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A lot of our ideas about bilingual children are total myths

“What’s that music?” my three-year-old asked as we listened to a song in a foreign language last December.<p>Could my toddler be showing an interest in her Russian heritage? Maybe this would be a chance to tell her about the revered winter holidays of my childhood in St. Petersburg, Russia—calling up …

Language Learning

Have Smartphones Destroyed a Generation?

More comfortable online than out partying, post-Millennials are safer, physically, than adolescents have ever been. But they’re on the brink of a mental-health crisis.<p>One day last summer, around noon, I called Athena, a 13-year-old who lives in Houston, Texas. She answered her phone—she’s had an …

High School

Vintage Humanscale design manuals show nerdy beauty of ergonomics

Like da Vinci drawings for today’s designers, these references are analog tools for a digital age<p>Another classic design manual has joined the rush of lost publications being reintroduced to a new generation of creators via crowdfunding. But this time, the publishers believe they’re not just …

21 Of The Best Rugs You Can Get On Amazon

Scratched up floor? Dogs slipping on your hardwood? Hiding a secret trapdoor? Get a rug!<p><i>Reviews have been edited for length and/or clarity.</i>

A history of why the US is the only rich country without universal health care

For now, at least, the health-care fight in the US is over. The Senate bill replacing president Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act has collapsed after two more Republican senators withdrew their support, leaving the ruling party without a majority. Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell is …

Health Care

DJI is running away with the drone market

Better products at lower prices are helping China’s drone giant take control of a fast-growing industry.<p>The nascent drone market is growing. And one company has been rising to the top in many industry categories, with few serious competitors: China’s DJI.<p>Stats for the drone market are somewhat hard …

The Science Behind Fonts (And How They Make You Feel)

<i>Mikael Cho is the co-founder of ooomf, a network that connects short-term software projects with handpicked developers and designers. Mikael writes about psychology, startups, and product marketing over on the ooomf blog.</i><p>I’ve noticed how seemingly small things like font and the spacing between …

Sugar is the ‘alcohol of the child’, yet we let it dominate the breakfast table | Robert Lustig

With kids consuming half their sugar quota first thing, it’s no wonder they’re getting diabetes and liver disease. We have to fight corporate interests<p>Breakfast is considered by most nutrition experts, including Public Health England, to be the most important meal of the day. It gets your brain and …

Nutrition

Stylish Fonts to Replace All Your Boring Ones

Arial and Georgia top the list of fonts used on prominent websites - and a long list of smaller ones as well. But along with the ubiquitous Times New …

Infographics – Elements Bundle

An extensive infographics template bundle.<p>With this extensive <b>infographics template bundle</b>, you are able to create stylish and intuitive infographics …

National Geographic Picks the World’s Most Unique Lodges

The National Geographic Society just announced a list of the world's most unique lodges. These 24 boutique hotels located on six continents were chosen for their design and character, service and experiences, and their commitment to conservation. National Geographic actually deployed experts to …