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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

Cathy O'Neil, author of 'Weapons of Math Destruction,' on the dark side of big data

Cathy O’Neil calls herself a data skeptic. A former hedge fund analyst with a PhD in mathematics from<p>Harvard University, theOccupy Wall Streetactivist left finance after witnessing the damage wrought by faulty math in the wake of the housing crash.<p>In her latest book, "Weapons of Math Destruction," …

14 French Toast Roll-Ups for Your Lazy Sunday Morning

Weekends are the perfect opportunity to sleep in a *little* later than normal, and spend some extra time making a leisurely breakfast. Healthy breakfast bowls are a great weekday option, but French toast is a go-to for when you’re craving something a little more… <i>naughty</i>. You already love it …

Breakfast

How to Start a Business With (Almost) No Money

<i>This piece was originally published on Entrepreneur.</i><p>You’re excited to start a business. Maybe you have an idea, or you’re just fascinated with the …

Small Business

How to raise a feminist child

Byron Hurt and his wife are raising their six-year-old daughter to have feminist sensibilities.<p>This means nurturing her innate qualities and …

101 Work From Home Jobs

Between technology, such as Skype, Slack, or Google Hangouts, the need to commute back and forth everyday is no longer necessary - which makes it easier to enjoy work-life balance and apply for jobs no matter where you reside.<p>Whether you're looking to join an established company, start your own …

Small Business

Dad’s Big Idea Helps Nonverbal Daughter in a Way No Other App Could

Rob Laffan wanted nothing more than to help his daughter Sadie communicate her needs. Sadie, who’s on the autism spectrum, is nonverbal and would …

I spent 5 years studying rich people, and here's what they tend to have in common

Below is a snapshot of a typical millionaire from my study:<p>• <b>They're really rich.</b> They are worth at least $3.2 million. 16% of them are worth more than $5 million. They make at least $160,000 a year. Half of them make close to $500,000 a year.<p>• <b>They're not young.</b> 80% of them are 50 years of age or …

Self-improvement

Smart Investors Are Already Buying These Stocks for Retirement

Image by TBIT via Pixabay.<p>As investors get closer to retirement, it can be a smart idea to shift their portfolios away from high-flying growth stocks and instead look for companies with strong competitive advantages, solid long-term growth prospects,and a proclivity to shower their investors with …

We must relearn to eat: Here’s how we teach our kids — and ourselves — to find pleasure in what’s good for us

We sneak veggies into kids’ meals. We choose from chocolatey and salty variations. But taste is a matter of choice<p>So many of our anxieties around diet take the form of a search for the perfect food, the one that will cure all our ills. Eat this! Don’t eat that! We obsess about the properties of …

Ice Cream

3 steps to creating an online business that earns $1,000 a month, from an entrepreneur who did it

While 99% of the population is going to work every day, trading their time for money ... there's a special group of in-the-know people who are waking up to a world of financial potential that most people don't know is possible.<p>Imagine what it would be like to get emails like this every single …

Online

This is the end of marriage, capitalism and God. Finally!

<b>Zosia Mamet, Lena Dunham, Allison Williams and Jemima Kirke in "Girls" (HBO/Mark Schafer)</b><p>My fellow boomers might mock millennials, but what if the new generation has the big questions absolutely right?<p>Jeff DeGraff<p>February 6, 2016 2:29pm (UTC)<p>The next big thing isn’t a clever gadget or miracle …

University of Michigan

25 Cult Condiments Worth Drinking the Kool-Aid For

These 25 condiments are so good (and out-there) that they've inspired a cult following.<p>These 25 cult leaders of the condiment world are proof that condiments make everything better, and have inspired fanatical followers because of it.

Ice Cream

You Must Visit These 30 Places Before You Turn 30

There's no better time to start that global education than when you're young. (When else will you be able to take off for a month to hike Southeast Asia?) <i>Condé Nast Traveler</i> asked...

6 Things the Happiest Families All Have in Common

Family life is hectic. Most of us play it by ear and hope it works out well.<p>Or maybe you haven’t started a family yet but when you do you want to do …

Parenting

17 Wedding Rings That Go Above And Beyond

If you want to say more than "I do".

Cotton bud in ear: Why can't we resist the temptation despite the warnings?

Years ago, my mother complained about a terrible earache. The pain was unbearable, and it wouldn't go away. For a week, she walked around with a …

50 Most Beautiful Cities in the World

We seek beauty in many forms: through art and architecture; from water views and mountain highs; in its people and its history. This list circles the globe, finding the most beautiful cities in the world from Italy to Iran. This gallery was originally published in 2016. It has been updated with new …

European Travel

The best Paris hotels near the Eiffel Tower

It's hard to believe that Paris's most iconic monument was originally just a temporary structure put up by Gustave Eiffel for the Exposition Universelle in 1889 on the centenary of the French Revolution. But it's still very much here, still dazzling with its twinkling lights, its vintage …

26 recipes under 500 calories. And we're talking cupcakes, not salad

It's time to make a bunch of resolutions you may or may not keep after the second week of January. And chances are, this year, you'll vow, once again, to be more healthful.<p>If you're looking to eat better, but you're not looking forward to an endless parade of salads, we've got 26 recipes, each with …

Switzerland has discovered the unintended consequences of negative interest rates

In Europe, after they became established as the latest method of flogging savers until their mood improves, all kinds of absurdities saw the light of the day. For example, bailed-out national governments can now fund their deficits at negative rates, extracting money from their bondholders, rather …

Economics

How to Watch Star Wars If You’ve Never Seen It Before

I have never seen <i>Star Wars</i>. Yes, it’s true. I have not watched a single one of George Lucas’s immensely popular, fanatically followed science fiction films. Not even five minutes of one of them. My <i>Star Wars</i> knowledge is limited to short clips that exist in the pop culture ether—and what I picked up …

12 investing books to read if you want to get rich

"On average, millionaires invest 20% of their household income each year. Their wealth isn't measured by the amount they make each year, but by how they've saved and invested over time," writes Ramit Sethi in his New York Times bestseller, "I Will Teach You To Be Rich."<p>To help you get started, we …

Investing

Fabrice Taylor: Why I'm betting this stock's price is poised to double

<i>Fabrice Taylor, CFA, publishes</i> the President's Club investment letter<i>, for which The Globe and Mail provides marketing services and receives compensation.</i><p>Investors like pure plays, companies that do one thing and one thing only. This explains why companies that have more than one line of business …

Investing

14 Enlightening Quotes By Lao Tzu That Are Life Lessons

• 3.0Kshares<br>• Share<br>• WhatsApp<br>• Email<p>Lao Tzu was a legendary Chinese philosopher whose teachings date back to 6th century BC. He wrote Tao Te Ching, a famous …

Goodbye nine to five, hello work-life balance

Employees want flexibility and freedom from outdated work practices. For this to happen, organisations must empathise with the individual behind the output<p>So many of our current working patterns are hugely outdated. The idea of “nine to five” was conceived during the industrial revolution, prior to …

Work-life Balance

Get ready for the financial crisis, part 3

The world has lurched into a new and dangerous stage of its long-running financial crisis, according to some market watchers who see slowing growth in China and other developing countries as the start of bigger challenges ahead for the global economy.<p>Their warnings underscore the uncertain outlook …

25 Parents Share The Parenting Hacks They Can't Live Without

It takes a village — and some genius hacks — to raise a child.