Joelle Alcaidinho

No Central Air? Here Are 4 Ways to Stay Cool During a Dangerous Heat Wave
Learn how to protect yourself in dangerously hot heat — even without central AC.
Aug 11, 2023
10 Electric Blankets Worth Snuggling Up To
I thought that moving to the South would mean goodbye to snow, but sadly this winter, the weather still has me reaching for my electric blanket. Thankfully the blanket that served me well back in NYC is also working well here in Atlanta. Need your own electric blanket this winter? Take a look at these options… Sunbeam Royal Dreams Electric Blanket Quilted Fleece, Queen: $129.99 Sunbeam RoyalMink Blanket, Queen: $128.33 Biddeford Micromink & Sherpa Electric Blanket, Queen: $119.
Nov 3, 2022
12 Places You Didn’t Know Had Free WiFi
Sure, we all know many airports and cafes have free WiFi, but what about your local big box retailer? Recently we were surprised to discover a free WiFi hotspot where we did not expect it which got us thinking about all of the unexpected places where we’ve found free WiFi (and we are not just talking about your neighbor’s unsecured linksys network). The Laundromat Free WiFi really helps make the chore of laundry all that much more tolerable.
Sep 23, 2022
10 Great Small Air Purifiers for the Home Office
image:988bf7358a38fabfe96d3e1168e74a73b9f80d5a w:540 s:"fit" class_name:"mt-image-center" show_pin_button:"true" show_image_credits:"true" With another spike in pollen this week that shows no signs of abating over the long weekend, we are again looking for some tech solutions to the Spring Problem (what we call allergy season). The last pollen count explosion sent us scrambling for an air filter for our home office and bedroom which we are happy to report has really helped our symptoms.
Jun 14, 2021
DIY Gift Idea: 10 Tablet Case Projects for Every Skill Level
Whether you need to whip up a tablet case for either a 7″ or 10″ tablet for yourself or to gift a friend, we’ve got you covered this week with a several do it yourself projects, ranging from beginner to DIY pro. There’s surely at least one in here that will rock your recipient’s socks off… For each of the projects listed, we’ve included an estimated skill level needed to complete the project.
Jul 16, 2020
Xbox 360 Kinect and Your Shape: Fitness Evolved
Our quest for improved health continues in our latest Kinect installment with Your Shape: Fitness Evolved. As the name implies, this is a title that has fitness at its core and features workouts created by Men’s Health and Women’s Health publications. Will this be another hum-drum fitness title or will it deliver fun along with the cardio?As those who have been following along with this series know, I am not a fan of working out.
Jul 15, 2020
10 Great Humidifiers We Love
image:78113c68e82a4c44a1573ec0e4ddb4bb73682f53 w:540 s:"fit" class_name:"mt-image-center" show_pin_button:"true" show_image_credits:"true" It’s that time of year when the air is oh so dry and sore throats and bloody noses abound. With an end to winter still quite a ways away our thoughts have turned to ways to add more moisture in the air.
Apr 13, 2020
10 Apps for Planning a Room Layout
image:9d90cdcf844e628e22dd00b4105181b12f037cff w:540 s:"fit" class_name:"mt-image-center" show_pin_button:"true" show_image_credits:"true" I’m in the exciting and challenging process of searching for a new place to call home. One of the aspects I find the most exhausting is physically visiting each space and trying to imagine how my own furniture would work in the potential space.
Mar 18, 2020
Tablet Apps to Take Your Inspiration Board Mobile
Writing for Apartment Therapy means that I’ve created quite a few inspiration/mood boards, and writing for Apartment Therapy Tech means that I’ve used tech to create many of these. While there are great options out there for creating these on your computer, what about when you want to make one that’s a bit more mobile? Check out these Android and iPad picks for creating inspiration boards on your tablet.
Mar 11, 2020
The Pros & Cons of a Bright vs. Dark Home Office
Perusing photos of great looking home offices is one of our favorite pastimes. It’s easy to get inspired and dream about what our next home office will be like. Personally we tend to be drawn to bright light filled spaces, but that is not to say that the darker home office does not hold any appeal, especially when faced with what we like to dub, “the afternoon squintathon.
Mar 11, 2020
10 Excellent Large & Small DIY Desks
Ever heard the phrase, “if you want something done right, you need to do it yourself?” Well, we certainty have and we think that this phrase can be applied to the humble home office desk. Finding the right desk can be challenging, often the ones that you like are not in the budget or they just plain don’t exist. With an eye on thrift and a desire to have exactly the desk that one wants, many go the DIY route.
Dec 16, 2019
5 Great Places to Upload HD Video
With prices falling on HD video cameras, more and more folks are interested in ways to share their HD videos. Delighted with the crisp images these new cams produce, a large number of consumers are no longer content to simply choose the most popular service and settle for massive degradation of the video quality. The rising demand for high quality video hosting has caused new players to enter the space and old players to step up their game if they want to stay viable.
Jun 18, 2019
10 Entertaining Apps for Long Flights
Traveling for the holidays? Our holiday travel typically involves a long 13+ hours in the air, so I’m always on the look out for a few apps to help us enjoy our journey. Because wi-fi on international flights is fairly limited, none of the apps I’ve gathered require internet access. Happy perusing and safe holiday travels! 1. Spirits (iPad & Android): This game is one of my favorites for long flights because it’s challenging, yet also calming.
May 5, 2019
Click and Grow Smart Herb Garden
Product: Click and Grow Smart Herb Garden Price: $99.95 Rating: Strong Recommend* I love growing my own food. Sadly though, I have spent most of my adult life in tiny apartments with limited light and no outdoor space. Enter the Smart Herb Garden, a setup for growing herbs indoors in even the smallest and darkest of spaces, which promises success for even those with the “un-greenest” of thumbs. Originally launched via Kickstarter, the Smart Herb Garden ($99.
May 4, 2019
Brad & Julie’s Sunny Modern Victorian
Name: Brad, Julie and Rye OlcottLocation: Dolores Heights, San Francisco, CaliforniaSize: 2,500 sq feet (not including 1st floor studio)Years lived in: 3 years; owned Your home says a lot about you, and the home that Brad and Julie have created speaks volumes about their artistic sensibilities and love of clean and bright spaces.
Feb 20, 2019
Building Community: 5 Great Ways to Meet Your Neighbors
It’s been only a few weeks since I made the big move south to Atlanta and meeting new people and making friends with the neighbors is very high on my list of things to do. I’ve just moved from a city I love, where I had a circle of friends who lived within 5 blocks, so to put it bluntly, I’m having a difficult time adjusting. I’m struggling with making new friends and meeting my neighbors.
Aug 28, 2013
Renters Solutions: Temporary Cork Floors on a Tiny Budget
After researching various options that wouldn’t make my landlord cringe (we’re renters), I realized that they were all 1. Out of the budget, 2. Too permanent, or 3. Ugly. Ideally I wanted flooring that would be under $1 per square foot and could be something I might potentially reuse. Here’s what I found and how I made my rental flooring dreams come true under budget.
Jul 8, 2013
Why You Need at Least 4 Email Addresses
We’ve talked before about simplifying your life by paring down your email addresses to two, but today we’re going to encourage you to use at least four. Why? Read on for the details as to why we’ve had a change of heart.Three Reasons Why at Least Four Email Addresses are a Good Idea: 1. Personal & Work. 2. Spam. Ever enter a contest where you just know they’re going to send you unwanted email, but you still want to enter and not have to deal with unsubscribing?
Aug 29, 2012
8 Ways to Turn Your Tablet Into a Bedside Clock
When we travel we use our iPad as the bedside clock. It’s large, and thanks to the Internet it always has the correct time. Of course there are an astounding array of apps out there to transform your tablet into a bedside clock, so we’ve curated the best of them in this week’s handy dandy tablet app feature.
Apr 27, 2012