How to Keep Social Media from Eating Your Life

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Here are a few ways to keep them from eating your life (some of which you may already be familiar with, but they’re worth revisiting) — allowing you to enjoy social media sites when you’re ready, but don’t feel the need to come running every time they call.

Fast, Eco-Friendly Ghost Lanterns

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With a few items you probably already have, you can make ghost lanterns that are re-usable, recyclable, and eco-friendly.

Five Ways to Geek London With London Pass, Part 1


I’m a literary geek, a nautical geek, and a time geek; the husband is a bit of a history geek, with a particular interest in Londinium; and our daughter? She thought most of what she wanted to see in London was Platform 9 3/4. That changed.

Product Review: Wii Fit U and Wii Fit Meter


We had a lot of fun with the Wii U and Wii Fit U. Loved the included games. And I liked the Wii Fit Meter much more than I thought I would. One concern below, but overall: Yup! it’s a go.

How to Travel to Middle Earth With Kids


Dozens of practical tips and resources for a family trip to New Zealand. Assemble your Company for a visit to Middle Earth via airplanes, campers, cars, on foot, and horseback.

How to Geek a 5K


Last weekend I ran my second 5k. The first time, three years ago, I ran by myself. This time I ran it with one of my best friends, which made the race even better. Know what will make it superb next year? Costumes.

Road Trip App Thunderdome


Four Road Trip Apps Enter! One and Two-Thirds Road Trip Apps Leave! Drive 466 miles with us to find out which trip planners we found most useful on the road.