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Silicon Valley parents are raising their kids tech-free — and it should be a red flag

It's 9 a.m. in Sunnyvale, California and Minni Shahi is on her way to work at the Apple headquarters in Cupertino. Her husband, a former Googler named Vijay Koduri, is meeting his business partner at a local Starbucks to discuss their startup, a YouTube clip-making business called HashCut.<p>Shahi and …

Silicon Valley

Babe, What Are You Doing?

Late Saturday evening, the website Babe.net published a detailed account of an encounter between “Grace,” an anonymous 23-year-old photographer, and …

Feminism

This football player is stepping up to help break the taboo behind people's periods.

When my sister used the words "free bleeding," I had absolutely no idea what she was talking about.<p>Rachel had started an organization called Kitty …

San Francisco

Why Are More American Teenagers Than Ever Suffering From Severe Anxiety?

The disintegration of Jake’s life took him by surprise. It happened early in his junior year of high school, while he was taking three Advanced Placement classes, running on his school’s cross-country team and traveling to Model United Nations conferences. It was a lot to handle, but Jake — the …

Parenting

How to Reshape Your Brain and Learn Anything, Based on the Most Popular Coursera Class Ever | Inc.com

You know that old saying that if you give a person a fish, they'll eat for a day, and if you teach them to fish, they'll eat for a lifetime? It's the perfect summary of just how important learning can be. But what's the best way to make sure you learn and don't forget? After all, you can fish all …

Pomodoro Technique

Seven Ways Not To Be A Resentful, Ungrateful, Entitled Turd

<i>“We always may be what we might have been.” ~ Adelaide Anne Procter</i><p><b>“I spend so much time and energy complaining and blaming – I mean, a lot of time and energy. It’s hard for me to imagine that it’s much fun for others to be around me. If anything does not go my way, I stew about it, find fault,</b> …

Self-help

The Omissions That Make So Many Sexual Harassment Policies Ineffective

Our research began with a simple question: If 98% of organizations in the United States have a sexual harassment policy, why does sexual harassment continue to be such a persistent and devastating problem in the American workplace? As evidenced by recent headlines regarding ongoing sexual …

Employment

Ori robotic furniture transforms studio apartments into so much more

Alexa’s involved of course<p>Big news in the transforming furniture world: Ori, an MIT spin-off designed with Yves Behar is officially launching preorders today, aiming at developers trying to make urban studio apartments much more flexible and appealing.<p>First announced last year, Ori is the most …

7 Minutes. No Equipment. One Science-Backed Core Workout That Works

In the faster-is-better world we live in, carving out 30 to 45 minutes a day for a good workout can seem like a major challenge—and that can totally …

Workouts

What the Teacher of the World’s Most Popular Online Course Has Learned About the Science of Learning | Heleo

“Whether you’re learning a language, a musical instrument, how to dance, how to drive a car, it’s all the same: developing a compact, connected, …

12 of the most iconic and inclusive fashion campaigns of all time

As brands begin to better understand consumers' increased desire to see themselves reflected in advertising, inclusive campaigns have become …

Plus Size

IKEA's 10 Best-Selling Products

There are some IKEA items that hit stores for a single season and never reappear, and then there are those that remain popular year after year, can …

Shopping

This Prefab Cabin Was Built in 10 Days for Only $80,000

The cabin is in Russia, but the builder is now accepting pre-orders in the U.S.<p>Nestled in the woods of Kazan, a city in southwest Russia, sits a 1,184-square-foot DublDom, one of several DublDom modular prefab homes designed by the Moscow-based architect firm, Bio Architects.<p>What makes the DublDom …

A queer vision of love and marriage

Love is a tool for revolutionary change and a path toward inclusivity and understanding for the LGBTQ+ community. Married activists Tiq and Kim …

LGBTQI

6 simple steps to figure out how much house you can afford

Here's how to set a realistic homebuying budget before you start shopping.<p>It's important to know how much home you can afford before you start the house-hunting and mortgage approval processes. Doing so can help limit your search to realistic options, and help you avoid disappointment when you find …

Personal Finance

EduTech: The best iOS apps for keeping track of assignments, due dates, and more

<i>EduTech is a new 9to5Mac weekly series that will focus on technology’s application in education, lower and higher level, both for productivity and enjoyment. If you have suggestions for topics or specific questions you’d like to see answered, feel free to let me know. Catch up on past installments</i> …

Poet stumped by standardized test questions about her own poem

Poet Sara Holbrook, who often writes humorous verse for kids, had some harsh words for the Texas Education Agency after she discovered she couldn't answer questions about poems on the its standardized tests — poems she herself wrote.<p>In an essay for the Huffington Post, Holbrook wrote that she felt …

How Earning $30,000 a Year Can Turn You Into a Millionaire

How to Become a Millionaire Earning $30,000 a Year<p>By Investing Starting at age 25 You can Become a Millionaire<p>Updated January 01, 2018<p>It may sound …

Retirement

The 11 Most Important Pep Talks To Have With Your Teen

When you became a parent, little did you know you’d also landed the job of quasi-life coach. That’s right — you’re not just there to dish out food …

Parenting

Here’s an ancient philosophy so simple even a 5-year-old could understand it

The great Richard Feynman said that if someone can’t explain something simply to a novice -- at the freshman lecture level -- it’s because they don’t …

Ancient Philosophy

Best Small Towns In California

Clicking pictures of the Golden gate Bridge in San Francisco is such a cliched thing to do. And posting that on social media is being mediocre at its …

Father Of 4 Daughters Refuses To Sugarcoat His Instagram Pics, Takes Internet By Storm

If other people's perfect photos make you feel bad about yourself, it's because they don't show the reality! That's why Simon Hooper, father of 4 …

8 Things You Should Tell Your Teenage Son About Sex

I now have a teenage son and honestly, I always felt this is supposed to happen to people who are more mature than I am — folks who actually know …

Parenting

Modular Tiny Home Can Easily Be Disassembled to Move Off the Grid With You

For those struck with a permanent sense of wanderlust, Estonian design collective Kodasema has created a tiny prefabricated home concept that can move with you. Called <i>KODA</i>, this minimalist-style structure can be disassembled and prepped to travel in about four hours. Better yet, it has off-road …

Off-roading

The Disproportionate Stress Plaguing American Teachers

Unrealistic standards put educators on an anxiety-ridden trajectory.<p>Forty-six percent of U.S. teachers say they experience a lot of daily stress—that’s more than what the nation’s doctors report, and the topmost among other professional categories, level with nurses.<p>“High levels of stress,” said a …

Education

Women Are Tweeting About Their First Assaults In The Wake Of Donald Trump’s Unearthed Comments

On Friday afternoon, a recording was unearthed of Donald Trump making lewd comments about women and boasting about sexual assault. While Trump saying awful things about women is nothing new, these latest comments are some of his most disgusting yet. Trumps blasé attitudes towards consent in these …

Donald Trump

Women Share Rape Stories in Response to Donald Trump’s Disgusting Comments

“I was 8.”<p>It's only been a few hours since #TrumpTapes, and internet users are rightfully outraged by the predatory and misogynist language Donald Trump used in a recently discovered recording of a conversation that took place in 2005. In the recording, he bragged about sexually assaulting women. …

This school replaced detention with meditation and the results are fascinating

We all know a thing or two about detention. Whether you’ve experienced it directly or indirectly, you understand that detention isn’t usually …

21 Parenting Books About Raising Mighty Girls

A Mighty Girl's top picks of books for parents on raising a Mighty Girl from the toddler through the teen years.Parenting is always an adventure, but …

Parenting