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Hopping on the Hobby Horse

Hopping on the Hobby Horse

Here’s the deal. You’ve got more free time than you’re used to. When you were working full time, or commuting, or some other form of running around, your days off felt much more deserved and justified. They were brimming with relief and abundant mental space. Whether or not you had plans, or wound up being super productive, it didn’t need to feel all that consequential — at the end of the day, you were just happy you didn’t have to go to work. But if the pandemic has helped us realize anything, it’s that we are living to work, not...

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Turn Four Quick Meals into Gourmet Dishes

Turn Four Quick Meals into Gourmet Dishes

Let’s face it: cooking is fun every once in a while, but it doesn’t take long before the thought of a sink full of dishes persuades you to order in. Especially since frozen foods always seem like a bland, unhealthy, and unenjoyable last resort. But what if they weren’t? Take a look at some of our easy food recipes, from frozen to fresh, that transform the frozen aisle into a gourmet chef’s dream. FROZEN GNOCCHI Add fresh garlic and basil to a pan of oil. Let it soak up all the flavors, then fry the gnocchi in it. But don’t...

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Dating Habits

Dating Habits

Getting to know new people has always been a tricky trade, and considering our world’s current state, you might think it’s only gotten trickier. However, the pandemic has also been an equalizer, allowing people from all different backgrounds to connect, bond, and flourish together, which surprisingly makes dating a little less unnerving. As much as we need a face mask that is breathable, we also need to know that depending on another person isn’t always a bad thing, and being vulnerable with strangers can be a huge opportunity for growth and comfort. That means unpacking some of our least productive,...

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Normalizing FaceTime

Normalizing FaceTime

Video chatting used to be reserved for family and friends who live in different states or countries, not different neighborhoods or households. Half of those calls would consist of catching up. The other half would be marveling at how great it is to see each other with the help of technology. But the language, etiquette, and commonality of FaceTiming has extended far beyond our work meetings; it’s how we’re maintaining our dearest relationships, now. To embrace the changes and stay connected, we’ve gathered a list of our favorite ways to take advantage of video chatting, with both old friends and...

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Reclaiming Your Days Off

Reclaiming Your Days Off

Whether you’re looking for work, working from home, or retired, we’re all facing more personal time than we’re used to, and we’ve been filling it in colorful ways. Some are baking bread, jogging more regularly, or grabbing a blanket and dropping by the park.  It’s important to fill your day with activities you enjoy doing, but it’s always harder than it sounds to pick a new hobby at random, or finally take that wine tasting trip you’ve been talking about. Here are some ways to make those special “you” days happen, and stay present while you do them! SET AN...

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