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News >  Family

Water Cooler: Ways to give gratitude to moms

UPDATED: Tue., May 4, 2021

Mother’s Day is this Sunday and there are tons of different ways to show love and gratitude to the moms and mother figures in your life. Here are a few ideas for people of all ages to express their appreciation this Mother’s Day.
A&E >  Books

Water Cooler: Books to bond over this Mother’s Day

UPDATED: Mon., May 3, 2021

Is the mother figure in your life a big reader? If that’s the case, gifting a book or offering to read a book can be the perfect Mother’s Day treat. Here are a few books to bond over that explore the varied and powerful experiences of motherhood.

News >  Home and garden

Water Cooler: Tips for beginner landscapers

UPDATED: Thu., April 29, 2021

If you’re new to landscaping but want to try doing it yourself to stay on budget, there are an overwhelming number of factors to consider. That’s part of the fun, but it takes a bit of research. Here are some landscaping aspects to mull over before you decide to take the deep dive into planning your landscaping dreams this year.
A&E >  Cooking

Water Cooler: The truth about fettuccine Alfredo

UPDATED: Wed., April 28, 2021

If you happen to travel to Italy after the pandemic and in a joyous moment of celebrating unrestricted travel you order a plate of fettuccine Alfredo, it’s likely that nobody will know what you’re talking about.
A&E >  Books

Water Cooler: Family reads for Arab American Heritage Month

UPDATED: Tue., April 27, 2021

Arab American Heritage Month is new to many, but luckily there is already a wide variety of great children’s books that capture Arab and Arab American experiences and culture. Here are a few books you can check out for your next storytime or reading night.
News >  Health

Water Cooler: Resources on YouTube for beginner exercises

UPDATED: Sun., April 25, 2021

The warm and sunny spring weather often serves as a great motivator for getting active and improving physical health after a cozy winter inside. Some people bounce right back into a regular running routine or strength-building regimen, but some of us aren’t quite sure where or how to start.
News >  Home and garden

Water Cooler: How to start indoor composting

UPDATED: Thu., April 22, 2021

Apartment dwellers and anyone else without their own yard can sometimes feel left out of the Earth Day conversation when it touts all the benefits of growing food or landscaping with native plants in your outdoor space.