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Chores for Kindergartners: What Can Kids Really Handle?

Kindergartners clean up at school, so they can do the same at home. Parents need to set firm boundaries about expectations and follow through.<p>Adults …

10 Things Every Parent Needs To Know About Their Mortgage

Financing your home doesn't have to be a maddening experience.<p>For a lot of first-time homebuyers, getting a mortgage can turn into a baptism by fire. …

Here's Some Kid Music That Doesn't Suck

If you are a parent and have been suddenly thrust into the world of kids’ music, I am sorry. Most of the stuff out there is mind-numbingly bad. …

Music

'Morally unfit': The moments that mattered in James Comey's explosive interview

James Comey broke his silence about a wide range of topics relating to his interactions with Donald Trump before being unceremoniously fired last …

Japanese home features a bookshelf wall designed to withstand earthquakes

In earthquake-prone Japan, a wall full of books might seem like a disaster waiting to happen. Rather than capitulate to Mother Nature however, the …

Cloudflare launches 1.1.1.1 DNS service that will speed up your internet

Not an April Fools’ prank<p>Cloudflare is launching its own consumer DNS service today, on April Fools’ Day, that promises to speed up your internet connection and help keep it private. The service is using https://1.1.1.1, and it’s not a joke but an actual DNS resolver that anyone can use. Cloudflare …

I Tried ‘Peaceful Parenting’ and It Turns Out I’m an Angry Dad

Dr. Laura Markham’s parenting method requires parents to turn away from discipline and look critically at their own desire for control.<p>The word …

Parenting

Is Raising Boys Harder Than Raising Girls or Just More Thankless?

Every child is different. But nurturing a boy in 2018 can feel especially daunting.<p>Dr. Leonard Sax noticed the honor roll hanging in the hallway. He …

Here's a Playlist of Songs You Know But You Can’t Name

Hey what’s that song from? Ask MetaFilter commenters named 52 different tunes, mostly classical and big-band, that you’ll recognize instantly but …

The First Trailer for Disney's Christopher Robin Will Melt Your Heart

I wasn’t ready to see a live-action <i>Winnie the Pooh</i> this morning. I just wasn’t.<p>But the first trailer for Disney’s <i>Christopher Robin</i> is here. It stars …

Regulate Weapons Like We Do in the Military, Says an Army Officer

For the list of previous entries in this series, please see the index at the end of the post. But: if you’re revving up to send me a note explaining what kind of ammunition the AR-15 uses, and how it is similar to (and different from) the military’s M-16 (and so on), please first at least look at …

People Like Billy Graham Are Why I Quit Christianity

I grew up in awe of Graham, just like every other Southerner I knew. But I no longer believe in elevating the feelings of white people bothered more by protest than injustice.<p>It was men like Billy Graham who convinced me to leave the church I attended for nearly two decades. They convinced me to …

Google wants to teach more people AI and machine learning with a free online course

A new ‘Learn with Google AI’ site will serve as a hub for AI and machine learning resources<p>Machine learning and AI are some of the biggest topics in the tech world right now, and Google is looking to make those fields more accessible to more people with its new Learn with Google AI website.<p>Google …

Contributing To WordPress: A Beginner’s Guide For Non-Coders

If you’ve been using WordPress for any amount of time, there’s a good chance you’ve come across the following statement: “Free as in speech, not free …

Web Design

Five reasons Toys R Us failed

<b>"It's a magical place. We're on our way there."</b><p>The old Toys R Us jingle has worn thin. Now it's on its way out.<p>The retailer's UK arm has gone into administration, putting thousands of jobs at risk.<p>It isn't that we have stopped indulging our children's demands. Argos and The Entertainer are still …

Kids

The subversive body horror of Annihilation

The sci-fi thriller allows women to explore life without giving literal birth to it.<p>As is appropriate for a film intimately concerned with genesis, …

5 Mistakes Parents Make When Giving Kids Directions

Whether your child responds to your directions by saying, “In a minute!” or he ignores your commands completely, dealing with a child who doesn’t …

Self-help

A Freelancer’s Guide to Creating an Online Portfolio

Updated February 21, 2018<p>The gig economy is a fast-growing employment option. According to Intuit about 34 percent of the American workforce is …

"Fifty Shades" Played Instead Of "Black Panther" At This Theater And The Reaction Is Hilarious

"It's the opposite movie!"

Sony made a 300+ piece coding kit for kids to bring blocky robots to life

Sony is getting into the STEM education game with KOOV, a coding kit containing more than enough sensors, actuators, and electronic parts to bring blocky Minecraft-like robots to life.<p>It’s the first US launch from Sony’s Global Education division, which already found success with KOOV in Japan and …

Software

Declutter Your Entire Home with This 8-Week Plan

Few of us have the time or energy to declutter our entire home in one go, but in 30 minutes or less every day over a month and a half? It just might …

55 Hand-Picked Resources to Help You Learn Graphic Design Quickly

When I started out with learning design, I remember being absolutely overwhelmed by all the information that is out there. I was sure that knowing …

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How to Make Your WordPress Site Blazing Fast

Today’s web users have the <b>need for speed</b>. With internet and cellular connections getting faster and faster, users expect sites to feel snappy. As …

Web Development

Watch a trailer for one of the best sci-fi movies in years

Don Hertzfeldt's latest film is a masterpiece; you'll have a chance to watch it next month<p>I have no problem throwing about hyperbolic claims when it comes to <i>World of Tomorrow</i>, the new animated short by Don Hertzfeldt that premiered at Sundance and won the Grand Jury Prize in the shorts competition. …

Science Fiction Movies

Create a Minimalist Wardrobe with These Essential Clothing Items

You don't need a ton of clothes to look great every day. Streamlining your wardrobe to only the clothes you'll actually wear will, in fact, save you …

Clothing

What To Do If Your Social Security Number Has Been Stolen in a Hack

Last week, health insurer Anthem lost over 80 million patient records, including sensitive information like social security numbers, email and …

First real alternative to Photoshop launched... and it's free

We're big fans of Affinity Designer, a low-price but high-end Mac alternative to Adobe Illustrator launched last June. And we're not alone: Apple, …

OS X

This Video Puts 30 More of the Most Popular Life Hacks to the Test

There are a lot of "life hacks" out there, but a good chunk of them are just plain ridiculous. This video, just like the ones before it, is here to …