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14 Progressive Movies For Kids That Shouldn't Be Underestimated

These days, children have a seemingly unlimited number of ways to entertain themselves. From fidget spinners and interactive toys, to cell phone and …

53 movies you need to see in your lifetime

Television might be on an upswing, but nothing will ever replace movies. In the past century that they've been around, they're given us unforgettable stories and characters.<p>Here are 53 movies everyone should watch in their lifetimes. They're a mix of movies to see when you're growing up, stone-cold …

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Turn a laptop hard drive into a portable drive

What's the single best way to upgrade a laptop? Easy: Take out the mechanical hard drive and replace it with a solid-state drive (SSD).<p>You'll enjoy faster performance, longer battery life, cooler running temperature (which may extend the overall life of the laptop) and even quieter operation: SSDs …

Toddler-Led Potty Training

This is the story of why we are not potty training our nearly three year old.<p>Lila is potty training herself; you've heard of baby led weaning? Well …

Motion capture and visual effects bring back Tarkin for 'Rogue One'

One of the best-kept secrets of 2016 was the fact that a major character in Gareth Edwards' "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story" would be appearing on screen for the first time since the actor who portrayed him passed away over 20 years ago. Through visual effects wizardry and a live-action performance …

Motion Capture

Star Wars Needs to Quit Disowning the Prequels

They’re worth thinking about. Really.<p>There's a small, easy joke you can make about <i>Rogue One</i>, one that neatly places the new film in your personal <i>Star Wars</i> power ranking and also signals to other fans that you have the Right Opinion about <i>Star Wars</i>, and it goes something like this: "<i>Rogue One</i> is the …

The normalization of Donald Trump began in “1984”: How George Orwell’s Newspeak has infected the news media

<b>(AP/Evan Vucci)</b><p>The mainstream media has been complicit in a dangerous rebranding of Trump, his associates and their views<p>Chauncey DeVega<p>November 21, 2016 12:59pm (UTC)<p>The poet Maya Angelou wisely observed, “When people show you who they are, believe them the first time.”<p>In keeping with his fascist …

7 Ways to Improve Your Writing, According to Experts

Sometimes you don’t know what you want to say. Other times you don’t know the right way to say it. And very often you can’t get your butt in the …

What to do if your child is being bullied at school

Schoolyard bullies don’t pick on just anyone. Like wolves culling caribou, they single out the wounded, the stragglers, the loners who stray from the herd.<p>More often than not, bullies are the popular kids, the ringleaders with a competitive streak, researchers say. In their baboon-like displays of …

I was a Tiger Mum, but I've learnt the error of my ways

When my daughter Lily was seven, I asked her one Sunday afternoon if she’d like to make cupcakes. She replied: "No".<p>You might assume that most children would only be too thrilled to be invited to make a mess in the kitchen and get to look icing off spoons. Instead, she eyed me suspiciously and …

Parenting

Dads play key role in child development

Fathers play a surprisingly large role in their children's development, from language and cognitive growth in toddlerhood to social skills in fifth …

Michigan State University

Want Your Kids to Be Successful and Happy? Research Recommends This Parenting Style

A new study asks adults about how they were parented to uncover the best way to raise successful kids.<p>When it comes to folk wisdom on how to raise happy and successful kids, we all do the same thing. We look at the families around us and try to identify what's working and what's not. Then we …