Did you know that turning on the oven can raise the temperature of your kitchen by almost 10 degrees? In fact, if your kitchen doesn’t have doors, the temperature also rises throughout your home as the heat disperses. 
If you’re looking for a top-of-the-line laptop, you’ll find outstanding options from both Microsoft and Apple — but as it turns out, each company has a very different idea of what a laptop is. On the Apple side of things, you’ll find MacBooks, which sport big, beautiful screens and seamlessly integrate with other Apple products like iPhones or AirPod headphones. If you opt for one of Microsoft’s Surface laptops, you’ll get a crazy-fast Windows machine that’s also got a high-end tablet on board. 
Father’s Day may be a little different this year thanks to social distancing, but that doesn’t mean you can’t still make your dad feel special. Finding the perfect gift to let him know you’re thinking of him is a surefire way to make his day. 
Plants make an indoor atmosphere more cheerful and vibrant. Fortunately, you don’t need a lot of space or even sunlight to create a thriving garden in your home — as long as you pick plants that will flourish in whatever environment you have.
Hotter temperatures mean it’s time to make the switch from hot to iced coffee. Pre-made and café-bought cold brew are expensive, but you can make it at home for much cheaper, without expensive specialty machines, and with surprisingly little effort (as long as you know what you’re doing).
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. 
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. 
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.
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. 
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