James McDonald

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33 Things to Stop Doing to Your Kids Right Now

In our quest to be a great mom or dad, we often don't see that our actions aren't always best for our children. Now's the time to take off the …

Parenting

All Parents With Young Kids Should Know About These 23 Hacks

How to handle finger paints, blocked sinuses, and muddy strollers like a boss.<p><i>This post was translated from German.</i>

DIY

This Figure Skater Is Basically a One-Woman AC/DC Tribute Band. The Internet Is Rocking Out Accordingly.

Ivett Toth sure knows how to stand out in a crowded field of female figure skaters for the 2018 Winter Olympics. Her solution: bring out the AC/DC. …

Silicon Valley and the Threat to Democracy

"Esc!” It’s the key on the top left of the keyboard that you hit frantically when your laptop crashes. Confronted by the ghastly reality that some of …

Social Media

Science Says the Most Successful Kids Have Parents Who Do These 8 Things

Parenting is tough and if you're not intentional much can go wrong in the process. Here's what researchers say parents should do if they want to raise strong, confident and successful kids.<p>1. Don't complain.<p>Instead, model the ability to pick yourself up in the face of setbacks. According to …

University of California

Neuroscience Says Listening to This Song for 15 Seconds Will Instantly Make You More Creative

Innovation matters. Creativity matters. Finding new solutions to old problems is what businesses -- and careers -- are often built on.<p>Sound therapy is a popular way to relax and reduce stress. But now you can use the power of music to be more creative.<p>Researchers at Radboud University split …

Career Development

Why Happy People Cheat

A good marriage is no guarantee against infidelity.<p>“Most descriptions of troubled marriages don’t seem to fit my situation,” Priya insists. “Colin and I have a wonderful relationship. Great kids, no financial stresses, careers we love, great friends. He is a phenom at work, fucking handsome, …

Long-form Journalism

How Science Is Unlocking the Secrets of Addiction

Magazine<p>We’re learning more about the craving that fuels self-defeating habits—and how new discoveries can help us kick the habit.<p>Patrick Perotti scoffed when his mother told him about a doctor who uses electromagnetic waves to treat drug addiction. “I thought he was a swindler,” Perotti …

Dopamine

Bill Murray's Parenting Wisdom Is Spot On

The actor and comedian has six sons.<p>Bill Murray is a veritable fount of parenting wisdom.<p>The actor and comedian has six sons ― 35-year-old Homer, 32-year-old Luke, 24-year-old Cal, 21-year-old Jackson, 20-year-old Cooper and 16-year-old Lincoln.<p>In honor of his birthday on Thursday, we’ve rounded up …

43 Tweets That Sum Up Life With 5-Year-Olds

LOL.<p>Five-year-olds are a really special bunch.<p>Out of the “terrible twos” and “threenager” phase, they’re part of what some parents call the “feisty fives” or “ferocious fives” (or even the “f**king fives”). They’re learning so many new skills, asking more and more questions and saying the darndest …

Northern Lights

20 gadgets under $20 that you'll actually use every day

There are plenty of products out there that cost less than $20, but most of them never get used. A USB drive that works in outer space? Can’t imagine …

Headphones

The 1-Hour Weekend Activity That Will Totally Change Your Week

The weekends are needed for recharging, but doing this one activity for one hour is what sets the high performers apart from everyone else.<p>The weekends are a time for relaxation and rejuvenation before another workweek starts. Taking time away from work helps with creativity, your mental health, …

Letting your child play on an iPad could have serious consequences

In the first study, Julia Ma at the University of Toronto and colleagues found that, in children younger than 2, the more time spent with a handheld screen, such as a smartphone or tablet, the more likely the child was to show signs of a speech delay. Ma presented the work May 6 at the 2017 …

University of London

2-year-olds don’t care how others feel — so stop forcing them to apologize

By Meghan Leahy<p>Meghan Leahy<p>Email Bio Follow<p><i>Q: What do you think about making kids say they’re sorry? In theory, it’s nice to teach that apologies are proper when you’ve hurt someone. But we have a 2-year-old, and I’m 100 percent sure he is not sorry at all for hitting the dog, for example, or his</i> …

Parenting

Parents, it’s time to get out of the way and let your kids just play

By Merete Kropp<p>When our children were in elementary school, we lived in the heart of a mega-metropolis with little opportunity for outdoor activities and rare glimpses of winter weather. So we took a vacation to the mountains to partake in some of the pleasures of winter.<p>We packed ski suits, hats, …

13 Things Mentally Strong People Don't Do

Give up the bad habits that drain your mental strength.<p>As a psychotherapist, I've witnessed countless people beating the odds. Despite the tragedies, hardships, and challenges they faced, they persisted.<p>My training had taught me to build on people's existing strengths. But over the years, I've …

Humans face a shocking, chemical-induced reproductive crisis

<b>Endocrine disrupting chemicals in our environment have damaged male sperm, most of which are now misshapen and unable to swim properly.</b><p>The image at …

Sperm

Why Self-esteem Is Different From Confidence and How to Build Both Effectively

As humans, we sort of depend on certain qualities and traits. For example, self-esteem and self-confidence (or confidence) are two fundamental …

Self-help

The A-Z of parenting: 26 words and phrases that have new meaning

Everyone knows things are different after you’ve had kids.<p>New doors open – often the extra-wide ones of Starbucks and Pizza Express – while others …

Language

Facebook Patents Clever Way To Advertise Just To Important People

Celebrities aren’t like you and me. They’re better. Or at least Facebook thinks they’re worth more money.<p>Convince experts and influencers to like something, and everyone will follow their lead. The question is how to identify who these special people are, and Facebook’s just patented one of the …

Reading On A Screen Before Bed Might Be Killing You

You've heard that using screens before bedtime can mess with your sleep, but new research suggests the problem is even more serious.<p>Reading from an iPad before bed not only makes it harder to fall asleep, but also impacts how sleepy and alert you are the next day, according to new research from …

Kidaptive’s Latest App Learner Mosaic Puts A Preschool Teacher In Parents’ Pockets

Kidaptive, the maker of children’s educational iPad applications with a curriculum focused on Kindergarten readiness, has now released a new app designed just for parents. Called “Learner Mosaic,” the app offers parents personalized insights into how well their child is progressing based on their …

DARPA creates first 1THz computer chip, earns Guinness World Record

By on October 31, 2014 at 10:50 am<p>DARPA, the US military’s R&D division, has been awarded a Guinness World Record for creating the world’s fastest …

Highfive: A new device and cloud service that will fix your meetings and video conferences

Even with technological advances in other aspects of our lives, business meetings have remained frustratingly antiquated. Conference calls, which often still take place over traditional landlines, are spent talking over each other, while the first chunk of in-person meetings is wasted trying to get …

The Case Against Selling Your Old Phone

Someday, you're going to want that obsolete iPhone back.<p><i>Don't you forget about me. Credit: Getty Images.</i><p><b>If you've owned an iPhone 4, 4S, 5, or 5S</b>, there's a decent chance you just became, or are about to become, an ex-owner. With countless people upgrading to the new iPhone 6 or 6 Plus (yours truly …

Most Americans Download Zero Apps Every Month

A staggering 65.5% of U.S. smartphone users fail to download any new apps each month, according to comScore's recent mobile app report.<p>Even though people are using the apps they have more than ever, only approximately a third of U.S. smartphone users choose to give a new app a try, with this …

Mobile first? Forget it: Go mobile second — you'll live longer

Will the entrepreneur who has completely lost focus over something a VC once said please stand up? Good. Now that you’re all standing, let me tell you a secret: You don’t <i>have</i> to go mobile first.<p>In fact, for some startups, going mobile first will kill you, while going mobile second will let you live …

A Fighter Jet for the Road: 2015 Lamborghini Huracán LP610-4

Say hello to the most practical, ridiculous Lambo a whole heap of money can buy.<p><b>On-Sale Date:</b> Now<p><b>Base Price (est.):</b> $245,000<p><b>Competitors:</b> Audi R8, McLaren 650S, Porsche 911 Turbo S<p><b>Powertrains:</b> 5.2-liter V-10, 602 hp, 413 lb-ft; seven-speed dual-clutch automatic, AWD<p><b>EPA Fuel Economy (city/hwy, mfr.</b> …

Dark Energy Reservoir Review: an 8,000mAh Dual-USB Slim Battery Pack

While modern smartphones, tablets and all kinds of other devices offer up a world of possibilities, they all require one thing – power.<p>They mostly share a common trait too, they’re generally not that power-efficient and can burn through a full charge in what seems like no time at all – this is …