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Ready Or Not (For Kindergarten), Some Research Says, Enroll Anyway

When I was 4 years old, my parents faced a decision. My birthday is in late November, so should they send me to kindergarten as the youngest kid in my class? Or, wait another year to enroll me? — A practice referred to as academic redshirting.<p>Since I was already the oldest sibling, they decided it …

Education

Google's new sun map will tell you whether your roof needs a solar panel

Google has long stated its ambitions to run its global operations solely on renewable energy, and now it wants to lead by example. The company has updated its interactive Sunroof map that helps people estimate whether it makes sense to install a solar panel on their roof.<p>In a new blog post, the Big …

Trend Alert: Moms Are Leaving Diaper-Changing Care Packages in Public Restrooms

Another diaper care package was discovered in a Target bathroom over the weekend.<p>Remember the California mom who recently left a pile of diaper-changing essentials in the bathroom at HomeGoods for another potential mama in need? Well, it seems this pay-it-forward act of kindness is becoming a bit …

Parenting

Pinterest predictions: The top 10 home and design trends for 2017

Pinterest, the online visual-bookmarking website, has revealed the Pinterest 100, a prediction of 100 design and lifestyle trends that are expected to rock our world in the year ahead.<p>Trends are identified according to their percentage of year-over-year growth in popularity, which is based on the …

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20+ Best Kitchen Islands For Your Dream Cooking Space

We have a case of island fever.<p>Whether you're hosting a dinner party or an after-school snack extravaganza for your kids, a beautiful kitchen island provides ample space to cook and entertain all of your friends and family. Click through Dering Hall's beautiful kitchen island inspiration for a …

Kitchens

Pregnancy changes a woman's brain for at least 2 years after giving birth

Researchers found that first-time mothers consistently demonstrated a reduction in grey matter volume that could mean their brains are optimising and rewiring themselves to help cater to the needs of their infants — with the effects lasting for at least two years.<p>"These changes may reflect, at …

Pregnancy

I Tell My Kid Santa Is a Lie and You Should Too

I have never believed in Santa, because my parents never told me he was real. It's a fine way to go through life.<p>On December 23, 1951, the day before Christmas Eve, the Catholic diocese of the French city of Dijon held a big rally to which they brought the children of the diocese's Catholic schools …

Little Red Riding Hood

The Moving Way Jamie Otis Honored Her Miscarried Baby On Her Due Date

The reality star, who suffered a miscarriage 5 months ago, is sharing her ideas for keeping her son's spirit alive with her readers.<p>It's been five months since Jamie Otis and her husband Doug Hehner lost their unborn son Jonathan Edward to a miscarriage. And yesterday, on what would have been his …

Parenting

Dutch Pastoral - Dwell

Dutch <b></b>designers <b></b>Kiki van Eijk and Joost van Bleiswijk, partners in business and in life, are graduates of Design Academy Eindhoven and, in the past five years, have built an increasingly resonant following in the design world at large. Having created works for brands from Moooi to Bernhardt, the pair …

Architecture

The Best Crockpot Beef Stew

Beef stew has to be one of my <b>ultimate comfort foods</b>, especially during the winter months. And what goes better with <i>Sunday football</i> than a big ole’ …

National Christmas Tree Association > All About Trees > Care Tips

How to Care for Your Farm-Grown Christmas Tree<p>When a Christmas tree is cut, more than half its weight is water. With proper care, you can maintain …

Gaffney House Dining Room - Dwell

It’s not unusual for New Yorkers to have problems with their neighbors; after all, many a co-op brawl has started over a little late-night noise. But it is rare for the downtown crowd to have a beef with a pack of rowdy beavers—which is exactly the situation in which architect Lynn Gaffney and her …

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Convincing Your Kids Santa Is Real Is Bad For Their Mental Health

“Children must all find out eventually that their parents have blatantly and consistently carried on a lie for a number of years.”<p>It’s that time of year again, where parents all over the Christian world tell their kids that a fat man who watches their behavior closely all year long will be breaking …

IKEA

Bemz Fabric Qualities - Bemz

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Why mid-century modern design is never going out of style - Dwell

Mad Men helped push the era’s slick, minimalist aesthetic into the mainstream, says David Rosenblatt from 1stdibs. Thanks to architects like Philip Johnson and Richard Neutra, the design is timelessly iconic. Mid-century modern homes are easily identified by their large statement windows and clean, …

Design
Architecture

The eco guide to house plants

Plants help to purify the air and process out pollutants<p>Breathing is given remarkably little air time. But a comprehensive report on outdoor air quality worldwide emerged from the World Health Organisation recently, linking 3 million deaths a year to air pollution.<p>It’s enough to keep you indoors. …

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It Took a Whole Family to Build This House - Dwell

For those who return year after year to upstate New York’s Adirondack region, the mountains are filled with memories. The area is well-known for the Great Camps built for wealthy titans of the Gilded Age—sprawling compounds owned by Rockefellers and Vanderbilts and scattered along the many …

Architecture
Architecture

This Venetian Apartment Is Bursting With Incredible European Furnishings

A renovation breathes new life into an apartment and its access stairwell in a historic Venetian building.<p>The apartment unfolds through a series of painted metal-and-brass dividers inspired by Carlo Scarpa's renovation of Ca’ Foscari. The dividers incorporate elements of green glass and wooden …

Meet the Good Guys Trying to Hack Your Smart Home

Hidden among the many benefits of a Smart Home are subtle vulnerabilities that today’s security researchers are just beginning to understand.<p>In the age of smart homes, this could be the future of pranking, warns Rob Ragan, senior security associate at Bishop Fox. A total stranger can now, rather …

Comp Brings Composition Notebooks into the 21st Century - Dwell

Pentagram is one of the foremost design and branding agencies the world over. Their design work is iconic. A friend texted me this morning a link to Comp, a re-envisioning of the classic composition notebook with a fresh, modern take. Comp has been brought to life by Pentagram designer Aron …

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