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 verydifferent 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.
We’ve all been making adjustments to our lives over the past few months thanks to shelter-in-place orders. In most states, though, restrictions are starting to loosen up, which means we can actually think about leaving the house.
As temperatures climb, you’re probably reaching for a refreshing, ice-cold drink to cool down. While cold water is a staple summertime drink — especially since you should be drinking at least 64 ounces daily — you’re probably looking for other chilled and flavorful drinks to elevate your beverage game.
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).
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.