On March 31, 2015, PlayStation Home, the short lived social space for PlayStation 3, closed its doors for the very last time. For many PS3 owners, this went completely unnoticed. But, despite being largely a critical failure, PlayStation Home had quietly amassed a very loyal and free-spending community, turning the assumed mis-step into a commercial win for Sony. But with Home’s closure, its fans were now left in the dark,
The whipping that houses and landscapes took from ice and wind last fall and the pummeling from snow and the deep freeze last month gave homeowners plenty of reason to go to the OKC Home + Outdoor Living Show this weekend.
For many, a chance to get out of the house after being stuck inside for a year because of the coronavirus just adds to the attraction. Masks and social
CINCINNATI — Baylor University senior guard MaCio Teague is feeling right at home in Indianapolis during March Madness.
“I’m on cloud nine for him,” Walnut Hills boys basketball coach Ricardo Hill said. “I was talking to (my son) Ricardo yesterday. He was like, ‘This was so fun to see MaCio on one of the best teams in the country and balling.'”
Teague, a 2015 Walnut Hills graduate, has embraced his
UNIVERSITY HEIGHTS, Ohio — The city’s Planning Commission has scheduled a special meeting for 7 p.m. Tuesday (March 23), during which it will again take up a matter that drew a large amount of interest when the commission last met, on March 4.
During that March 4 Zoom meeting, about 125 people took part, many of them residents speaking out against why they don’t want an addition to a private
The Home Office has been accused of “grossly” misstating coronavirus rules after it said “all gatherings are currently against the law”.
The Twitter post accompanied a video which said “meeting up is against the law” as it showed footage of police raiding house parties as it warned people not to break lockdown rules, without clarifying that several exceptions permit some gatherings.
Some lawyers hit out at the language and called
The COVID-19 social distancing and stay-at-home order has changed daily lives and routines for everyone. Without the gym environment or equipment to use, it can be challenging to work out regularly and stay motivated. Students now have the opportunity to partake in online activities to compensate for the loss of in-person education and campus shutting down.
Peytyn Eiesland, an advertising major,
Gainesville will take its annual trip back in time through the festivities of the Hoggetowne Medieval Faire — only this year, it will be online.
The fair has brought together over 160 artisans and merchants for a medieval experience filled with aromatic foods, ancient arts, knights and royal courts for more than 30 years. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic as well as a county relocation of the fairgrounds, this
Whether your New Year’s resolution is to start exercising or you’ve decided to skip the gym and work out at home to stay safe, it’s actually a great time to start a home fitness program. For one thing, regular physical activity has benefits like boosting mood, improving sleep, controlling weight, and lowering heart disease risk. For another, you can find pretty much any type of exercise online and
Caregivers at the Sacramento Children’s Home on Sutterville Road in Sacramento have been scrambling in recent weeks to make sure that 20 foster boys in their residential program have enough time on computers and tablets to participate in online schooling and enjoy leisure time.
“Usually the boys would attend local community schools,” said Todd Koolakian, director of philanthropy. “However, during the COVID-19 pandemic, the boys have been doing distanced learning
As COVID-19 cases climb and the U.S death toll hits over 300,000, restrictions are ramping up in numerous cities and states. As temperatures drop and parts of the nation brace for snow and other harsh weather events, a lot of the outdoor recreation we enjoyed in summer and fall become off-limits. Cabin fever, though not a medical diagnosis, is a real phenomenon. Being isolated
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Regular physical activity benefits both the body and mind, and with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, taking care of one’s physical and mental health is vital.
However, as many spend more time at home and some gym-goers and people who frequent recreation centers are unable to or hesitant to work out at their usual places, for some it may be challenging to maintain a consistent routine
Even though she already has had COVID-19, Emma Zellmer is hesitant about returning home from college for Thanksgiving.
The Minnesota State University, Mankato junior is leaning toward spending the holiday with her immediate family at their Eagan home, but she likely won’t decide until a day or two beforehand to make sure no one has been exposed to the virus. It’s a dilemma that thousands of college students in Minnesota
Even though she already had COVID-19, Emma Zellmer is hesitant about returning home from college for Thanksgiving.
The Minnesota State University, Mankato junior is leaning toward spending the holiday with her immediate family at their Eagan home, but she likely won’t decide until a day or two beforehand to make sure no one has been exposed to the virus. It’s a dilemma that thousands of college students in Minnesota are
Details are in on the latest plan for Indian Land impact fees.
The county planning commission will take a look Nov. 17 at a study prepared by the firm TischlerBise. The plan details potential new charges to fund recreation, fire
(BPT) – The election season is a lot to handle no matter where you land on the political spectrum. It can be draining on many levels, which is why now is the perfect time to escape the political drama and make up your own political fun at home.
Idea 1: Embrace the household monarchy
Forget democratic decisions at home! Do your kids and roommates really deserve an equal vote anyway?
In today’s travel markets there are more choices for lodging than ever before. In addition to hotels, motels, bed and breakfasts, inns and rentals, an increasingly popular option is Airbnb. This online service serves as a broker to connect long- and short-term travelers with hosts.
Airbnb was launched in 2008 when two designers hosted travelers looking for a place to stay. Today, the technology platform is used by millions of
Jaime Polinder drove past the Asian giant hornet nest in the cavity of an alder tree on his property plenty of times. His house was about 100 feet from it, his children’s playset about 40 feet. The kennel for his two Labs was about 50 feet away.
And, yet, neither he nor his wife Michelle knew the nest — the first nest of the invasive hornets to be found
When the pandemic hit, the main problem for television productions was how you could possibly make shows in these times. The next and related problem was how you could possibly make shows about these times.
Producers first tackled these related problems, technical and narrative, in special episodes like the “Parks and Recreation” and “30 Rock” reunions, as well as in one-off episodes of ongoing series, including the CBS legal drama
Learning outside of the home, what once seemed a common activity but now a precious rarity, is back in downtown.
After six months of closure, downtown’s Explore More Discovery Museum reopened last week under limited hours and reduced capacity for pre-scheduled play sessions.
Museum Director Lisa Shull said staff has worked for months tracking information on the virus, working to find ways to bring the multisensory museum to families in