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RV Maintenance & Repair – Cummins & Onan Generator Service Discounts

By |2021-11-29T15:56:23-06:00November 29th, 2021|Tech Tips|

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Maintaining, inspecting, and repairing RV engines, chassis, and generators is sometimes best left to the pros. We’ve talked before about how we decide which RV maintenance and repair items we handle ourselves as DIY projects, and which we take to a qualified service facility. Having a trained technician get their eyes on our RV from time to time helps keep it in top condition. Yet AGAIN, in this video, we share a problem we never would have found, and could never repair ourselves. WE’RE EXCITED […]

You Can Use Your Apple Watch to Automatically Unlock Your Mac

By |2021-11-29T15:56:22-06:00November 29th, 2021|Tech Tips|

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Photo: DenPhotos (Shutterstock) You might know about Apple’s feature that lets you automatically unlock your iPhone using the Apple Watch (when you’re wearing a face mask, at least). But you may not have known that this feature has also existed for years on the Mac. As long as you’re wearing your Apple Watch—and it’s unlocked—you can sign in to your Mac user account without even pressing a button. Just lift up the lid of your MacBook (or otherwise wake up your Mac) and your user […]

The Lazy Way to Stuff a Stocking That Doesn’t Look Lazy

By |2021-11-29T15:56:20-06:00November 29th, 2021|Tech Tips|

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Photo: New Africa (Shutterstock) There are two types of Christmas-observing families: Those who are serious about stockings, and amateurs. Like most things, my sisters and I view stocking stuffing as a competition, but we will never beat our mother, who has had three decades to perfect her stocking stuffing methods (with her children as test subjects). Over the past 30-something years, some of her strategies have been more successful than others. Repurposing Halloween candy didn’t go so well—there were bats on the wrappers!—but breaking up […]

Stop LinkedIn From Clogging Up Your Inbox Already

By |2021-11-29T15:56:19-06:00November 29th, 2021|Tech Tips|

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Photo: 13_Phunkod (Shutterstock) LinkedIn never passes up an opportunity to flood your inbox with emails. Even if you do your best to unsubscribe from every message you receive, the service always seems to find a way to send you even more of them. If you’d rather keep LinkedIn’s updates out of your inbox, it is possible—if difficult—unsubscribe from every single LinkedIn email, forever, without deleting your account. Keep your email address under wraps on LinkedIn This takes some effort, but it will pay off in […]

How to Install a Security Camera Without Breaking the Law

By |2021-11-29T15:56:18-06:00November 29th, 2021|Tech Tips|

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Photo: Don Pablo (Shutterstock) It’s becoming increasingly common for homeowners to invest in security cameras, but there are also privacy laws that limit where all those cameras can be pointed. If you’re looking to install security cameras in and around the perimeter of your home, you’ll need to consider those laws as much as your own security, so let’s explore some of the legal implications of using a home security camera so you know your rights when neighbors come knocking on your door. Home security […]

How to Survive the ‘Toddler Screaming’ Phase

By |2021-11-29T15:56:16-06:00November 29th, 2021|Tech Tips|

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Photo: MIA Studio (Shutterstock) If you’ve ever had a toddler, chances are, you’ve been the lucky recipient of their “screaming phase.” Note, I didn’t say tantrum phase . No, there is a brand of toddler screeching that has little or sometimes nothing to do with a full-on meltdown about not being able to take home the Paw Patrol water bottle they’ve been toting around Target for 45 minutes. Here, we’re talking about your standard-issue, oft-unprovoked, top-of-the-lungs communication they sometimes favor between the ages of 2 […]

What is ‘Web3’ and Why Should You Care?

By |2021-11-29T15:56:15-06:00November 29th, 2021|Tech Tips|

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Image: Visual Generation (Shutterstock) Tech loves to talk about the future, and if you’ve been paying any attention to recent industry headlines, you’ve probably seen the phrase “Web3” bandied about. It’s not a new term, but as the hype around cryptocurrency, NFTs, and the “metaverse” spikes, Web3 is getting a lot more attention. And while Web3 is inextricably tied to those trendy buzzwords, there’s more to the proposed new web standard than just monkey JPGs and crypto mining—it could also make the internet more open, […]

77 new cases of Omicron variant in South Africa

By |2021-11-29T15:56:13-06:00November 29th, 2021|Tech Tips|

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New York has declared a state of emergency ahead of the newest COVID variant’s arrival , called the Omicron variant. There are already 77 cases in South Africa. Belgium has confirmed a case of a new, highly-mutated COVID variant . The same variant has appeared in Hong Kong , as well. The variant’s spread has prompted the stock market to fall dramatically. Massive protests have broken out across Europe, its citizens fed up with COVID lockdowns . In the US, Florida Republicans have approved a […]

Pfizer testing vaccine against Omicron variant

By |2021-11-29T15:56:12-06:00November 29th, 2021|Tech Tips|

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Pfizer is testing the efficacy of its vaccine against the new Omicron variant . According to WHO data, COVID transmission is reduced by 40% among the vaccinated . And, coincidentally, seven doctors just got COVID at, of all places, an anti-vaccine summit . Starting December 15, any member of the US Army who has not been vaccinated will be denied promotions and reenlistment . Like San Francisco and New York, Los Angeles has enacted a vaccine mandate, but LA’s is much stricter . Most types […]

You Should Start This Ornament Tradition With Your Kids

By |2021-11-29T12:54:57-06:00November 29th, 2021|Spring RV Escapes|

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Photo: FamVeld (Shutterstock) Growing up, there wasn’t a strong Christmas ornament tradition in my family. Or one at all, really. There were no hand-crafted trinkets with sentimental value, or delicate keepsakes passed down through generations. The main thing I remember about our tree was its comical 1980s artificiality of sparse, rigid branches, and the candy cane “ornaments” I’d sneak before dinner. I struggle to remember what the rest of the ornaments even looked like. Which is why today, as a parent of children ages 3, […]

The Right Way to Install a Simple Floating Shelf

By |2021-11-29T12:54:54-06:00November 29th, 2021|Tech Tips|

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Photo: jenhde (Shutterstock) If you’ve got an alcove, corner, or otherwise awkward empty space in a room that needs a little extra storage or decorative touch, the best solution may be a simple floating shelf. Floating shelves are cost-effective to make—and are fairly easy to install—and they can finish off a space that needs a little something. The tools you’ll need to make a floating shelf You’ll need to get some tools—and your self material—ready for the job. For the tools, gather together a saw, […]

Discover Your Perfect Pullup Variation

By |2021-11-29T12:54:53-06:00November 29th, 2021|Tech Tips|

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Photo: Gorgev (Shutterstock) Pulling yourself from arm’s length up to a horizontal bar is a phenomenal exercise for your back, your arms, and your core. But there’s more than one way to do it, and I’m not just talking about the fact that “pullups” and “chinups” are technically two different exercises. There are countless variations to make the move harder, easier, or more interesting. Let’s dive in. Pullup (and chinup) basics A standard pullup is done with your palms facing away from you. Place your […]

16 of the Most Useful iPhone Messages Features You Should Be Using

By |2021-11-29T12:54:51-06:00November 29th, 2021|Tech Tips|

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Photo: Dedi Grigoroiu (Shutterstock) Apple’s Messages is probably one of the most-used apps on your iPhone that you spend the least time thinking about. After all, it’s just texting. But this humble messaging app is actually remarkably feature-packed, and if you spend a few minutes poking around in your settings, you’ll be able to unlock lots of useful features to make it far more useful (and potentially less annoying) than it already it. The true measure of any texting app worth its programming is that […]

The Best Winter Running Gear, According to Reddit

By |2021-11-29T12:54:50-06:00November 29th, 2021|Tech Tips|

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Photo: Maridav (Shutterstock) In theory, winter running is easy: It’s just normal running with extra layers. But sometimes it’s tough to find exactly what layers you need. Fortunately, a bunch of cold-dwelling redditors have come through with their recommendations to keep you toasty all winter long. Before we get to the specifics, a rundown of 101-level winter running advice: Here’s our guide to what to wear for each temperature , some tips on running in the dark , and a little PSA that if you […]

Your Pixel Will Now Wait Until Everyone Is Smiling Before Snapping a Picture

By |2021-11-29T12:54:47-06:00November 29th, 2021|Tech Tips|

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Photo: Flamingo Images (Shutterstock) As long as we’ve had cameras, we’ve tried to take the perfect group photo. You set the camera on a stand, turn on the timer, run back to crowd, say “Cheese!” and hope no one blinked. Of course, someone often does, and you have to take the photo all over again—that is, unless you have a phone that can automatically snap the photo at the right time. How the Pixel’s “Auto” timer works Google has a feature for its Pixel phones […]

What to Do Before You Have Surgery

By |2021-11-29T09:51:04-06:00November 29th, 2021|Spring RV Escapes|

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Photo: Photoroyalty (Shutterstock) The idea of surgery can be daunting. You’re unconscious while someone cuts into you, more or less, and there is nothing you can do about it—it is the height of helplessness. For some, none of that is a big deal. For others—especially first-timers—surgery can be really scary. Here are some tips for how to prepare for the big day. Talk everything over with your doctor before your surgery Truly, talk everything over with your doctor. Ask them if they’re qualified, how many […]

Why ‘Tubular Skylights’ Are Great for Brightening Up Your Home

By |2021-11-29T09:51:02-06:00November 29th, 2021|Tech Tips|

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Photo: Lost_in_the_Midwest (Shutterstock) Letting in some natural light can really brighten up your home, especially during the winter months. However, while traditional skylights are an option, they can be costly and add to heating and cooling costs. Tubular skylights are a good alternative, providing natural light year round without losing as much insulation as a traditional skylight. How tubular skylights bring the sunshine indoors Tubular skylights are a great alternative for hallways, stairwells, closets, and attics when you’re considering adding a natural light source. They […]

Stop Killing Houseplants (Create a Self-Sustaining Ecosphere Instead)

By |2021-11-29T09:51:00-06:00November 29th, 2021|Tech Tips|

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Decorate your home, do a science a project, and spend zero dollars. Photo: Herr Damir (Shutterstock) Try as I might to keep my indoor plants alive , I am not a natural plant mom. If you’re similarly incompetent, but still want to keep a little slice of nature in your home, let me present to you: the glorious ecosphere. Your science fair days may be long behind you, but as the #ecosphere tag on TikTok proves, these little self-sustaining worlds can be a beautiful alternative […]

18 of the Best Non-Christmas Christmas Movies (That Aren’t ‘Die Hard’)

By |2021-11-29T09:50:59-06:00November 29th, 2021|Tech Tips|

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Screenshot: Eyes Wide Shut/Warner Bros. Pictures Tired: “My favorite Christmas movie is Die Hard .” Wired: “My favorite Christmas movie is Eyes Wide Shut .” You could be forgiven for finding the now-annual seasonal discourse vis à vis Die Hard ’s status as a holiday movie exhausting . What began as a funny bit of trivia has become an ice cold hot take from the “funny guy in the office—there’s even officially licensed, branded merchandise celebrating the film’s Christmas bona fides! Any discussion on the […]

The Best Ways to Give Money Without Giving Cash

By |2021-11-29T09:50:52-06:00November 29th, 2021|Tech Tips|

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Photo: Marie C Fields (Shutterstock) In some ways, money is the perfect gift. It’s liquid, which means the recipient has total agency to do whatever they want with it. Cash is the easiest way to give money, and no one’s going to be mad about getting a box full of twenties for their birthday—but unless you’re Robert Deniro in a Scorsese film, giving cash is a bit basic. There’s a real “I don’t care enough to actually buy something” vibe to it, and the unavoidable […]

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