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These Japanese Food Puns Have Melted Our Cynical Hearts

As food writers, we have a soft spot when it comes to puns -- especially food puns. We know they can be bad; we know they are 100 percent played out. But no matter how often we hear "I'm kind of a big dill," we can't help but crack a smile.<p>And Japanese food puns are a whole new territory for us, …

Boredom Busters: 50 Fantastic Play-and-Learn Apps, Sites, and Toys

<b>MINECRAFT</b><b>.</b> This online game lets you build entire worlds out of blocks. Minecraft’s visual simplicity belies what is a completely open-ended and …

How to travel with friends (and not want to kill them)

I have two permanent, oddly positioned bald spots on my head. Though my mother claims they’re from a scalp thing I had as a kid, I have it on good authority from my oracle that they’re probably where the Martians attached the electrodes.<p>However, spontaneous balding frequently has nothing to do with …

Travel

Snapchat Vulnerability Can Lead to iPhone Denial-of-Service Attacks

A vulnerability in the <i>Snapchat</i> app opens the iPhone up to denial-of-service attacks that can cause the device to freeze and crash, according to cyber security researcher Jamie Sanchez [Google Translation] (via <i>The Los Angeles Times</i>).<p>A weakness in the app’s system can allow a hacker to send thousands …

These are the 20 most viral video ads of 2013

We’ve all see them, those eminently shareable video ads that sweep around the Internet like wildfire, inspiring discussion, laughter, amazement, and, of course, memes.<p>Video promotion company Unruly compiled a report on the top 20 most shared video ads of this year. Dove’s “Real Beauty Sketches” …

Are Your Pics Blue Enough? How to Turn Your Photos Into Instagram ‘Like’ Magnets

Want to get more likes on Instagram? Make sure your images are predominantly blue, spaciously cropped, bright and mildly desaturated.<p>At least those …

Stunning Views of the Raja Ampat Indonesian Islands

Raja Ampat is four Indonesian islands that are hardly known about. It can be found off the northwest of Bird’s Head Peninsula on the island of New …

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15 Delightful Quotes From Kids To Keep Things In Perspective

Kids say the most delightfully insightful things. GEICO customer service always aims to make sure you are as delighted as possible. Get a new perspective on life's various challenges, and remember to smile.

Work-at-home moms: Challenges and rewards

Moms who have left behind an outside-the-home job often find themselves needing to (or wanting to) bring in some extra income. We found three …

Parenting

A School With No Teachers, Where Students Teach Themselves

Living here for the next month are some of the 4,000 potential students who already made the first cut by passing cognitive skill tests online.<p>Now …

Number Recognition & Ordering with Paper Tubes. Playful Maths

Feb 15, 2013<p>Welcome back to the "<b>Playful Maths</b>" weekly series brought to you by<p>Learn with Play at home and The Imagination Tree<p>Together, let's make</b> …

Word Rolls

It’s true that every country, state and school can approach reading education differently, however, these little wordy rolls are great to assist …

Don't Buy That! 10 Foods You Should Make at Home

Some very delicious packaged foods have some seriously disgusting ingredients (who knew ice cream’s dirty little secret?). Others are ridiculously …

How To Remember Literally Everything

"Memory is the treasury and guardian of all things," the Roman philosopher and statesman, Cicero once wrote. And though it was important at the time of <i>Da Oratore</i>, his dialogue on cultivating the power of remembrance, the art of memory is possibly more relevant than ever. Constant digital …

20+ Unplugged Activities for Tween Age Boys

Shares 97K<p>The “tween” age (9-12 years old) can be a tricky time for kids! Electronics can be a huge pull for this age group because they don’t know …

25 Movies From The ’80s That Every Kid Should See

Many of your favorite movies from childhood aren't quite the same when you try to share them with the wired kids of 2013. These classics are the timeless exceptions that hold up nicely.

Movies

47 Ways YOU Can Be A Fun Mom! - Kids Activities

20 After-School Activities That Are Actually Fun

Because your kids are always in the pursuit of happiness. And hey, they might learn from these too (but don't tell them that)!