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7 Montessori-inspired ways to have a smoother morning routine with your kids

When our children spend so much of the day away from us at school, the moments we do have together are precious. But, they don't always <i>feel</i> precious …

This Wealthy Tycoon is Behind a New Shadowy Group Running Ads Attacking Electoral Reform in BC

BC’s referendum on electoral reform isn’t even officially underway, but interests linked to big corporations and the BC Liberals are already working …

Graphene Scientists Invent World's Most Hardcore Hair Dye

Researchers at Northwestern University think they’ve stumbled upon an unexpected new use for the so-called supermaterial graphene: an easy-to-apply, …

It's time to protect yourself — and your friends — from Facebook

Remember the Marlboro Man? He was a sexy vision of the American west, created by a cigarette corporation to sell a fatal product. People knew this …

How one couple adapted a 204-square-foot tiny house for their new baby

What’s it like to live in a 204-square-foot space with a baby? Samantha and Robert Garlow of SHEDsistence know, and they’re sharing their story. …

Millions Of People Have Watched This Dad Brilliantly Explain Emotions To His Daughter

Video of dad explaining ways for daughter to address her feelings goes viral<p>One of the hardest parts of being is a parent is knowing how to deal when …

The Ultimate Bug-Out Bag

That ragged guy on the street corner howling about the end of the world might be onto something. Think about it for a moment. Every morning it seems …

L.A.'s "Parallel Undercut" Is The Secret To Hair That's SO Easy To Style

Take the weight out. Remove some bulk. Add invisible layers. There are countless ways to request a haircut that's easy to style and has natural …

Why do we think poor people are poor because of their own bad choices?

If an unexpected medical emergency bankrupts you, you view yourself as a victim of bad fortune – while seeing other bankruptcy court clients as spendthrifts. Why?<p><i>Outclassed: The Secret Life of Inequality is our new column about class. Read all articles here</i><p>Cecilia Mo thought she knew all about …

America last: The case for moral disengagement from politics in the age of Trump

<b>(Salon/Mireia Triguero Roura)</b><p>We may well be seeing the rise of fascism — but Democrats and liberals have helped make it possible. Just say no!<p>Anis Shivani<p>February 26, 2017 12:00pm (UTC)<p>There are a lot of killers. What, you think our country’s so innocent?<br>— Donald J. Trump, Feb. 6, 2017<p>There …

Political Science

Robert Mercer: the big data billionaire waging war on mainstream media

With links to Donald Trump, Steve Bannon and Nigel Farage, the rightwing US computer scientist is at the heart of a multimillion-dollar propaganda network<p>Just over a week ago, Donald Trump gathered members of the world’s press before him and told them they were liars. “The press, honestly, is out …

Donald Trump

This New Trend Could Be the Answer to All Your Split-End Hair Problems

How many times have you gone to the salon for “just a trim” and suddenly had half of your hair on the floor? Most of us have experienced this nightmare at least once. Fear no more, chica, because we’ve found a happy medium to your first-world problems: hair-dusting.<p>RELATED: 6 Things You're Doing …

Hair

Why Donald Trump Bears Blame for Making America Less Safe

The president’s attack on a federal judge and the “court system" add to his short-sighted approach to protecting the United States.<p>On Sunday, President Trump declared that “if something happens”—the “something” in question, implicitly, being an Islamist terrorist attack<i>—</i>Americans should blame the …

Donald Trump

A Clarifying Moment in American History

There should be nothing surprising about what Donald Trump has done in his first week—but he has underestimated the resilience of Americans and their institutions.<p>I am not surprised by President Donald Trump’s antics this week. Not by the big splashy pronouncements such as announcing a wall that he …

Donald Trump

The Life-Changing Magic of Doomsday Prepping

It may seem insane to prepare for the apocalypse, but the process of putting together a Bug Out Bag can actually be…therapeutic?<p>Everyone hates my new stun gun. I get it—it lets out a sinister electric cackle and its logo recalls the bad guys of Cobra Kai. Also, I’m sure I didn’t inspire much …

These Are the 15 Hottest Hollywood Hair Colors to Try in 2017

Sitting in the salon chair for five hours is worth it when you absolutely love your hair color! Though dye services can be expensive and the upkeep is necessary, hair color continues to rise in popularity. It's undeniably one of the top ways women (and men!) have been expressing themselves in the …

Rex Tillerson is big oil personified. The damage he can do is immense | Bill McKibben

Now a fossil fuel executive will run America’s foreign policy, right out in the open. Donald Trump gets credit for a kind of barbaric transparency<p>In one of the futile demonstrations that marked the run-up to the Iraq war, I saw a woman with a sign that read “How Did Our Oil End Up Under Their …

Rex Tillerson

The new world order, 2017

By Robert J. Samuelson<p>, Columnist<p>One insistent question that will shape 2017 is whether we’re witnessing the gradual decay of the post-World War II international order, dominated by the economic and military power of the United States.<p>After the Soviet Union’s collapse in 1991, it became fashionable …

Geopolitics

Putin’s Real Long Game

The world order we know is already over, and Russia is moving fast to grab the advantage. Can Trump figure out the new war in time to win it?<p>A little over a year ago, on a pleasant late fall evening, I was sitting on my front porch with a friend best described as a Ukrainian freedom fighter. He was …

Political Science

‘Function of Beauty’ Designs Custom Hair Products Unique To You

Do you believe that your hair products should be a homogenous blend of chemicals designed for millions, or a personalized solution produced for <i>your</i> …

Hair Care

Does your online booking software tempt your clients to cheat on you?

December 19th, 2016<p>You’ve made the leap to using online booking software. Makes life easier, doesn’t it? Your clients can now book appointments …

Software

The Pravana Blonde Wand Can Lighten Hair in Minutes

What may be the most revolutionary thing to happen to blonde hair is about to hit the market, and that's actually not hyperbole. Meet the Pravana Blonde Wand, a new tool reportedly capable of lightening hair in minutes. It's not entirely surprising that such a smart hair color innovation is coming …

More Proof That Popular Sleep Training Methods Are Safe

Controlled crying and gentler methods were safe and effective.<p>Sleep training can be controversial, and many parents worry that letting their babies cry themselves to sleep could lead to bonding and psychological issues.<p>But a small new study adds to the growing body of research that supports the …

How to Find a Sleep Training Method That Works For You

“You’ll never sleep again.” Sound familiar? There’s a reason this cliche is often repeated at baby showers: In those first few months of parenting, …

Zendesk’s Mikkel Svane explains how tech is taking over customer service

There’s a scene in the movie based on the Charles Dickens classic <i>Oliver Twist</i> where the young orphan protagonist approaches the authority figure, Mr. Bumble, and with a bowl in his trembling, outstretched hands, famously asks for an additional portion of porridge. “Please, sir, I want some more,” …

Customer Experience

Reserve unveils a full suite of tools to help restaurants manage their tables

Since it launched in 2014, Reserve has often been described as a “dining concierge” — which sounds cool but also maybe a little vague. Basically, the company combines a flexible reservation system with payments.<p>Now Reserve is ready to do more, with the launch of something called Reserve for …

Food & Dining

Hazel 4 Adds Rule Previewing, Sync, and More

Hazel is one of the first utilities that I install when I get a new Mac. Judging from the Noodlesoft forums, there are many people who use Hazel far more heavily than I do, but it is no less important to my Mac setup. By automating what would otherwise be repetitive file management tasks, Hazel …

Community Tip: 3 ways to get the most out of Zendesk’s Pathfinder app

We’ve been a Zendesk customer since 2010 and started using the Pathfinder app roughly a month ago. Since then, Change.org has found Pathfinder to be …

9 USB-C accessories to give your new gadgets a boost

Ready or not, USB-C is the port of the future. There weren't many devices with the new, tiny, reversible USB-C port this time last year, but that's …

Gear & Gadgets

One word change reduced Iron.io's churn by 33%

Have you ever had a delightful experience filing a support “ticket”? If you’re like most people, probably not.<p>What follows is a guest post from …