Category: Culture

Is It Safe to Buy From Online Classified Ads Sites?

As the internet has become more and more prolific than ever, classified ads sites (like Craigslist, Recycler, and Pennysaver) are flourishing. These sites can be extremely useful, but they can also be dangerous, financially as well as physically. This can be especially true when a transaction on a classified ads site is completed in-person. If Read More…

Online Shopping for the Holidays

As the winter holidays start coming around, you’re probably going to start looking into presents for your friends and family. Although it’s still fairly popular to do your holiday shopping in brick-and-mortar shops and malls, it’s also very likely that you are going to make at least some of your purchases online. Going online offers Read More…

7 Easy Ways to Foil Porch Pirates

You may have heard the term “porch pirates” recently. It’s a phrase used to describe people who steal packages off other people’s front porches. Though the phenomenon is not necessarily an epidemic, it may feel like it. Especially when you see the proliferation of Ring doorbell and security camera videos capturing these scurvy dogs. If you’ve Read More…

How to Tell If an App Is Safe

There are all sorts of apps available on the internet. From fun games to helpful utilities, the sheer volume is sure to grab your attention. However, how can you make sure they’re safe? Unsafe apps might download adware or malware onto your device, or secretly skim your information to sell to advertisers. No device is Read More…

How to Shop Safely Online Using a Credit Card

Online shopping is more popular than ever, and that means you probably do it fairly frequently. At this point in the technology age, the question isn’t usually whether you’re shopping online–it’s whether you’re shopping online safely. It’s important to remember that safety online is just as important as safety in the physical world. And, at Read More…

Why You Should Start Holiday Shopping Now

Winter is certainly the biggest gift-giving time of the year. Whether you’re celebrating Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, or another winter holiday, you’re probably going to give your loved ones some presents. Many people don’t start Christmas shopping until after Thanksgiving or when December comes around. But in reality, you can get better prices–and a better gift–if Read More…

Tips for Buying Clothes Online

Online shopping is a huge industry; many people go online to buy just about everything they need, rather than shopping in-person. You may even buy a lot of your clothes online. In the past, buying clothes in-person was the much smarter option, as you could try them on right then and there. But by building Read More…

How to Safely Connect Online with Friends and Family

Social media has provided an incredible opportunity for people to connect with others. Whether you’re connecting with friends who you’ve never met in person (only on the internet), or you’re staying in contact with friends you’ve known for years in person, the internet has created a whole new way of interacting with other people. However, what Read More…

College Shopping Q&As

Determining which college to go to is an incredibly important decision. In fact, it’ll shape the rest of your life. Your college education is a defining factor in your career. It connects you with the people with whom you become friends. It influences your general reputation, and touches on a host of other individual aspects Read More…

Quick Tips for a Great Neighborhood Social

Planning a neighborhood social can be a great way to bring everyone together. You can make some new friends, create a network of people willing to help each other, and introduce the kids of the neighborhood to each other, so they all have someone to play with. It can also be quite the undertaking. Making Read More…