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10 Amazing Ways People Are Using The Oculus Rift Today

Now, two years and a $2 billion acquisition later, the device is being used for much more than video games.<p>The Oculus Rift, created by Oculus VR, is a virtual reality 3-D headset that uses 360-degree head tracking to make it feel like you're inside a different world.<p>For example, looking to the left …

Virtual Reality

100-Year-Old Negatives Discovered in Block of Ice in Antarctica

For the past 100 years, a box of never-before-seen negatives has been preserved in a block of ice in Antarctica. Recently, Conservators of the New Zealand Antarctic Heritage Trust came across the 22 exposed, but unprocessed, cellulose nitrate negatives during an attempt to restore an old …

Antarctica

7 Things Remarkably Happy People Do Often | Inc.com

Happiness: Everyone wants it, yet relatively few seem to get enough of it, especially those in their early 40s. (I'm no psychologist, but that's probably about when many of us start thinking, "Wait--is <i>this</i> all there is?")<p>Good news and bad news: Unfortunately, approximately 50 percent of your …

Happiness

A Guide to Identifying Your Home Décor Style

Many of us peruse home décor books, magazines, websites, and blogs and like much of what we see there…but when it comes to decorating our own homes, …

Interior Design

Breathtaking Photos of the Blue Forest in Belgium

If you love discovering extraordinary travel destinations off the beaten path, do we have a place for you. Though this may look like a scene straight out of a fairy-tale, this blue forest is, in fact, real. Just 30 minutes south of Brussels, in Belgium, is a forest called Hallerbos. During the …

Photography

How Random Acts of Kindness Change Reality

Have you ever stopped to think about what random acts of kindness really do? I mean,sure, they make you feel pretty good about yourself and make somebody else feel pretty good, too, but have you ever considered their impact on an <i>energetic</i> level? It might surprise you to learn that the small gesture …

Spirituality

12 Ways to Stop Yelling

Instead of losing your cool and causing yourself to yell, check out these top ways to stay calm while still making your point and setting necessary boundaries.<p><i>Inhale. Exhale. Repeat. Sometimes all it takes is a moment to cool down.</i><p>You told your child to pick up all his toys and get ready for bed, …

50 Simple Ways to Make Your Baby Smarter

Infant-development experts believe that the first years of a child's life are a prime time for learning, but sometimes it may be hard to think of new ways to stimulate your baby. Let these fun—and scientific—activities inspire you.<p>Stimulate Baby's Vision<p><b>1. Make eye contact.</b> Take advantage of those …

5 Painless Steps to Getting Your Kids Unplugged

photo credit: Little Miss Eclectic Photography<p>“Mom, I want to watch a movie!” “I want to play a video game!” “I want to play with your iPad!” “Mom! …

Best Interview Questions for a Babysitter

{Photo Credit: The Art of Making a Baby}<p>You want to feel confident and comfortable as you finally embark on a child-free night, so finding the right …

5 Childhood Moments Worth Capturing

There are certain moments in our children’s everyday that we might overlook when it comes to photographing them. It’s easy to pull out the camera for …

Baby's First Birthday: Must Take Photos

{Photo credit: With A Red Bird On My Shoulder}<p>Your baby’s <i>first birthday</i> is a huge <i>milestone</i>. While you’re busy planning the theme, gathering …

Weddings

How to Help Your Baby's Reflux

If your baby is showing signs of reflux, a common newborn digestive problem, here's how to help her.<p><b>Breastfeed, if possible.</b> Breastfeeding is best for a baby with reflux because it's more hypoallergenic and is digested twice as fast as formula. If breastfeeding isn't possible, talk to your doctor …

14 Easy Ways to Make Your Backyard More Fun

Encourage your kids to explore, build, create, or just relax in the outdoors with these fun, creative, and inspiring ideas for your lawn.<p>Inspire imaginative play with these no-sew theater curtains. You’ll need 6 yards of red burlap, a clothesline, and clip-on curtain rings. Cut fabric into two …

50 Summer Bucket List Ideas

It’s summertime: the weather is nice, the kids are out of school, and there is a world of opportunity for fun. It’s the perfect time to make a summer …

21 Infant Games to Get Baby's Mind Buzzing

You don't have to do much to raise a smarty-pants. Try these everyday baby learning activities with your babe to boost that little brain. Plus, try …

5 Time Saving Tips for Your Morning Routine

Back to school! Whether that phrase inspires cheers or tears in your home, it’s about that time; it’s nearly here. With a new school year comes a …

Cute Ways to Commemorate the Start of the School Year

Sure, most everyone knows that it’s a great idea to start off the new school year with an adorable photo of your child standing at the bus stop with …

Kids And TV: Watching An Extra Hour Can Harm Kindergarten Performance, Study Says

Yet another data point has been added to the ongoing debate over how much TV watching is too much for young children.<p>A study of Canadian children has found that even an extra hour of TV time -- above the daily average of 72 minutes -- could significantly harm a child’s performance in kindergarten, …

Homework Motivation

Ah, homework. It’s the bridge between home and school. Homework is a tool teachers use to reinforce what students learned during the day and to …

September Photo Contest!

We love getting to know our readers, and interacting with you on a more personal level. We also love giving you the opportunity to win some of our …

Beating Back Mommy Guilt

Oh, Mommy Guilt. No one told you that it came with the baby! Whether working out of the home or staying at home, “mommy guilt” manages to rear its …

Happy Family Habit #8: Get Your Kids to Talk with a Chatting Spot

<i>We’re back with another Happy Family Habit today and it’s a really good one. Kristin has a lot of really useful tips not only on the when and where</i> …

Helping Children Learn to Write + 8 Activities to Get Them Writing

I love seeing Immy turn to writing again and again as a means of communicating. As her confidence as a beginning writer grows so do the number of …

Teaching Your Child about Stranger Danger

As a parent, the number one thing you want to do is protect your child. The world can be an uncertain place and you want to give your kids the tools …

10 Places to Find Unique Halloween Costumes

Are you sick of seeing your child in the same store-bought Halloween costume as fifty other children in your neighborhood? Do you want to find them …

How to encourage developing fine motor skills

Maybe you’ve heard the term “fine motor skills.” Knee deep in breastfeeding and diapers, you probably didn’t have too much time to think about what …

Kids

Five Tips for Teaching Reading Using Recent Brain Research

I've read so much about the brain based learning lately, I thought I'd share some tips that connect the two.<p>Move: Kids need to move. The moving helps …

Treating Baby Eczema Naturally

Have you noticed dry, itchy, red patches on your baby’s skin? If so, your baby may be suffering from a very common skin condition called eczema. Many …