When you give something away to people in need or lend a hand in general, you feel good. Really good. Why is that? Some people refer to this effect as the “helper’s high.” Doing good in the world makes you feel good, which makes you want to keep doing it. In other words, when you… Continue Reading ›

In a normal year, you might be counting down the days until your summer vacation. But this is no normal year. That said, you might still be trying to decide whether it’s worth it to head out of town for some much-needed R&R. And if you have to travel for work or other reasons, you… Continue Reading ›

As you prep for Independence Day and a full day of celebrations, you’ve probably got plenty on your safety checklist already. From fireworks to water woes, there are lots of summertime dangers just itching to be invited to the picnic. Some, like mosquitoes, show up without an invitation no matter how many citronella candles you… Continue Reading ›

Working from home more often these days? You’re not alone (even if it feels that way sometimes). Remote work has become increasingly popular. Long before a pandemic made virtual work a necessity, plenty of modern professionals traded in long commutes and cubicles for a cozy home office experience. Over the last 20 years, the rate… Continue Reading ›

In the early days of the COVID19 pandemic, you might have heard that it wasn’t necessary to wear a mask. Health experts told people to save masks for medical professionals, fearing a shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE) for people who needed it most. We even repeated that advice in our own coronavirus updates on… Continue Reading ›

Swimming pools are a summer staple — and for good reason. A dip in the pool offers a refreshing way to cool off and stay physically active. In the midst of summertime play, though, you have to balance fun and safety. Keeping a level head and treating the water with respect is essential for swimmers… Continue Reading ›