Here are Ten Reasons Why You Should Be Using a Laptop Stand Right Now!

Here are Ten Reasons Why You Should Be Using a Laptop Stand Right Now!

  Nearly every office and coffee shop worker these days, especially in the coworking / start up world, uses a laptop computer. Modern laptops actually originate from a 1981 portable computer called the Osborne 1, which at the time weighed 25 pounds, had a 5-inch screen, and cost a whopping $1800.00. Although prices may not have decreased all that much over the last 40 years, the software and hardware that make up your laptop certainly have. But while laptops bring with them the freedom to move about, flexibility of work…

Gift Tech Gift Ideas for Christmas that Won’t Hurt Your Wallet

Gift Tech Gift Ideas for Christmas that Won’t Hurt Your Wallet

  Christmas is the season of eggnog, decorating trees, family and friends, delicious turkey, and, of course, gift giving. The stats on the latter are something to behold. On average, American retailers will pull in roughly $1 trillion from the holiday season alone, with each person expected to buy 15 gifts or more during the month of December. That’s about $419 dollars each! But in a time when Americans hold the greatest amount of individual debt in U.S. history, it’s okay to be a bit of a penny pincher at…

Build Your Smart Kitchen with These Essential Appliances!

Build Your Smart Kitchen with These Essential Appliances!

Historical dramas are an incredibly popular television genre today. Whether it be Turn: Washington’s Spies, Outlander, or Frontier, all of these shows have a distinct ability to usher in particular images of the past, visions of what life was like back then. One such example is the kitchens of older times, hidden in the basements of castles, fortresses, and historically representative homes. If you think of a historical kitchen now, what comes to mind? Large hearths with roaring fires, on which sits a bit cast iron cauldron. Long wooden prep…

Why a Sous Vide is the Best Investment You’ll Make for Cooking at Home!

Why a Sous Vide is the Best Investment You’ll Make for Cooking at Home!

Cooking is a wonderful pass time. Not only are you able to create truly inspirational dishes that are healthier than eating out, research now talks about how there are significant social benefits for treating family and friends to a home cooked meal. But if you’re one of those people that can barely manage to toast bread, and who has delivery on speed dial, there’s a near magical device that will help you cook restaurant quality meals at home. We’re talking about a Sous Vide!   A sous vide, which means…

Extend Your Blender’s Lifespan – Tips and Tricks

Extend Your Blender’s Lifespan – Tips and Tricks

If you’re a child of YouTube, or at least an avid watcher, it’s likely you’ve come across the now famous viral series Will It Blend? Thanks to these innovative media entrepreneurs, we as a society have been able to watch batteries, iPads, and everything in between dissolve into nothingness when faced with the speed of a whirling stainless-steel blade. Of course, having your blender face off against plastics and metals likely won’t help your appliance’s lifespan, so we certainly don’t recommend it. But there are a few tips and tricks…

Why You Need an Ultrasonic Humidifier to Live a Happy, Healthier Life!

Why You Need an Ultrasonic Humidifier to Live a Happy, Healthier Life!

According to the American Association of Respiratory Care, modern humidifiers have their origins in the 1930s with enamel steam inhalers, although the practice of using evaporated water for health benefits extends far before this invention. For decades thereafter, and continuing to today, humidifiers have been relatively simple machines: they have a reservoir of water, a wick that creates a broad surface for liquid collection, and a fan that pulls air into the device and out the other side, loaded with H2O. Recently, however, a popular competitor has entered the market…

Humidifiers – Ten Reasons Why They’re the Secret to Better Air and Healthy Living

Humidifiers – Ten Reasons Why They’re the Secret to Better Air and Healthy Living

Whether you’re living in a hot, desert climate, or just a dry basement apartment, making sure you have proper moisture levels in the air around you is essential for your overall health and wellbeing. It’s normally recommended that you keep a humidity level of between 30% to 50% in your home. One of the best, most affordable ways to do just that is by investing in a portable humidifier. As you might be able to guess from the name, humidifiers work by evaporating water and pushing it out into the…

Kitchen Tech Series: Five Essential Features to Look for in Your New Blender

Kitchen Tech Series: Five Essential Features to Look for in Your New Blender

  Kitchen technology has an incredibly vast and particularly interesting history. Electric pop-up toasters, for example, were originally invented by a Scot named Alan MacMasters in 1893, creating a machine solution for what has been a common and popular cooking method since ancient Rome. The world’s first electric kettle was born in Chicago and took 10 minutes to boil water, almost slower than the open flame versions used in 3500 B.C. in Mesopotamia.   Today, you can spend an absolute fortune decking out your kitchen with all the latest in…

Your Homemade Coffee Needs a Milk Frother – Here’s Why!

Your Homemade Coffee Needs a Milk Frother – Here’s Why!

  Baristas are magicians of modern society. They are able to take the inner beans of a gigantic, equatorial-grown pod and turn them into works of delicious art. They can take that breathtakingly long order for a double shot, half sweet, extra hot, extra foam, caramel macchiato and somehow turn it into a reality. But it isn’t just the beans that make a great cup of coffee. You also need brilliantly white, warm milk! And, the best part? You don’t need to buy a fancy coffee shop machine to get…

Top 5 Reasons Why You Should Use an Electric Kettle

Top 5 Reasons Why You Should Use an Electric Kettle

Like the plot of a good detective novel, the history of the kettle is shrouded in mystery. From the Old Norse word “ketill” and Middle English “ketel,” the first kettle-like tool is said to be from ancient Mesopotamia, although research is conflicted on whether it was used for boiling water. Following this, iron kettles for boiling water would emerge at some point in China and 16th century Europe, although who made the first one remains unknown. What we do know is that by 1891, the world witnessed the invention of…