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Bubbles, the People-Pleasing Pandemic Panda

Bubbles, the People-Pleasing Pandemic Panda

This year, [Thomas]’ neighborhood has gone from a quiet burg to a bustling lane full of families and children who go out walking for exercise and a change of scenery. Early on, a game emerged to distract children from the pandemic by turning these walks into bear hunts — that is, looking for stuffed bears sitting in the windows of houses and keeping count of them. With no stuffed bears in the house, he decided to join in the fun by pasting up a 2D panda bear in the window that’s cute enough to calm anyone’s nerves. That was fun...

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Cybersex, erotic tech and virtual intimacy are on the rise during COVID-19

Cybersex, erotic tech and virtual intimacy are on the rise during COVID-19

Preliminary research has found that people are increasingly incorporating new behaviours — including technology-based ones — into their sex lives during the coronavirus pandemic. (Shutterstock)The coronavirus pandemic is affecting sexuality and relationships. The confinement and social distancing measures protecting us are unintentionally exacerbating intimacy-related difficulties and limiting people’s access to partners. For some, COVID-19 is synonymous with loneliness and relationship stress. Many people end up choosing between intimacy and security. Singles looking for partners resign to celibacy, while couples experience tensions related to forced isolation. Read more: Love in the time of coronavirus: 5 tips for communicating with your partner...

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Allergy-Friendly Factory Tours

Allergy-Friendly Factory Tours

Photo: Bill R. via Yelp Few people love to see how food is made more than the allergy community. Our guide features 29 allergy-friendly factories and provides the details we are hungry for, including if the entire facility is dedicated to being free of allergens and what kind of food samples you can expect. Move over Willy Wonka—we’ve got your golden ticket! 1. Joy Cone Location: Flagstaff, Arizona & Hermitage, Pennsylvania Ever wonder how ice cream cones are made? Book ahead to visit Joy Cone’s Pennsylvania factory from August to November or their Arizona factory in September to February to find...

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Ubisoft Forward Wrap up

Ubisoft Forward Wrap up

Today, Ubisoft held its first fully digital conference called Ubisoft Forward. In this E3-style showcase, we saw exclusive game news and exciting reveals from one of the industries biggest game developers. Let’s take a look at all the news from today’s event! Enter for a chance to win great prizes with the Play at Best Buy gaming contest Watch Dogs Legion gets a release date Watch Dogs Legion has been on my radar ever since I went hands-on with it last year at E3 2019. Then, in late October, I had a chance to sit down and talk with Watch...

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Readers Choice: Living

Readers Choice: Living

Best Business Downtown1. Collected Works Bookstore & CoffeehouseSanta Fe's oldest locally owned independent bookstore is located near the heart of downtown on Galisteo Street—and also voted Best Bookstore by our readers. With thousands of titles in stock, finding your next favorite book can be as much of an adventure as reading it. There's Iconik Coffee inside, too, so grab a drink or a pastry and curl up by the fireplace with a new read. Catch community gatherings with notable locals and visiting writers alike.202 Galisteo St., 988-42262. Doodlet'sThis funky downtown favorite continues to enchant natives and tourists alike. Find eclectic...

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