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The best pranks in children's books

Jory: We’re here to share our top ten pranksters in children’s literature, because we’ve written a book about pranking called The Terrible Two, which site member Henry IX on this very website wrote, “In my top 10 of all my favourite books ever this would come about fifth, it is so good!”

Mac: OK, …

Pranks

How to Make Ombre Easter Eggs

Time: 25 minutes + dry time
Materials
: Eggs, spray paint, egg cartonI have pretty found memories of Easter as a kid. Mainly, I got to wear a new dress …

Eggs

How to make easy no dye Easter Eggs

I’m back with another video today! I hope you like them, because I am having a lot of fun making them. Any guesses on what the video will be showing …

Eggs

You’ve NEVER Seen Peeps like These Before

Since 2007, The Washington Post has been hosting a little event called the Peeps Show — get your head out of the gutter, peep-le! We’re talking candy here. The rules are simple: Be creative and make a diorama using Peeps. With everything from pop culture references to historical depictions, these …

Peep Show

Facebook's 'Scrapbook' puts all of those baby photos in one place

There are way too many baby pictures on Facebook. And they need to be organized. Starting today, the network rolled out an optional "Scrapbook" feature that lets parents sort through the digital heap of their children's photos. On the site, under the Family & Relationships tab, a party-hat-wearing …

Facebook

16 Amazing New Ways to Decorate Easter Eggs

DIY

Mom's Facebook Post Seeking Mother Who Reprimanded Her Daughters Earns Mass Praise

We've seen plenty of parents shaming their kids for their poor behavior, and their actions usually get mixed reviews. But one mom is earning praise …

Facebook

Being Poor Affects Kids' Brains, Study Finds

Children raised in poor households have clear differences in the physical structures of their brains compared to wealthier children, a new study finds.

Brain scans of 1,099 children and teenagers in nine major cities shows the poorer kids have less surface area of the brain. This is important …

Kids

‘Home': How DreamWorks Animation Brought in Girls and Beat the Critics

Heading into the weekend, “Home” looked like yet another box office disappointment for DreamWorks Animation. The studio has suffered through a …

Animation

4 SAT Prep Apps to Help You Study Anywhere

The prospect of preparing for a test that will help determine what path you take towards adulthood is enough to make you want to go back to bed and …

iOS Apps

Disney’s $1 Billion Bet on a Magical Wristband

If you want to imagine how the world will look in just a few years, once our cell phones become the keepers of both our money and identity, skip …

Walt Disney Company

Burnbook: What parents need to know about the controversial app

"This app was created to increase cyberbullying. There's no other reason."

So begins the current top review on iTunes for the controversial Burnbook app. The social networking service has made headlines across the country in recent weeks for bringing anonymous cyberbullying and threats of violence …

Freedom of Speech

7 Ways to Monitor Your Kid’s Phone, Tablet and Laptop

It's not spying if they're your kids

As a parent, you have the right to know what the kids in your care are doing with their digital devices, and to control what kids can see and use. It’s key to introduce controls and rules when a device is new so you and your child can be clear about what is and …

Phones

Vine's New Kids App Is Friendly For Younger Audiences

Many viral Vine videos contain profanity or adult humor, but the video app company has launched a new Vine Kids app that gives children a way to watch family-friendly content. The Vine Kids app includes videos that feature animated characters, funny animals and Sesame Street clips. A new Vine is …

A Dying Neurosurgeon's Exquisite Message To His Daughter

Editor's note: This piece was originally published in Stanford Medicine magazine on February 23, 2015; Paul Kalanithi passed away on March 9, at age 37. Read Stanford Medicine's obituary for him here.

In residency, there’s a saying: The days are long, but the years are short. In neurosurgical …

Neurosurgeon

Can You Tell If These Children’s Books Are Real Or Fake?

The (weird) library is open.

Kids

My Daughter's Friend is Toxic - Help!

It’s a friend problem as common as it is painful:

Your daughter has a close friend who alternates between kindness and cruelty. On the bad days, your …

Recess

Men Want Work-Life Balance Too

Men are taking on more at home, even when it means working less. The rest of the world better get ready.

The start of what Trevor Mulligan calls "wild time" happens around 4 p.m. Miles, 4, has just returned home from preschool. Three-year-old Mason is hungry. Everyone is a little cranky.

"You want a …

Parental Leave

5 ways men can change stereotypes about fatherhood

The actor Ashton Kutcher is known for many things; until this week, sparking a conversation about modern American fatherhood was not one of them.

But Kutcher, father to an infant daughter, made a simple statement on his Facebook page that struck a nerve.

"There are NEVER diaper changing stations in …

Fatherhood

4 'Mommy-Shaming' Victims Share Their Stories, Speak Out Against The Disturbing Trend

Most jobs require a degree, certification or, at the very least, an adequate amount of training. Want to get married? Yeah, you’ll need a license for that. However, for motherhood -- a commitment that quite literally lasts a lifetime and comes with unprecedented levels of responsibility -- there’s …

Kids

Girl pulls most hilarious iPhone prank of all time on her mom

In the history of hilarious iPhone autocorrect pranks, we're not sure one has ever gone quite this well. Twitter user Makenzie (@goddamnirwin) was …

iPhone

Decorate Easter Eggs with Tattoos - A Mom's Take

I’ve been dying and trying different ways to decorate Easter Eggs for the past 8 years with my boys. Every year, we like to try something a bit …

Tattoos

Gold Leaf Easter Eggs

I’m so excited to share this tutorial with you guys! I’m just going to say it now. These gold leaf Easter eggs are the bomb. They are beautiful and …

DIY

DIY Mini Easter Egg Cakes

Our contributors, Mary and Brenda Maher of Cakegirls, are back with a new DIY today! Join us as they share a new cake project with a step-by-step

DIY

17 cool Easter egg decorating ideas all about color

Every year, my family looks for cool ways to decorate Easter eggs that doesn’t require crafting skills far beyond what I have myself — which is not …

DIY

Let’s Get Crackin’! How to Make Mosaic Easter Eggs

Earlier this Easter season we brought you a way to create mosaic hardboiled eggs, and now we’re showing you how to create mosaic eggs that will last from year to year! Just take those unwanted hardboiled egg shells and attach to a blown egg. It’s that simple! We suggest making both hardboiled and …

Eggs

Great Ideas -- 18 Easter Egg Projects!

One of my favorite parts of Easter is the Easter Egg tradition. To celebrate, check out these great ideas –

18 Easter Egg Projects!

Confetti Eggs @ A …

Easter Egg

Quick Craft Post: Angry Birds Eggs Craft

Red Ted Art | February 18, 2012 | 29 Comments

Ever since we went to Birthday party a few weeks back and Red Ted received an Angry Birds keyring he has …

Eggs

Easter Egg Pudding Cup

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #SnackPackMixins #CollectiveBias

This is the …

Easter Egg