Andrew P. Okumu

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7 Parenting Mistakes Everyone Makes But No One Talks About

As parents, we all want the best for our kids. But we all make mistakes. And while parenting mistakes may not be brought up at birthday parties and …

Parenting

The Heartbreak of Digitally-Preoccupied Parenting

As a child psychologist, I often meet with children who confess that they feel empty inside because their parents ignore them in favor of their smartphones. Thankfully, these kids typically give me permission to speak with their parents about their feelings. When I do talk with these parents, most …

Parenting

The Corbyn Supremacy

It is your tenth birthday. You invite close friends to your party, plus a few other kids from your class—the popular ones, good to have on your side, and maybe a couple of smart ones, who know all the answers to the questions. Your mother has an idea: “Invite Jerry.” You scoff at the thought. Jerry …

Elections

This Is What Happens When You Waffle Iron Everything

Yes, even gyoza.<p>Getting creative with a waffle iron isn't a novel idea. People have been sneaking hash browns and cheese into our favorite kitchen appliance for a little while now. But the creative folks at ChefSteps have taken it a step further when they went on a waffle iron cooking frenzy. …

Breakfast

Brave Children Share Their Stories of Surviving Terrible Dad Jokes

“Dad Joke Survivors” is a comedy video by Nickelodeon Australia that features brave children sharing their stories of surviving terrible dad jokes. …

The Crazy Scrambled Egg Hack You Have To See To Believe

Every day, it seems, we find a new, more complicated way to cook eggs. We bake where we once hard-boiled, brûlée where we once fried -- and if all else fails, we trot out the sous vide machine. But for perfect, no-frills scrambled eggs, the secret is dead simple: Poach them.<p>This technique, which …

Breakfast

The Parenting Advice I Couldn't Ignore

This summer, our family went on a tried-and-true Minnesota vacation. We rented a small cabin up north that had just enough room for the five of us to sleep in, play cards in, and stumble over each other on our way outside. It was perfect.<p>In between sunrise swims and still-gone-fishing sunsets was …

Why Boosting Poor Children’s Vocabulary Is Important for Public Health

One key difference between low-income and affluent babies: the number of words to which they’re exposed.<p>Air­on Pate is boun­cing off the walls.<p>The not-quite-2-year-old is wait­ing with his mom Domi­n­ique and broth­er Aiden, 4, to be seen at a fed­er­ally sub­sid­ized clin­ic for low-in­come wo­men …

Public Health

The best (and worst) ways to spot a liar

Forget body language or eye movements. There are much better ways to identify the deceitful.<p><i>This story is part of BBC Future’s “Best of 2015” list, our greatest hits of the year. Browse the full list.</i><p>-<p>Thomas Ormerod’s team of security officers faced a seemingly impossible task. At airports across …

Body Language

Eggs: easy and inventive breakfast recipes

British families are shunning cereal and are instead opting for eggs for a more quick and healthy breakfast according to new research.<p>In a report commissioned by the British Egg Industry Council it was revealed egg consumption at breakfast is up by 18 per cent over the past two years while sales of …

30 Healthy Breakfast Ideas To Start Your Morning Off Right

Eat well all month long.<p>There's no denying the allure of French toast, pancakes and waffles, but more often than not those breakfast options will weigh you down rather than fill you with good energy to tackle the day ahead (though we have found one or two exceptions to that rule). Smoothies, oats …

Bernie Sanders Has a Secret

Vermont, his son and the hungry early years that made him the surging socialist he is today.<p>One morning last month in Burlington, Vermont, at the law office of John Franco, one of Bernie Sanders’ best friends since the 1970s, Franco talked to me at length about Sanders’ commitment and his …

Sanders shut down, then addresses big crowd

Black Lives Matter activists drive him to leave the stage.<p>After being driven off the stage Saturday afternoon, Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders addressed the issue later before a large crowd at the University of Washington.<p>Set to speak at a Seattle park during the afternoon, Sanders …

7 Rules For Raising Self-Reliant Children

Jessica Lahey’s highly-anticipated new book, <i>The Gift Of Failure: How The Best Parents Learn To Let Go So Their Children Can Succeed,</i> looks at the unique challenges of child-rearing in current times. Lahey, who is best known for her writing at <i>The Atlantic</i> and <i>The New York Times,</i> is both a parent and …

Landslide

Quick Budget-Friendly Recipes

Your taste buds and wallet will achieve perfect harmony with our selection of quick meals, including stovetop mac and cheese, braised pork chops, meatballs, and roasted chicken tacos.

Cooking

Back Up And Sync Your Files Inside A Mason Jar With Raspberry Preserve

Do you like the concept of backup services like Dropbox or Box but don’t want to relinquish control of your data? Well now you can keep your files safely stored in your own pantry, right next to your jars of fruits and vegetables.<p>An innovative DIYer has figured out a way to skillfully merge a …

Junk Food Fitness Experts Won’t Eat

If we had to put money on it, those in the former group enjoy fitness because it has helped them lose weight, while those watching the second-hand …

Men can have multiple orgasms: The little-known technique that could revolutionize your sexual experience

“Men and women are physiologically a lot more similar than people realize,” argues sex educator Jack Johnston<p>Carrie Weisman<p>June 2, 2015 9:30pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>As a society we carry a lot of entrenched ideas about sex. Perhaps one of the most deeply ingrained …

Watch Fox News attempt to explain away poll numbers showing the US under Obama is the most respected nation in the world

<b>Outnumbered (Fox News)</b><p>“When you say ‘respected,’ what do you mean?” guest Paul Sorvino asked<p>Scott Eric Kaufman<p>June 2, 2015 9:20pm (UTC)<p>On "Outnumbered" Tuesday, the four female panelists and "one lucky guy," actor Paul Sorvino, attempted to wrap their heads around the fact that the latest polling …

United States

10 optical illusions that are completely mind-blowing

The human brain is perhaps the most complex biological structure in evolutionary history. Yet, it's surprisingly easy to trick our brain into perceiving something one way, when in reality it's another. And scientists are only just now figuring out how some of these tricks work.<p>They're called …

Optical Illusions

Dignitas death sparks renewed controversy over assisted suicide law

Jeffrey Spector, who took his own life at the notorious Swiss clinic despite not being terminally ill, admitted: "I am jumping the gun"<p>A father with cancer ended his life at the Swiss clinic Dignitas against the wishes of his family, despite admitting “I know I am going too early.”<p>Jeffrey Spector, …

Vincent Cassel: La Haine 2 could be the next great Mathieu Kassovitz movie

Vincent Cassel is being charming. Thousands of kilometres away, on a dial-in merry-go-round of media interviews, he takes the time to enquire about the current hour in Australia (it’s not that late). Whether it’s the actor’s inherent manners or his Gallic genes, it’s a rarity on the invariably …

On 'Menace II Society' And 'Easy Rider': Why All The Talk On Bikers And Thugs Matters

In his <i>New York Times</i> column this week, Charles Blow discussed bikers and thugs in the aftermath of the Waco shootout on Sunday.<p>This week, many have been contrasting the tone the media have used to describe this incident with coverage of protests against police brutality in Ferguson, Mo., and …

Waco

W. Kamau Bell on Baltimore, Ferguson, and Why Denzel Washington Is the Greatest

The comedian talks social issues and the current state of podcasting.<p>When Esquire.com originally set up this interview with W. Kamau Bell, comedian and host of the now-defunct FXX talk show <i>Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell</i>, it was originally supposed to be about his latest project, <i>Denzel Washington</i> …