Lady Gaga’s Born this Way Foundation announces site for youth expression

New Digital Platform Empowers Young People to Document Stories of Kindness in Their Communities Lady Gaga’s Born This Way Foundation has launched Channel Kindness, a new digital platform featuring stories of kindness as documented by young people from around the US. These youth reporters, ages 16 to 24, have been recruited to identify and document…

Ski and shred in style, look cool, stay warm

This year’s epic snow sports season is likely to go strong into late spring and even early summer months on the West Coast. Some North American resorts have reported on high-snowfall years that their slopes stay open as late as the Fourth of July. So gear up in style for spring skiing and riding with…

Serius heated gloves are seriously warm, and smart

Serius thermal gloves are the first gloves for which I’ve had to read a instruction manual. That said, the instructions were pretty simple. Charge the batteries for about three hours, insert the batteries into the wrist cuff and press the button to the desired heat level. Oh yeah, and don’t forget, you can swipe away…

Snack food with less junk

If your kids are always saying “nothing sounds good” when it comes to food, add a little fun to their snacking experience with these treats, that might even be good for them. Super veggie pizza Do your kids claim they are allergic to vegetables?  Good luck getting them to each that spinach ice cream; but you…

It’s what’s eating at me on Pi Day

What’s Pi Day all About? When my son was a kindergartner I first heard about Pi Day.  The kids at his school competed to recite the most numerals of the Pi formula from memory, spelling bee style, with students as young as six showing some amazing recall abilities of up to 30 digits without flubbing.Just…

Xess Alexa-enabled smart home hub giveaway

The next generation of smart devices is here, to make your life easier, and more fun! The joke among tech geeks at the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show, the annual massive showcase of new gadgets, was “Does it work with Alexa?” Indeed, Alexa will soon be commanding the market – or rather we will be commanding…

How to keep kids safe, during the most dangerous time of the day

A Krav Maga black belt offers parents and kids advice on staying safe and self defense Unsupervised times when children wait for the school bus or walk to and from school are great opportunities for children to experience limited independence, but this is also the prime time for bullies and other predators,  which is why…

Gainesville welcomes Cabela’s

Hunting, fishing and camping retailer hosts weekend fanfare with special guests, giveaways and family activities Mega outdoors outfitter Cabela’s will open its newest location in Gainesville, Virginia, on March 9. The opening ceremonies begin at 9:45 with an archer slicing through a red ribbon with an arrow. When the doors open at 10 am, guests…

A nightlight with a sensor of style

The OxyLED OxySense T–03S Wall Sconce night light is the perfect solution for lighting spaces such as hallways, balconies, stairs, attics, basements, closets and other places where it’s not feasible to install a permanent light fixture, or where you need the convenience of lighting that comes on and goes off only when the room is…

Unplug and look around, March 3

Parents of teens and even elementary school age kids are often complaining of them being addicted to their smartphones and social media, and the sad reality is that these habits start early and follow them into adulthood.  In fact, many of them are modeling the behavior of their phone-addicted parents. March 3 is a day…