Check Out Apps for Outdoor Enthusiasts

Outdoor apps can make the great outdoors even greater by helping you explore more of nature and do it more safely. Here are a few to try: Cairn – Offers safety tracking and alerts, cell coverage, and navigation. Leafsnap – Snap a photo of a leaf and learn details about the plant it came from. RadarScope – Gives you detailed …

National Superhero Day

April 28th is National Superhero Day — a super good reason to have some fun by creating your superhero name using the color of your shirt plus the last thing you ate. While you’re at it, decide what your superpower will be. Flight? Invisibility? Mind control? Something else?

January 14 – Dress Up Your Pet Day!

In the mood for some lighthearted fun? Dress up your pet on January 14 and share pics on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram using #DressUpYourPetDay. Don’t forget to also wow your neighbors when you take your dog for a walk. Let the furry fashion show begin!

4 Eco-Friendly Alternative Gift Wraps

When wrapping holiday gifts, consider these ideas: 1. Fabric is the ideal reusable material for wrapping gifts. You could use festive pillowcases and kitchen towels or buy inexpensive holiday fabrics. 2. Clay pots come in all sizes and can be decorated with paint or markers. Simply invert the dish for catching water and use it as a lid. 3. Have …

What’s Your Favorite Christmas Cookie?

Baking Christmas cookies is a cherished tradition and one that adds sweetness to the season. While there are many kinds out there, here are the five most popular:   1. Chocolate Peanut Butter Blossoms 2. Gingerbread Cookies 3. Thumbprint Cookies 4. Snickerdoodles 5. White Chocolate Cranberry Cookies   What’s your favorite Christmas cookie? Tell us below.

Take a Virtual Museum Tour

Due to travel restrictions and risks related to the pandemic, you may be rethinking your vacation plans. But that doesn’t mean you can’t check out the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, the London Zoo, or Yosemite — just do it virtually! This article from our current edition of Website Compass magazine shares which websites to visit and what you’ll find when …

What NOT to Burn in Your Fireplace

A crackling fire is so cozy on a cold day. But to avoid safety hazards, never burn these items in your fireplace: wet wood, Christmas trees, paper with colored print, household plastic, plywood, particle board, or chipboard. You can, however, safely use rolled-up white papers from old phone directories as fire-starters.

How to Efficiently Search on Google

Here are four tips on how to get better, more accurate search results on Google. Short tutorial/FAQ – How do I efficiently search on Google? 

3 Water Activities to Keep You Cool This Summer

No swimming pool? No problem. The current social restrictions have made us use our creativity to reimagine activities or invent new ones to keep everyone entertained and safe. 3 Water Activities to Keep You Cool This Summer! Water Limbo – Use streaming water from the hose instead of a stick to see how low you can go. Water Balloon Piñatas – …

Are You Binge-Watching Comfort Food TV?

Binge-watching hours of a TV series might earn you the label of “couch potato.” However, others consider this an effective coping strategy during stressful times like these. When you get involved in the characters and plots of your favorite shows, it can help diminish feelings of isolation, create a more positive overall mood, and provide a sense of connection to …