connection

Create a Call Schedule to Check on Your Elderly Relatives

Create a Call Schedule to Check on Your Elderly Relatives

Much of the country is beginning the process of social distancing—if not all-out isolating themselves from the outside world—in an effort to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. And while it’s
Connect With Your Kids By Speaking Their 'Love Language'

Connect With Your Kids By Speaking Their 'Love Language'

The concept of the five love languages is probably not new to you. The idea is that we all give and receive love differently—and those different ways tend to fall into five different categories. Where
Should you stay in or go out? These principles can help you decide

Should you stay in or go out? These principles can help you decide

Going out can be a drag, but it builds character.
What to Do When Your Kid Has Trouble Making Friends

What to Do When Your Kid Has Trouble Making Friends

Making friends doesn’t come naturally to all of us—or to our kids. Or sometimes, the making part isn’t as challenging as the keeping part. But it’s heartbreaking to think our kids might be lonely or
Make a ‘Connection List’ for Each of Your Kids

Make a ‘Connection List’ for Each of Your Kids

There’s a lot for a parent to get done in a day. There are places to go, meals to prep, work to complete and dishes to wash. In the midst of all of it, it can seem impossible to prioritize actual
The Best Non-Food ‘Treats’ for Kids

The Best Non-Food ‘Treats’ for Kids

Everybody likes a little treat now and then. But I’ve recently learned a shocking (to me) fact: Not all kids love sweets. Also (this one is much less shocking) not all parents want their kids to have
A pioneer of wearable technology explains how it can connect instead of divide us

A pioneer of wearable technology explains how it can connect instead of divide us

By using mobile sensors and big data to detect hidden patterns, MIT's Alex "Sandy" Pentland says we can design communities for more meaningful interaction.
Is T-Mobile's 5G Network Ready for Primetime?

Is T-Mobile's 5G Network Ready for Primetime?

It’s been another year of big 5G promises, and while we’ve seen the first 5G devices hit the market and an ever-increasing number of ads touting the glory of 5G speeds over the past 12 months, the
Why Your Phone Connection Is Slow on the Airport Tarmac

Why Your Phone Connection Is Slow on the Airport Tarmac

If you’ve ever boarded a flight only to find your phone connection suddenly drop just while you’re trying to send a pre-flight text, you’re not alone. It’s a problem that plagues most passengers right
Guy Bonds With Strangers Over "Magic" Bread With Lengthy Expiration Date

Guy Bonds With Strangers Over "Magic" Bread With Lengthy Expiration Date

There's something about breaking magic bread with strange drunks that seems almost weirdly biblical. That or this stranger just didn't have enough money for bread and tricked this guy into a free
What to Ask for If an Airline Changes Your Flight

What to Ask for If an Airline Changes Your Flight

If an airline involuntarily bumps you from a flight, chances are you can ask for a whole more than you think, like meal vouchers, a hotel stay or just cold, hard cash. But what are your rights if an
Why millennials never want to leave their apartment anymore
Wholesome Memes and Things Because Life Isn't Always Bad

Wholesome Memes and Things Because Life Isn't Always Bad

Here are some nice memes, moments and observations that show genuine care and understanding between fellow humans. Being nice to people is good, and all that. For more gas in your tank, here are more
Find Local Mom Friends With the Peanut App

Find Local Mom Friends With the Peanut App

Users sarcastically refer to it as “Tinder for moms,” but it really kind of is. The Peanut app, which launched in 2017, is making it easier for moms to make friends and plan meet-ups in their area.
How to Connect with Your Partner When You're Both Busy

How to Connect with Your Partner When You're Both Busy

Let’s face it: If you are in the trenches of raising kids, life is just plain busy. Between carpool duties, work projects that bleed into family dinner time, and household chores that never seem to
A radical approach to confronting addiction puts human connection first

A radical approach to confronting addiction puts human connection first

SeekHealing, a program for addicts in North Carolina, is also tackling the loneliness epidemic.
Quick Ways to Connect with Your Kids When You're Busy

Quick Ways to Connect with Your Kids When You're Busy

It would be great if we had all the time in the world to connect with our kids. We know this time while they’re little is fleeting. We know one day we’ll look back and wish we’d gotten down on the
How Do I Set Up My Wifi Extender With a New Router?

How Do I Set Up My Wifi Extender With a New Router?

In this week’s technology-advice column from Lifehacker, we’re going back to our favorite topic: wireless networking. This time around, a reader is having some issues getting an important piece of