From Good Housekeeping
Participating in community service is one of the most rewarding things you can do. No matter your age, giving back can help you build friendships, develop new skills, and increase life satisfaction — all while making the world a better place. It’s no wonder that in a Good Housekeeping poll of over 4,000 people, 19% of respondents said they typically volunteer once a month and another 19% said they volunteer even more than that.
Ahead, we’ve found the most impactful community service ideas for volunteers of all ages. Remember: these ideas are meant to be general. If one speaks to you, think of ways you can personalize it toward your interests and expertise. Don’t be afraid to think big either. While you could totally pick up litter at the beach by yourself, you’d cover a lot more land if you
Halloween is just around the corner, which means we are all gearing up for our usual tricks and treats in this not-so-usual time. With the COVID-19 pandemic looming large, it can be hard to know how to celebrate. But just because this Halloween is going to look different doesn’t mean that it has to be boring or lacking in any way. Talk to your kids about what they love about Halloween and get their input. From there, you can decide — together — what is going to be the most fun for them!
Need some ideas? From socially distant spooky activities to at-home fun for the whole family, we have compiled a list of fun ways to celebrate safely.
Turn Your Home into a (Temporary) Haunted House
There’s no time like the present to lean into outfitting your home for the holiday! By making it a fun activity
Rev. Deborah Bowsher looked around the empty halls of her Zanesville church and saw an opportunity.
“While the Red Cross has been finding it quite difficult to have blood drives because all the businesses and schools have said, ‘No, you can’t do that in our premises,’” Bowsher said, “we’re an empty building most of the time, and we’ve opened our doors.”
Trinity United Presbyterian Church has hosted weekly blood drives for the nonprofit organization since the coronavirus pandemic shuttered businesses and sent millions of Ohioans into seemingly endless work-from-home situations.
The novel coronavirus threw the world into disarray in 2020. Whole states shut down, people were forced to quarantine or shelter in place, economies ground to a halt and more than 200,000 American lives have been lost. But amidst the chaos and the confusion, Ohioans have found ways
The Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A) will open its Raphael Court on 14 November—just in time for the 500th anniversary of Raphael’s death—following a nine-month refurbishment. The court houses the celebrated Raphael Cartoons, large-scale paper designs painted by Raphael in 1515-16 for the Acts of the Apostles tapestry series woven for Pope Leo X’s Sistine chapel.
Seven of the cartoons were acquired by Charles I in 1623 and shipped to England; they remained in the Royal Collection and were lent to the South Kensington Museum—now the V&A—by Queen Victoria in 1865 in memory of Prince Albert. “The cartoons were exempted from sale by the Commonwealth, possibly because of their distinguished provenance, but it was only at the end of the 17th century that they began to be considered as works
In iOS 14, Apple introduced the concept of Home Screen widgets, which provide information from apps at a glance. Widgets can be pinned to the Home Screen in various spots and sizes, allowing for many different layouts.
Despite the relative lack of 3rd party widgets at launch, iOS users around the world have been busy customizing their home screens and sharing their work with others.
On Twitter, the hashtag #iOS14HomeScreen started trending this weekend with users showing off their latest creations. MacRumors followers also shared their creations on Twitter and in this forum thread.
Some bigger brands have already released widget support, including IMDB, Google, and Twitch. Spotify is
Like many “mom and pop” restaurants in Austin, Rebel Cheese Vegan Deli & Wine Shop has been affected by COVID, and husband and wife team Kirsten Maitland and Fred Zwar have had to get creative on more than one occasion. When COVID hit and restaurants began scaling back, they immediately began looking at ways to cut costs as well as increase sales, and they discovered a space in east Austin that would triple their storage capacity and save them $600/month.
Their new facility houses 1,000 square foot walk-in refrigerator that will act as a cheese cave for an estimated 5,000 pounds of cheese. Allowing them to increase production for online ordering and shipping.
Rebel Cheese has everything from vegan cheese plates, soups, sandwiches, salad, vegan meats, and gourmet groceries from around the world!
Reservations will go on sale September 23rd.
The complete creative team has been announced for interactive audio play In the Kitchen. Reservations for In the Kitchen’s original recipe box and accompanying audio play will go on sale to the public on September 23rd. Experimental Bitch Presents (EBP) will host a live launch event featuring musical performance by Anat Halevy Hochberg and cooking demonstration by Annabel Rabiyah of The Awafi Kitchen on October 8th.
In the Kitchen is created and performed by Hannah Aliza Goldman. Goldman is joined by director Coral Cohen (Between the Threads: Jewish Women Project), who returns to the team after directing the 2019 workshop production at Access Theater. The devising duo adapt In the Kitchen for an interactive at-home experience.
Musician Anat Halevy Hochberg will serve as composer, adapting traditional Mizrahi Jewish songs with sound design by Carsen Joenk. Israeli music producer, Enat Ventura, returns to the
If you have a roomie, your new normal when it comes to your home office space might be a challenge. You’ve set up your workspaces at the kitchen table and the living room couch, and came up with “office” rules. Wearing headphones when listening to music and keeping one another in the know when you have Zoom meetings is a huge help. However, your daily work setup may need some of these creative home office ideas for roommates that’ll take the WFH situation for the both of you to the next level.
Get ready to turn your apartment into an IRL version of The Office, or send you and your roommate on a productivity kick that can’t be beat. If you recreate any of these ideas, you’ll likely truly enjoy your lunch breaks, hopping on Zoom calls, and tackling assignments. You may never want to go back to your