A quick comment / suggestion: Give up 1 hour each week when you would normally be a) watching TV or; b) playing a game. Use this time to watch a video or two at a website called, well you know the three letters it starts with and the punctuation required to get to the dot com site of “TED”. There’s some fascinating talks given folks who are on the leading edges of their fields. What you get from just watching one of the talks (many topics) will be well worth the hour of “Housewifs of Someplace” that you missed.
PS: I’ll be doing some overseas travel for work soon so I might just post something from and about my new temporary locale.