With several weeks of social distancing under our belts, many of us have already tackled boredom-curing activities like spring cleaning, exercising, baking, and doing puzzles. We’ve previously shared ways to keep the kids amused, but we couldn’t forget about the adults! From organizing a virtual murder mystery party to learning how to bartend, here are nine activities you can enjoy now.
It goes without saying but is definitely worth repeating: We are so grateful for all the healthcare workers who are saving lives and fighting this pandemic around the clock to keep us safe.
While you are hunkered down at home, there are still ways you can help those supporting patient care on every level, from doctors and nurses to technicians and pharmacists to EMTs and transporters.
Aside from social distancing, here’s what you can do:
There is no denying the impact that COVID-19 has had on our day-to-day lives, which is why it’s never been more important to support the local businesses that help our communities thrive.
From a fabric store on the North Shore that is helping people make masks for essential workers to a distillery that’s producing hand sanitizer instead of spirits, local businesses have come together in new ways to support each other, their communities, and those on the frontlines.
While you stay safe at home, here are 10 local businesses that you can help support throughout Chicagoland.
With workout classes cancelled and gyms closed, your fitness routine may feel a little off these days. Before you throw in the towel, remember that being active is not only good for your body; it’s good for your mind too. So whether you are a devout yogi, an avid strength trainer, or just in search of ways to stay in shape until you can return to your normal routine, we’ve rounded up some great options. Following are 10 workouts that will keep you active from the comfort of your home.
Let’s be honest. If you have young children at home, your life is complete chaos these days. With schools closed and students taking an e-learning approach to their assignments, parents are doubling as teachers – spending their days trying to make sense of confusing math worksheets and abstract essay prompts. And without set class times and extracurricular activities to burn off some energy, the phrase “I’m bored,” has become all too common. Here are a few ways the kids can keep busy while you sort out your responsibilities.
What happens when the lines between work life and home life become blurred? It’s a question many of us are facing as we practice social distancing and the art of working from home.
Maybe you’re someone who runs into distraction after distraction – the dishwasher needs to be unloaded, the laundry needs to be folded, the dog needs to be walked. Or perhaps you’re the type of person who ends up answering emails way beyond normal office hours and working into the wee hours of the morning. Wherever you are on the spectrum, it’s important to find a healthy balance. Here are our tips:
As we spend more and more time indoors this month, we wanted to share a few ways you can take advantage of being home. So whether you’re catching up on sleep, learning a new skill, or planning your next well-deserved vacation, make the most of it! Here are some things you can do while you practice “social distancing.”
The second you step foot in Wicker Park, you know you’ve found something special. Just a few miles northwest of the Loop, you’ll discover an enclave of the city’s hippest nightlife, restaurants, shops, and art scene.
Whether it’s the aromas of ramen, pizza, or tacos filling the streets; the colorful murals; or the unique specialty shops; it’s hard not to fall in love with this neighborhood. Here are 10 things that captured our hearts:
Maybe you want to ditch that gym membership, or maybe you’re looking to shake up your fitness routine. Whatever the reason, Chicago is home to a variety of experiences that offer anything-but-traditional ways to get active – you won’t even realize you’re working out! Not convinced yet? Check out some of our recommendations below. Spoiler: you may even have a little fun.