The holidays are fast approaching, and it’s time to start compiling a list of virtual holiday party ideas. It’s been a busy year working remotely using Zoom, Google Meet, and Webex, and a lot of virtual burnout. Luckily, it’s time to use these meeting platforms to host a virtual holiday party!…
After another year of the pandemic, a few things have fallen to the wayside: the catered office lunch, the company-wide happy hour, the rigid schedule measuring worker productivity as hours logged at the office. Even as some workers return to their desks, one event that feels poised for reinvention is…
The Champaign Urbana Design Organization (CUDO) is accepting donations from local artists for their upcoming holiday party and fundraiser. According to their social media announcement:. Analog will be serving drinks all night, CUDO Plays will be set up with board games, there will be a PechaKucha showing of CU’s past…
The holidays are a time together with friends, family and enjoy this end of year time. Unfortunately, hosting such events comes the stress of finding unique ways to make your gathering stick out. Additionally, finding treats, activities, and food to fit everyone can be a challenge if you have a range of ages to accommodate. This holiday makes hosting a great get-together easy and stress-free with a few of these great party tips.
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There are many often discussed benefits to working from home. If you’re not spending time on a daily commute, that means you have more time to work on personal projects and share with your family and friends. Plus it saves you gas and/or fare money. While it’s tempting to…
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The technology behind virtual reality and augmented reality has progressed rapidly, and with Facebook’s recent announcement of its plans to further develop the “Metaverse”, it’s likely that we’ll be spending more and more time in virtual spaces in the near future. Virtual work and learning environments are becoming increasingly complex and interactive, not to mention augmented reality experiences for exercise, entertainment and gaming.
It’s time to host a holiday dinner party or two — as big or as small as you’re comfortable with, of course. Tabletop expert Jessica Pearsall has advice for doing it in style. Because, after nearly two years of nonstop bad news, we could use a beautifully set table in our lives.
Kilgore News Herald
‘Tis the season for the 2021 Kilgore College Rangerette Christmas Shows. The shows are set for 2 and 5 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 12, in Dodson Auditorium on the main KC campus. Rangerette Director Dana Blair said the Rangerettes were happy to be returning to Dodson Auditorium, their usual performance venue here in Kilgore, for the Christmas performances. Last year, they performed the Christmas shows at the Belcher Center at Letourneau University in Longview, a larger event space, to allow the audience enough room for social distancing in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.
With 2021 beginning to wind down, you can expect some awesome holiday parties happening. Case in point, the Flamingle + Jingle at the Bell Works Holiday Party slated for Tuesday, December 21. Seas and greetings!. You’re invited to Flamingle and Jingle at Bar Bella. Enjoy live music by The Cliffs,…
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Looking for a gift for the person who has everything? These popular home & kitchen gifts found on Amazon are perfect for the holidays. This wearable blanket keeps you warm & cozy while you lounge at home, watch TV, play video games, work on your laptop, camp, attend a sporting event or concert, & more. It’s the original invention by two brothers who pitched the concept to ABC’s Shark Tank & received backing from Barbara Corcoran. One Size Fits All: The large, oversized comfortable design is a perfect fit for most all shapes & sizes. Just pick your color & get COMFY! Bring it to the next outdoor barbeque, camping trip, beach, drive in or sleepover. (this description came straight from Amazon)
In a matter of days, huge swaths of the workforce simply started working from home. Most people were not ready. We’ve all found our new normal, but we still want to make it even better. This holiday season, consider giving your friends, family or coworkers something from our list of the 25 best work from home gifts / home office gifts and help them up-level their work from home experience.
If you’ve lived in Illinois for any amount of time, I’m sure you’ve driven by this famous house in Winnetka, Illinois at some point… Yes, that is THE house Kevin McCallister made a huge mess protecting in the holiday movie favorite, ‘Home Alone’. After being privately owned for many years, it will finally be open to stay at for the very first time.
When in doubt, a bottle of wine is a great gift for a host. But, if you really want to brighten their spirits this holiday season, skip it. Instead, give them a gadget that cuts down on the time and effort of removing corks from their favorite bottles. An electric…
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Thanks to COVID, many are staying put for the holidays for the second year in a row. Here’s how to have a fun, cheap staycation.
How do we celebrate the best holiday of the year in these modern times?. christmas reflectionPhoto by Mitchell Luo on Unsplash. Long before COVID, I worked for a company that threw quite the work Christmas party. The owner took the employees and spouses (or dates) downtown, out to an expensive dinner. We ate a lavish meal and drank expensive wine. After dinner, we had a scavenger hunt…in limousines. We were met with cocktails and desserts, and drove around town at our whim, checking off the things on our lists. After the hunt, we met back at the hotel where we were given our own room for the night.
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If your holiday shopping includes someone who loves their home and is always looking for new and fun ways to spruce up their living space, we’ve rounded up some of the best and unique home gifts that are sure to wow them. From pizza ovens to stylish floor lamps to…
In-person celebrations may be back this holiday season, but that doesn’t have to mean visiting a crowded bar for a night of debauchery. Celebrating at home can be just as festive, whether it’s an epic soiree with the family and friends you missed last year, or simply keeping things intimate with your partner and a close pal or two. At-home get-togethers are generally more relaxed, and the time spent often brings you closer to the people you cherish most. This doesn’t mean fashion is out the window, however. If 2020 proved anything, it’s that festive attire has a place in your abode. Sure, for some, that means PJs all the way. But if you want to dial it up a notch or two, a casual party dress is a charming choice.
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