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How to master Android Voice Commands, beyond Google Now

When Apple first introduced Siri with the iPhone 4S, it was not the first time the world had seen voice control, but it did mark the first time a major company was releasing it to the world simultaneously on millions of mobile devices as their most prominent feature.<p>Despite its innumerable flaws …

Stop Playing Candy Crush and Learn a Language Instead—It’s Just As Much Fun

In mid-December, Apple named Duolingo—a piece of language-learning software—its 2013 iPhone app of the year. Since then, I swear every native English …

Hoist the Jolly Roger! -- 10 Must-Read Pirate Books

"There is more treasure in books than in all the pirate's loot on Treasure Island." - Walt Disney.<p>Pirate-mania is all the rage these days. Between the Starz original series <i>Black Sails</i>, Johnny Depp's multi-billion dollar Pirates of the Caribbean franchise, to Tom Hanks as Captain Phillips; The …

How I Gave Up Facebook and Got a Life

When I was in kindergarten, I believed my teachers lived in the school building. The idea that they would venture beyond the hallowed halls of learning after school hours seemed unfathomable to my 5-year-old mind.<p>I still remember the shock I felt one Saturday morning when I encountered one of my …

DIY Backyard Beekeeping: A Guide for Beginners

If you can garden, you can be a beekeeper. Here are the first steps: the questions to ask, the equipment you'll need and how to choose the right bees.<p>If you can garden, you can be a beekeeper. Here are the first steps: the questions to ask, the equipment you'll need and how to choose the right bees.

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How My Church Hijacked My Vagina

Just like the Christian church asks us to believe that the earth is only 6,000 years old (rather than 4.5 billion years), it also asks us to believe that a female sexuality is something that creates obstacles for men, rending them weak and helpless. Therefore a godly woman is a married woman, who …

Finding the Balance Between Being A 'Yes' Mom and a 'No' Mom

<b>Click here to watch the TEDTalk that inspired this post.</b><p>I knew her as "the lady who let her kid play in the middle of the street," until our annual block party, when I learned her name was Summer, she was a single mom with three kids, and she is probably a better parent than I'll ever be.<p>Summer let …

13 Life Hacks for Career-Loving Moms and Dads

I know it, you know it: There’s not enough time in the day. Raising a family and having a full-time job requires maintaining a rigorous schedule and …

Parenting

50 Best Albums of 2013

Vampire Weekend cut the cute and raised the stakes, Kanye assaulted our ears, Bowie shocked the world and Miley tossed a dance-pop party grenade<p>50<p>The …

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Etsy-nomics lets sellers stitch together a living with new pattern

The creations are tiny — images painted on 3-by-5-inch discarded library catalog cards. But they’re a big hit on Vickie Moore’s Etsy shop, WingedWorld, allowing the 41-year-old mother of two to supplement her part-time job as a newspaper reporter.<p>“I thought I would have a few sales a month,” she …

20 Things Your Child Needs From You When Things Change

We all know the old adage, "The only thing permanent is change," and it is doubly true for families. Inside that constantly rolling ball of family transitions tumbles around changes in the stages, needs and roles of each family member's life, as well as the dynamics of the family unit as a …

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Just Knowing These 8 Facts Will Make You Way More Productive

Whether trying to conquer Mount Everest or just pick up your laundry, learning these quick facts will make it easier to be super productive -- or at least understand why you're not.<p>And if you're the type of person who is likely procrastinate instead of reading the rest of this article, then you …

Lou Reed, Velvet Underground Leader and Rock Pioneer, Dead at 71

New York legend, who helped shape nearly fifty years of rock music, underwent a liver transplant in May<p>Lou Reed, a massively influential songwriter …

Lou Reed

Mother And Daughter Play A Remarkable Game Of Dress-Up

Photographer Jaime Moore re-created portraits of famous women in history starring her 5-year-old daughter, Emma.<p>Emma Moore turned 5 this year. To mark the occasion, Jaime Moore, her mother and a professional photographer, snapped portraits of her in dress-up clothes.<p>But she wasn't dressed like a …

7 Must-have Apps for Audio Lovers

Are you someone who constantly has your ear buds on?<p>Do you love listening to music, audio books, or podcasts while driving or working out?<p>Well, here are seven awesome iPhone apps to fill your ear buds with energizing music, educational audio books, or funny podcasts all day long.<p>1. Umano (free)<p>If …

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A Radical Way of Unleashing a Generation of Geniuses

Author: Joshua Davis. Joshua Davis Business<p>Date of Publication: 10.15.13.<p>Time of Publication: 6:30 am. 6:30 am<p>You can read a version of this story in …

Eleanor Catton becomes youngest Booker prize winner

Judges praise 832 'extraordinary' pages of The Luminaries that New Zealander began writing when she was 25<p>Comment: novel questions and epic ambition Interview: Eleanor Catton Guardian review by Kirsty Gunn Video: the case for The Luminaries<p>Eleanor Catton made Man Booker prize history twice on …

Has the message about first aid skills been learned?

<b>A child falls out of a tree with a sickening thud while his father is preoccupied on his mobile phone.</b><p>In a kitchen, a woman trained in emergency first aid rushes outside to help, but instead of coming to their aid she gathers in washing from the rain. She is not the boy's mother but she would have …

First Aid

What should a school be?

Educationists agree our school system is broken. Maybe it’s time they start asking “what is its basic purpose?”<p>Nothing in the public debate on schooling suggests that education matters. Whether test scores do or don’t measure learning; whether schools should be privatized; whether Wikipedia will …

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Meet These 15 Inspiring Chicagoans Who Dropped Everything And Pursued Their Passions

More and more people are discovering that work doesn’t have to be a task you dread, a stressful deadline or a chain keeping you hostage at a desk you’ve grown to hate. People everywhere are changing things up, trying new adventures, taking risks and leaving previously set-in-stone career paths …

Motivation

in Food onOct 6, 2013 11:45 am

Recently, food writer Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan set about to try and find legendary author and Oak Park native Ernest Hemingway's hamburger recipe after …

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From Microsoft to beer: Pair create home-brewing machine

If you were one of the top guys who spent much of the 2000s trying to get Microsoft to develop tablet computers, you might be ready for a drink.<p>Or …

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10 Parenting Books Recommended by Real Moms | B-Inspired Mama

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