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  • The BEST Paid Streaming Workout Services
    by Sarah Kimmel on May 5, 2020 at 2:45 pm

    Yesterday I broke down all of the best FREE streaming workouts you can handle. Today we are taking a spin around the best paid streaming workouts. As I mentioned yesterday, I’ve been working out from home for over 20 years. I have tried out SO many paid services, so now you can glean from my

  • The Best FREE Streaming Workouts
    by Sarah Kimmel on May 4, 2020 at 2:05 pm

    I am a SUCKER for at-home workouts. I’ve been working out in the comfort of my own home for at least 20 years. It all started with a little VHS set that I purchased in college called Tae Bo. Man, I loved Billy Blanks and his horrible queuing and uneven sets. When I finally purchased

  • Rocketbook Provides Free Resources For Organized Online Learning
    by Sarah Kimmel on April 6, 2020 at 9:47 pm

    For years my favorite organization tool has been my Rocketbook notebooks. I have a few of them, and even a tiny one that stays in my purse for those last-minute notes, even though I also own a Note 10, which I love as well. What is great about Rocketbook is that you can snap a

  • Helping Your Kids Stay Connected When School Is Out
    by Sarah Kimmel on March 25, 2020 at 7:45 pm

    These are definitely challenging times. Most children are now attending school from home. Parents are working from home where possible. Very little social interaction is taking place as the nation starts practicing social distancing. A word we’d never really heard or used before, but is quickly becoming part of our everyday language. Helping your kids

  • Movies Anywhere Beta Tests Movie Sharing With Screen Pass
    by Sarah Kimmel on March 24, 2020 at 2:04 am

    As I have mentioned MANY times, I have a vast and expansive movie collection. Not only do I have a huge library of Digital Titles, but I also have a massive collection of discs. We like to have the discs on hand in case there is an internet outage so we can still watch our

  • Tips to Help You Work From Home
    by Sarah Kimmel on March 15, 2020 at 8:40 pm

    For about 10 years of my 16-year career in the IT industry, I worked exclusively from home. I lived in Utah, but the company I worked for was located in Southern Calfornia. I always said that I could fix anything remotely, short of internet connection issues and hardware issues (since I was unable to be

  • Vudu Releases New “Lists” Feature
    by Sarah Kimmel on March 15, 2020 at 12:20 am

    My favorite streaming platform, Vudu, released a brand new lists feature this week that has me super excited. The service now allows you to create customized lists for your movies, and even movies you don’t yet own. Previously, you had very limited sort options. When you were browsing through your movies you could choose to

  • T-Mobile & Sprint Bump Everyone to Unlimited Data
    by Sarah Kimmel on March 14, 2020 at 1:33 am

    These are definitely trying and uncertain times. The Coronavirus has been rapidly spreading and wreaking havoc on the economy and entertainment/sports industry. Grocery stores have been cleaned out and something new gets canceled every day. Some companies are really stepping up, though, and trying to make sure people are taken care of. While Disneyland and

  • 5 Easy Tips to Improve Your Group Text Etiquette
    by Sarah Kimmel on March 10, 2020 at 3:06 pm

    How do you rank in your group text etiquette? In 5th grade, my teacher would always exclaim “I can’t have anything nice” anytime our class would ruin a good thing. I seem to use this phrase a lot in my own adult life. The busy road near my house used to allow people to turn

  • How to Layer Your Parental Controls
    by Sarah Kimmel on March 9, 2020 at 1:18 pm

    People ask me all the time what the best parental control apps are. The tricky thing is that there really isn’t a clear winner. It takes several applications and several layers of protection to feel confident about protecting your children from the dangers of technology. Even with all the best protection available, there will still

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