Archive for April, 2020


shopping_bag_reuseableReusable grocery bags are a great way to go green, and they’re often your only option in states and cities that banned plastic bags. Yet many people neglect to properly wash them often enough, or at all! Here’s everything you need to know about how to clean reusable grocery bags.

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You’ve heard it a zillion times: opposites attract. Heck, we were all raised on Disney-ified versions of this (I’m looking at you, Belle and Beast, and Anna and Kristoff), so it’s kind of hard not to buy into this concept.

attraction“When it comes to romantic compatibility, many people first think of similarities,” says Manhattan-based licensed clinical psychologist Joseph Cilona, PsyD. But “while similar traits can certainly increase romantic compatibility, it’s not always the case and can backfire for some couples,” Cilona says. For example, if you and your partner are both total alphas in relationships, you’re probably going to butt heads when it comes to fairly simple stuff, like deciding where you want to go eat on any given date night. Ditto if you both prefer to take a backseat on decision-making you’ll never get anything accomplished.

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egg_cloudEveryone  even celebrity chefs  has their opinion on how to best scramble an egg. But scrambled or fried are far from the only ways to cook eggs. There are in dozens of ways to prepare this staple item, including making cloud eggs. Yes, cloud eggs,  a playful and fluffy sort of egg perfect for spring or summer.

These eggs have the appearance of a bright sun laid over a pillowy cloud, or a yellow egg nestled in a white nest. They make a fun addition to any brunch table and take minutes to make.

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basket1Are you excited to start gardening this spring? We can’t wait! With more time spent at home, we’re looking forward to stepping up our gardening game by working on some new projects. Whether you’re brand new to the gardening world or have been a pro for years, we’ve got you covered with gardening ideas that will make your beds bloom.

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Does one really know more than the other?

echovsgooglehomeminiThese days, just about every smart home gadget works with Google Assistant or Amazon’s Alexa. And, for the most part, Google Assistant and Alexa can do many of the same things—like give you the weather forecast, play music, read the news, and so much more.

But, when you compare Alexa and Google Assistant head to head, which intelligent personal assistant is smarter? We took a deep dive into the nitty-gritty of both Alexa and Google Assistant to find out which smart assistant knows—and can do—more.

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BB12GBDkThere are things that would be annoying to each other on a regular day, but lock us in a house together with our kids and a “Stay at Home” order and it’s the most annoying thing that has ever happened. Like many couples, we’ve joked about how we’ll be filing for divorce when this pandemic is over. But for some couples staying at home together with kids is a challenge they may feel they can’t overcome.

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toiletpaperLong before starving rats emerge from the American sewer to gnaw humanity to pieces in a bid for post-apocalyptic control, we the people have much bigger problems to contend with. Of course, first and foremost, there is finding an effective solution for taming this despicable varmint that is presently crippling the nation. Then, as much as all of us are enjoying these drunken lockdowns, the unconventional path to liver failure and Alcoholics Anonymous, there is also the concern of getting the nation back to work so we can start rebuilding the godforsaken economy.

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10 Mistakes You’re Making With Hand Sanitizer

hand_sanitizer_useFollowing official guidance, many of us stocked up on hand sanitizer to keep our hands clean and avoid being infected with coronavirus. But what you may not realize is, just as with soap and water, there are right ways and wrong ways to use it. (Before COVID-19, how many of us washed our hands for a full 20 seconds?) We asked experts to tell us the most common mistakes people make when using hand sanitizer.

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maskThe CDC now recommends that non-healthcare workers wear fabric face coverings when they go out in public. These coverings may include cloth masks or scarves. According to the CDC, the corona virus spreads between people interacting within a close proximity to each other. The virus travels in small respiratory liquid droplets that we exhale when we are talking, sneezing, and coughing. Many people who have the virus and are asymptomatic can spread COVID-19 unconsciously while they are out making their errands. To prevent that, properly made cloth masks can catch the droplets that we spray unknowingly. It does appear a mask would stop the transmission of the virus and protect others.

A cloth mask can also help protect you by reducing the amount of the virus you get exposed to. This may reduce the severity of the infection.

Exposure to a high dose of the virus not only makes your chance of infection higher, it increases your chances of potentially deadlier symptoms.

That being said, it’s important to wear coverage without holes.


smoke_weedIf you’re smoking weed to ease your stress during the coronavirus pandemic, experts say it’s time to think twice. Smoking marijuana, even occasionally, can increase your risk for more severe complications from Covid-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus.

"What happens to your airways when you smoke cannabis is that it causes some degree of inflammation, very similar to bronchitis, very similar to the type of inflammation that cigarette smoking can cause," said pulmonologist Dr. Albert Rizzo, chief medical officer for the American Lung Association. "Now you have some airway inflammation and you get an infection on top of it. So, yes, your chance of getting more complications is there."

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