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How to Raise Responsible Digital Kids

Dr. Yalda T. Uhls is helping parents navigate the challenges that come with raising a connected kid.<p>PCMag reviews products independently, but we may …

Information illiterate: Challenges libraries face in this fake news era

In today’s unpredictable information environment, how might librarians rethink their role?<p>Imagine, for a moment, the technology of 2017 had existed on Jan. 11, 1964 — the day Luther Terry, surgeon general of the United States, released "Smoking and Health: Report of the Advisory Committee to the …

Can an app change human behavior? This behavioral economics professor is banking on it

Whether personal or professional, change is hard. And the cumulative data is <i>not on</i> our side.<p>Take something obviously detrimental, like smoking. A …

EVALUATING INFORMATION FOR ACCURACY IS A SKILL THAT IS TIMELY—AND TIMELESS. | ALA Libraries Transform

Information literacy skills are needed now more than ever to help people navigate the rapidly evolving world of online media and marketing. …

Libraries

Trump understands what many miss: people don’t make decisions based on facts

How can we make facts matter? Research in psychology and political science offers a little hope.<p>Donald Trump made an “unusual degree” of blatantly false and misleading statements for a presidential candidate. And since taking the oath of office, he’s continued the pattern.<p>He’s insisted that …

Critical Thinking

This Quiz Tells You How Rational You Really Are

Beyond the Meyers-Briggs test lies a fount of other, even more strangely enticing quizzes designed to probe and expose different aspects of your …

Psychology

"I’d like to raise my IQ. Where do I start?"

<i>Dear Dumbass is a new advice column from Rick Rosner. I went to high school with Rick. According to Wikipedia, Rick is an "American television writer</i> …

Middle School

How to get kids to do boring (but necessary) tasks

<i>Self-discipline is a form of freedom. Freedom from laziness and lethargy, freedom from expectations and demands of others, freedom from weakness and</i> …

Preschoolers and Praise: What Kinds of Messages Help Kids Grow?

The messages parents and educators convey to preschoolers can help strengthen kids for obstacles throughout life.<br>[[ This is a content summary only. …

How to Help Your Kids Build a Better BS Detector

The idea of the “bullshit detector” as a mindset that separates truth from fiction was coined by George Washington in 1782. Actually, that fact is …

George Washington

7 Questions I'm Asking Before My Kid Goes to Your House (Whether You Like It or Not)

Anyways, don’t get me wrong, I totally appreciate Cinderella’s parents taking my little douchenugget for the afternoon so I can get all sorts of s--t …

Stop Playing Monopoly With Your Kids (And Play These Games Instead)

Parents want the best for their kids. This, no doubt, extends to the board game closet. But Mom and Dad may not be aware of the drudgery and fickle …

The Homer Simpson effect: forgetting to remember

New research suggests that the act of remembering causes forgetting of similar but irrelevant memories.<p>Homer Simpson wasn’t a neuroscientist, but he evidently had some insight into how the brain works. In one episode of the long-running series, he explains why education is wasted on him: “Every …

How Libraries Are Transforming Into Community Anchors

This year, as we celebrate National Library Week, April 12 - 18, it is important to realize that libraries not only engage, but also transform their communities, especially during times of emergency, when libraries are often the glue that holds communities together.<p>A dramatic illustration of this …

How to (try to) Lie With Wikipedia

The manufactured history of neckbeard-shaming<p>Neckbeards. A fashion choice. An internet insult. Has the term been used as a pejorative since Colonial …

Facial Hair

You Hate Yourself Because We Told You To

Or, how to lose an unwinnable game<p>The Awl recently published a letter that they (aptly) titled “I Hate Myself Because I Don’t Work For BuzzFeed”. The …

World Economic Forum

Funniest Parenting Tweets: What Moms And Dads Said On Twitter This Week

Kids may say the darndest things, but parents tweet about them in the funniest ways -- so we like to round up the most hilarious 140-character quips from moms and dads to spread the joy.<p>Our guest curator this week is John Kinnear, who blogs at Ask Your Dad and right here on HuffPost Parents. Read …

3 Alternatives to Time-Out That Work!

Time-out is a popular discipline method aimed at getting children to sit in a chair and “think about what they've done,” which would work great if …

Searching Online May Make You Think You're Smarter Than You Are

Using the Internet is an easy way to feel omniscient. Enter a search term and the answers appear before your eyes.<p>But at any moment you're also just a few taps away from becoming an insufferable know-it-all. Searching for answers online gives people an inflated sense of their own knowledge, …

What will our descendants judge as our greatest sin? – Stephen Cave Stefan Klein

In 100 years it will not be acceptable to use genderised words such as ‘he’ or ‘she’, which are loaded with centuries of prejudice and reduce a …

Nelson Mandela

Young readers prefer printed books

A new book called Words Onscreen: The Fate of Reading in a Digital World cites surveys that say that young readers increasingly prefer to read books …

Books

The hidden tricks of powerful persuasion

Are we always in control of our minds? As David Robson discovers, it’s surprisingly easy to plant ideas in peoples’ heads without them realising.<p>Are we all just puppets on a string? Most people would like to assume that they are free agents – their fate lies in their own hands. But they’d be wrong. …

No, you're not entitled to your opinion

Every year, I try to do at least two things with my students at least once. First, I make a point of addressing them as “philosophers” – a bit …

Vaccination

This Video Will Save You From Wasting So Much Time Arguing Online

If you're familiar with the original definition of "meme," you know that ideas can spread and mutate. But what makes memes spread faster? Anger. …

University of Pennsylvania

The science of protecting people’s feelings: why we pretend all opinions are equal

It’s both the coolest — and also in some ways the most depressing — psychology study ever.<p>Indeed, it’s so cool (and so depressing) that the name of its chief finding — the Dunning-Kruger effect — has at least halfway filtered into public consciousness. In the classic 1999 paper, Cornell researchers …

Why People "Fly from Facts"

“There was a scientific study that showed vaccines cause autism.” “Actually, the researcher in that study lost his medical license, and overwhelming …

Critical Thinking

The near and far future of libraries

Recently, Google Vice President and <i>“father of the Internet”</i> Vint Cerf warned that we might be headed for a <i>“digital Dark Age”</i>, a massive loss of …