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The Internet Is Loving This Dad's Daycare Wardrobe Fail

Dad’s daycare wardrobe fail is cracking parents everywhere up<p>One dad’s outfit choice for his infant in daycare is going viral today, because he …

Day Care

Cell-Phone Distracted Parenting Can Have Long-Term Consequences: Study

Few things require more hands-on attention than a young child. And there’s little that’s more distracting than the constant bleeping of our cells …

Neuroscience

20 Things You Never Knew About Being Left-Handed

<i>by Amanda MacMillan</i><p>With just 10 percent of the population being left-handed, it can be easy for everyone else to forget we're living in a right-handed world. But aside from making it tough to cut a straight line with a pair of scissors designed for righties, being a southpaw can also have some …

Court Rules Bikram Can't Copyright Practice That Has Existed For Thousands of Years

On Thursday, a court ruled that the sequence of 26 poses and breathing exercises that makes up Bikram Yoga is ineligible for copyright for the same …

Yoga

What Good Is a Patent if You Can't Enforce It?

4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Pop quiz: What percentage of U.S. patents is litigated?<p>1 to 2 percent<br>• 3 to 10 percent<br>• more than 10 percent<p>The right answer: A<p>With such a tiny proportion of patents enforced in court, why should entrepreneurs even bother patenting? …

Patents

Bedtime stories - 'it's better if dad reads them'

When men read stories to their children, they encourage them to use their imagination more, a study reveals<p>Children benefit more from their father reading them bedtime stories than their mother, new research has revealed.<p>Questions posed by men when reading to children were found to have sparked …

Face it, most millennial dads are hypocrites

Around the time my firstborn was learning to walk, my wife and I tried a tag-team approach to parenting. I'd take most of the early morning shifts and then head to the office. Most evenings, no matter what was happening at work, I'd log back in at home, and my wife would pursue her career as a …

Four 529 college savings traps to avoid | Reuters

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Putting money into a 529 college savings plan is relatively easy. Getting it out can be tricky.<p>Graduating student Jennifer Lim sits in the shade before the start of the 361st Commencement Exercises at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts in this May 24, 2012 file …

Why do marketers get to decide what toys are right for our children?

One Thursday morning, my husband, daughter and I did what any family expecting a new little bundle of joy would do: dashed off to Target to find the remaining things left on our list of “things to pack our house with so that we’re not running short on anything once the Special Little Guy arrives.” …

Kids

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Privacy

Ikea Warns of Safety Hazard for 27 Million Dressers After Children Die

Ikea is urging people to stop using around 27 million of its dressers as a response to children getting crushed to death by them.<p>The Consumer Product …

IKEA

Mind-blowing Pluto has ice mountains and water

<b>Laurel, Maryland (CNN) —</b> It had been downgraded to a dwarf planet. It looked like a fuzzy blob in our best telescopes. And it was often referred to as just an icy orb. Even scientists working on the first mission to Pluto expected to find an old, pockmarked world.<p>But Pluto is turning out to be full …

Solar System

10 Life Skills for Working Moms

I was a working mom, myself, for 18 years. I won't kid you: It wasn't easy. A lot of it is a blur. So, I polled my co-worker moms, friends, and …

You are free to crowdfund: Kickstarter wins its first patent case

ArtistShare tried to patent a process "dating back centuries," but it lost.<p>Crowdfunding platform Kickstarter was approached by a competing platform, …

17 Parenting Battles You And Your Partner Know All Too Well

Whoever said parenting isn't a competition was wrong.

21 dads who are still adjusting to parenthood

You can take all the classes and read all the books in the world, but most parenting lessons come from trial and error.<p>So this Father's Day, we …

23 Dad Jokes So Terrible They're Great

Our dads just want joke around and be cool, but when you can’t do any racy jokes, and you don’t understand any pop culture references, all that’s …

Jokes

Nest gets into the home security game with the Nest Cam

The legacy of Dropcam lives on<p>It's been almost a year to the day since Nest purchased Dropcam for $555 million, and today we're seeing the first real fruits of that acquisition. At an event in San Francisco this morning, Nest unveiled the new Nest Cam — a home security and monitoring device that …

Here Are the Funniest Dads on Twitter – and Why We Love Them

With Father’s Day approaching (that’s right – start thinking about gift cards), we can’t help but wax philosophical on the essence of fatherhood. …

New Theory on Why Men Love Breasts

Why do straight men devote so much headspace to those big, bulbous bags of fat drooping from women's chests? Scientists have never satisfactorily …

Study Finds Advantages for Kids of Working Moms

Say goodbye to working mom guilt — a new study demonstrates that being a working parent could have big payoffs for your kids down the road.The …

DARPA Takes A Stab At Needle-Free Blood Draws

Going to the doctor’s office or a clinic and waiting around for a blood draw is not really anybody’s idea of a good time. Perhaps surpassed only by tax audits and root canals, blood draws can be a dreaded procedure, especially for the needle phobic. Yet for some people, periodic blood tests are a …

How Do You Measure Success? 5 Thought-Provoking Answers From Chip Conley, Elizabeth Gilbert, and Other TED Speakers

What if you get what you want, and then find out you wanted the wrong thing?<p>How do you know you're successful? Is it a place where you can arrive, like a point on the map, or only a direction you can continually head for, knowing you will never really get "there"? And what <i>is</i> success anyway? Is it …

Self-improvement

Brain technology patents soar as companies get inside people's heads | Reuters

NEW YORK, May 6 (Reuters) - From ways to eavesdrop on brains and learn what advertisements excite consumers, to devices that alleviate depression, the number of U.S. patents awarded for “neurotechnology” has soared since 2010, according to an analysis released on Wednesday.<p>Most surprising, …

The best microwave mug cake recipes to make in minutes

Many of us have succumbed to the lure of the mid-afternoon microwave cake. There is something satisfyingly indulgent about piling spoonfuls of sugar and flour into a mug, then watching a steaming, sweet-smelling perfectly risen cup come out of the microwave five minutes later.<p>These recipes, from …

Why do we get sleep in our eyes?

Our eyes fill up with gunk as we sleep, but what is it? As Jason G Goldman discovers, the stuff has a more important job than it seems.<p>The first thing I do when I wake up each morning is look at the long list of notifications that have silently accumulated on my phone as I slept. The second thing I …

Friendless? The Selfie Arm Could Make Your Solo Pics Look Less Lonely

“Nice to meet you, no one!”<p>For the especially self-conscious among us who worry that selfies are reminding everyone that you’re alone, here’s a …