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A Guide To Parenting Your Spirited, Emotional, Or Difficult Child

My first child (who is now, blessedly, 20) was a horrifically colicky infant. She cried for basically the first eight months of her life. It was not a good time. After we both survived those eight months, she turned into a sweet toddler. She wasn't tantrum-y. If I said, "Don't touch that thing, …

Parenting

A Dog And His Baby

Babies

6 Totally Unromantic Truths About Valentine's Day Spending

Sure, people celebrate Valentine's Day to show how much they love that very special someone in their lives. But that's not the only reason people …

Relationships

Natural Phenomenon Casts Yosemite Waterfall in a Brilliant Fiery Glow

At first glance, it might appear that lava is flowing from rocks in Yosemite National Park. But, this is just a beautiful illusion created by the perfect weather conditions. Reddit user dirtyfries posted these pictures of Horsetail Fall that's located in the park and flows in the winter and early …

National Parks

Yogabed: Sleep Heaven in a Box

Me? I’m a bad sleeper. I’ve spent years trying to fix my insomnia and overall lack of sleep to no avail. The search to find a good mattress, one that …

Furniture

Microsoft's new wireless phone charger will bathe your desk in neon light

My Nexus 6 usually rests on a Tylt wireless charger here at <i>The Verge</i> office. I paid Verizon $60 for the thing. It's got a black, soft matte finish; it's the opposite of flashy, but works perfectly with any Qi-compatible smartphone I've placed on it — even with a bulky case on. Microsoft's taking …

Windows Phone

Stephan Brusche's Whimsical Sculptures Carved from Bananas

Stephan Brusche's whimsical sculptures made from bananas transform boring office lunches into magical, tropical escapes. The Netherlands-based artist creates his banana sculptures by etching dark brown lines into the outside of the peel and carving away other portions of it to reveal pop culture …

Sculpture

Snowboarder pulled behind plane in world first

Jamie Barrow is no stranger to breaking records.<p>Last year Britain's fastest snowboarder broke two records in a day – riding a frozen lake in the Swiss ski resort of St Moritz at 50mph propelled by electric jet-engines, then being towed behind a car and hitting speeds of 70mph. But this week he took …

Spices

12 Funny Pregnancy Announcements by Creative Parents

When it comes to pregnancy announcements, there are endless ways for creative parents-to-be to share their exciting news with friends and family. Instead of settling on a simple, conventional message, these happy couples took the opportunity to create hilarious images to broadcast their joy to the …

Parenting

5 Magazines For Book Lovers

Jenn de la Vega / February 4, 2015<p>Dearest Book Lover,<p>Isn’t it great to curl up with a good tome? These harsh winter months can be a great time to …

8 Hidden Facebook Tricks You Need to Know

More than 1 billion people regularly use Facebook, but that doesn’t mean they know all the hidden tricks for using the social media platform. Both …

Social Media

The Mysterious, Murky Story Behind Soy-Sauce Packets

How Chinese takeout, a Jewish businessman from the Bronx, and NASA-approved packaging have shaped the 50-year reign of a well-loved American condiment<p>Right now, whether you're at work or at home, in a drawer somewhere near you is probably a packet of soy sauce—a squishy, likely clear pouch of …

Soysauce

This video screen grab shows a TransAsia ATR 72-600 turboprop plane clipping an elevated motorway and hitting a taxi before crashing into the Keelung river outside Taiwan's capital, Taipei on Feb. 4, 2015. At least 23 people were killed and many more injured. Image provided by TVBS Taiwan/AFP/@gettyimages. See more on time.com/photography

Sonos and Blue Note Records team up for a limited edition Play:1 (update)

Sonos released its $199 Play:1 speaker well over a year ago, and in that time, the company has been keen on improving the software experience for its audio gadgets. Tweaking that Controller app isn't all it was working on, though, and it turns out, a limited edition release was getting its fresh …

Microsoft did a smart thing by bringing Windows 10 to a $35 PC

This is a quiet but important announcement that shows just how much Microsoft has changed under Satya Nadella.<p>Raspberry Pi is a hugely popular little PC — it's really just a tiny circuit board with a main processor (a CPU), a bunch of memory, and the plugs that let you hook it up to input/output …

Raspberry Pi