December 2020

Watch these stunning New Year’s Eve fireworks from the safety of your home

At this point you all should know the drill: Please don’t go to New Year’s Eve parties. The pandemic is as bad as it’s ever been, and one drunken night with pals (or strangers) truly is not worth making this thing worse.  OK, now that we got that out of the way, just because you shouldn’t be out for New Year’s Eve doesn’t mean you can’t watch wonderful fireworks. In fact, you’ve got lots of… Read More »Watch these stunning New Year’s Eve fireworks from the safety of your home

5 places to get your daily dose of good news

In 2020, people were struck by an overwhelming desire to consume good news. Positive, uplifting stories have always been sought out, but this year, with a deadly pandemic, nationwide protests sparked by social injustice, and a stark political divide in America, good news was more than just lighthearted relief — it became a useful component to restoring lost hope. John Krasinski’s quarantine YouTube series, Some Good News, acted as an unexpected life raft for people… Read More »5 places to get your daily dose of good news

Trying ‘Dry January’? What to know about apps that claim to help.

On New Year’s Day, many people will kick off Dry January, when they’ll try to go a month without consuming alcohol, or at least drinking less. As we’ve done with many things this pandemic year, including talking to friends and working, many are turning to apps and online tools for help.  Search “Dry January” in the Apple App Store, and you’ll get half a dozen apps that say they can help. Related searches for “reduce… Read More »Trying ‘Dry January’? What to know about apps that claim to help.

The Cubii Pro smart under-desk elliptical is $100 off on Amazon, but only for one day

SAVE $100: Amazon has the Cubii Pro under-desk elliptical on sale for just $249 (normally $349) through Dec. 30 as one of its Deals of the Day. Finding the room (not to mention the energy) to both work and work out at home was a very 2020 conundrum: Suddenly, your apartment had to be both an office outpost and a fitness center thanks to closures related to the COVID-19 pandemic.  It was a great time… Read More »The Cubii Pro smart under-desk elliptical is $100 off on Amazon, but only for one day

Boston Dynamics robots (and a robot dog) break it down on the dance floor

Creepy or cool? We’ll let you decide after watching Boston Dynamics’ latest video featuring several of its robots, and their dance moves.  Set to the Contours’ Do You Love Me, the choreographed moves are impressive (if a little bit alarming, and definitely mesmerizing). The dance starts with one of the robotics company’s bipedal robots. Pretty soon another shows up, and then robo-dog Spot steps in. Now everyone’s bopping to the catchy tune.  But wait: There’s… Read More »Boston Dynamics robots (and a robot dog) break it down on the dance floor