Tips for safely recycling household batteries

Do you have a pile of used household batteries hidden in your junk drawer or a coffee can in the garage? You know it’s in everyone’s best interest for you to be environmentally responsible and recycle them, but you aren’t sure where to start, so the pile grows larger. But did you also know that extra precautions are required when storing and recycling batteries? Some … Continue reading Tips for safely recycling household batteries

5 Steps to a Modernized SMART Home

When it comes to technology, smarter is better. There are smart watches, smart televisions and just about everyone has a smartphone. So what about a smart home? Smart thermostats and lighting timers represent the first steps toward smart home technology for many homeowners, but in a lot of cases, they were the only steps. Since then, technology has continued to develop, and today there are … Continue reading 5 Steps to a Modernized SMART Home

5 must-have gadgets for heading back to school

For most of the nation, school has started back up. I know my own kids went back to school yesterday, and as much as I dread how fast the days are going by, as all mine are in high school now, I do need to get work done without distractions since I work from home. That said, Summer is almost over and the school bell … Continue reading 5 must-have gadgets for heading back to school

5 tips to keep your home secure from hackers

Times have changed. It’s no longer enough to protect your physical home, it’s also vital you stay safe from cybercrimes. It has become increasingly easier for criminals to gain access to financial accounts, email and even hack internet-connected devices in the home. The good news is that there are a handful of steps you can take to help defend your home from cyberattacks and lock … Continue reading 5 tips to keep your home secure from hackers

Digital Eye Strain versus Our Tech Addictions

This year was the year my husband and I had to finally get bifocals. I am beside myself because we’re only 42 years old. When I was younger, I always thought of bifocals as a sign of an “old person”, those big thick lenses that grandma and grandpa had, but let’s face it moms and dads, even at our age, with all the technology and electronics we’re … Continue reading Digital Eye Strain versus Our Tech Addictions