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The Best Parental Control Devices for Safe Internet Browsing

Protecting your kids on the Internet can be exhausting. Here are seven easy-to-install parental control routers and other devices to put your worries …

Wi-Fi

Your Tight Lower Back Needs This 4-Minute Stretch Session STAT!

If you've been sitting hunched over your computer for hours and just realized that your lower back is so tight, it even hurts to straighten up your torso. Your lower back needs some love! Slowly move onto the floor and do this four-minute stretching routine. It not only targets the lower back, but …

Yoga

How to Discipline Stubborn, ‘Unpunishable’ Children

You might not be able to control their behavior, but you do have control over what they learn.<p>Parents of strong-willed children have a unique set of …

Google and Coursera launch program to train more IT support specialists

After a big fundraise and subsequent reorganization last year at Coursera — which saw a change of CEO, as well as the departure of its COO, CFO, CMO and CPO (along with some 40 others) — the online education startup is today launching a new IT course with Google to underscore its message that the …

Coursera

4 reasons why coding academy students make for kickass developers

Coding academies are flourishing, but are their graduates getting hired? Thanks to coding academies the developer workforce is seeing some much-needed growth, but many employers need a bit of persuasion to consider hiring a bootcamp grad.<p>In this post, I’ll explain why coding academy grads have many …

Aura can detect motion anywhere in your house using nothing but Wi-Fi radio waves

If you’ve never heard of Aura, prepare to be simultaneously wowed and a little creeped out. This brilliant home system serves as a house-wide motion …

12 Incredible iOS 11 Tricks You Need to Know

Apple’s iOS has evolved tremendously over the years and there are a lot of obvious, cool things the system is able to do. However, there are still …

The complete list of Alexa commands so far

Amazon's voice assistant, Alexa, is infiltrating your home, your beach trips and even your ride to work. Now that there are many ways to interact with Alexa -- with the Tap, Echo, Echo Dot, Echo Look, Echo Show, Dash Wand and the Amazon Fire TV -- you might find yourself talking to her more …

Smart Homes

Best Apps, Top Tips, Great Gear

By<p>One of my very favorite iPhone features is a simple one, the camera! It's convenient and fun to have a camera in my pocket all the time, and to be able edit my photos right on my iPhone for the best results. Recently I learned that it's possible to use compatible third-party camera and …

iOS

Best iOS 11 Public Beta Features & Who Should Download the New OS

In the 62nd episode, the iPhone Life team shares everything you need to know about Apple's iOS 11 public beta program. After installing the beta iOS on their iPhones, Sarah and Donna share their favorite new features, from Drag and Drop to the new Control Center, and analyze the risks and rewards …

iOS 11 hands-on: Here’s how it changes your iPhone

iOS 11 on the iPad introduces a brave new world of improved multitasking, dragging-and-dropping, and launching apps from a familiar dock. Yes, Apple saved the most substantive changes for its tablets , so it's tempting to overlook the enhancements on the iPhone side of things.<p>That would be selling …

Pallet furniture: 34 cool examples you can DIY

Boring, cheap wood gets new life as furniture<p>There’s much to love about upcycled furniture: You can save money, keep items out of landfills, and add some personal style. But one person’s recycled armchair on Pinterest might be another’s DIY disaster.<p>Pallets—the wooden platforms used in warehouses …

Furniture

How to Enable App Accessibility Features on Your Mac

- May 18, 2017<p>Your Mac running macOS Sierra offers some of the most powerful Accessibility option available for any computer today. This how to will …

Accessibility

How to AirDrop Photos & Other Files from iPhone to Mac (or Transfer Them via iTunes

As a writer, I appreciate being able to bring my work with me wherever I go. I can write an article on my Mac, and then transfer it to my iPhone to polish it up while I’m waiting to pick the kids up from school. While there are many ways in which to save files between devices, I’ve found that using …

How to Reset Your Forgotten Apple ID & iCloud Password

If you forgot your Apple ID password or you want to reset your iCloud password, we’ll show you how. First thing to know is that your Apple ID account is the same thing as your iCloud account. So if you forgot your iCloud password, you forgot your Apple ID password. Luckily, it’s pretty easy to …

How to Transfer Photos from iPhone to Computer (Mac, PC, iCloud & AirDrop) UPDATED for iOS 11

If you’re looking to transfer photos from your iPhone to your computer, you have lots of options. The classic way of getting your pictures off your iPhone is to use the built-in Photos app both Mac and PC offer. This method of importing photos involves plugging your iPhone into your computer. But …

How to Take Control of Autocorrect

Autocorrect is definitely a mixed bag. While it can save us from routine typos from time to time, it also can result in truly embarrassing …

The Key to Well-Behaved Kids Isn't Punishment. It's Discipline, and There's a Big Difference.

Those blue and red permanent markers, hidden in the kitchen drawer, are too tempting. Your child remembers seeing you stash them there, and one …

26 Insanely Useful iPhone Tips That You May Not Know About

There are so many features on the iPhone that I enjoy using such as 3D Touch, AirDrop, Night Shift, Widgets, and voicemail transcriptions. If you have been using an iPhone for a while, then you probably already know how to use most of the features. However, there are a number of features that are …

Apps

iOS 10.2: What's new in the latest iPhone update

Apple has released the biggest update to iOS 10 yet, featuring new emoji and extra features in iMessage.<p>iOS 10.2, released on Monday evening, also fixes a number of bugs in iOS 10, which was released along with the iPhone 7 in September, as well as a number of smaller updates.<p>How to download it<p>iOS …

IPhone 7

Hands Free Life

• <b>Author:</b> Rachel Macy Stafford<p>We all yearn to look back to find we lived a life of significance. But is it even possible anymore? Considering the amount of distraction and pressure that exists in society today, living a fulfilling life may seem like an unachievable dream. But it is not—not with the …

25 Life Changing Lessons to Learn from Alan Watts

A world renowned philosopher, writer and speaker, Alan Watts has left behind many works on personal identity, the true nature of reality, and the …

What Little Girls Wish Daddies Knew

I'm spending the morning waiting for my car in the repair shop. Four men in flannel (I missed the flannel memo) and I sit around smelling tires and inhaling exhaust fumes while an enchanting little fairy is in constant motion around her daddy. She climbs on him, giggles, turns around, and then …

10 Ways to Become the parent -- and Role Model -- Your Kids Really Need

While nobody expects you to be a "perfect" parent, it really isn't that complicated to raise happy, healthy, well-adjusted kids.<p>Kids need love. Kids need boundaries. Kids need someone to look up to and learn from.<p>Your job, as a parent, is to lead by example -- modeling the kind of behavior that you …

How to Criticize Your Kids Without Ruining Their Self-Esteem

The best praise is focused on a child's effort, not the child's traits, as I wrote in "Why Some Kids Try Harder and Some Give Up."<p>The same is true of criticism.<p>In one study by Columbia University researchers, kindergarteners were given a scenario: a teacher asks them to create a house out of Legos …