Michael Dahl

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Head Back to School Via Flipboard’s Virtual Classroom

It seems early, but here in California many kids are already back to school. And while we don’t really miss the days of homework and gym class, we do …

The 55 Essential Movies Your Child Must See (Before Turning 13)

20th Century Fox[/caption]<p>There are people out there who have never seen <i>The Princess Bride</i>. They walk among us, holding down jobs, contributing to …

You can steal data from a computer by touching it

Normally, breaking a PC's security involves either finding security exploits or launching brute force attacks, neither of which is necessarily quick or easy. However, a team at Tel Aviv University has come up with a potentially much simpler way to swipe data from a computer: touch it. If you make …

How to Tell a Great Story

We tell stories to our coworkers and peers all the time — to persuade someone to support our project, to explain to an employee how he might improve, or to inspire a team that is facing challenges. It’s an essential skill, but what makes a compelling story in a business context? And how can you …

Interns At Twitter Make The Equivalent Of $81,000 A Year — And They're Not Even The Best-Paid Interns In Tech

And Twitter isn't even the most generous tech company with a paid intern program. That honor belongs to Palantir, the somewhat secretive artificial intelligence and data analytics company. It pays interns the equivalent of an $84,000 salary. (Internships don't last a year; here's one that lasted 10 …

Top 10

17 Ridiculous Questions Google Has Stopped Asking During Interviews

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>Sometimes the hiring practices of even the biggest and most successful companies can be outright ridiculous.<p>There can be bizarre interview questions that seemingly have no answers. There can be standards -- like not hiring anyone who attended a …

Employment

Why We Smile And How To Spot A Fake One

Flickr/Nana B Agyei<p><b>BI Answers: Why do we smile?</b><p>Studies have shown that smiling can help us cope, make us feel good, and even increase our longevity.<p>Some say we even smile in the womb and can understand the social significance of those toothy grins very early on. "At just 10 months, for instance, an …

Body Language

The 30 Most Important Rainbow Loom Accomplishments Of 2013

This was the year we learned that little rubber bands can become so much more than friendship bracelets.

What Little Girls Wish Daddies Knew

Posted by Tara on Dec 14, 2013 in Tara Hedman, Uncategorized | 326 comments<p>I’m spending the morning waiting for my car in the repair shop. Four men …

2013 Build-it-Yourself LEGO Holiday Ornaments by Chris McVeigh

Skilled LEGO builder Chris McVeigh (aka “Powerpig“) has created a fantastic series of recognizable and original LEGO holiday ornaments for others to …

There’s one key difference between kids who excel at math and those who don’t

• Different kids with different levels of preparation come into a math class. Some of these kids have parents who have drilled them on math from a young age, while others never had that kind of parental input.<br>• On the first few tests, the well-prepared kids get perfect scores, while the unprepared kids …

Kids

Why It's OK to Let Kids Fail: A Guide to Not Overparenting

Two years ago, Kristina Sauerwein, a mom of two in St. Louis, Missouri, attended a family fun night at her the new school her 7-year-old daughter Zoe attended.<p>One of the games, which involved putting a golf ball into a hole, gave kids the chance to win a stuffed snake. Zoe tried -- and failed -- to …

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Parenting Without Controlling Your Children

I was recently working with a woman, Debbi, who was concerned about a brewing medical problem she was having. When I inquired about a support network that she can call upon to assist her during this difficult time, she embarrassingly noted that she did not tell her mother about her problem; "I do …

Parenting

Put Cardboard Tubes To Good Use With Toobalink!

Why waste a perfectly good cardboard tube in the recycle bin when you can make a sword, abstract models and other cool stuff with <b>Toobalink</b> …

Crafting

Giving Good Praise to Girls: What Messages Stick

“Of all the subjects on earth, people think math is the most fixed,” Dweck said. “It’s a gift, you either have it or you don’t. And that it’s most …

A Scientific Journal For Kids, Edited By Kids

Made up of editors as young as 5 years old, Frontiers for Young Minds is a science journal created by a UC Berkeley professor to teach kids peer review.<p>Science journals can be a bit… well, dense. To help bring more young people into the world of science and scientific research, a new science …

Bookseat

This very creative accent chair allows you to store approximately 200 books.<p>Bent plywood.<p>Felt cushion.<p>32" x 24" x 28"<p><b>Please allow 8-12 weeks for</b> …

GoldieBlox Ad Inspires Girls to Invent With a Rube Goldberg Machine and the Beastie Boys

GoldieBlox, a toy company that makes construction toys for girls, inspires girls to invent with a massive Rube Goldberg machine made from traditional …

28 Rules for Fathers of Sons

Every once in a while I come across a real gem on someone else’s blog that I fall in love with. Yesterday I somehow wandered onto a blog post called</i> …

Japan's Cutthroat School System: A Cautionary Tale for the U.S.

A new book shows how fixating on testing and achievement can backfire.<p>"No Child Left Behind." "Race to the Top." The names suggest mobility, progress, moving on up and not falling back. The goal of education, according to these national education initiatives with their standards and testing, is …

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10 Things I Want My Daughter to Know About Working Out

Mid-way through a recent group exercise class, the teacher lost me. She didn’t lose me because of some complicated step sequence or insanely long set …

22 New Chapters In The Most Adorable Naptime Love Story Ever

In November, we introduced you to Theo and Beau, a diminutive duo, that subsequently stole the Internet's heart. As a holiday gift to everyone, the magic continues on blogger Jessica Shyba's Instagram account.<p>we are thankful for hoodie weather. and each other.<p>"Beau and Theo have absolutely no idea …

How to give your kids everything but a sense of entitlement

Kids who understand gratitude have better grades and are less likely to get depressed. This was the conclusion of a recent story in the Wall Street Journal that struck a chord with both my husband and me.<p>Both of us hail from immigrant families who arrived to the US in the 1970s. Both of us grew up …

Kids

Is It Possible to Teach Kids Gratitude?

Tech Companies Take Step Toward The 'Internet Of Things'

Several companies have made what some see as a small step toward TVs, locks and household appliances all talking to each other.<p>As an example, imagine someone trying to break into your house. A smart lock on the door would trigger flashing lights and a camera. The camera would snap pictures of the …

The shakeup of Kleiner Perkins exposes the short comings of venture capital

Valley venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins’ aggressive bet on cleantech has turned out to be a major driving force behind its struggles and recent …

Tech Billionaires Throw an Oscar Night for Science Nerds

Steve Jennings/Getty ImagesIt was a red-carpet, black-tie affair at the NASA Ames Research Center in Mountain View, Calif., on Thursday evening, an …

Wall Street

Why the 9-to-5 Day Is So Tough on Creative Workers

"Knowledge workers" tend to be more unfocused in both the early morning and mid-afternoon. Why force them to work when they're least productive?<p>Today, workers are putting in increasingly more hours—so much so that the 40-hour week has become a relic of the past. But pushing employees to clock up …