Stuck at Home Doesn’t Have to Mean Bored at Home – Daily Update (April 13)

Below are the latest additions to “Stuck at Home Doesn’t Have to Mean Bored at Home.

The purpose of the original post and these updates is to provide ideas for maintaining some quality of life while on lock down. Note that the original post is updated regularly to contain all of the suggestions, including the updates; these separate update posts are intended to provide an easy way to know what’s new.  (I know that these posts are entirely unrelated to the general subject matter of the blog. But, given the circumstances and that I have received a surprising number of appreciative comments about it, I plan to continue for the foreseeable future.)

If you have found things not on my list that others may benefit from, please send them to me, and I will include them in the next update.

In the meantime, enjoy! . . .

Home Not Alone (with Kids)

And, here are “7 virtual trips for kids that entertain and inform” from the Boston Globe.

Games (without the Board or Boredom)

If feeling stuck inside is getting to you, how about trying break out at Puzzle Break Newton, MA’s virtual Escape the Room? (Can’t wait to play this – thank you Hannah!)

Aquariums, Zoos & Museums is live streaming through its Tropical Reef Camera.

Take a look at the Musée d’Orsay, Paris, with tons of content.

Another not-miss is the Uffizi, which has its own virtual tours.


Interested in some college courses? “Here are 450 Ivy League courses you can take online right now for free.”

Cooking, Cookies, and Other Food Options

If you have the time to experiment, try cold brewing coffee. Here’s “How to Make Cold Brewed Coffee at Home.” 


Feel like playing around with an existing picture? Try “AI Gahaku,” an AI “artist” that applies old art styles to a picture of you.

As described by CNN, “The J. Paul Getty Museum has challenged the public to recreate famous paintings in the museum with household items. For inspiration, the Getty Museum archive is available to view online and includes books, artworks and videos. You can also view the Twitter thread of masterpiece recreations.” Enjoy!

Given the similar theme, we’re re-highlighting MIT Technology Review’s The Download identification of a “Facebook group where Russians post art, isolation style,” as they put it.


Ever wonder, “What’s the Most Popular Podcast in Your State?” Well, wonder no more. Nerdist tells you.


Just because she’s such a good friend and is such a good trainer, I have to continue to highlight The Fix Personal Training. This is the personal training website of a very close friend and colleague, Paula Astl, who is probably in the best shape of anyone I’ve ever known. And she’ll train you online or outside at a safe 6+ foot distance!

Random / Other Lists

Need to see what’s happening in other parts of the world? How about EarthCam’s Times Square webcam?

If you’re feeling particularly adventurous, how about trying the Cannonball Run like the people in this: “Whoosh! That Car That Just Soared by Might Be Heading for the Coast.” Just to be clear – it’s a bad idea!


Missing skiing? Here’s an idea.