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Mourning Their Littleness from Our Stalwart Rocking Chair

Mourning Their Littleness from Our Stalwart Rocking Chair

Author: Erica Landis / Source: Parent Co. This is my rocking chair. It was my rocking chair with Noah. I remember shopping for it in Babies”R”Us like it was yesterday. It was the softest and the widest and my nine-month-pregnant body fit in it. Sold. My head...

Four Ways to Be Allies With Your Kid’s Teacher

Four Ways to Be Allies With Your Kid’s Teacher

Author: Stacey Pardoe / Source: Parent Co. When “Parenting” magazine joined forces with the National Education Association to study the delicate bridge that unites parents and teachers, their 2012 study found that 68 percent of teachers report difficulty...

Heartland Tech Weekly: Anxiety about robots is real

Heartland Tech Weekly: Anxiety about robots is real

Author: Anna Hensel / Source: VentureBeat Yesterday, I reported that the rust belt may be turning into the robot belt, as new data from the Brookings Institution indicates that companies in the Midwest and upper South are employing the most industrial...

Science Says: DNA test results may not change health habits

Science Says: DNA test results may not change health habits

Author: Malcolm Ritter / Source: San Antonio Express-News Research shows people who get DNA test results about their risk of disease often don’t change their health habits to stay healthy (Aug. 17) Media: Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — If you learned your...

The Truth About Alcohol And Weight Gain

The Truth About Alcohol And Weight Gain

Author: Korin Miller / Source: Women's Health You’ve probably heard that alcohol contains empty calories and, if you want to lose weight, it’s a good idea to scale back on how much you drink. But there’s a difference between hearing your friend’s cousin lost...

Whatever Your Side, Doxing Is a Perilous Form of Justice

Whatever Your Side, Doxing Is a Perilous Form of Justice

Author: Emma Grey Ellis / Source: WIRED Peter Cvjetanovic (R), along with white nationalist and white supremacist factions, march towards counterprotestors stationed in front of a contentious statue of Robert E. Lee in Charlottesville, VA on August 11, 2017....

How Our Words Shape Our Kids’ View of Themselves

How Our Words Shape Our Kids’ View of Themselves

Author: Sanya Pelini / Source: Parent Co. “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never break me” is a phrase that initially appeared in 1872 to teach kids that name-calling was harmless. It was one of the greatest lies ever told to kids. Words...

Five Ways To FOMO-Proof Your Parenting

Five Ways To FOMO-Proof Your Parenting

Author: Susan Narjala / Source: Parent Co. For the last few years, the term FOMO has been brandished about on practically every online platform. In fact, the word was added to the Oxford Dictionary as far back as 2013. Here’s how it’s defined: “Anxiety that...

I Never Thought I Would Be That Mom, Until I Was

I Never Thought I Would Be That Mom, Until I Was

Author: Amy Betters-Midtvedt / Source: Parent Co. I used to be the mom who planned her days and nights around nursing schedules and nap-times, who stockpiled diapers and hid pacifiers in all corners of the house. I used to be the mom who put a crying baby in...

Just Who Needs Comforting on the First Day of School?

Just Who Needs Comforting on the First Day of School?

Author: Lisa Leshaw / Source: Parent Co. 16 pairs of weepy eyes stare at me as I stand before my pre-K class for the first day of school. Lingering sobs and controlled sniffles, feet tapping their own discordant rhythms along with fingers drumming desks like...

How To Prep Your Baby For Fifth Grade

How To Prep Your Baby For Fifth Grade

Author: Natalie Escobar / Source: thebump.com In case you haven’t heard, having a home full of learning activities, books and toys is pretty good for baby. A new study backs up the fact that things like storytime and educational toys can have beneficial...

10 Most Family-Friendly Cities In The United States

10 Most Family-Friendly Cities In The United States

Source: thebump.com When you start having kids, the things you look for in a city are bound to evolve—it’s less about the bars and nightlife and more about the schools and sense of community. Suddenly your hour-long commute both ways seems unbearable, and the fact...

How to Explain to a Child What is Bad and What is Worse

How to Explain to a Child What is Bad and What is Worse

Author: Patrick A. Coleman / Source: Fatherly Moral leadership comes naturally, if not easily, to most parents. Teaching the difference between good and bad isn’t as easy as reading The Lorax, but it isn’t much more complicated than modeling behavior and...

McLaren Rolls Out Another Sexy Pint-Sized Car For Kids

McLaren Rolls Out Another Sexy Pint-Sized Car For Kids

Author: Dave Baldwin / Source: Fatherly The quest by luxury automakers to put kids in tiny versions of cars their parents will never be able to afford continues. Last year it was the Tesla Model S. Yesterday, a restored pint-sized Ferrari Testarrosa was...

Daniel Craig Is Back in Black

Daniel Craig Is Back in Black

Author: Rebecca Keegan / Source: HWD It’s Wednesday, and I’m re-watching Casablanca—and waiting for the part where Humphrey Bogart blames both sides for the sing-off at Rick’s Café Américain. Hello from Los Angeles, where we’re tracking an evasive James...

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds updates are going to slow down

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds updates are going to slow down

Author: Jeff Grubb / Source: VentureBeat Bluehole Studio has updated its last-person-standing shooter PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds 14 times since launching it in late March, but the developer is now planning to slow down that cadence. In a blog post today,...

Does the Royal Family Have a Last Name?

Does the Royal Family Have a Last Name?

Author: Michelle Konstantinovsky / Source: POPSUGAR Celebrity Believe it or not, Madonna has one (Ciccone). Cher does too (Sarkisian). And even though he was born into that regal moniker, Prince himself had a mundane last name as well (Nelson). But what...

Making a Coil Gun Without Giant Caps

Making a Coil Gun Without Giant Caps

Author: John Baichtal / Source: Hackaday Whenever we see a coil gun project on the Internet, it seems to involve a bank of huge capacitors. [miroslavus] took a different approach with his gun–he wanted his project to be built without those monster caps. It’s...

Fridge Compressor to 2-Stroke Engine: JB Weld for the Win

Fridge Compressor to 2-Stroke Engine: JB Weld for the Win

Author: Dan Maloney / Source: Hackaday We like this one because it has a real Junkyard Wars feel to it: turning a cast-off fridge compressor into a two-stroke internal combustion engine. [Makerj101] is doing this with tooling no more complicated than a...

DMX I Need Out of House Arrest To Feed My Kids!!!

DMX I Need Out of House Arrest To Feed My Kids!!!

Source: TMZ DMX is losing his mind under house confinement -- because he's already asking a judge to let him out so he can support his fam. X's lawyer, Murray Richman, fired off a letter to a NY federal judge Monday asking that his client be allowed to travel to...