Kids online a lot? (Is that such an understatement that you just shot coffee out your nose?) Here’s a reverse psychology trick that really works: get kids offline by getting them online. I’m talking about a few specific, clever apps that will actually get your tech-crazed kids excited about the real world. And yes, they really work.

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Since Halloween is almost here, I thought it’d be fun to share some scary tech stories— you know, when your phone falls in the toilet, an airborne Wii remote shatters your TV, or your laptop goes POOF! and you lose… everything. Shudder.

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Sometimes it’s time to shut your laptop, shelf your smartphone, put your life on do not disturb. (Yes, you’re on the right blog.)

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What could be better than a seaside getaway? How about a visit to the gorgeous, 2015 HGTV Dream Home, which is being built right now on the Vineyard? I had to check it out for myself— even under construction, it’s gorgeous.

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The blender has suddenly become the “it” kitchen appliance, and purchasing one that can’t crush margarita ice, pulverize the contents of your smoothie, or whip your gazpacho into a perfect puree is simply unacceptable. There’s a huge price range when it comes to the hot blenders on the market— let’s see what’s in the mix.

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Photo by Daniel Collopy, Courtesy of HGTV.
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I'm a digital lifestyle expert, helping busy humans make sense of the technology that's becoming an increasingly large part of our lives. I believe that technology shouldn't be stressful or scary— we can tap and swipe our way to a simpler life. Read more >

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