Eat + Entertain

Smackdown! Keurig vs. Nespresso

09.24.14
Nespresso

Open your eyes, stumble to the kitchen, get your jolt of something caffeinated, and face the day. That’s how most of us do it, and our cuppa has become one of the morning’s non-negotiables. So it’s no surprise that single cup home brewers have become a new American obsession, feeding our addictions with speed and convenience. They’re like a 4G connection to your AM pick-me-up.

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Family

3 educational apps that kids will love

09.22.14
Educational Apps

If you’ve got kids, then I’ll bet you’re more than a little bit familiar with the pings and dings of devices running 24/7. With iPad textbooks in backpacks, and digital, well, everything becoming the norm, tech is a pervasive part of young life. So when it comes to screen time, I’ve pretty much adopted the motto, “If you can’t beat ’em, at least make ’em educational.”

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Home

HGTV Smart Home Laundry Room Ideas

09.19.14
HGTV Smart Home Laundry Room Ideas

Here are two areas of the house that aren’t typically synonymous with style: the laundry room and the dog or cat feeding area. Well, the experts behind the HGTV Smart Home have some clever and creative laundry room ideas, including a way to neatly (and stylishly!) feed your pets.  All tucked into one small space. The key words are pet design. If you tend to trip over your dog’s bowl or wish his bed didn’t have to sit in the middle of your house, you’ll like this— hey HGTV, keep the fab laundry room ideas coming!

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Living

iCloud hack: 5 tips to avoid being next

09.17.14
Jennifer Lawrence iCloud Hack

If you’re still weirded out over the recent iCloud hack, in which hundreds of celebrities’ private photos were stolen and laid bare for the world to see, you’re not alone. Even though the news media has moved on to other matters, I still have that haunting feeling that if it can happen to Jennifer Lawrence, it could happen to me. 

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Gear

Want cash for your old phone?

09.15.14
Get cash for your old phone

The iPhone 6 is an impressive update, with its 4.7” screen (5.5” if you choose an iPhone 6 Plus), seven-millimeter-skinny body, improved camera and more goodies. If you’re unsure if you need to upgrade, read here for some counsel. But if you’re like me, you’ve decided you’ve gotta have it: but, how to pay for it?

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