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5 tips to 'brat-proof' your kids this holiday season

<i>Join Amy McCready and Faye de Muyshondt for a Facebook chat on TODAY Moms' Facebook page, starting at 11 am ET.</i><p>If your child brought an entire notebook full of ideas to Santa or you’ve heard “I want this for Christmas” more times than you can count, it’s easy to worry that your kids aren’t focused …

Why It's Good for Kids to Be Disappointed (Sometimes)

My childhood bedroom had no trophies in it. It wasn't for lack of trying. I played sports and entered the swim races at our pool every summer. I was an average athlete. Not the worst, but certainly not the best. And so I never got any trophies. That's how it went.<p>My children's rooms are overflowing …

Prototype Camera Uses Your Brainwaves To Snap Pics

Neurocam is a clever idea wrapped in the weirdest wearable-tech product design possible.<p>If you’re weirded out by Google Glass, don’t look now–in Japan, product designers are strapping iPhones to their heads and using their own EEG signals to record animated GIFs. This “working prototype,” called …

How to Make Homemade Peanut Butter Cups

I am what you might call a recovering junk food addict—and one that had an especially strong penchant for candy.<p>And while I’ve managed to get my sweet tooth under control in recent years, I still have quite a weakness for homemade versions of classic treats.<p>Being able to create them without …

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Automate All The Things: How To Get Started With IFTTT

If This Then That, better known as IFTTT is an amazing tool, though one a bit tricky to explain—namely because it’s so versatile. Many things to many people, IFTTT offers a flexible, powerful platform for productivity that just about anyone can come to love.<p>Want to get a text every time it’s …

Meet the Press Special Edition: Remembering the Dream - Press Pass

Watch the Aug. 25, 1963 edition of Meet the Press, featuring interviews with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and NAACP executive secretary Roy Wilkins.<p><b>The Guests:</b><p>Under his leadership, beginning in 1955 and up until his assassination in 1968, the Civil Rights movement made progress in the struggle for …

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Red Bull Billionaire Buys A New Million Dollar Extreme Submarine

Red Bull billionaire Dietrich Mateschitz just dropped $1.7 million on a new extreme submarine. Part jet fighter<b>,</b> part great white shark, the DeepFlight Super Falcon glides underwater with the agility of a dolphin. Mateschitz hired Hawkes Ocean Technologies to build the bespoke submersible for …

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John Wall Throws a Full-Court Alley-Oop to Himself in a Possibly Fake Video

When the Washington Wizards signed point guard John Wall to a five-year, $80 million contract extension, they knew they were securing one of the quickest and most athletic point guards in the NBA.<p>In fact, Wall is so quick that he's one of the few players in the NBA who could make this video of him …

Upholstery Basics: Circus Tent Kennel Cover

My cutemeter is on overload after a month full of cuddly cats and darling dogs on Design*Sponge, so when I started brainstorming this month’s …

Three things you need to understand about 3D printing to talk about it intelligently

Several of the biggest brains in 3D printing joined Quartz for a discussion about the future of the technology at General Assembly in New York City on July 16. Here are the three most interesting things we learned.<p>1. Customization is effectively free with 3D printing<p>The upsides of 3D printing are …

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Super Mario Zips Through A Loophole In Apple's App Restrictions

<i>Update, July 17: Apple has partly closed the loophole that made it possible to play Nintendo games on iGadgets.</i><p>Lots of gamers have long wanted to play classics like Pokémon and Super Mario on the iPhone. Unfortunately, publishers like Nintendo have no desire to undermine their own handheld …

Nature often devises surprising solutions for hunting food, warning predators away, and attracting mates, but one of the most…

Nature often devises surprising solutions for hunting food, warning predators away, and attracting mates, but one of the most magical-looking of these solutions might be bioluminescence, or biochemical light created by a living creature.<p>In this TED Ed video by Leslie Kenna, watch how creatures like angler fish, deep sea shrimp, railroad worms, and fireflies make and use this glow. And then learn more about how humans might put this biochemical solution to good use in innovative new ways.

Crunchy Super Kid's Sandwich with Peanut Butter and Banana

I Used to Do Things -- Now I Have Kids

I used to drink before going to the bar. Now I feed my kids before taking them to a restaurant.<p>I used to pack toilet paper in my purse for a night out in case we ended up at a bonfire in the middle of nowhere with no bathroom. Now I pack extra Dora the Explorer underwear in case we are in the …

Scientific Studies Explain the Best Ways to Talk to Children

For most adults, talking to kids can be daunting. And not just in the "watch what you say" way but in the "they won't say anything to me" way. …

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How To Use The Semicolon Properly<p>Common-sense, easy to understand rules for using the semicolon, including information on when NOT to use it.<p>Read More<p>…

Playgrounds With Natural Elements Offer More Benefits For Children Than Traditional Parks

<i>Image courtesy of Shutterstock</i><p>Happy Arbor Day! Get your kids outside to play in the trees! Research shows that when nature elements are incorporated …

The Great Wall of Texas: How the U.S. Is Repeating One of History's Great Blunders

Today's immigration debate has an eerie precedent in the mistakes that brought down great empires from Rome to Britain.<p>Reuters<p>Before their empire fell, the Romans built walls.<p>They began by erecting barriers along the border following the death of the Emperor Trajan in 117 A.D., notably Hadrian's …

In-Flight Google Hangout: Ride Along in a Continent-Crossing Solar Plane

Solar Impulse pilot and co-founder André Borschberg departed Washington D.C. this morning and is on his way to New York City right now in an airplane …

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Serena Williams restores Wimbledon order with comfortable victory

Serena Williams never looked like joining the big names dropping like flies around SW19. While rivals for her crown slipped out of the tournament on …

Solar Powered Patrol Vessel Launches Next Year to Protect The Great Barrier Reef

Incat Crowther and Marine Engineering Consultants (MEC) recently announced plans to construct a 24 meter long-range Catamaran Patrol Vessel that will …

Scandinavian Scientists Develop Textile That Repairs Its Own Rips, Tears

No need to throw away an old raincoat because a tiny rip or hole. Scandinavian researchers are fabricating a textile coating that automatically seals …

DIY IKEA Hack: Turn a Simple Stool into a Cool Bike!

I love a good hack, and the recent IKEA Draisienne kids bike by Andreas Bhend and Samuel N. Bernier (and Gillis Lundgren) is simply brilliant. Born …

Incredible Spray That Makes Anything Totally Waterproof is (Finally!) Available

Say goodbye to water damaged phones and soggy shoes – Rust-Oleum just launched NeverWet, an amazing product that can waterproof nearly any surface or …

Dual Island Homes for a Reunion-Loving Family

When a brother and sister and their respective spouses reached retirement age, they decided they wanted to carry on a long tradition of large family …

Kura transformation

<b>Materials:</b> Ikea Kura, wood<p><b>Description:</b> My eldest son was sleeping in a Kura bed, my youngest son in a small bed that had become too small.<p>Problem: …

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