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Parents warned over children's online safety

Parents are over-confident about keeping their children safe online but many are avoiding difficult conversations about sexting and cyberbullying, …

Internet giants planning to wipe out child abuse images

Major companies, including Facebook, Microsoft, Google and Twitter, are in secret discussions to create a system that could banish child abuse images from the web.<p>The plan would be the first collaborative effort across the industry to block paedophiles from sharing images online, and would involve …

Internet

Why I Regret Being a Stay-at-Home Mom

<i>Written by Lisa Endlich Heffernan</i><p>The most expensive decision of my life I made alone. There was no realtor, no car dealer and no travel agent when I chose to leave the paid workforce. There was just me looking at my husband, my children and the chaos that was our lives. At no point did I calculate …

Parenting

5 Coping Skills Your Kids Will Thank You For

If we want our daughters and sons to enjoy a more integrated approach to professional and personal fulfillment, we must continue the conversations that invigorated the Third Metric conference.<p>I was honored to participate in the event's panel on managing a frenetic life. It's a topic I live every …

InterAct

How Do You Decide When It Is Time to Leave a Job?

One of the crucial components of achieving a meaningful life is your job, and you should carefully evaluate if you can attain this goal where you are or if you need to pursue a new career elsewhere, as leaving for the wrong reasons can be a big mistake. Have you recently received a call from a …

Employment

A Coffee Table for Cats - Technabob

If you’ve got a cat, you know they like to get into places they shouldn’t, and if your anipal is anything like our cat, Mr. Lucky, he wants to be …

For strong daughters, stop with the sex stereotypes

When the rocket scientist Yvonne Brill died in March, The New York Times celebrated her as the maker of a "mean beef stroganoff" and "the world's best mother." When my 4-year-old daughter, Ellie, a wildly creative and interesting girl, finished a year of preschool last week, her teachers gave her …

Oprah Winfrey Harvard Commencement speech | Harvard Commencement 2013

Oprah Winfrey

Stephen King On Growing Up, Believing In God And Getting Scared

For 20 years, Stephen King has had an image stuck in his head: It's a boy in a wheelchair flying a kite on a beach. "It wanted to be a story, but it wasn't a story," he tells <i>Fresh Air's</i> Terry Gross. But little by little, the story took shape around the image — and focused on an amusement park …

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Success for the Stay-at-Home Parent

I used to know how to define success. Receiving an "A" in class. Being promoted to the next grade. Receiving a raise, a year-end bonus or a glowing review. It was pretty simple to identify success when I worked for pay, because in the working world, everyone receives feedback -- the minimum wage …

Parenting

Stopped into my fav Arlington pizza shop to toss a pie like I did back in the day. #NicolasPizza

May 25, 2013 at 5:27am UTC

Artkive Turns Your Kids’ Artwork (And More) Into Printed Books

Artkive, an app designed to eliminate the overwhelming guilt you get tossing your children’s brilliant artwork into the garbage, now has another purpose, too: you can order printed out books of their creations. Instead of just hiding the child’s crumpled up drawings and precious finger-paint …

The Expiration Date Conspiracy

My middle son, Zack, was in need of a fainting couch. His cheeks were flushed and he had a sore throat. I knew his symptoms because he told me each one in great detail to make sure I understood, that I really, really understood, his condition. Zack is our resident chronicler of life's injustices. …

Love

Dr. Phil: The One Word Every Mother Needs to Learn

Dr. Phil says it's important to make yourself the star of your own life. Still, Joey on Twitter wonders how to stay true to her authentic self as a …

A Letter To My Daughter

Dear Anouchka,<p>I've never written you a letter before, although I have written you a lot of postcards. You still have a box of them somewhere, I think, dated from your fourth year -- a birthday I missed, as I recall, as I missed so many of your birthdays.<p>Still, that's one of the downsides of having …

Harry Potter

Paul and his books

See Celebrities Reimagined As Renaissance Masterpieces

Sometimes, when the light hits their chiseled features just the right way, it’s easy to see how certain celebrities could transcend traditional placement in tabloid magazines and might have inspired a timeless masterpiece hanging in a museum (sometimes less so).<p>Worth1000.com is an image …

Art

Justice Families

May 18, 2013 at 10:07pm UTC

The Hell That Is My Kids' Bedtime Ritual

<i>Written by Allana Harkin for Babble.com</i><p>Every evening around 7:15pm my children look at me with sad disappointed eyes. Eyes which say: "How could you?" "Why do you hate us?" and "I'll never be happy again."<p>And all I did was say, "It's time to get ready for bed." To which my 3-year-old now yells, "OH …

Microwaves

Living On Bitcoin For A Week: The Expense Report

A few readers asked if I would provide the (very convoluted) ledger from my week of living on Bitcoin. Here is the accounting, including how I spent my Bitcoin and the value of that Bitcoin in U.S. dollars at the time I spent it. You’ll see the week was not just an exercise in living on Bitcoin but …

Answering God's Call

One question, asked in faith, has the power to change a life. I know because it changed mine. It happens when you ask: What is God calling on me to do in these circumstances at this time? To believe in divine providence is to trust that God is interwoven in our lives. This does not make suffering …

Selling

Listen Up! How to Get Kids to Listen to You

Stop repeating yourself. Your child will be all ears once you start following these clever, attention-getting tips from the pros.<p>Ever notice how your child's bionic ears pick up every word of your "private" conversations, yet when you really need him to listen it's like he's switched off his …

Parenting

11 Of The World’s Hottest Bikes

New York City’s soon-to-be-launched bike-sharing program has met with Big Apple-size skepticism. It’s too dangerous for a city with so little cycling infrastructure, detractors cry. The bike stations are too ugly (and a blight on historic neighborhoods), and the bikes themselves are crass …

New York City