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How to barely spend any money when you finally cut the cord

Congratulations, you’ve decided to finally cut the cord! You’ve made a fantastic decision that’s going to save you a ton of cash each and every …

Tech Trends

Interesting parental control app requires kids to exercise to earn screen time

One of the iOS 12 features to generate a lot of buzz has been Screen Time – a way to monitor app usage and set limits to reduce the amount of time spent staring at your phone.<p>You can use it yourself, of course, but parents can also use it to limit the time their kids spend using particular apps, …

Apps

NASA Simulation Shows How Europa’s “Fossil Ocean” Rises to the Surface Over Time

In the 1970s, the Jupiter system was explored by a succession of robotic missions, beginning with the <i>Pioneer 10</i> and <i>11</i> missions in 1972/73 and the</i> …

Astronomy

These Are the Best Stargazing Spots in North America

This summer is slated to be a stellar one for stargazing. Saturn’s rings will be at nearly full tilt, providing quite a show if you have even a small telescope. In July, Mars will be about as close as it ever gets to Earth, meaning it’ll shine even brighter. Add to that the usual smattering of …

Keep Your Kid Busy With These Amazing NASA Websites

My kid is home from school while I’m writing this, but he’s been busy at a computer across the room for I think a full hour now. And every couple …

The Dangers of Distracted Parenting

When it comes to children’s development, parents should worry less about kids’ screen time—and more about their own.<p>Smartphones have by now been implicated in so many crummy outcomes—car fatalities, sleep disturbances, empathy loss, relationship problems, failure to notice a clown on a …

Parenting

What Kind of Parent Are You?

1. Your son hits another child at soccer practice. You would...<p>get mad and tell the other boy to hit him back<br>• ignore them and just let them fight or …

Parenting

Why NASA Stayed So Chill As an Asteroid Blew Up In a Fireball Over Africa

It would have been terrifying to be a citizen of Botswana on early Saturday evening. A blindingly white orb suddenly streaked down the sky toward the …

Stellar Disks Reveal How Planets Get Made

Detailed images of disks swirling around young stars show the details of how solar systems come to be.<p>“We’re at the very hairy edge of the …

An expanding universe and distant stars: tips on how to experience cosmology from your backyard

For people like me, light years, the expanding universe and the Big Bang are part of daily language.<p>You might perceive these as distant and abstract …

10 Ways to Deal with a Child's Defiance and Non-Compliance

At one point or another, almost every child has likely looked at his parents and said, "No!" when he's been told to do something. As frustrating as …

50+ Free Things to Do With Your Kids That Will Give Them an Epic Summer

As moms, we usually go out of our way to avoid hearing our kids say "I'm bored," especially during the Summer months when we want them to have memorable, warm-weather days to look back on. But keeping kids of all ages entertained can be hard <i>and</i> expensive. You want a healthy mix of family …

Kids

Everything You Can and Can’t Eat on a Keto Diet

How I got my toddler back on books after she got a taste of screen time | Salon.com

When I opened the gates to screen time for my 2-year-old daughter, I was planning to limit it to airplanes and sick days. But with TV and tablets came a whole new colorful world that hooked my tot instantly, and her new word — "cartoons!" — became a constant refrain. Almost overnight, her obsession …

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The latest research on disciplining kids will make you a better parent—and a better spouse

shironosov/Getty<p>Looking for news you can trust?<br>Subscribe to our free newsletters.<p>Imagine, for a moment, that you are lying inside an MRI scanner. A …

100 Summer Fun Ideas for Kids and Parents

When you work at home you need practical ideas for kids' entertainment, things for kids to do <i>by themselves</i>, particularly summer activities. …

Kids

This Fun Allowance App Will Have Your Kids Begging To Do Chores

BusyKid lets you use allowance to teach your kids all about modern money management<p>While the debate rages on about whether screen time is good or bad …

Kids

The 12 Best Gifts for 6-Year-Olds

The best birthday gifts for 6-year-old boys & girls from Radio Flyer, LilGadgets, and more.<p>It’s a safe bet that if your 6-year-old boy or girl’s …

Neuroscience Says Doing This 1 Trick Can Help Your Children Feel More Fulfilled

It takes just a couple of minutes, but studies show this mindfulness exercise can boost compassion, resilience, and positive emotions. And it's not just for kids.<p>Say you get a nasty email from a client. Or you have to fire an employee. Or you're pitching to investors on zero sleep.<p>Entrepreneurs …

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

Empowered Kids Have Parents Who Use These 3 Strategies

The principles are simple enough, but you can't quit, and you have to tell your reptilian brain to shut up.<p>By far the biggest irony of being a parent is that, while it's human nature to want to feel needed, if we're doing our job as a mother or father, we have to empower our kids, at least on a …

Parenting

Acting out, acting their age or something more serious? Dealing with difficult behaviour in children

<i>This series draws on the latest research on back to school transitions. In it, the experts explain how best to prepare children for school, and</i> …

Behavior

You too can be an astrophysicist with your new telescope

A telescope can reveal the beauty of the universe, such as the Moon’s craters, Saturn’s rings, and the glowing gas of the Orion nebula. But a …

Have NASA scientists discovered GOD 17,000 light years away?

A TERRIFYING image captured by specialist NASA telescopes aimed at a galaxy 17,000 light years away has sparked online speculation the Creator of …

There’s Now a Place in the U.S. Just for Gazing at the Stars

If you can’t remember the last time you looked up at a night sky unadulterated by artificial light, good news. On Tuesday, a 1,400 square mile area …

Trump Administration

The Milky Way Galaxy

Our Little Corner of the Cosmos<p>When we stare up into the heavens on a clear night, away from light pollution and other distractions, we can see a …

The ingenious technology behind Blue Planet II

Enlisting a killer whale as a camera operator is a big ask. But for the crew of the BBC's <i>Blue Planet II</i>, it was just another problem to solve. The …

There's still time to save the Great Barrier Reef from dying

We've got to worry about saving the reef for our generation.<p>Daniel Harrison