Cherry Tomatoes Are The Perfect Tomato For Right Now

Cherry Tomatoes Are The Perfect Tomato For Right Now

Given that the goal right now is to stay inside, some people have developed a bunker-like mentality, spending most of their grocery budget on canned, frozen, or dried foods. Due to its limited shelf life, fresh produce isn’t getting a ton of love these days, but next time you make…

These Chrome Extensions Will Declutter Your Overflowing Gmail Inbox

These Chrome Extensions Will Declutter Your Overflowing Gmail Inbox

The deluge of emails never ends. Even with ample quarantine time, tidying up your Gmail account and reaching inbox zero feels like a far-fetched fantasy, but it doesn’t need to be one: There are a number of excellent (and mostly free!) third-party browser extensions that will help you sift through…

These Emergency Coffee Creamers Might Be Hiding In Your Pantry

These Emergency Coffee Creamers Might Be Hiding In Your Pantry

If you’re not a black coffee drinker, you might be struggling just a little right now, especially if you’re not a fan of non-dairy powdered creamer. After all, not only are you stuck at home, but you could be stuck at home with another person, and that person might be…

Don’t Host Happy Hour On Your Company Zoom Account

Don’t Host Happy Hour On Your Company Zoom Account

After a long day of awkward virtual meetings and scrolling through increasingly apocalyptic headlines, hanging out with friends on a Zoom call might be the closest thing to normalcy you’ll get all week. But using your company account to circumvent the 40-minute time limit on free calls is a pretty…

How To Quickly Make Animated GIFs From A Screen Recording

How To Quickly Make Animated GIFs From A Screen Recording

Sometimes, it’s a lot easier to record yourself doing something and send it to a person than attempt to describe it for them and watch them struggle to do it themselves. At least, that’s how I feel whenever I’m trying to explain a PC setting or otherwise troubleshoot a friend’s…

Take A Virtual Trip To Disney World

Take A Virtual Trip To Disney World

If, a few weeks ago, you’d told your kids that you were all going to TAKE A TRIP TO DISNEY WORLD and then added the caveat, “from the comfort of our own home,” chances are there would have been a mutiny. But, as we all know, things have changed. Standards…

What We Know About The Coronavirus So Far

What We Know About The Coronavirus So Far

COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, was first discovered in China in late 2019. The first U.S. case was detected in January 2020, in a recent traveller who arrived in Washington State. Since its early beginnings, the story of COVID-19 has been rapidly evolving, with new information coming…

Buy Yourself 30 Minutes Of Peace With An Alphabet Scavenger Hunt

Buy Yourself 30 Minutes Of Peace With An Alphabet Scavenger Hunt

The world you inhabit has shrunk dramatically in the past few weeks, which means anything that makes your space feel bigger could play a critical role in helping you maintain a grip on your sanity while you’re cooped up with your kids. Enter the Alphabet Scavenger Hunt.

What I Learned Becoming A Runner In Middle Age

What I Learned Becoming A Runner In Middle Age

A few years ago, I came to a major crossroads in my life. While work was going OK – I’d left a lucrative but unenjoyable job because I was so desperately unhappy and decided to freelance – my physical, mental and spiritual health were smashed. And, after messing around with…

What Are The Best Board Games To Play Over Zoom?

What Are The Best Board Games To Play Over Zoom?

The screens, they are unavoidable right now. Our kids were probably already getting plenty of screen time before the pandemic swept the world, but now, they’re not just using screens for entertainment. They’re using them to connect with their teachers, to complete their schoolwork and to talk to family and…

Why You Should Order Your Pizza ‘Uncut’

Why You Should Order Your Pizza ‘Uncut’

Since dining out (my favourite hobby) isn’t an option right now, ordering delivery has become something of an event, especially ordering pizza. And, since there’s not much else going on, there’s a lot riding on those pizzas, happiness-wise. This is why I’m ordering my pizzas un-sliced.

You Should Waffle Leftover Mac And Cheese

You Should Waffle Leftover Mac And Cheese

Waffling carbs is almost always a great idea. After all, the original waffle—you know, the flour-based thing made with batter—is one of the greatest carbs ever invented, so it’s no surprise that other wheat-based foods would take well to this cooking method.

Why I Switched My Office Chair With An Exercise Ball

Many of us spend the majority of our professional lives sitting, which makes the office chair an all-important piece of furniture. Lately mine hasn’t been cutting it, so as an experiment, I swapped my chair with an exercise ball. Here’s what’s been great about it, what’s been less than perfect,…

Here’s How Much Protein Your Body Really Needs

Your muscles are made of protein, so if you’re building muscle you need to eat up. But how much protein do you really need? More than a couch potato, but less than the protein-crazy gym bros would have you believe. Here’s how to quickly calculate the real answer.

Why You Still Need To Drive Your Car A Little If You’re Quarantined

Why You Still Need To Drive Your Car A Little If You’re Quarantined

With so many people working from home and physically distancing themselves—until May, as ordered by the Fed, and probably longer than that—your poor car has probably been sitting outside on the street or stuck in your garage. And that’s especially true if you’ve been trying to get all your groceries…

What Have You Heard About The Coronavirus This Week?

What Have You Heard About The Coronavirus This Week?

The science on COVID-19 is moving faster than it has for any previous outbreak: The scientific community went from discovering the virus to starting a vaccine trial in just three months. But despite that speed, we still don’t know everything we’d like to know about it. And no matter how…

Melt Anchovies Into Butter And Put That Butter In Everything

Melt Anchovies Into Butter And Put That Butter In Everything

Since canned food is having a big moment, I’d say now is the time to reconsider the humble canned anchovy. They have a reputation for being overwhelmingly fishy and salty—and those rumours aren’t exactly untrue—but they also possess a deep minerality and ton of umami. When melted into butter (or…

The Beginner’s Guide To Butt Play

You’ve got a butt, but (heh) the odds are that you’re probably ignoring it. Your arse has the capacity to experience a jaw-dropping amount of pleasure, so it’s time to put aside any negative reactions you might have about anal explorations. Whether you’re put off by the taboos, nervous about…

5 Kitchen Scraps You Can Regrow With Just Water

Since they’re cheap and come in bulk, we tend to waste a lot of vegetables and herbs in the kitchen. If you’d prefer to cut down on that a bit, some kitchen staples are dead simple to regrow and don’t need a full-blown garden. In fact, these ones don’t even…

Where To Take Free Online Classes While You’re Stuck At Home

Where To Take Free Online Classes While You’re Stuck At Home

If you’ve always wanted to go back to school, why not put your ongoing involuntary stay-at-home downtime to good use with a free online class? There are literally thousands of virtual university courses (known as Massive Open Online Courses, or MOOCs) and one-off videos to help you exercise your brain…