Watch Sesame Street And CNN’s Town Hall On Racism

Watch Sesame Street And CNN’s Town Hall On Racism

If you’ve been looking for a way to talk to your children about racism and the protests that are happening across the United States but are at a loss for words, Big Bird, Elmo and other Sesame Street favourites are here to help. CNN and Sesame Street are partnering up…

Calm Your Anxious Stomach With These Soothing Beverages

Calm Your Anxious Stomach With These Soothing Beverages

It would be a great understatement to describe things as “tense” right now, and tension can lead to anxiety, which—for some of us—can lead to nausea and other kinds of stomach issues. And, though I would never suggest you abandon Pepto or Tums, I’ve found that the addition of a…

Five Subtle Signs You’re Being Abused In Your Relationship

Five Subtle Signs You’re Being Abused In Your Relationship

When we hear the words “domestic violence”, we typically think of angry men with raised fists and women with bruised faces. The reality is that domestic violence manifests itself more often than not as verbal and psychological abuse, which means you could be abusing your partner or the victim of…

7 Vegetables Pretty Much Anyone Can Grow

7 Vegetables Pretty Much Anyone Can Grow

You don’t need a green thumb to grow fresh vegetables right in your backyard or balcony. Whether you’re a gardening novice or just want to start a vegetable garden with the least amount of time and effort, here are the top (almost) foolproof vegetables to grow.

How To Responsibly Share News About Protests

How To Responsibly Share News About Protests

There’s a flood of information about what’s going on in the nationwide protests against police brutality. Snippets of news go viral, one tweet or clip at a time: a thing a protester does, a thing a police officer does. Before you share anything, take a minute to ask yourself these…

How To Pickle Cherries

How To Pickle Cherries

Quick pickling won’t preserve cherries as long as full-on canning, but it does give them at least a couple of extra months of life, and I’ve never had a jar of pickles last longer than that. Plus, pickled cherries are extremely good.

Check Out Crayola’s New ‘Colours Of The World’ Crayons

Check Out Crayola’s New ‘Colours Of The World’ Crayons

At a moment when race is at the very top of the national conversation, Crayola is, finally, providing kids with more than a handful of colours to choose from when they draw self portraits, family portraits and pictures of their friends. Crayola is calling the set “Colours of the World,”…

Where To Donate To Help People Fighting For Racial Justice

Where To Donate To Help People Fighting For Racial Justice

More than a week after George Floyd was killed by police in Minneapolis, demonstrations around the country continue in the name of racial justice. Here’s how to donate money to a cause that is actively working to fight police brutality and racial injustice. These include:

Reminder: Don’t Store Open Tins in the Fridge

Reminder: Don’t Store Open Tins in the Fridge

I saw this open tin of stuffed vine leaves in our office fridge and immediately freaked out. I’d always been told that leaving food in an opened tin risked food poisoning, and I believed that. But then I realised I’d never bothered to question why this rule applied. Time to…

Netflix Explains Why It Deletes TV Shows And Movies

Netflix Explains Why It Deletes TV Shows And Movies

Have you ever attempted to re-watch a favourite movie or TV show on Netflix only to discover the title has mysteriously disappeared from the menu? You’re not alone. Each month, Netflix quietly removes hundreds of hours of content across all genres and categories. While there’s always something new being added…

How To Have Successful Video Chats With Little Kids

How To Have Successful Video Chats With Little Kids

Last week, I wrote a piece for parents on how to help their little kids get better at participating in video chats with loved ones (because they suck at it). But the thing is, the kids are only half the equation: There are things the person on the other end…

You Need This iPhone Shortcut If You’re Protesting

You Need This iPhone Shortcut If You’re Protesting

Tempted as you might be to leave your iPhone at home when you leave the house to protest—and I don’t blame you there, given the increased risk of your expensive device getting destroyed when you get pushed to the ground or shot at with rubber bullets—you might want to reconsider….

How To Pandemic-Proof Your Relationship, With Divorce Lawyer James J. Sexton

How To Pandemic-Proof Your Relationship, With Divorce Lawyer James J. Sexton

Being trapped with your significant other 24/7 is not a recipe for relationship success. That’s why this week we’re talking with divorce attorney James J. Sexton about how to save our marriage and avoid becoming a statistic in the post-pandemic “divorce boom.” Hear James talk about the ways couples can…

Bring A Sport Top Water Bottle To Your Next Demonstration

Bring A Sport Top Water Bottle To Your Next Demonstration

Water is probably one of the most important things you can bring to a protest or demonstration. It keeps you hydrated, yes, but it can also be used to clean minor wounds, cool oneself and rinse chemical crowd-control irritants from one’s eyes. Virtually all water besides stagnant puddle water can…

How To Beef Up Your Browser’s Spellchecker

How To Beef Up Your Browser’s Spellchecker

Chromium-based Windows web browsers are getting a brand-new spellchecker thanks to a recent collaboration between Google and Microsoft. Windows Spellcheck, rather than Hunspell, will now help you fix your various typos and blatant misspellings (especially with URLs and acronyms), but you might need to first enable the feature before you…

15 Surprising Things You Can Make In A Rice Cooker

15 Surprising Things You Can Make In A Rice Cooker

Despite its name, the rice cooker is not a single-minded kitchen unitasker. Sure, it’s the easiest way to make perfect rice, but that’s not all it can do. Here are some reasons to invest in one or use yours more often.

Soak And Freeze Bamboo Skewers For Grilling

Soak And Freeze Bamboo Skewers For Grilling

Eating food off of sticks is particularly fun and throwing a bunch of kebabs on the grill is an easy way to make that happen. But skewers made of bamboo can split or char, and burnt splinters are not appetising. A little soak can help, but one has to remember…

Use A Spoonful Of Shrimp Paste When You Can’t Find Anchovies

Use A Spoonful Of Shrimp Paste When You Can’t Find Anchovies

Yesterday I found myself in quite the umami conundrum. I’d set out to make homemade caesar dressing, and had all the ingredients—lemon juice, parmesan, egg yolk, garlic—but found that my pantry lacked canned anchovy fillets, the briny backbone of the dish.

Rent An Uber For $50 An Hour In Select U.S. Cities

Rent An Uber For $50 An Hour In Select U.S. Cities

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed our lives in so many ways, including how we get around. This is especially true for people who don’t have a car and rely on public transit. Four months ago, we may have taken the subway to run errands, or Amtrak for a quick trip,…

Can A VPN Hide What I Do On The Internet From My Employer?

Can A VPN Hide What I Do On The Internet From My Employer?

When it comes to privacy issues, the best advice is the simplest advice: Don’t mix work and play. That means no installing BitTorrent on your work laptop; no browsing for naughty things when connected to your company Wi-Fi (or VPN) and no forwarding company secrets (or inappropriate memes) using your…