Tech minute: Web sites to help you keep calm and carry on during the holidays Video
Tech minute: Web sites to help you keep calm and carry on during the holidays Video Transcript
-Research has proven that spending time in nature or even looking at photos of nature can lower our stress levels. If that's the case and if it works for you, then check out calm.com. The website gives you a choice of several nature settings to look at and offers 2 or 10 minute meditation sessions with or without a guided sound track to listen to. Similar, but sillier is the website calmingmanatee.com. Manatees are docile marine mammals that someone thought would soothe the nerves. Some amenity and you're treated to a large colorful nature photo with a reassuring directive like keep your head up or I still believe in you. Maybe these sites work for you. Maybe they don't, but since they're both pretty used, they're a whole lot cheaper than a therapy session. In San Francisco, I'm Kara Tsuboi, cnet.com for CBS News.
This holiday season, take the stress out of cooking your family's celebration by eliminating all the menu planning and grocery shopping. Several new services can send you meal kits to take the guesswork out of holiday hosting. CNET's Kara Tsuboi brings us the details in this Tech Minute.
If you're visiting friends and family this holiday season, the idea of sleeping on an air mattress or bunking with your teenage cousin probably sounds about as appealing as an overcooked turkey. In this Tech Minute, CNET's Kara Tsuboi reports on the best Web sites to find lodging options beyond hotels. Hey, anything is better than that lumpy pull-out sofa.
These days, every second that you spend online is tracked and recorded. It can be difficult to not leave a virtual paper trail of web pages you've browsed and sites you've visited. In this Tech Minute, CNET's Kara Tsuboi provides a few simple tips for keeping your browsing private.
Every holiday season, it's fun to give and get high-tech gifts. And the product manufacturers are no dummies. They release the hottest gadgets in the final few months of the year, making it so easy to build a wish list of the latest and greatest gear on the market. In this Tech Minute, CNET's Kara Tsuboi reports on three items on her list.
Update your family traditions this Hanukkah with the help of technology. And no, we're not talking about dreidel and menorah apps, but those are out there too! In this Tech Minute, CNET's Kara Tsuboi brings us some festive tech ideas for celebrating the holiday.
Whether for a birthday, the holidays, a wedding or baby shower, it's convenient to create a gift wish-list so friends and family know exactly what to give you. In this Tech Minute, CNET's Kara Tsuboi provides some simple tips for how to create a wish list across multiple websites thanks to a few tricks on Amazon.
Sky-high airfare for the busy holiday season is as much of a tradition as pumpkin pie and a trimmed tree. But with a little advanced planning and clever sleuthing, there are good deals out there. In this Tech Minute, CNET's Kara Tsuboi reports on the best new travel Web sites.
If you have little kids on your holiday-shopping list, how about giving them something truly unique and personalized this year. In this Tech Minute, CNET's Kara Tsuboi reports on the best Web sites for building custom storybooks.
Camping might be considered an old-fashioned family activity, but there's no reason your gear should be stuck in the olden days. In this Tech Minute, CNET's Kara Tsuboi reports on some of the best new high-tech camping gear to bring your next outing into the 21st century.
This holiday shopping season, you may start to notice more and more retail stores that feature Google Wallet readers and other high-tech scanning devices at the cash registers. It's a new way to pay for your purchases using your smartphone, eliminating the need to whip out your wallet. CNET's Kara Tsuboi reports.