When we were kids, the we looked forward to summer for a multitude of reasons ... but mostly because school was out, there was no schedule and we could enjoy those warm days and nights at our own leisurely pace. Unfortunately as adults, unless you’re a schoolteacher or have some other good fortune, your work schedule will not change during the summer. It can be depressing to be stuck inside all day when so much life is going on just outside your window. Here are just a few tips that might ... Continue Reading
5 tips for enjoying the summer months, even if you’re stuck indoors at the office.
Five apps to help you save money and play wisely this summer.
The school year is winding down and it's almost officially summer! While there may be less structure to our daily lives, it doesn't mean that things are any less hectic. With everyone deviating from their normal routines, it can be hard to keep track of everything. Fortunately, we live in a time where smartphones exist. There are some great apps out there to help you make the most of your summer while managing the chaos. Here are five apps worth checking out. Gasbuddy Gasbuddy ... Continue Reading
When your workplace starts cutting into time with your family, it may mean you need to make some changes.
We spend so much time in our workplace, a significant portion of the day - if not the week. And unfortunately , it's not always our dream job. We apply for jobs, but, often times we end up working where we can. As a result, we may not have a lot of control over the setting, culture and coworkers. And that can make it difficult to adapt. We depend on our jobs to provide for ourselves and our families which puts us in quite a bind if things aren't exactly going as planned. Of course, there are ... Continue Reading
Is technology hampering our ability to stay focused on the road?
People joke about it. You leave work, see a coworker swerving on the road as they were answering a text, and tease them about it the next day. Unfortunately, this problem isn't funny. A few years ago, you only had to worry about people under the influence of drugs and alcohol having an erratic driving pattern. Now we have the addition of distracted driving. As a result, more and more initiatives are in place to discourage people from engaging in the dangerous habits that claim lives every ... Continue Reading
Five great apps to help you find substitute ingredients, make a crock-pot meal, and more!
We all want to unleash our inner culinary goddess but life is busy and keeping track of cookbooks, ingredient lists and meal planners can be a real hassle. Many of us use our smart phones to stay organized so why not use them as a kitchen helper too? There are an abundance of apps available that can make your life easier when it comes to planning and preparing meals. We checked them out and came up with a list of five great ones that are worth downloading. BigOven (free) The BigOven ... Continue Reading
Mothers usually are grateful for the efforts their kids put into finding a Mother’s Day gift. However, there are some gifts that should never be given to mom.
Mothers are usually grateful for the efforts their kids put into finding a Mother's Day gift. However, there are some gifts that should never be given to mom. If you want to improve your chances of getting a tech gift that you can actually use, try placing this article where your gift-givers can find it ... and then hope for the best. While there are a lot of unusual gadgets available on the market, here are the top eight worst Mother's Day tech gifts for moms: Bluetooth Handset ... Continue Reading
Women are increasingly the gamers in the family.
The old stereotype of men playing video games while their wives and girlfriends stand and complain may be becoming a thing of the past. In fact, the roles may even be reversing a little. Data shows that more and more women are picking up the controller and playing both computer and video games more frequently. Gender Roles Incredibly, a 2012 study by the Entertainment Software Association showed that a whopping 47% of all game players are women. What’s even more astounding is that ... Continue Reading