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TikTok’s Best Tips for Winning Wordle {WATCH}

TikTok’s Best Tips for Winning Wordle {WATCH}

Wordle has taken over as our latest obsession. @taylorlorenz WordleTok?? #wordle #games #onlinegames #technology #news #gaming #crossword #crosswordpuzzles #nytimes #lovestory #news ♬ Quirky – Oleg Kirilkov The internet based word game works this way:  If you get a letter right, its square will turn green. If you get a letter right, but it’s in wrong…

Learn the Secret to Happiness in Free Online Course from Yale University

Learn the Secret to Happiness in Free Online Course from Yale University

A Yale University professor’s free online course on the science of living a happy life has seen enrollment spike by about 3,000% during the COVID-19 pandemic. Laurie Santos, a professor of psychology, started teaching her class, Psycology 157: Psychology and the Good Life, in March 2018, and the next semester she made the class available for free…

How To Make TikTok’s Trendy “Sheet Pan Pancakes” Recipe

How To Make TikTok’s Trendy “Sheet Pan Pancakes” Recipe

Making a large batch of pancakes for the family?  Instead of standing over a single burner or griddle making small batches, try this new TikTok trend: “sheet pan pancakes.” Prepare your pancake batter by following the directions on the box. Next, pour the mixture out into a large, aluminum-foil-lined sheet pan, add your preferred toppings (many…

How To Make The Salmon Rice Recipe Going Viral on TikTok [VIDEO]

How To Make The Salmon Rice Recipe Going Viral on TikTok [VIDEO]

The latest food trend that’s taking over TikTok is a recipe of leftovers. The ‘salmon rice’ was created by user Emily Mariko and it’s an Asian fusion-inspired plate of leftover cooked salmon and white rice. To make the dish, she placed an ice cube on top of the rice and wrapped a sheet of parchment…

Virginia Beach SPCA Offers Free Digital Experience For Children

Virginia Beach SPCA Offers Free Digital Experience For Children

The Virginia Beach SPCA is helping Hampton Roads children learn to be “animal heroes.” The new digital learning experiences teaches children how to keep their pets healthy along with information on how pets communicate with their body and vocal languages. Kids can use the arcade-style platform, which includes games, videos and quizzes, to earn a…

How to Make The ‘Creamy Lemonade’ Trending on TikTok

How to Make The ‘Creamy Lemonade’ Trending on TikTok

TikTok’s latest trend is putting a twist on a classic summertime favorite. “Creamy lemonade” has become a viral trend with hundreds of TikTok users putting their own spin on the refreshing drink. Hayzee Girl Designs shared a strawberry lemonade recipe using sweetened condensed milk which has garnered more than 5.2 million people since May 20.…

Virginia Beach Public Library Offers Free Coding Games for Kids

Virginia Beach Public Library Offers Free Coding Games for Kids

Looking for activities for the kids? Why not try some fun coding games? The Virginia Beach Public Library has put together a list of free coding activities for kids. These games and activities encourage concepts such as sequencing and pattern recognition, plus skills including problem-solving, collaboration, and persistence through these “unplugged” coding activities: Move It,…

Get Free Admission at National Parks on These Select Dates 2021

Get Free Admission at National Parks on These Select Dates 2021

The U.S. National Park Service (NPS) has announced free admission dates for 2021. U.S. Residents can visit over 100 national parks across 36 states, including Yellowstone, Yosemite, Grand Canyon, Grand Teton, Rocky Mountain, Everglades, Denali, Zion, and more. For 2021, six fee-free dates have been announced: January 18: Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr. April 17:…

Hot Chocolate Bombs Are Exploding Online. Here’s How To Make Your Own {VIDEO}

Hot Chocolate Bombs Are Exploding Online. Here’s How To Make Your Own {VIDEO}

Hot Chocolate Bombs are exploding online. Perfect for fall and winter weather, the hot cocoa bomb is basically a bath bomb you can eat. Creators drop a hollow chocolate ball filled with marshmallows and hot cocoa mix into a mug of hot milk and a magical mug of hot chocolate with marshmallows appears. @charli_eliseYour 1st…

Take the Family Geocaching in Chesapeake to find Big Foot, a Northern Bear Cub and More

Take the Family Geocaching in Chesapeake to find Big Foot, a Northern Bear Cub and More

Looking for a fun activity to do with the kids this weekend? Try your hand at geocaching! Geocaching is a real-world, outdoor treasure hunting game using GPS-enabled devices. Participants navigate to a specific set of GPS coordinates and then attempt to find the geocache (container) hidden at that location. A cache always contains a logbook…

Re-Create The Magic Of a Day at Disney With These Seven At Home Activities

Re-Create The Magic Of a Day at Disney With These Seven At Home Activities

Disney World reopened with new guidelines for social distancing but if you aren’t up for the road trip or don’t feel comfortable visiting one in the middle of a pandemic. Here are seven safe, fun, and affordable ways to have a Disney day at your home! via Buzzfeed 1. Dress the Part.  Break out an old…

These are the Best Riddles of All Time.  Can You Guess Them All?

These are the Best Riddles of All Time. Can You Guess Them All?

Need a little break to unwind with some fun brain teasers? Check out Parade Magazine’s ultimate list of the best riddles of all time. Parade divided the quizzes into categories like Easy, For Kids, Funny, Math, Word, and Really Hard Riddles. Easy Riddles: What has to be broken before you can use it? Kids Riddles: I follow you all the…

Turn Any Room Into a Classroom with These Free Online Resources

Turn Any Room Into a Classroom with These Free Online Resources

With schools across Hampton Roads implementing distance learning this fall, many organizations are offering free resources for students from activity books to virtual field trips. Our friends at 13NewsNow compiled a huge list of links to help turn any room into a classroom. Free learning workbooks  Live, interactive virtual camps  Interactive study guides    Rosie Riveters…

20 Local Scavenger Hunts in Hampton Roads for the Family

20 Local Scavenger Hunts in Hampton Roads for the Family

MyActiveChild.com has put together a list of 20 Scavenger Hunts in Hampton Roads. Take pictures throughout Fort Monroe, check out the Mermaids in Norfolk, find painted rocks in Newport News, Dinosaurs in Virginia Beach or sign-up to be a citizen scientist to help the Elizabeth River Project! 1. Chesapeake Arboretum Scavenger Hunt 2. Elizabeth River Project Scavenger Hunts  3. Historical Fort Monroe Picture Biking Scavenger Hunt…

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