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Drew Allen

Drew Allen

Besides being the managing editor of this blog, I'm also a drummer, a husband, and a father, not necessarily in that order. I love good stories, and great design, and I probably quote the Office more than I should but less than I could.

Capture What Matters: Our Family Photo Challenge

In times like these, it can sometimes be tough to find the silver lining. If your entire family will be stuck at home for a while, we wanted to offer something that may help you do just that. Many families are doing things together that they haven’t done in years — from building scrapbooks to working on puzzles. We believe in the importance of capturing the memories you’re making right now. In the future, you (and your loved ones) may …

The Best Ways To Stay Connected To Others

Skype introduced the world to video chatting in 2003. What seemed like an impossibility in old sci-fi movies had become a reality. Since then, the ways to video chat and connect virtually have progressed far beyond Skype’s original capabilities seventeen years ago. There’s a very good chance that you’ve been on more video calls in the last week than the entirety of 2019. For those able to work from home, hopping onto a conference call video chat has become the …

Spreading Joy: Our Pet Photo Challenge

A furry friend might be the strongest force for good in the universe. During difficult times, they’re also a trusted source of comfort and companionship. If you’re looking for something to entertain yourself and Fido this week, we invite you to participate in our pet photo challenge. While it can sometimes be a struggle to take great photos of your pets, it’s always fun — and sharing those photos spreads an awful lot of joy into our digital world. For …

Don’t Just Sit There With Clean Hands

To say these are challenging times is putting it lightly. It’s easy to get discouraged and feel helpless or alone. But there’s still a lot of good happening in the world — and a lot of ways you can contribute good back into the world. Whether it’s ways to help yourself, others, or the world at large, here are some ways you can give back during these difficult times. Help Yourself Make time to meditate. Stress is high, anxiety is …

Some Good News To Smile About

We get it. These last few weeks, good news has been hard to come by. There are a LOT of scary and stressful things happening right now. It’s easy to scroll through the news or your social media feeds and feel discouraged and overwhelmed. But, we’re here to say: Don’t. These are difficult times, and the future feels uncertain. Yet even in the midst of all of this upheaval, there are bright spots of hope and connection that shine through.  …

The Best Photography Apps for iPhone in 2020

When I was growing up, an app was something you ordered at a restaurant. Now I have hundreds of them on my phone. I’m not complaining, though. I can still get mozzarella sticks whenever I want. But I can now do a million different things with the supercomputer in my pocket, including some incredible things with the photos I take. iPhone photography apps have gotten better about as fast as the smartphone camera has. But, just like the mayonnaise section …