These apps bring the magic of a house party online

Virtual house parties are not exactly like this, but at least you won’t have to worry about cleaning up in the morning. (Maurício Mascaro / Pexels/) Since the pandemic began, we’ve learned to appreciate the upsides of virtual parties (no parking problems, no heels, no designated drivers). But house party classics, like moving from room […]

Make your own New Year’s ball, and 4 other family party ideas

You know what’s even better than sparklers? The spark of hope in their eyes. (Deposit Photos/) For the first time in more than a century, New York City’s Times Square will be nearly empty on New Year’s Eve. No chorus of cheap noisemakers. No awkward selfies with the Naked Cowboy. No families swapping hot chocolate […]

Famous fish that ate all his friends gets cheered up by 16th birthday party

A grumpy-faced grouper named Mikko in a Finland aquarium was more down-in-the-mouth than usual, after the facility temporarily closed to the public due to the coronavirus pandemic. So the aquarium’s staff threw him a birthday party.  Mikko missed seeing human visitors at the Sea Life Helsinki’s Sea Lab ocean laboratory, because he had no fish […]