Alex Pasternak

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The Rise of Python: The Must Learn Programming language

Python is one the most popular coding languages today. Python is used to build desktop apps and web apps alike, and it has great tools for data …

Python Programming

Mom Creates Kid-Friendly Way To Learn About Money — And It’s Genius

This mom’s financial lesson to her daughter is completely brilliant<p>Remember when you first started earning a paycheck and had to learn how to budget …

Parenting

Chocolate Hummus Is Better Than Cookie Dough—Here’s How to Make it at Home

Not going to lie, when I first heard chocolate hummus was a new thing, I couldn't decide whether it was genius or downright weird. Now that I've made …

Dessert

This Couple Found a Math Error in the Lottery and Made $27 Million (Playing Over and Over for 55 Weeks)

"Oh, I knew it would work," the wife said. "I knew it would work."<p>The lottery is usually a lousy return--but for a husband and wife team who figured out a math error in games run by two states, it became a wildly profitable investment strategy.<p>Meet Marge and Jerry Selbee, owners of a "party store" …

Profit

These invasive ticks can appear in such numbers that they drain cattle of their blood — and they've now been found in the US for the first time

New Jersey residents know they need to look out for ticks. The state has one of the highest concentrations of Lyme disease in the country.<p>But one recent finding could lead Garden State residents to keep an even closer eye out for the bloodsuckers than normal.<p>Somehow, an east Asian tick that has the …

Disease

We Dare You To Explain Luke’s Plan To Rescue Han In ‘Return of the Jedi’

Earlier this week, I was hanging out a local New York City neighborhood pub with a couple of friends and the bar started playing <i>Return of the Jedi</i> on one of its televisions, as this bar often does. Now, <i>The Empire Strikes Back</i> is my favorite movie of all time (and, this may come as a shock, my …

9 questions the most interesting people ask to cut through small talk

I remember early in my career, one of my biggest fears walking into a networking event to schmooze or meeting someone for a business lunch was boring the other person to tears in conversation.<p>I didn't want to be the windbag who dragged on forever, so I learned to be brief, to the point, and …

Self-improvement

A Study of 1 Million Teenagers Reveals This Much Screen Time a Day Leads to the Happiest Kids

And it might be longer than you think.<p>Think your teenager would be happier if he or she spent no time texting, using social media, or playing games on phones or tablets?<p>Granted, this study shows that adolescents who spent more time on social media, the Internet, texting, etc. and less time on …

Happiness

You can (and should) train yourself to sleep on your back

Get back to basics.<p>American adults are in pain. A 2015 study from the National Institutes of Health showed that 25 million U.S. adults cope with chronic pain every day. While everyone’s suffering is different—there are as many sources of pain as people—for many, how you sleep plays a crucial …

Sleep

Silicon Valley parents are raising their kids tech-free — and it should be a red flag

It's 9 a.m. in Sunnyvale, California and Minni Shahi is on her way to work at the Apple headquarters in Cupertino. Her husband, a former Googler named Vijay Koduri, is meeting his business partner at a local Starbucks to discuss their startup, a YouTube clip-making business called HashCut.<p>Shahi and …

Silicon Valley

The Key To Raising A Happy Child

For much of the past half-century, children, adolescents and young adults in the U.S. have been saying they feel as though their lives are increasingly out of their control. At the same time, rates of anxiety and depression have risen steadily.<p>What's the fix? Feeling in control of your own destiny. …

Parenting

What makes kids picky eaters — and what may help them get over it

Tips you can use to help raise kids who aren’t afraid of food.<p>Some kids are happy to snack on carrots, raw peppers and hummus, while other kids would be happy to follow a carb-based “white” diet of pasta, rice and bread.<p>Why are some kids so fussy about food? It turns out there a dizzying number of …

Kids

Scientific research shows gender is not just a social construct

When my colleague Corinne Purtill bought her doll-loving daughter an engineering kit, she had to laugh when the then-three-year-old used the present as a hairbrush. For all Corinne’s efforts at gender-neutral parenting, her daughter clearly enjoyed some traditionally feminine toys.<p>A study published …

If a nuclear weapon is about to explode, here's what a safety expert says you can do to survive

When Hawaii's ballistic-missile-threat system blared an alert across the state on January 13, many people didn't know where to go, what to do, or whether they could even survive a nuclear attack.<p>The alert sowed confusion, fear, and, pandemonium — especially among tourists— in the 38 minutes before …

North Korea

Nike's New Epic React Flyknit Sneaker Takes a Major Shot at the Competition

Adidas's Ultra Boost just got even more stiff competition from the Swoosh.<p>Since it debuted in 2014, the Adidas Ultra Boost has been the kind of casual and ultra-comfortable running sneakers people really seem to want to wear right now. They essentially shattered the standard for just how bouncy an …

Stanford analyzed 292 retirement strategies, says this one is best

When you're ready to retire, how can you be sure you'll have enough money to last? And what's the best way to withdraw your savings over the …

The 50 Best Children’s Books of the Last 10 Years

Modern classics that help kids laugh, learn, think, imagine, dream, see, and embrace the world around them in new ways.<p>By<p>Jan 18 2018, 2:00 PM<p>The best …

Books

The 5 Best Things Your Child Can Say to a Bully

Arm your kid with these powerful comebacks.<p>“Well, that isn’t a very nice thing to say.”<p>“Kids typically bully when they think they can have a strong …

Parenting

The first scientific fake news study is here to confirm your worst fears about America

A new study confirms your worst fears about fake news in the U.S. — it's widespread, skews pro-Trump, and is mostly consumed by your conservative …

Journalism

15 paradoxes that will make your head explode

"I know one thing," Socrates famously said. "That I know nothing."<p>It's a crucial insight from one of the founders of Western philosophy: You should …

Ethnography

Google's New Text-to-Speech AI Is so Good We Bet You Can't Tell It From a Real Human | Inc.com

Can you tell the difference between AI-generated computer speech and a real, live human being? Maybe you've always thought you could. Maybe you're fond of Alexa and Siri but believe you would never confuse either of them with an actual woman.<p>Things are about to get a lot more interesting. Google …

Machine Learning

All the Monopoly rules you've probably been playing wrong your whole life

Over the Christmas period, it's likely you'll bust out the Monopoly board at least once.<p>But this can turn nasty very quickly, with tantrums and flipped boards, because Monopoly isn't actually supposed to be a game that's fun to play.<p>We know this, because there's always one victor, while everyone …

Board Games

21 Things You Should Make Your Kids Pay For

Kids who need money are more likely to work, and working outside the house helps them develop valuable skills.<p>Whether they receive it from relatives …

Kids

How THE LAST JEDI Fixes the STAR WARS Saga’s Biggest Mistake

<b>Warning: Major spoilers for</b> <b>The Last Jedi</b> <b>follow!</b><p>When our favorite moptop farmboy barreled into an incarcerated sovereign’s holding cell and proudly …

10 Best Movies of 2017

From WWII to the war on America's free press, a riot-torn Detroit to the Sunken Place – Peter Travers on his Top 10 films of the year<p>NOW PLAYING<p>10 …

In The Last Jedi, the Resistance Keeps Making the Same Tactical Mistake

Over the course of the Star Wars franchise, we’ve been treated to some epic battles: dogfights between X-Wings and TIE fighters at Yavin-4, AT-ATs on …

Military

“The Spider Game” Lets You Exhaust Kids Without Leaving Your Seat

Why run around the house when you can simply throw a blanket at them instead?<p>By<p>Dec 18 2017, 5:59 PM<p>The Spider Game is a parent-friendly take on the …

There's a Reason Time Seems to Speed Up as You Age - But It's Possible to Slow It Down

Stop the ride, we want to get off.<p>Ask an older person to recall their most vivid memories, and there's a good chance that many of them will come from …

3 Bad Mistakes Even Good Parents Make | Inc.com

There are plenty of bad parents out there, but if you're reading this article, you're probably not one of them. Truly bad parents don't show much of an interest in scientifically validated parenting practices, nor are they generally much inclined to introspection and self-criticism.<p>But just because …