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This mom creates amazing and educational DIY activities for her kids

Andrea Yi studied engineering in college, then spent a decade working with fashion designer Donna Karan. After having her fourth son, she realized …

Kids

Ten most common lures used by child abductors

<i>This article was reprinted with permission from the</i> <i>Missing Children's Network</i><i>.<br>More info at htt</i>p:<i>//www.missingchildrensnetwork.ngo/</i><p>Even today, far too …

Surveillance app stored teens' Apple IDs on unprotected servers

An app meant to let parents monitor the phone activity of teenagers was until recently saving the latter's Apple ID passwords in unprotected …

Authentication

The curious case of how a 9-year-old self-proclaimed cocaine dealer became an Instagram influencer

A pint-size girl wearing a jean jacket with the tags still on fans a stack of $100 bills at the camera. She gets in the driver's seat of a red …

Social Media

Porn does not educate, it distorts. A course in sexual reality is in order

Ian McEwan has spoken about online pornography “warping” the sexual expectations of young people. How, while his novella <i>On Chesil Beach</i> was about newlyweds who were unable to cope with sexual reality in the early 60s, things haven’t got much better for the younger generation. Fair point. Before, …

Lifestyle

How to help protect your kids from ‘online luring’

Keeping your children safe online seems to get more difficult by the day. Children as young as five are getting tablets and smartphones. Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, Instagram and other apps have become essential to how kids and teens communicate with each other.<p>And yet, in the decades since …

Social Media

Instagram, Snapchat, Fortnite: The distractions are endless. Here’s how to help kids cope.

Over the past year, there has been a deafening debate over the importance of creating tools to promote responsible technology use. In January, two of Apple’s shareholder groups asked the company to look at the addictive effects of iPhones on children. Google’s recent developer conference …

Self Control

How Fortnite Captured Teens’ Hearts and Minds

The craze for the third-person shooter game has elements of Beatlemania, the opioid crisis, and eating Tide Pods.<p>It was getting late in Tomato Town. The storm was closing in, and meteors pelted the ground. Gizzard Lizard had made his way there after plundering the sparsely populated barns and …

Angry Birds

Moralistic Therapeutic Marcionism

Andy Stanley is the pastor of North Point Community Church, a megachurch in suburban Atlanta. He is also a heretic, for having preached Marcionism, …

Theology

College Costs Are America's Cruel Graduation Gift

Springtime at the school where I teach is usually a celebration of how far so many of our students have come. After years of hard work, often overcoming massive obstacles — poverty, violence, fractured families, inferior educational opportunities that did not prepare them for demanding and not …

College & University

Google makes it easier to delete the search, browsing and viewing history it keeps on you

Google is making it easier to see the search, browsing and YouTube viewing history it keeps on you, to delete any items you don’t want included, and to stop the company from logging your activity in future …<p>It’s doing this to comply with new European privacy regulations, known as the General Data …

Google

The Currency in Bali

The colorful currency in Bali is the Indonesian rupiah (pronounced "rue-pee-ah"), usually abbreviated as (Rp) or less often (Rs). Prices are …

ATMs

New Baldness-Treating Drug Boosts Hair Growth, but Not Without Risks

"I'll stick with balding but this work is sure to be of broad interest."<p>Nobody rocks baldness like Dwayne Johnson. Until hairless humans manage to …

hair loss

Potential new cure found for baldness

<b>A potential new cure for baldness has been discovered using a drug originally intended to treat osteoporosis.</b><p>Enhanced hair growth is a side-effect of a different drug, cyclosporine A, used to treat autoimmune diseases.<p>And researchers found it also inhibited a protein, SFRP1, that blocks a molecular …

hair loss

18 Highly Successful People on the One Song That Gets Them Hyped

From Kendrick to Coltrane.<p>There’s something oddly intoxicating about a good pump up jam.<p>All those Prince hits, those Hall and Oates tunes, those …

Success

Researchers have isolated what may be the single most important trait that makes kids successful in school

For years, scientists have documented the downsides of growing up poor.<p>Studies have shown kids from low-income families are generally less ready to start school. They score lower on vocabulary tests and have more trouble concentrating in class. What's more, being chronically hungry, unsafe, or …

Psychology

Misunderstanding Orange Juice as a Health Drink

Juice is, nutritionally, not much better than soda. How did U.S. consumers come to believe that oranges, in any form, were an important part of a healthy diet?<p>A tall glass of orange juice is the very image of refreshment, packed with vitamins and radiating with sunshine freshness. It’s part of a …

This CEO Faced a Social Media Disaster. His Rapid Response Was Brilliant (and Might Have Saved His Company)

He had just hours to react--and he did, decisively and compassionately.<p>The first time many Americans heard of Talon Air, a private jet charter company out of New York, was probably this week--after the mother of a Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting victim took to Facebook to bash …

Social Media

Boarding school children dominate world of work because they're not in front of screens at home, head says

Boarding school children dominate the world of work because they do not spend time in their bedrooms in front of screens, a leading headmaster has said.<p>Rather than spending hours “hunched” over a computer or television at home, boarding school pupils can spend their time pursuing their passions, …

Justine Greening

How to protect your kids — and their future credit — from identity thieves

A college-bound teen applying for financial aid found out she had a long — and appalling — credit history created by crooks who had stolen her Social Security number when she was a baby. According to the nonprofit Identity Theft Resource Center, it took so long for the teen to clear her name that …

Identity Theft

Living Life Looking at a Screen

How much of your day is spent looking at a screen? Remember that “screen” includes smartphones, computers, tablets, televisions, movies, jumbotrons, …

San Diego

5 Ways My Dad Shaped My Middle School Years

A few months back, I wrote a post that explored some of the difficult changes every middle school boy faces as he transitions into his teenage years. …

Middle School

7 mistakes parents make with teens

There have been times when I’ve been frustrated and, I’ll admit it, a bit hurt over my inability to connect with my teens. I’m guessing my frustrations are shared by other parents who are trying so hard but going about this relationship in all the wrong ways. I’ve worked hard to figure out when and …

Parenting

Worried About Risky Teenage Behavior? Make School Tougher

Like all parents of teenagers, I worry that my children will engage in risky behavior, including drinking, smoking and drug use. The more time they spend doing healthier extracurricular activities — soccer, piano, cleaning their rooms (ha!) — the better.<p>But it turns out that what they do in school …

Education

Can’t we just get along? How adults can set a better example for kids, and why they should.

I had a social media experience recently that shook me, and the more I reflect, the more worried I become — as a citizen, a teacher, and a dad.<p>I was surprised that a friend who believes in kindness, empathy and respectful discourse posted a mean-spirited meme about a political controversy. It was a …

Parenting

This Isn’t a Typical Universal Remote. It’s a Master of Your TV’s Domain

When Caavo ($399) was first announced in early 2017, it was quickly prophesized to be the ultimate universal remote to for your TV. The elegant …

Televisions

This Annoying Texting Habit May Be Ruining Your Relationships

Get it together, lazy texters.<p>You know that obnoxious habit of waiting hours ― sometimes days on end ― to reply to a text?<p>There’s a name for that: cricketing — when you read a text but don’t reply for way too long or not at all. Instead of getting a response, the poor person you’re communicating …

Relationships

The Perks of a Play-in-the-Mud Educational Philosophy

When did America decide preschool should be in a classroom?<p>Most American kids don’t spend large chunks of their day catching salamanders and poking sticks into piles of fox poop. In a nation moving toward greater standardization of its public-education system, programs centered around getting kids …

Education

The Kids Who Lie About Their Age to Join Facebook

Social media’s millions of “invisible” users may be especially vulnerable to cyberbullying.<p>Between 2011 and 2014, a group called EU Kids Online conducted comprehensive studies, looking at children in 22 European countries and across many cultures. A strong majority of children used the Internet to …

Facebook-backed school software shows promise — and raises privacy concerns

Caroline Pollock Bilicki felt uneasy about the new education program introduced this year at her children’s Chicago school.<p>Summit Basecamp, built with the help of Facebook engineers, was billed as a powerful tool that could reshape how students learn. Dozens of schools nationwide have signed up to …

Education