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People! Stop Putting Essential Oils in Food Near My Kid!

No, I’m not trying to break your #bossbabe business. I just don’t want you to poison yourself or anyone else.<p>Hello! Please stop cooking with essential oils.<p>Yes, normally writers bury the lede in a flurry of clickbait, but this is too important, so let's get to it: Essential oils are pricey, can be …

Silicon Valley’s scooter scourge is coming to an end

San Francisco is a city where companies frequently like to try out new ideas. Uber had its start here many years ago, as did success stories like Twitter and Airbnb. So it's no surprise that San Francisco happens to be one of many cities experiencing a new form of transportation: sharable electric …

If You Aren't Doing Content Marketing, You're Missing The Boat

The Content Marketing Institute together with Marketing Profs and Curata released an essential study recently.<p>You need to read it.<p>Why? Because it found that 75% of companies are increasing their investment in content marketing, and 43% are increasing staff levels. Content marketing works, and I’ll …

Marketing

11 Must Visit Places in Indonesia

Indonesia is the biggest country in Southeast Asia, fourth largest country in the world and with over 17,000 islands, the largest archipelago in the …

Want to Raise Kids with Integrity? Always Do This | Inc.com

We're all born imitators.<p>One of the reasons a baby learns to smile so young is that the parents are always smiling. We mimic what we see and hear. In some cases, what we see and hear isn't so great.<p>When my kids were little, I used to grumble and complain a fair amount. And, by "a fair amount" I …

BMW and Nissan launch 174 new dual-plug EV chargers in the US

Nissan LEAF and BMW i3 owners now have a lot more charging stations they can go to. The automakers have expanded their dual-format fast-charging network, adding 174 stations to their current crop with the help of eVgo. These 174 stations spread across 33 states offer dual 50 kW DC chargers that …

Electric Vehicles

Why is my otherwise polite 8-year-old so rude at home?

<i>Q: I have an 8-year-old daughter who is by all accounts friendly (if a little shy) and polite to others at school and elsewhere, but at home she often speaks quite rudely and can be dismissive of others’ feelings. It’s been going on for a while, and nothing we’ve tried — talking to her about it,</i> …

3 Errors Parents Make When Their Kids Bully Them

It’s the end of a long day. You’ve just arrived home from work, completely exhausted. You flip on the TV, collapse on the sofa, and catch the end of …

Five toys that will get kids of all ages interested in technology

It’s that magical time of year, when you can force your own interests on other people via the act of gifting. If you’re interested in technology and want to make sure the children in your life grow up with similar knowledge (more than just how to text or use an iPad), then holiday gifts are a good …

A toy expert’s guide to the best holiday gifts for creative, curious kids

To me, good shopping means going in with a game plan. That’s particularly true for parents heading into the craziest shopping week of the year, at once eager to find toys that will help their children learn and grow and overwhelmed by the number of sales on offer.<p>The best way to find the right toy …

Holiday gift guide: Fun gifts for children

Shopping for gifts for kids is hard. They're always changing their minds, they have no concept of money and if they're really little, you have no idea how much use they can get out of it! Sometimes, holiday shopping is more difficult if the gift is for someone else's kid!<p>Fear not, because we have …

Cozmo is what happens when AI meets mischievous child

I’ve reviewed a robot or two in my time. I’ve played with many more that I didn’t deem worthy of writing about. Cozmo is, as consumer robots go, easily the best I’ve seen. In fact, even before Anki released its new robot toy, we were smitten.<p>When unpacking Cozmo, it’s easy to be underwhelmed. The …

Robotics

Bye-bye batteries? MIT's new power sponge could hold key to electric cars

A new non-carbon material could lead the way to supercapacitors that challenge batteries for capacity but with far superior output.<p>MIT researchers …

The Best Camping Close to Downtown Los Angeles

When you think about visiting Los Angeles, camping may not be the first thing that comes to mind. But while L.A’s main claim to fame may not be its …

Ancient Dragon Routes to become Serbia’s new cultural trail for travellers

Long before Game of Thrones, Serbia’s rich tradition of medieval folk tales and epic poems revolved around dragons. Thanks to a project called the Cluster of Cultural Routes, this fascinating heritage will finally become the basis of a tourist trail that will link major historic sites around the …

Your Resume Is Never Enough to Get the Job You Really Want

If you haven't started a business yet and there's a job you really want, relying on a resume is little better than wishing and hoping.<p>Maybe you haven't started a business yet. Maybe you're a serial entrepreneur in between startups. Or maybe you're trying to gain additional skills while you launch …

9 Best Camping Products for People Who Hate Camping

We walk among you—those of us who love the outdoors but hate camping. You can sing the praises of a night sky full of stars, but the whole time we’re …

10 Silly Fun Science Experiments You Can Easily Do at Home

Other than youth and recess and summer vacation and nap time and candy and junk food and energy and fast metabolism and hope and excitement and …

Complaining Is Terrible for You, According to Science | Inc.com

Why do people complain? Not to torture others with their negativity, surely. When most of us indulge in a bit of a moan, the idea is to "vent." By getting our emotions out, we reason, we'll feel better.<p>But science suggests there are a few serious flaws in that reasoning. One, not only does …

Happiness

Sensor-1 is the highly versatile security device you can stick onto anything

We all need security, whether for keeping an eye on your house when you’re gone, making sure nobody rifles through your files or opens up your laptop …

Laptops

The Best Tips for Finding Cheap Airfare With Google Flights

Google Flights is a solid tool for booking travel. You’re probably already familiar with its basic functions, like finding the best price for flights …

Google Flights

How to make the simple cake that’s a household standard in France

I’ve been a part-time Parisian for almost 20 years, but you wouldn’t know it if you judged my assimilation by how lightly I tread in high heels, how stylishly I toss a shawl over my shoulder or how capable I am of eating a croissant without covering myself in buttery crumbs. However, there’s one …

LEGO's little bot teaches kids about science and coding

Earlier today, LEGO revealed WeDo 2.0, a new robotics kit that's designed for elementary school kids. The 280-piece set enables the creation of motorized forms, okay, <i>robots</i>, that will help students learn the basics of engineering, science and coding. For instance, you can build Milo, the adorable …

The Improved Carryon Suitcase

You might know Incase best for its presence on Apple store accessory shelves, and there’s a reason for that: The California brand has clearly and openly staked its aesthetic fortunes on Mac styling and coordination with products from Cupertino. This extends not just from sleek laptop cases like the …

Shopping

Meet WalkCar, the $800 pocket size electric vehicle from Cocoa Motors

Japanese based Cocoa Motors and engineer Kuniako Saito unveil the world's smallest electric vehicle.<p>Earlier we’ve witnessed Segways, then we were …

Commuting

The Parenting Trick That Has Saved My Sanity

"It's not fair!"<p>"But Payton got to sit the front seat yesterday!"<p>"I hate watching baby movies!"<p>How many times has one of your children shouted something similar at you in response to a decision you've made? The battles can be exhausting: who gets to sit in the front seat, who gets to select the …

Genetics study points toward eyedrop treatment for cataracts

In coming decades, doctors might be able to treat or prevent cataracts with eyedrops -- all because of an unexpected discovery, revealed during a genetics study, about a molecule that helps make cholesterol in human cells.<p>Lanosterol, as the substance is known, can reverse the accumulation of …

An end to email shame? Gmail's 'Undo Send' comes to the masses

If you’ve ever drunkenly emailed your devotion to a former partner or accidentally used reply-all on an email thread to thousands of colleagues, good news: Gmail’s “undo send” feature has come to the masses.<p>The feature, which can prevent massive social embarrassment and help avoid long chats with …

Apps

How To Raise A Happy Child While Disciplining Less In 5 Simple Steps

New Rules Allow Early Adopters to Become Early Investors

James Han Contributor<p>James Han is the co-founder of SeedInvest , a leading equity crowdfunding platform and a former investor at Francisco Partners.<p>Were you one of the first to identify Uber as a game changer? What about being one of the first to use Amazon or Google in the early days?<p>If you had …