Angel L. Lamar Oliveras

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Heavy Screen Time Rewires Young Brains, For Better And Worse

There's new evidence that excessive screen time early in life can change the circuits in a growing brain.<p>Scientists disagree, though, about whether those changes are helpful, or just cause problems. Both views emerged during the Society for Neuroscience meeting in San Diego this week.<p>The debate …

University of California

Low-Tech Toys Even High-Tech Kids Love - GeekMom

Reading Time: 6 minutes<p>Last week, we were cleaning out the closet and ran across an old circa 1949 Sawyer’s View-Master Stereoscope, which had been …

The Exact Reason Why Exercise Clears Your Mind

<i>By: Elinor Fish</i><p>A runner's high and burned calories aren't the only perks of your workout. New science says that jog in the park might also be improving your overall mental clarity. Here's how.<p>Do you find it easier to work through an issue while on the run? Does inspiration most often strike after a …

Avoid these 11 massive time wasters to build a successful startup

When you're building a startup, the last thing you have time for is wasting time; hundreds of tasks need your attention and the founder who's using time most efficiently wins.<p>We asked some seasoned entrepreneurs who all have built successful companies to share their top tips for avoiding the huge …

Customers

Nobody Is Going To Follow Your Brand On Social Media (And Here's Why That's Okay)

The first step is understanding your goals as a business.<p>Nobody is going to follow you on Instagram. Or Facebook. Or Pinterest. Or Twitter. Do you know why? Most people don't.<p>In today's world, social media is the "shiny new toy"--just like radio was in the 1920s, and television in the 1950s, and on …

Are we raising a generation of nature-phobic kids?

The childhood I had wandering through the woods and fields near my home unsupervised from morning until dark today seems like a lost world. Many children now spend fewer than 30 minutes per week playing outside.<p>It's not just kids and their preoccupation with iPads and video games, or busy streets …

17 Travel Skills Every Twentysomething Should Know

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There's 21 new World Heritage Listed destinations to add to your bucket list

Fossil-rich cliffs in Canada from 500 million years ago, sea caves used by Neanderthals, 99 artificial islands in the remote Pacific Ocean and 17 …

12 Designy Toys to Spark Your Creativity

For adults and kids alike!<p>What would toys created by designers—and not professional toy makers—look like? The Fondation d'enterprise Hermès, which supports artists and organizations that are committed to fostering skill and creativity in their work, sought to find out by putting out a call to young …

The Things You Don't Remember Shape Who You Are

If the brain doesn’t get adequate stimulation during critical years, there may be everlasting consequences.<p>What is the earliest memory you have?<p>Most people can’t remember anything that happened to them or around them in their toddlerhood. The phenomenon, called childhood amnesia, has long puzzled …

January 2016

The Way We Learn Today Is Just Wrong

Over 155 million Americans play video games, and spend upwards of 3 billion hours per week engrossed in a game.<p>The way we learn today is just wrong.<p>Learning needs to be less like memorization, and more like… Angry Birds.<p>Half of school dropouts name boredom as the No. 1 reason they left.<p>How do we …

Angry Birds

How physical exercise makes your brain work better

Research shows different activities have quite specific mental effects – here’s how moving your body could sharpen your ideas<p>The brain is often described as being “like a muscle”. It’s a comparison that props up the brain training industry and keeps school children hunched over desks. We judge …

The Brain

Scans show possible link between brain development and antisocial behaviour

‘Striking’ structural differences seen in study which compared brain scans of young men with antisocial behavioural problems with their healthy peers<p>Brain scans have highlighted “striking” differences between the brains of young men with antisocial behavioural problems and those of their …

Cracker Jack ditches toys in favor of augmented reality

Sorry buddy, you have to settle for a "mobile experience" instead.<p>Ah yes, Cracker Jack. The classic American snack food and ballpark staple that offers the thrill of finding a cheap plastic toy at the bottom of the box. Well, I should say offered, since PepsiCo's Frito-Lay division is modernizing …

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How toy unboxing channels became YouTube's real stars

A fifth of the site’s top 100 channels are focused on toys, while young viewers are also driving big views for kids’ music, cartoons and vlogs<p>Like most pre-school children, Ryan loves playing with toys – from cars, trains and Lego to Disney toys, Play-Doh and Minions. Unlike most pre-school …

Cracker Jack replaces toy with QR code, 'mobile experience'

It's the seventh inning, "Take Me Out to the Ballgame" just echoed through the park and you've decided, because you're hungry or maybe just a sucker for good marketing, that nothing goes better with a stretch than a tiny box of American tradition.<p>You flag down the vendor, who is also likely selling …

Imagining a Harry Kane line of kids toys

Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane has conquered the world of football. Become a world-class player who is admired across the globe for his astonishing skills? Been there, done that. Our man Harry is ready for a new challenge.<p>The 22-year-old striker/entrepreneur announced on his Instagram account …

Cracker Jack ditches toys, offering mobile games instead

Even Cracker Jack is trying to go digital.<p>The baseball game snack staple will no longer have a physical toy in the box, opting instead for a prize sticker with a QR code that can be scanned to play one of four mobile games.<p>"The new Prize Inside allows families to enjoy their favorite baseball …

Mobile Gaming

These People Are Going Beanie-Baby Levels of Crazy over Tiny Animal Toys

Drawn to the brand's feel-good philosophy and irresistible whimsy, discerning collectors are blowing thousands on Sylvanian families, a Japanese range of little toy creatures.<p>When 28-year-old Santie Meyer isn't busy working as a firearms instructor, chairing her local shooting club, helping out in …

Goldie Taylor—Why Can’t My Black Son Have a Toy Gun?

“It’s not real, it’s not real!” the boy reportedly shouted.<p>Within seconds of him saying that, a witness says that a plainclothes Baltimore city …

Justice

Christopher Reeve's Son Announces Toys for Families Living With Paralysis

<i>This article originally appeared on</i> PEOPLE.<p>Growing up, Christopher Reeve‘s son, Will, would have “loved to race cars or toss a ball with my dad, but …

Innovative "Braille Bricks" Help Blind Children Learn to Read While Playing with Toys

Any way of making education more fun is fantastic in our book. That's why these ingeniously simple Lego-style building blocks are so brilliant–they're actually designed using the Braille alphabet's six-dot configuration to help children who are visually impaired learn to read. A limited, …

Scholastic promotes toys as much as books. Is it worth it to get kids reading?

My kids tear the Scholastic flyers out of their backpacks and huddle over them excitedly at the kitchen table. I look on at this monthly ritual, familiar to every parent across the country, the same way every time: I'm trying not to be a killjoy, but I wish the order forms had never made it into my …

Mom Shuts Down Stranger Concerned With Her Son's Pink Toy Stroller

"I listened as you tried to belittle my son for his choice of toy."<p>If you think boys shouldn't play with pink toy strollers, this mom has an important message for you.<p>In a Facebook post from April 28, Rheann MacLaren from Scotland wrote that a stranger in a toy store tried to dissuade her …

Will Toys Ever Go Beyond Blue and Pink?

Products marketed to children are more divided by gender stereotypes than ever, but the Internet is increasingly offering alternatives to Hot Wheels and Barbies.<p>Walking into a toy store, it doesn’t take long to see the differences between girls’ and boys’ toys. Pinks and purples and frills and bows …

Kids

The Toy Maker Who Is Bringing Scientifically Accurate Raptors to the Public

“The gaping hole in the toy market for good dinosaur action figures has become larger than ever, and I feel an obligation to help correct this oversight.”<p>Raptors are among the most beloved and recognizable of all dinosaurs, thanks to their starring role as charismatic "clever girls" in the <i>Jurassic</i> …

Parents Celebrate Sons' Love Of 'Girls' Toys', As Four-Year-Old Sums Up The Problem With Gendered Toys

'It's literally that simple.'<p>Parents have been celebrating their sons' love of "girls' toys" after a four-year-old boy succinctly summed up why toys …

This Brilliant Toy Turns Lego Bricks Into A Tool For Learning Braille

It’s designed both for blind children and the kids around them. “It’s a toy, and toys attracts kids no matter if they are blind or not,” says Felipe …