Category Archives: lifestyle

Simple products to increase your health


We all know how to be healthy – get a good night’s sleep, eat well and get some exercise – but it’s not always easy to do. Here are some products that will get you on the right track.

EverydaySCIENCE: The technology of summer travel extends to wallets


 As the summer months are approaching, so are long-awaited summer vacations. I recently traveled to Germany, and in my carry-on bag, I had at least five different methods of payment and identification with Radio-Frequency Identification (RFID) tags embedded in them.

How to care for your vinyl

How to care for your vinyl

More people are getting into record players now. However, not everyone is well-versed in the preservation of records and players. To those who are new to vinyl, maintaining your vinyl and player is essential for long-term quality.

Gift ideas for every kind of mom

Mother's Day

Your mom (or the mom-like person you love). The woman who has done her darndest to teach you to use your manners, teach you wrong from right and have you grow up into a decent person. The woman who has been your scolder and a shoulder. The woman who drove you to your practices, helped you with your homework, took care of you when you were sick, cleaned up after you and spent the greater part of her life balancing her personal needs with yours, but always putting you first. Yes … that woman … and you haven’t even gotten her a Mother’s Day gift yet, have you? Mmmhmmm. (End guilt trip.)

EverydaySCIENCE: Was your favorite song chosen by a computer?


In my circle of friends, we describe great songs as “earworms.” That great hook worms its way through your cochlea, straight into your brain and tickles you. You begin to tap your foot, move your hips and – if no one is around – sing to yourself. You can’t seem to help it. When we watch any of the various music awards, we hear all the great hits of the year, and we hope our favorites are rewarded. In the same way we don’t know which song will be revealed when the presenter opens the envelope, we never know which new song we hear on the radio will be a Top 40 hit.