Special Report

What You Can Do Right Now to Make Staying at Home Easier

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1. Speed up your internet

With so many people home and accessing the internet for social media, remote learning, and Netflix streaming, make sure you have a speedy router to handle the extra volume. If you need ideas about what to watch, these are the best original series made for streaming.

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2. Do giant jigsaw puzzles

Jigsaw puzzles are a relaxing, low-tech, and time-consuming pastime while we’re all locked down — especially if you’re tired of looking at a computer screen or watching television. You can do them on your own or involve the whole family.

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3. Build a fort

To keep the children busy, have them assemble a fort out of items you can find around the house — couch cushions, towels, blankets, flashlights. It’s an adventure within the home, and adults can participate as well, transporting them back to their own childhoods.

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4. Schedule karaoke nights

If you’ve balked at performing karaoke at bars or clubs, take advantage of your time at home to tap karaoke videos via YouTube. There are plenty of songs to choose from, but these are the 100 absolute best songs in history.

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5. Start a family photo book

Now that much of the country is under quarantine, there is plenty of time to catch up on compiling and assembling family pictures in a photo book.