New year, new you — right? If getting more fit or doing more exercise is at the top of your New Year’s resolution list, brace yourself. With these couch workout ideas, you can kiss your gym membership goodbye, and say, “Nice to see you again,” to that old pair of jeans.Read Story
Out with the old, in with the new! Last year, you got rid of all the clutter that didn’t bring you joy. Now, you have space in your life for a new hobby. If one of your New Year’s resolutions is to find a new hobby or learn a new skill, we’re here to help you stick to it.Read Story
It happens to so many of us. One second you’re holding your laptop, and the next second it slips from your grip. Thunk! Considering that nearly three-fourths of American adults own a laptop or desktop computer, it’s likely that you’ve faced (or will face) the horror of a dropped laptop eventually.Read Story
Work, family, budgets — they’re enough to stress out anyone. Add to that the impending holiday season, and you may find your anxiety level rising even more.
Even though the holidays can be magical, they’re also a source of tension and worry. According to a 2017 Yelp survey, 7 in 10 Americans feel stress during the holidays. In fact, 6 in 10 Americans can’t wait for the holiday season to be over.
Stepping away from the chaos, even for a short time, can help alleviate stress and make the holidays — or any day of the year— more enjoyable. Here are 10 inexpensive ways to de-stress.
Packing school lunches five days a week can be a daunting task, from finding foods kids will eat to ensuring a healthy balance that isn’t boring. Those meals can also take a huge bite out of your grocery budget, especially if you have more than one child.
Here are five simple tips to help you create lunches that make the grade without breaking the bank.
The right amount of sleep has been linked to lower obesity rates and improved memory, reduced risk of heart disease and stroke, lower incidence of depression, and improved immune function. In other words, sleep is perhaps one of the single best things we can do for our overall health. One great way to ensure you get enough Z’s? Create a soothing, comfortable sleep environment. And that begins with good sheets and bedding.
Whether it’s games, toys, homework, or art supplies, your kids’ stuff can quickly overrun your home. (Who hasn’t stepped on a Lego in the living room?) The quest to conquer this clutter can feel like a never-ending Groundhog Day, looping endlessly into oblivion. If you’ve already tried various toy boxes and bins, it’s time to consider some overlooked areas of your home for tidy inspiration.
With all of the ways our mobile devices have made life easier, perhaps the best is the endless options of apps. Whether you’re hailing rides, sharing photos, playing games, managing your money, tracking miles, or managing your RAC account, there’s an app for that.
Although useful (like finding your car in the parking lot) and fun (scoring a personal best in Candy Crush), most apps don’t provide anything you can actually hold in your hands — until now. From ice cream and hamburgers to slushies and smoothies, the following apps (available for iOS and Android) prove there is such a thing as a free lunch.
Each year, Earth Day reminds us of ways we can be better stewards of the planet we call home. The day, which always falls on April 22, is one of active participation — millions of people gather to march for awareness, plant trees, clean up roads, and more. And while these activities are important, daily, ongoing efforts are what have the biggest impact.
One of the easiest things you can do is decrease your energy consumption. Our homes and residential buildings account for 21 percent of total U.S. energy use. By using less energy, you can reduce power plant emissions, conserve the earth’s natural resources, and protect ecosystems.
Most of us have outdated or mismatched containers in our kitchen. Instead of tossing them, you can turn them into beautiful hanging planters in just a few easy steps. Using a few simple items — most of which you probably have on-hand — you can upcycle those old bowls and update your home decor to boot.