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    24 Fun Things To Do After Work Instead Of Taking Another Nap

    Why not try something other than Netflix 'n' Napping?

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    1. Jazz up your clothes, shoes, hats, or backpacks with some permanent fabric markers. There are 36 markers in this pack and each is dual-ended, so you can pick between fine lines and broad strokes as you go along. Create a funky design for yourself or make custom gift for a friend.

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    Reviewers say these work really well on denim, too, so go ahead and make that old jean jacket a lil' more punk.

    Get a pack of 36 from Amazon Canada for $29.99.

    2. Take a break from screens and put together an intergalactic jigsaw puzzle. It's made of 1,000 pieces, so it'll take you a while to finish. Let your roommate or partner join in and share the fun over some snacks — it's a great bonding activity.

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    Reviewers love how bright and vivid the puzzle is and say they love that it's not quick to finish.

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $23.59.

    3. Practise your cocktail-mixing skills at home with a bartending making kit. It comes with a stainless steel shaker and all the utensils you'll need to make you minty mojito or a tangy daiquiri. The best part? You get a nice booze beverage after all that hard work.

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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $103.97.

    4. Make some digital art using a Wacom Intuos graphics tablet. It'll provide a nice break from drawing on paper and there's so much room to play. Plus, you don't need a ton of art supplies — just digital tools! It comes with a compatible pen and it's so compact, you can carry it in your bag.

    A person draws on a laptop using the graphics tablet
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    I have a large one and it's kind of revolutionized my drawing skills. It connects to your computer using a USB cable and you can use a program like Photoshop to draw. But if you don't have Photoshop, there are also a ton of free apps with hundreds of tools and brushes available on the internet to get started.

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $104.99+. Available in two sizes and a Bluetooth-enabled option.

    5. Craft a bunch of little critters with this Super Cute Crotchet kit. It contains a book that'll help you with crotchet basics as well as guide you with the patterns you'll need to create plush koalas, penguins, and llamas. There are enough supplies for ten projects in one kit.

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    The 80-page instructional book comes with yarn, a crochet hook, a metal tapestry needle, fibrefill stuffing, and two pairs of safety eyes.

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $22.99.

    6. Chill in a huge inflatable pool in the yard to beat the heat. It's ten feet long, so don't worry if you're too tall. Lounging it it with company is super fun, but even if you're alone, it's like having a giant bathtub under the sun.

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    Reviewers say it's sturdy and holds up well even when kids get rowdy.

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $57.

    7. Get that heart rate up with a Zumba instructional video. It's perfect for people who love dancing or find running and other forms of cardio kinda boring. This guide features lessons by the creator of Zumba, Beto Perez, himself. You'll feel like you're bursting with energy at the end of every 30-minute class.

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    Reviewers say they feel incredibly de-stressed after following the class and that it's perfect for people who aren't very outdoorsy when it comes to being more active.

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $13.97.

    8. Use a T-shirt folding board to make organizing your clothes a fun task. It's easy to use and it folds all your shirts to the same size, which is super satisfying. Go ahead and trick your kids (or lazy partner) into folding their own clothes with this ~fun activity~.

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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $18.99.

    9. Try your hand at sculpting with a polymer clay kit. Not only does it have clay in 50 colours, but also tools and jewelry hooks, so you can make yourself or your friends some cute earrings, keychains, or pendants. Now, the custom gifts you make have room to be so much more thoughtful.

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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $33.99. Also available in a smaller kit.

    10. Pick up any book you like on your Kindle Paperwhite e-reader — there's no need to wait for a physical copy! It has a glare-free screen and it adjusts with the light around, so your eyes won't be strained. In the mood for science fiction? You're covered. Want to read about war, romance, or revolution? It has your back.

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    It's waterproof, so feel free to read in a hot, relaxing bath. Also, a single battery charge lasts weeks!

    Get the 8GB version from Amazon Canada for $119.99.

    11. And while you're at it, unwind with a bubbling foot spa. This multifunctional tub will not only relax your feet with shiatsu rollers, but soften and prep them for a quick pedicure, in case you miss the TLC of going to a pedicurist.

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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $72.99. Available in two colours.

    12. Put on your Bluetooth earbuds and go for an evening run. This pair by Anker will give you crisp, balanced sound for up to seven hours per charge! They're water resistant, so don't worry if you sweat a lot or if it's raining. Reviewers love how comfortable they are to wear.

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    The design features and in-ear hook, so you aren't constantly worrying about them falling out while you hit the pavement. Each set of earbuds comes with a travel pouch, a charging case, a USB cable, three pairs of ear tips and ear hooks in different sizes, and a two clips.

    Get a pair on Amazon Canada for $32.99+. Available in three colours.

    13. Barbecue some meat or veggies indoors using a smokeless searing grill. It'll give you the sear you simply can't get with a pan, without setting off your fire alarm. It locks in moisture, so your chicken will be juicy and flavourful.

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    The hood is removable, so you can also use it outdoors! The slide-out drip tray makes things a breeze to clean post BBQ. Reviewers love that the detachable parts are all dishwasher safe, too, and say it's a must-have people who live in apartments.

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $79.98.

    14. Make a batch of hearty pasta with a manual pasta machine. It has adjustable thickness levels, so you can make a variety of pasta types. Eat it fresh or dry it on a rack to use later in the week. The process is super enjoyable, and fresh pasta is so yummy, you might spoil yourself enough to never want to go back to store-bought pasta again.

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    Reviewers say it's very user friendly and an excellent addition to any kitchen at the price point.

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $54.95. Available in silver and red. Pick up a pasta drying rack here.

    15. Catch fish, socialize with neighbours, and make your island more beautiful in Animal Crossing: New Horizons. It's one of the most relaxing Nintendo Switch games I've played and it's such a good distraction when you're feeling too overwhelmed by the real world. You won't even know where the hours went, because it's so damn addictive!

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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $78.99. Pick up the Nintendo Switch Lite from Amazon Canada for $259.96 to start playing.

    16. Practise some tunes on a handmade 17-key thumb piano aka kalimba. It's quite simple to learn to play and creates a glassy, whimsical sound that'll make you feel like you're in a dream. This one is made of mahogany wood and produces rich, resonant sound with its stainless steel keys (I know because have the same one in blue).

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    The kalimba comes with a tuning hammer, key stickers to help you get a grasp of the notes, a cleaning cloth, a cloth bag, two learning books, and a shock and waterproof case. Reviewers love that it's easy to pick up and soothing to play.

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $60.99.

    17. Soothe your mind with a colouring book for stoners. It's filled with vivid and psychedelic images you can colour in and make your own. The art is more LSD-inspired, but reviewers say it's a relaxing activity book for stoners of all manner.

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    There are 25 designs in the book to colour in, so pick up a set of pencil crayons here, eat a gummy, and get colouring!

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $6.28 (paperback).

    18. Decorate your bedroom wall or work desk with a cute design using a DIY string art kit. It includes all the instructions and supplies you'll need to weave a beautiful 3D image of your choice. It's fun for adults and safe for kids aged 8+, so feel free to involve your babies, nephews, or nieces.

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    Reviewers love that they don't even have to get tools like scissors or a hammer — everything's included!

    Get the kit on Amazon Canada for $39.88. Available in ten designs.

    19. Treat your feet to a spa day with a powerful foot mask while you watch a movie. It comes in the form of two wearable booties drenched in exfoliating and moisturizing serum that'll help repair coarse soles and cracked heels in the first use. Reviewers say they're shocked and pleased with the satisfyingly gross results.

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    It'll take about seven days for the dead skin to completely peel off your feet after use. The formula is cruelty free and contains the goodness of milk extracts, tea tree oil, and hydrating aloe. Each pack comes with two treatments, so feel free to share the experience with your partner or save the second pair for yourself.

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $24.99.

    20. Take turns with your partner to do an at-home couple's massage with a luxurious massage oil. The soothing blend of almond, jojoba, and lavender oils will help you both unwind. Reviewers love that a little goes a long way and that you don't have to constantly pour out the product during the massage.

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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $34.99.

    21. Chill out to some moody tunes or listen to a podcast with a portable mini speaker from Anker. It's Bluetooth enabled and has a range of 66 feet, so feel free to carry it around the house. I love using mine to listen to true crime podcasts while I meal prep or organize my room.

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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $38.99+. Available in black and pink.

    22. Take your time making a café-quality cappuccino with a manual milk frother. Use it to "pump" a cup of milk by hand to foam it up. Pour in your favourite brew and top it off with some cinnamon or cocoa powder to enjoy a delicious evening treat.

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    Reviewers say the milk starts getting foamy within seconds.

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $9.95.

    23. Use a highly-pigmented eyeshadow palette to create some colourful makeup looks. Try a sexy sunset eye look or some rainbow liner for pride month, and take a bunch of cute selfies for the 'gram.

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    There are 39 sweatproof eyeshadows in the palette and reviewers are incredibly pleased with the intensity and pigmentation of the colours, especially at the price point.

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $13.88.

    24. And lastly, try a bubbling face mask to make skincare a little more fun. This one harnesses the power of clay to cleanse out your pores and prevent blackheads from forming. Apply it to your face and add water to activate carbonation. Skincare and funny selfies? Sign me up.

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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $13.99.

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