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The chatting dad and baby are back at it again in this adorable Denny’s ad

06.22.2019 · Posted in Parenting Articles, Technology Articles

This is One Good Thing, a weekly column where we tell you about one of the few nice things that happened this week. When brands attempt to capture our hearts (and our wallets) it can either go surprisingly well, or be a complete dumpster fire of fak... ...

It Feels Good to Be Yourself: a sweet, simple picture book about gender identity

Theresa Thorn (co-host of the excellent parenting podcast One Bad Mother and Jesse Thorn (proprietor of the excellent Maximum Fun podcasting network) have a transgender daughter; Theresa has written a beautiful, sweet picture book about gender identity based on her experiences with her trans kid: It Feels Good to Be Yourself.

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Amazon unveils a new Echo Dot surveillance device for children

The latest addition to Amazon's line of always-on, ever-listening, networked, insecure (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7) snitchy smart speakers is the new rev of the Echo Dot Kids Edition, whose "kid-friendly" Alexa is like surveillance Barbie without the pretense of being a ...

Best Father’s Day gifts: 40 things your dad won’t buy for himself

05.24.2019 · Posted in Parenting Articles, Technology Articles

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Dads often get **** for dad jokes and being bad at texting, but father figures have another thing in common besides thinking terrible puns are hilarious: They're some of the most selfless people in the world.

TBH, a lot of us wouldn't know how to ...

Massive, careful study finds that social media use is generally neutral for kids’ happiness, and sometimes positive

In Social media’s enduring effect on adolescent life satisfaction, a pair of Oxford psych researchers and a colleague from Stuttgart's University of Hohenheim review a large, long-running data-set (Understanding Society, the UK Household Longitudinal Study, 2009–2016) that surveyed 12,672 adolescents at eight points over seven years.

The researchers conclude that social media use (or non-use) ...

Elizabeth Warren’s bold, risky, well-intentioned plan to improve health outcomes for African-American mothers giving birth

African-American women suffer a much higher level of maternal mortality than the national average, and Elizabeth Warren has proposed a bold -- but high-risk -- plan to incentivize hospitals to root out the institutional, systemic racism that produces these terrible outcomes.

Under Warren's proposal, hospitals that continue to produce higher-than-average levels of maternal mortality for African-American ...