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Best Virtual Tours To Help Pass The Time

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The cold months are now behind us, but unfortunately, many people are still stuck inside during these uncertain times. To help alleviate some of the restlessness that those who are cooped up are undoubtedly feeling, we’ve compiled some of the best virtual tours to help pass the time.

Nature Tours
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Famous landmarks around the world are doing virtual tours and live streams including the Grand Canyon, Panama Canal, Machu Picchu, Eiffel Tower, and more.

Various aquariums and zoos are also offering exhibits from the comfort of your couch or computer desk.

Museum Tours
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If you can’t bear to see the great outdoors on the other side of your window, perhaps virtual museum tours sound more appealing.

The Louvre, Getty Museum, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, and many more galleries have put their exhibits on display via the internet. NASA has also opened up Virginia’s Langley Research Center and Ohio’s Glenn Research Center to those looking to learn from home.

As if that wasn’t enough, Google has listed more than 2500 museums you can experience remotely via their Arts & Culture directory.

Celebrity Homes
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Once you’ve completed your nature and museum tours you can explore where the rich and famous have been spending their time.

Whether you’re looking for décor inspiration, reminiscing about the classic show MTV Cribs, or just being nosey, now is a great time to indulge in the fascination we all have of the homes of our favourite celebrities.

Visit the world of Breaking Bad star Aaron Paul, Pretty Little Liars actress Shay Mitchell, and tennis sensation Maria Sharapova with Architectural Digest’s Open House series or poke around the properties of comedian Dave Chappelle, the legendary Arnold Schwarzenegger, or country music icon Keith Urban courtesy of virtualglobetrotting.com.

So there you have it, the Best Virtual Tours To Help You Pass The Time. For more relaxing content follow COVE™ on Instagram and make sure to let us know your favourite virtual tour!

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5 Tips For Working From Home

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Many people are currently adjusting their lifestyle to work from home for the first time, so we’ve decided to bring you our five best tips for staying productive when you can’t make it to the office.


1. Set up a home workstation

Using a home workstation is a great way to stay professional and efficient, even if you didn’t get dressed before you clocked in for the day.

Take advantage of a spare table or desk and create a separate space in your home specifically for work, which will help you psychologically differentiate your home life from your professional one.

Research has shown that combining workspace with personal space can cause employees to feel that they don’t have to work or deprive them of sleep or relaxation as they get too immersed in their job.

Creating a separate workspace can also help family members or roommates understand when you are available and when you need to tune out the world and focus on that day’s tasks.

2. Use Technology To Its Full Potential


Gather your computer, phone, pens, paper, a comfortable chair, and any other essential tools you may need for the day and make sure to take advantage of video and group chat software such as Skype and Slack to keep organized and up to date with the rest of your team.

Using Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides is another great way to collaborate from home.

If you’re working on a laptop, plug in an external monitor, mouse, and keyboard. They go a long way during extended periods of focused work.

3. Keep your daily routine


It can be easy to get out of your daily routine when working from home, which can negatively impact your results.

To stay sharp, do your best to keep the same habits you would on a normal workday. Wake up at the same time, take your lunch break, make those important calls, and emulate as many other aspects of a regular day as possible.

4. Stay Active

Being in a more relaxed atmosphere can make it harder to stay active. Use the extra time you saved from your commute to make a healthy breakfast, get in a quick workout, or try an early morning yoga session.

If you don’t know where to start, there are a variety of apps and Youtube channels dedicated to keeping you on the move.

Try MyFitnessPal and Pocket Yoga on your cellular device or check out videos from The Fitness Marshall and Blogilates.

5. Be Understanding

Let’s face it, working from home has its ups and downs. It’s easy to get frustrated when you miss a deadline or you can’t sit down for an important meeting.

Be sure to remain understanding as everyone does their best to navigate the uncertainties of being away from the office.

 

These tips along with a little bit of patience can go a long way in these unprecedented times. We hope you’re practicing social and physical distancing while staying safe.

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Expand Your Library With These Cannabis Books

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The nuances of cannabis consumption usually get overlooked. There is a lot to discover about this plant and your home library is a great place to start. With this collection of educational books, you can learn more about the plant.


Cannabis: A History

There is a lot to debate surrounding cannabis, but as legalization progresses, its role in modern society continues to grow. Martin Booth examines the history of prohibition in his book, Cannabis: A History.  The book covers the legalization process and its approval across North America.

Marijuana Chemistry: Genetics, Processing, Potency

Michael Stark’s book Marijuana Chemistry provides all the chemical information you need to know about cannabis. It contains facts about all the different variations of THC, along with an in-depth chemistry breakdown of a plant.

Brave New Weed: Adventures into the Uncharted World of Cannabis

Written by author Joe Dolce, this book travels across the globe to uncover the past and future of cannabis in different countries. From places like Amsterdam and Israel, Brave New Weed highlights the history, science, and potential economic future of cannabis.

Higher Etiquette: A Guide to the World of Cannabis, From Dispensaries to Dinner Parties

Higher Etiquette is a book that can guide you through a cannabis-friendly world. While legalization in many cities ends the stigma surrounding consumption, Lizzie Post informs consumers and non-consumers how to navigate social spaces with courtesy.

High Yoga: Enhance Yoga with Cannabis and CBD Treatments for Relaxation, Healing, and Bliss

High Yoga is a guide that will bring out your inner yogi. Yoga instructor, Darrin Zeer’s book leads you through a cannabis-influenced workout with pictures to assist you along the way.

Cooking with Cannabis: Delicious Recipes for Edibles and Everyday Favorites

Cooking with Cannabis is a cookbook that can soothe any appetite. Known as the Martha Stewart of edibles, Laurie Wolf’s book includes many different recipes along with directions on how to make infused oils, butter, and syrups.

Beyond Buds: Marijuana Extracts-Hash, Vaping, Dabbing, Edibles and Medicines

Ed Rosenthal and David Downs highlight all the newest consumer products in Beyond Buds: Marijuana Extracts. This book outlines many different consumption alternatives from hash to concentrates.

Your Cannabis Consumption Journal: The easy way to keep track of your cannabis consumption

Author and registered nurse, Lolita Korneagay produced this simple and beneficial tool for tracking your consumption. Your Cannabis Consumption Journal is great for logging how much you consume daily and the products you find suitable for you.

Cannabis Trips Travel Book – A Global Guide

Written by authors Bill Weinberg and Ed Rosenthal, this travel guide directs you to all the best events around the world that include cannabis. Cannabis Trips is not only a great read, but it’s also a good travel planning tool.

High Time: The Legalization and Regulation of Cannabis in Canada

Editors Andrew Potter and Daniel Weinstock highlight the comprehensive history of legalization in Canada in their book High Time. The book re-tells the history of the Canadian Cannabis Act through a collection of essays from scholars and policymakers.

Broaden your horizons as far as your library can reach. With this selection of books, you might find yourself growing into a true expert. Be sure to follow our blog for more updates and information about this plant and its hidden potential.

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