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Drafts 5 for iOS goes free, adds fantastic pro features

Drafts 5 has launched, the sequel to Drafts 4, and you may be a little confused as too what it actually new. Should you upgrade, for example? After all, it’s just the same old note-creating app with a lick of paint, right? Well, the definitive answer to that is “Hmmm, kinda…” While Drafts 5 doesn’t …

Apps

Apple Updates iWork Apps With Drawing, Book Creation

Apple is updating its iWork suite of apps including Pages, Numbers, and Keynote, with the ability to draw, sketch or write with Apple Pencil.<br>With …

Apple Pencil

Enhance your design projects with this icon library

Icons play a major role in design. As well as telling users what to do, they can create a memorable image that people will associate with your …

Trends

Everything You Know About Web Design Just Changed by Jen Simmons

Alright! It’s time for the final talk of the day at An Event Apart Seattle (Special Edition). Jen is wrapping up a CSStastic afternoon with her talk …

Web Design

Best Free Fonts You Should Try in 2018

You're reading Best Free Fonts You Should Try in 2018, originally posted on Designmodo. If you've enjoyed this post, be sure to follow on Twitter, …

Typography

12 Incredible Subscription Services That'll Do Your Shopping For You

Clothes, watches, grooming products and more, all delivered to your door.<p>You always need clothes that look good, are office appropriate, fit your body, and won’t cost an entire paycheck. But who wants to waste an entire weekend crawling the mall, hitting up dozens of stores, scouring rack after …

Free Shipping

This Shockingly Simple Move Stopped My Kid From Constantly Interrupting Me

We’ve all been there: You’re at the playground trying to chat with a fellow parent, when your kid unceremoniously interrupts the conversation because …

Parenting

The Affordable Jeans That Are Great for Your Closet—and the Planet

Everlane's denim is well worth the wallet-friendly price tag.<p><i>Welcome to The Esquire Endorsement. Heavily researched. Thoroughly vetted. These picks are the best way to spend your hard-earned cash.</i><p>Finding the "perfect" pair of jeans is the kind of thing a style-loving guy could spend his entire life …

Clothing

How to Build a Facebook Ad Funnel

Do you want more conversions from your Facebook ads? Wondering how funnels can help? To explore how you can build Facebook ad funnels that improve …

Marketing

How to Raise Happy Kids: 10 Steps Backed by Science

<b>When you ask parents what they want for their kids, what’s usually the most common reply? They want their children to be</b> <b>happy</b><b>.</b><p>Via Raising Happiness: …

Happiness

How to Replace a Sky With a Better One Using Photoshop

One of the most useful Photoshop skills you can have is the ability to convincingly replace the sky in an image. This great tutorial will show how to …

Top web navigation trends

Over the past year we’ve seen a lot of growth and new trends in the world of web design. In this article, I'll be focusing on website navigation, and …

Web Design

Save $30 on the Nix Mini Color Sensor and take the guesswork out of color identification

Heads up: All products featured here are selected by Mashable's commerce team and meet our rigorous standards for awesomeness. If you buy something, …

Design Systems

“Design Systems is essential reading for all designers and design teams. Like great design – and effective systems – this book is a complete, …

UX Design

Science says kids who become successful have parents who teach them 8 things

All the extremely successful people I know — and all the great leaders I know — are exceptionally good at persuading other people to follow them.<p>(Maybe that's why Mark Cuban says knowing how to sell is the one skill everyone needs to be successful.)<p>But being persuasive doesn't mean you have to …

Self-improvement

Toddler tantrums: What to do when your child has a meltdown

The first almighty toddler tantrum is a milestone in every child's development that will never make the baby book.<p>Epic meltdowns, especially those in …

Dad Calms Down Upset Daughter With an Inspiring Pep Talk You'll Want to Try Out

When Randy Gaines's daughter became upset over something he said to her, he sat down the girl to explain emotions, healthy outlets for anger, and why it's best to let your feelings out rather than hold them in. Witnessing what his wife, Deceena, says was "one of the most powerful conversations in …

July's 10 best new tools for graphic designers

July has seen a slew of exciting new tools and tech for graphic designers already. Illustrator rival Affinity Designer arrived for Windows, while …

Apple computers are expensive — here’s how to build your own superfast Mac at a fraction of the price

So what's the solution if you want a super-powerful Mac computer without paying that high price tag? Build your own, of course!<p>Do-it-yourself Mac computers are called "Hackintosh" computers by the people who build them. And you can absolutely build your own.<p>Jesse Guardiani from the createthis …

Computer Hardware

28 Safe Baby Handling Tips That ALL Parents Must Follow

Looking after a baby can be stressful for any parent, and for new parents it can prove especially daunting. Fortunately, we have books like the Safe …

15 books successful people read to their kids

According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, reading aloud to your children and talking about pictures and words in age-appropriate books can strengthen language skills, literacy development, and parent-child relationships.<p>What's more, a study conducted this year by a number of pediatricians …

Books

3 Ways to Teach Your Child Gratitude

<i>This article was originally posted in Behavioural Science in the 21st Century.</i><p>With thanksgiving on the horizon, gratitude is something that is frequent fodder for discussion this time of year. I am truly grateful for the opportunities that I have had to work with some incredible children with …

Teaching

7 Simple Tricks For Getting Your Kids To Stop Whining

Before you start…<p>Make a rule to your children that whining isn’t allowed in this house.<p>But instead of being nags about it, parents can enlist your …

An Ode to Modern Dads

My husband is the breadwinner in our household. He dutifully reports to work eight hours a day, five days a week. He also bakes bread sometimes. I particularly like his no-knead-Dutch-oven-crusty-bread, made with only four ingredients!<p>He cooks dinner for our family every single night. He bonds with …

Parenting

10 TED Talks That Will Help You Be a Better Parent

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TED Talks

Why kids lie and how I taught my child what honesty means

<i>by Manali Desai</i><p>Find out top 3 reasons why kids lie and how to teach your child to stay truthful and what honesty really means in today’s day and …

Parenting

This is How Dads Can Teach Their Sons to Appreciate Women

Standing in line in front of me at Starbucks this morning was an impish little boy and his dad. The line was slow moving and the little boy was struggling with sitting still. I learned from his chatter that they were on their way to LEGOLAND and that he was going to make something that had "at …

Parenting

The Practical Life Skills Kids Should Learn at Every Age

It’s up to us parents to pass on the basic skills our kids will need to be successful adults, like being able to swim, do their own laundry, or cook …

What Kids Need From Grown-Ups (But Aren't Getting)

Erika Christakis' new book, <i>The Importance of Being Little</i>, is an impassioned plea for educators and parents to put down the worksheets and flash cards, ditch the tired craft projects (yes, you, Thanksgiving Handprint Turkey) and exotic vocabulary lessons, and double-down on one, simple …

Teaching

How to Raise a Creative Child. Step One: Back Off

THEY learn to read at age 2, play Bach at 4, breeze through calculus at 6, and speak foreign languages fluently by 8. Their classmates shudder with envy; their parents rejoice at winning the lottery. But to paraphrase T. S. Eliot, their careers tend to end not with a bang, but with a …

Creativity