If you are like most people, you don't like to see summer come to an end. Along with the warm, sunny days come fun outdoor activities, and a lot of time spent playing, grilling, or just relaxing outside of of your home. But even though you don't like to think of the season ending, there are things you will need to do keep your property looking its best, plus there are still fun times to be had outdoors as the evenings turn crisp and cool.
Crazy Rich Asians is the late summer blockbuster romcom based on Kevin Kwan’s 2013 novel of the same name. It has been a quarter of a century since the last studio film featuring a predominantly Asian cast was released. Whereas The Joy Luck Club seemed more of an anomaly, Crazy Rich Asians might be a game changer for the film industry.
In the digital age, going on vacation doesn’t just mean spending time away from home — it also means spending time away from your home network and all of the gadgets you use to power your day-to-day life, which can be a scary proposition for some.
If you have school-going children, we’re willing to bet things can get just a little crazy over at your place on weekday mornings. Getting the kids up, washed, fed, and dressed (it only counts if they're wearing matching socks) is no small task. Add packed lunches to the equation, and it's easy to see why so many parents end up feeling frazzled before the day has even started. Luckily, we've got some great school lunch hacks to help lighten your load. Read on to find out how you can make mornings more manageable.
Take Two is ABC's newest offering in the crime drama genre. It's an upbeat romp from Terri Edda Miller and Andrew W. Marlowe, the creator and executive producers of the hugely popular Castle. The series airs Thursdays at 10/9c and stars Eddie Cibrian (CSI: Miami) as Eddie Valetik, a lone-wolf PI, and Rachel Bilson (Hart of Dixie) as Sam Swift, a beloved actress who suffered a very public breakdown.
If you’re a new parent, chances are you’ve felt overwhelmed from time to time — caring for an infant is a full-time job, and between diapers, naps, and feeding, it can be nearly impossible to make time for your daily life and responsibilities. Thankfully, the smart home industry has been hard at work developing new technologies to make life easier for new moms and dads, so you can now automate routine tasks, or manage them from your smartphone.
Adorable outfits, cute onesies, itty-bitty booties, and soft swaddling blankets are all well-received baby shower staples. Unfortunately, for this very reason, many expectant parents end up owning more of these new baby basics than they can ever possibly use.
Late summer is the perfect time to grab deals on some of your favorite items that will make your life more convenient as you begin to focus on the upcoming months. Maybe you're shopping for must-haves to make your kids' return to school successful, or you have your heart set on a new appliance or tech device to make your life a bit easier. If so, check out our favorite weekend deals that you don't have to wait until the end of summer to enjoy.
While the music industry in the digital age has evolved into a handful of streaming services that can deliver any song on demand, there’s one area where music fans are going back to basics: vinyl. Old-school LPs are back, and thousands of listeners around the world are buying their favorite modern hits on vinyl to hear them in their analog glory — and collecting the classics from yesteryear, too.
Apple’s streaming box, the Apple TV, has historically always been late to the party — competitors like Roku, Google, NVIDIA, and even Amazon have dominated the streaming-on-TV market, leaving the Apple TV as a niche device primarily for users with a lot invested in iTunes. But Apple’s most powerful streaming box yet, the Apple TV 4K — coupled with the upcoming operating system update, tvOS 12 — changes all that.
Even if you've had your head buried in the sand these past several months, you've seen it. The massive dorsal fin slicing through a crowd of panicking bathers. An 11-foot mouth filled with 276 hand-sized teeth, savagely chomping at anything and everything that gets in its way. Jason Statham diving headlong into the ocean to go hand-to-fin with a 75-foot long prehistoric shark, Carcharodon megalodon.
For years, drivers have suffered through terrible car stereo interfaces and struggled to get digital music in their cars. Now, in the smartphone era, that’s finally changing: Many new in-dash units are built to connect with iPhones and Android phones, and both Apple and Google have released in-car platforms — CarPlay and Android Auto, respectively — that bring the conveniences of their respective interfaces to our cars. At long last, our car stereos can be as easy to use as our smartphones.
The digital age has made the world a lot more convenient in most respects — we can, after all, look up just about any fact we need at any time from our phones — but it’s also created a new problem: storage. Whether it’s a massive collection of selfies, critical computer backups, or media like movies, TV, and MP3s, everything needs to be backed up and kept safe, and many files are simply too large to be stored in a cloud-based backup service.