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Back to School Guide 2017

Back to School Guide 2017

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Back-to-School Safety with Rayovac (Sponsored)

Back-to-School Safety with Rayovac (Sponsored)

As the school year comes into bloom, we take the yearly journey into new schools, classes, and routines. This year may be the first that your kids forego the bus, stay after school for activities, or even go home alone. From preschool to college, safety is a constant need. We’ve partnered with Rayovac to bring you 7 safety risks and solutions. Read More

Looking at a Surface for Your Student? Consider Acer’s Switch Alpha 12 Instead

Looking at a Surface for Your Student? Consider Acer’s Switch Alpha 12 Instead

Parents are gearing up for back to school and for many of us, that means having to invest in a computer as well as new clothes, shoes, and backpacks. One of the hot categories right now is 2-in-1 laptops (which give you both a Windows laptop and a tablet in one package), and Microsoft’s Surface line is a leader here. If you’re shopping the Surface line, have a look at Acer’s Switch Alpha 12 and you could save yourself a sizeable chunk of cash. Read More

Back to School With Thermos Brand

Back to School With Thermos Brand

It’s a new school year, and that means acquiring new gear for both my children. Sure, in most cases they could keep their previous backpacks and lunchboxes, but picking out new stuff for the upcoming educational journey is part of our annual ritual. (Also, I won’t discount the theory that my kids have inherited my predilection for accessories.) Read More

Have Fun, Well-Travelled: Two Great New Items From ThinkGeek

Have Fun, Well-Travelled: Two Great New Items From ThinkGeek

I’m in kind of a weird situation right now where I’m both prepping my kids for the upcoming school year and still lining up a bit of leisure and con travel for myself. Because of this I’ve kept a keener-than-usual eye on things like travel bags and lunchboxes. As luck would have it, a recent dispatch from the team at ThinkGeek spotlighted a pair of items that suited my needs nicely. Read More

At Conventions, Skywalkers, Bagginses, Batmans and Lannisters Provide Back-to-School Lessons in Tolerance

At Conventions, Skywalkers, Bagginses, Batmans and Lannisters Provide Back-to-School Lessons in Tolerance

Whether they were born on Tatooine or Krypton, play Grand Theft Auto V or Cloudberry Kingdom, or watch Walking Dead or True Blood, factions from these diverse but often opposing universes, posing with their fake laser blasters and purple-tinted wigs at conventions, manage to get along, at least for one weekend. Why can’t the rest of us? Read More

Back-to-School With Evernote

Back-to-School With Evernote

I’m not in school any longer. (But I still consider myself a life-long student and am always learning new skills and subjects.) But every now and then when thinking back to high school and college, I shake my head and think how useful today’s technology (both hardware and software) would have been to me. How might I have used it? Glad you asked. Read More