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Take Online Cooking Classes with Celebrity Chefs for Charity

With all this time at home this year, a lot of people have been getting into cooking. While some are just starting off and mastering basics like eggs (they’re harder than they look!), other more experienced home chefs are taking on new, more challenging projects. If you fall into that second category—or just enjoy…Read more...

Become More Resilient by Adopting the Finnish Approach of 'Sisu'

If 2020 has taught us anything, it’s that most people are capable of handling far more than they thought. During the past few months, many of us have experienced unprecedented changes to our work, home and social lives. And just when you think you there’s no possible way of taking on another single thing, something…Read more...

How to Watch the Penumbral Eclipse on July 4

If you’re not a fan of fireworks (or the ones in your area have been cancelled), there’s something going on in the night sky on the 4th of July: a penumbral lunar eclipse. No, it’s not as flashy or loud as fireworks, but it probably also won’t cause your dog to shake and hide under the couch. Here’s how to watch the…Read more...

Slip Into the Long Weekend With a Soviet Spritz

I cannot imagine anyone is feeling very patriotic right now. If there is one thing that we can all agree on, it’s that things suck really bad in the USA, and celebrating America feels tone deaf at best. I never feel particularly patriotic, but I’m not going to let that stop me from drinking over the long weekend.…Read more...

Let Your Kids Have ‘Video Sleepovers’ With Their Friends

Kids are missing out on lots of conventional social interactions with their friends right now, but we’re also getting pretty good at figuring out pandemic variations on the classics. “It’s Better Than Nothing” should be everyone’s mantra by now, which is why I’m going to recommend that you let your kids have video…Read more...

Wash All Your Fruit, Even the Kind You Peel

You should be washing all your fruits and vegetables, even the ones you plan to peel before eating. Besides dirt from the field, there can also be bacteria and pesticide or other chemical residues. So as you’re packing your picnic basket, give your produce a rinse.Read more...

Remove Apps Linked to Your Facebook Account That You're Not Using

If you’ve ever signed in to a third-party app or website using your Facebook account, you should take a moment and update a few security settings.Read more...

Follow These 3 Steps to Pick the Perfect Watermelon

It’s summer, so you probably want to take advantage of having access to fresh watermelon now that it’s in season. But how can you tell which melon is the ripest and sweetest, and which ones you should leave in the grocery store? Here are three steps to picking the perfect watermelon, courtesy of Texas A&M Agrilife.Read more...

Learn How to Make Bee-Friendly Gardens at This Free Online Workshop

Along with knitting, puzzles and baking, gardening has become another popular pandemic pastime. The sale of seeds has skyrocketed, and regardless of whether people have a giant backyard or a tiny fire escape in the city, they’ve been getting into the weeds (mostly to pull them). Read more...

Luminate Dark Pantries and Garage Corners With $15 Motion Activated Light Strips

2-Pack: Bright Basics Motion Activated Light Bar | $15 | MehRead more...

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