Lynn Schreiber

58 Flips | 3 Magazines | 5 Following | 17 Followers | @lynncschreiber | Optimistic editor of @jumpmag. To be found wandering the intersection of parenting and social media.

Get That Life: How I Became the Best-Selling Author of "The Princess Diaries"

Meg Cabot got her big break after 10 years of struggling to become a successful writer.<p><i>When Meg Cabot started writing her own stories as an adolescent, her mother encouraged her but also warned her that she would struggle, she may never get published, and she'd need to work a second job</i> …

Sexting: Serious case of young sex images 'every day', say investigators

National Crime Agency launches new campaign to educate parents about how teens and other young children are sending intimate photographs of themselves on the web<p>Police and child protection experts are dealing with at least one case every day of children being ensnared in serious cases of “sexting”, …

Society must be 'much more careful' of bodies it shows children, Malorie Blackman says

Malorie Blackman warns society must be 'much more careful' in the images it shows children<p>Society has to be "much more careful" about the messages it gives to young people on body image, the <b>children's laureate Malorie Blackman</b> has said.<p><b>Blackman,</b>the bestselling author, said Britain must be wary of …

Black Culture

Basic parenting gets fathers a gold star, and other things I learned on paternity leave - Vox

My first child was born last year, and I spent a fair amount of my four weeks of paternity leave with the boy strapped to my chest in a Baby Bjorn, walking the streets of my Washington, DC, neighborhood. (I'm a restless person who doesn't like to sit around inside my house, and Jose tended to cry …

The darkest secret of my new motherhood

After the birth of my first child, something dreadful happened. Something so out of my control that it became our dirty little secret. Something I’d only discuss with my partner in the safety of our own home, or in hushed tones over the phone to my mum. Something I went to great lengths to hide at …

Café

Family loses legal battle against photog who took their pics

Want privacy? Buy shades.<p>That was the message sent by a panel of Appellate Division judges Thursday when they tossed a lawsuit by a Tribeca family …

How to use Family Sharing with Photos for Mac

While iCloud Photo Library supports syncing your photos, videos, and albums across your own personal devices, it doesn't offer an option to sync …

Most body heat is lost through the head

Many people believe that you should keep your head covered during cold weather, as most body heat is lost through the head. It’s certainly true that …

Abortion Lies Doctors Are Forced to Tell

Arizona has a bill that would force docs to claim abortions can be reversed—just one of the lies they have to tell pregnant women.<p>If the bill sitting …

Snapshots of “Dangerous” Women

Coinciding with Women’s History Month, Rizzoli Publications will be releasing a book containing a collection of photographs gathered by art collector …

Give us more real women on TV, audience tells BBC chiefs

An extensive report by the BBC into how men and women feel about the way their gender is portrayed on television and radio has revealed an audience that wants more “real” women in the media and fewer scantily clad females in reality shows.<p>The lack of older women and more “normal” women – both in …

Reality TV

Voting feminist: A century after women's suffrage, why are we refusing to cast our ballot?

The suffragettes fought tooth and nail to secure the vote for women at the turn of the 20th century, shaking society into a new way of thinking from …

New study shows how age affects your social network of choice

The social networking app you spend most time in can give away your age, according to a new survey carried out by analytics firm ComScore. Snapchat …

Research

Real Life Minecraft - What is Quartz

In Minecraft, Quartz blocks are used as decoration, and can be mined using any pick axe, but have you ever wondered about the real life stone, and …

The Discovery of Beagle

There’s been a lot of excitement in the scientific community recently, with the announcement of the discovery of Beagle 2. But what is it and how did …

The Bombing of Würzburg

In my life I have lived in many cities and villages, but the cities I consider “home” are the twin towns of Dundee and Würzburg. I was born and …

Quick Spelt + Rye Bread

Spelt flour is an ancient wheat. As it’s easier to digest, it can be eaten by most people who, like me, have an intolerance to modern wheat. Spelt …

Real talk: Here's what 22-year-olds need to know about their first job

Maybe it’s because we’re taught to find an older mentor. Or maybe it’s because people who are gray around the temples simply <i>look</i> wiser. Whatever the …

UN Women launches comic competition on gender equality

World Day of Social Justice<p><b>Date:</b> Friday, February 20, 2015<p>On World Day of Social Justice, UN Women together with the European Commission, Belgian …

11-Year-Old Girl's Letter to DC Comics Starts Movement for More Female Superheroes

Rowan Hansen of Champaign, Illinois, has adored reading about superheroes from a young age. But as she started to grow older, the 11-year-old noticed …

16 Cheesy Pasta Recipes That Are Definitely Always Worth It

16 cheesy pasta recipes that are rich, creamy, and always worth it.<p><b>C'mon—who doesn't like cheesy pasta?</b> From a dead-simple mac n' cheese to a traditional Italian <i>cacio e pepe</i>, here are 16 recipes that combine two of our favorite things.

Cooking

Is Kindergarten Too Early to Learn to Tweet?

Most of us would agree that the Twitter-verse is more appropriate for the likes of celebrities and politicians than young children. But some …

12 Steps to Becoming a Self-Confident Kid

Do you ever wish you were more confident? Do you watch other kids standing in front of the class, and presenting their work, and wish you be that …

Body Language

What is Spaghetti Ice?

In Millie Slavidou’s new book Carnival in Germany, our heroine Lucy Evans visits an ice cream parlour, and asks ‘What is Spaghetti Ice?!’<p>Spaghettieis …

Carnivals Around the World

You might have heard of the carnival in Rio, but did you know that there are carnivals around the world – from Germany to Greece, USA to Italy?<p>Millie …

Marshmallow Science

In honor of my official addiction to City Bakery's Hot Chocolate Festival this month, I set out on a culinary quest: to make the ideal, healthy, homemade marshmallow. After all, the classic Jet-Puffed pack of white Styrofoam puffs just wouldn't do the trick for my daily fills of Vietnamese Cinnamon …

The 3 Biggest Problems With Parenting Today

"Why are you so obsessed with labor?" my mother asked me half way into my pregnancy.<p>"Do you really need to be watching all these baby delivery shows? They'll just make you panic," she commented on a different occasion.<p>"Don't you think you should read books about how to raise a child and not just …