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8 Tech-Free Products To Keep Toddlers Entertained on Road Trips

When you're not down with tablet time, traveling with kids can be much more challenging.<p>Keeping kids occupied and quiet(er) during a road trip …

Kids

The Yellow $: a comprehensive history of demonetization and YouTube’s war with creators

Ever changing rules not only threaten YouTubers income, but the platform’s creative soul<p>YouTube was born more than a decade ago with the intention to give a growing online audience a seamless interface in which to upload <i>video</i> — a catch-all that would be defined a few years later by limitless …

Internet

How Should I Discipline My Child Who Has Oppositional Defiant Disorder?

Parenting a child with oppositional defiant disorder is a big challenge. Kids with oppositional defiant disorder argue about, refuse to follow …

Parenting

To Be More Likable and Make a Great First Impression,Science Says First Do 1 Thing

And then you can almost guarantee the people you meet will like you.<p>If you want to make a great first impression -- and why wouldn't you? -- you know there are basic steps you can take: Smile, make eye contact, listen more than you talk, ask questions about the other person... anyone can do those …

Self-improvement

I Watched as '60 Minutes' Said Allegiant Air May Be Dangerous. I'll Give the Airline a Miss

The famed CBS show skewers the budget airline, but the airline says it was old news<p><i>Absurdly Driven</i> <i>looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek.</i><p>It was always going to be an uncomfortable ride.<p>As soon as CBS's <i>60 Minutes</i> announced it was presenting two …

33 Things to Stop Doing to Your Kids Right Now

In our quest to be a great mom or dad, we often don't see that our actions aren't always best for our children. Now's the time to take off the …

Mom Is Sharing an Important Car Seat Safety Rule After Her Baby Girl Almost Died

After Kirsti and Christopher Clark experienced a terrifying incident with their 3-week-old daughter, Kirsti took to social media to share a warning with other parents.<p>When it comes to safely cruising around with your newborn in tow, every parent wants to ensure that their car seat is correctly …

Android phone makers skip Google security updates without telling users – study

Users told smartphone’s software has been updated with monthly patches when it hasn’t, new research claims<p>Some Android smartphone manufacturers are skipping security patches without notifying users, instead claiming their smartphone’s software is up to date with Google’s monthly security releases, …

Android News

Science Discovered That Banning Small Talk from Your Conversations Makes You Happier (Try Asking These 13 Questions Instead)

It's time to delete questions like 'what do you do?' and 'where do you live?' from your vocabulary forever.<p>Ever walk into a networking event or cocktail party and all you hear is superficial chit-chat? The small talk is deafening and doesn't evolve into anything substantial. You can hardly stand …

Nonprofits

How to Get a Toddler to Sleep Alone in His Own Room

Not getting enough sleep can lead to a host of other issues with toddlers such as tantrums, meltdowns, crankiness, and a disagreeable demeanor. Sleep …

This App Aims To Help Keep Your Kids Safe Online Without Helicopter Parenting

If you have kids, you will most likely run into a time when they ask for their first Smartphone. And when that day arrives, it is best to be prepared to keep an eye on their social media accounts.<p>Whether teens use technology for school, communication or research, there are many times when they can …

Machine Learning

MPAA Brands 123Movies as the World’s Most Popular Illegal Site

With millions of visitors per day, pirate streaming site 123movies, also known as GoMovies, is a force to be reckoned with.The Motion Picture …

Marketing

Hey, Siri: 142 useful voice commands for Siri

Do you use Siri to its full potential? Perhaps it’s time to refresh your memory with this list of useful things you can ask it to do for you.<b>Control</b> …

Siri

This Is How Many Times Most Couples Actually Schedule Sex in 1 Month

Scheduling sex might not seem like a lot of fun, but for busy couples, it's often the only way to make it happen. So what once was an embarrassing admittance is now becoming a normal way to sexually connect, according to results from a survey of 2,000 American adults in relationships.<p>The study, …

What is Gentle Discipline?

Gentle discipline is one of the five main types of discipline that is based on mutual respect between parents and kids. The basis for gentle …

7 Best Parental Control Devices for Safe Internet Browsing

Protecting your kids on the Internet can be exhausting. Here are seven easy-to-install parental control routers and other devices to put your worries …

This app uses machine learning and AR to teach you how to draw

For some people drawing comes naturally. But, if you’re anything like me, your stick figures look like misshapen horrors for whom death would surely be a relief. Enter Sketch AR: the AI-powered app that aims to make you a better artist regardless of your current skill.<p>The idea is pretty simple: you …

The One Thing You Need to Do at Home to Raise Academically Successful Kids (Too Many Parents Do the Opposite)

Nobody is more important to a kid's education than their parents.<p><i>How can parents help make their children successful in school? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p><b>Answer by Richard Muller, Prof</b> …

The 9 Biggest Discipline Mistakes Parents Make and How to Fix Them

To err is human, and making discipline mistakes is a part of being a parent. Your child misbehaves and you find yourself losing your cool, yelling, …

10 Gmail extensions that can boost your productivity

E-mail plug-ins you didn't know you needed but really do.<p>There’s a reason Gmail has become so popular — it’s free, it’s easy to use and it keeps evolving. To top it all off, Gmail offers even more improvements through the use of extensions, which are optional, user-installed upgrades that add new …

Marketing

Want to Raise Successful Kids? 7 Things the Most Successful Parents Do, According to Science

From Jeff Bezos to Sara Blakely and Tony Robbins, here's how the world's most successful people raise their kids.<p>The rich aren't like you and me, F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote almost a century ago. One of the ways that's most obvious today is how they choose to raise their kids.<p>Let's assume that the …

New Blood Test For Alzheimer's Is So Precise It Could Predict It 30 Years Ahead

It was accurate in 90% of patients tested.<p>Scientists have developed a new blood test where a tiny drop of blood could be enough to predict the onset …

Dementia

Want to Fall in Love With Your Partner Again? Science Says to Ask Them These 36 Questions | Inc.com

Relationships are hard. They can bring out the best in us, yes, but also the worst. They test the very essence of our beings: our capacity for forgiveness; our ability to trust (both ourselves and another); the true extent of our self-love; the strength of our boundaries; and the power of …

Relationships

Want to Raise Successful Kids? Do This to Help Them Be Strong, Confident, and Resilient | Inc.com

Much has been written about the habits and characteristics of high-achieving adults, and how they differ from everyone else. But if you're a parent, a more compelling question may be: "What can I do to make sure my kids succeed in life?" According to researchers, one attribute that certainly helps: …

Self-improvement

24 hidden iPhone settings you should know about

Dig deeper into iOS.<p>Part of the appeal of the iPhone is its simplicity—you can grab it right out of the box and starting setting it up without reading any instructions. However, behind that simple, intuitive interface, you'll find dozens of lesser-known settings and options. Here are 24 you can use …

Apps

The ultimate, 3500-word, plain English guide to blockchain

Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock, I’m sure you’ve heard of Bitcoin and blockchain. After all, they are one of the most trending topics these days  —  the ultimate buzzwords of the year. Even people who’ve never mined cryptocurrency or understand how it works, are talking about it.<p>My …

Bitcoin

How to Use This Secret Tool to Find Amazing Flight Deals

Even if you've never heard of Matrix by ITA software, you've certainly seen its magic at work. It powers both Google Flights as well as KAYAK, and is …

Flying

How Often You Should Wash Your Bed Sheets, According to a Microbiologist

What happens if you don't?<p>We spend more than a third of our lives in bed - but that place can quickly blossom into a "botanical park" of bacteria and …

How to be resilient: 8 steps to success when life gets hard

<i>“Stick with it!”</i><p><i>“Be resilient!”</i><p><i>“Never give up!”</i><p>I see a lot of stuff about resilience, persistence and grit. What I don’t see is a lot of legitimate …

The emotional benefits of small talk outweigh your fear of being awkward

At an early age, you’re taught not to talk to strangers. Originally meant to protect us from childhood harm, this rule follows most of us into adulthood.<p>We keep to ourselves in public places. We avert our eyes on public transport. We stand frozen in the corners of cocktail parties and extended …

Psychology