Summer Jobs: Great Ways to Make Some Extra Cash
Looking to fatten up your piggy bank this summer? Here are some “odd jobs” you can do that won’t necessarily cut into your current gig.
Water Sports to Try This Summer
The weather is warm and school’s almost out! Water sports are a great way to get in shape and stay cool on scorching summer days. Here are a few you might like to try.
Looking to Sell? Easy Ways to Increase Your Home’s Value
When you decide to sell your home, one of the first things you’ll want to consider is how to increase its value. Here are several ways to boost your home’s appeal.
Plant a Tree…or Three!
If you’re looking to add value to your home and beauty to your landscape, consider growing some trees! Check out these great tips on how to grow trees in your backyard.
Summer means long, lazy hours in the sunshine at your favorite beach, pool, or even a grassy park. Read the tips below to gather all the essentials.
Looking to pay off a debt? Maybe you’re trying to save some extra cash for that end-of-summer vacation. Or you just might want to boost your savings with something extra this summer. Whether or not you are working a full-time job, we have a few suggestions about how you can pull in some extra revenue over the next couple of months. Here are some “odd jobs” you can do that won’t necessarily cut into your current gig.
The weather is warm and school’s almost out! That means it’s time for some fun in the sun with your family and friends. What better way to make your summer exciting than by sampling a couple of new activities? Water sports are a great way to get in shape and stay cool on scorching summer days. Here are a few you might like to try.
When you decide to sell your home, one of the first things you’ll want to consider is how to increase its value. There are many ways to accomplish that, but a number of them involve major renovations and lots of money. Here are several ways to boost your home’s appeal and value that don’t require a big investment, and you’re likely to be able to pull them off on your own.
When it comes to participating in sports, fueling your body right is as important as getting in some solid practice before the big game. A good rule of thumb is to consume about half the number of calories that you expect to burn during the game, run, or practice. In terms of which nutrients your body needs, you’ll want about 50% to 60% of those calories to come from complex carbohydrates. Simple sugars (including some sports drinks) can cause a spike in blood sugar that’s followed by a drop that could leave you dizzy and fatigued. Avoid fatty foods before games as well; they take much longer to digest than carbs and can make you feel sluggish. It’s also a smart idea to test your pre-game snacks before a couple of practices to ensure that they agree with you and don’t upset your stomach.
With spring in full swing and summer approaching, people everywhere will be sitting on porches, decks, and patios with their favorite ice-cold beverage in hand. In the other hand? A good book. Take a break from the yard work and check out five new releases that have either hit the market in the past month or soon will.
Our skin is the one thing we wear every day for our whole lives. It’s important to treat it well and keep it safe from harmful UV rays. We all have different skin types—oily, dry, sensitive, or a combination—and products on the market cater to each type. While some skin care products are very costly, there’s no need to spend more than you can afford. You can create an effective skin care regimen with quality products at modest prices by mixing and matching the best brands out there that make products specifically for your skin type.
Before iPads or iPhones or eBooks or eReaders, there was paper, and there was ink. Official documents were handwritten by the most talented calligraphers and scribes. Can you imagine the Magna Carta or the Declaration of Independence typed in Times New Roman 12-point on a sheet of copy paper? They wouldn’t have the same awe-inspiring air as they do inscribed in scrolling font on crinkly parchment. For most of the last century, handwritten or typewritten letters were the only means of correspondence by mail. And handwritten notes were preferred by those in the know when it came to social niceties. But you don’t need a reason to send a letter; sending the letter is a reason in itself! It’s sad to imagine a future where people don’t have any use for a signature because everything is done electronically. The sacred and comforting practice of writing by hand doesn’t have to be a lost custom.
The best museums in New England and the Northeastern US offer a walk through history, whether it’s the natural world or the man-made, as well as the best in contemporary art. This region is steeped in tradition and is one of the most dynamic places in the nation, where history is always being made. Here are four of the museums that bring the best of the old and the new to the fore.
We would all love to be more involved in giving back to our communities. Nothing is more satisfying or humbling than volunteering to help those who need what you have to offer. And giving back doesn’t just benefit others; consider it the ultimate mood booster. It’s a win-win for all! The only handicap to volunteering seems to be finding a place, the time, and an organization to serve. There are numerous groups in the Upper Valley in need of your time, skills, and generosity. With this list, you and your family can make community service a habit—one that your kids will continue into their adult lives.
Sports provide one of the best outlets for the limitless energy that kids seem to have. As an extracurricular activity, they have a lot to offer children beyond the chance to burn off excess energy. Joining a sports team helps your child stay healthy and active, learn and practice sportsmanship, and improve social skills and concentration while developing a hobby that can be enjoyed throughout life. Letting children compete in a safe, fun environment develops their perseverance, work ethic, kinesthetic intelligence (knowing how to move one’s body), and coordination. To ensure your child’s successful introduction to a sport, consider his or her size, age, ability level, personality, and interests. Here are overviews of several choices to offer children, including some of the skills needed and what each has to offer.
Surprise parties are one of the great joys of life. While they aren’t the easiest kind of party to pull off, they offer some of the best fun. And they don’t have to be limited to birthdays either! Try planning one for an engagement, anniversary, or a baby shower. Seeing the look on the guest of honor’s face when he or she sees family and friends all gathered to celebrate is absolutely priceless, so be sure your camera is ready! Check out these tips to help your surprise party go off without a hitch.
March is halfway over, so April showers can’t be far behind. And while they bring May flowers, rainy days can put a damper on your day or weekend. Even though it may feel like there’s nothing to do, there are plenty of options if you get a little creative. Here are some relaxing, delicious, and productive things to do when the rain keeps you indoors.
Calendar of Events
LUNCHTIME GALLERY TALK “The Japan Craze and American Color Woodblock Prints, 1890–1910”
LUNCHTIME GALLERY TALK,“The Japan Craze and American Color Woodblock
Prints, 1890–1910,”Barbara MacAdam, Jonathan L. Cohen Curator of American Art
HOP FILM: 42
TOUR: Objects and Power: Manifestations of Inequality
HOP FILM: TO THE WONDER
FILM SPECIAL: THE CRASH REEL
DFS FILM: THE LADY VANISHES
Horseless Carriage Club of America's Brass and Gas Tour
MET OPERA: IL TROVATORE
DEBO BAND: PRE-SHOW TALK
National Theatre Live: The Audience
FILM SPECIAL: ADVANCE SCREENING: DESPICABLE ME 2
SPECIAL PROGRAM: Exploring Woodblock Prints with Artist Matt Brown
time with local artist Matt Brown.
INTERMEDIATE LEVEL CLASSICAL BALLET MASTER CLASS
Join Trockadero ballet masters Paul Ghiselin and Raffaele Morra for this intermediate level class.