Your Kids Will Be At A Disadvantage If They Aren’t BCI Natives

Right now, in order to command your computer to do things you have to use either a mouse, a trackpad, type words on a keyboard, speak commands to a microphone or make gestures with your hands. Brain-computer interfaces skip the middle man and let your computer interpret commands straight from the electrical impulses of your brain. 

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Kate Greenaway and “A Apple Pie”

For any parents of little girls who are looking for some way to break their little daughters’ obsession with Disney princesses, try offering a copy of this book, which is available on Amazon. It is full of adorable, almost doll-like children dressed in quaint, Regency-era outfits.

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Book review: Clever Jack Takes the Cake

Have you ever tried to do something other people said was impossible, and then had to struggle through setback after setback? Jack and his quest to bring a fine gift for the princess’s birthday party is just such a story.

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Sorry, not sorry about business travel

Dear Zaza and Roxie, I’m writing you this to you in case you decide someday to go back and read through my old blog posts. I know you can’t read yet, so I figure this is a safe way to explain how I really feel about business travel, as a working mother. 

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How to Find a Piano Teacher for Your Kids

Learning to play the piano has multiple benefits for children. Here are a few tips on how to find a great teacher for your child.

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Countering lifestyle entropy

I don’t want to over-engineer my kids’ childhoods. But somehow even small plans create extra complexity.

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Earthquake Prep for Parents

Hurricanes, floods, tornadoes, wildfires – these all give at least a tiny bit of advance notice. But nobody knows when The Big One will happen until at actually does. So it’s important to be prepared.

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Make Your Own Printed Booklet With MS Word

This is a guide for making a double-sided printed booklet using a template in Microsoft Word. Use these instructions and the included MS Word template to create custom books with your own content.

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Birthday present for son becomes STEM project for Mommy

For our son’s recent birthday, we got him this really cool race car track set that included two battery-operated cars and a bunch of flexible glow-in-the-dark track. He immediately wanted to play with it, which necessitated putting batteries into the cars. Things went downhill very quickly from there.

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How to fall asleep

You are in your pajamas. Your teeth are clean. You just heard the end of a story and gave your Mom a hug and kiss goodnight. It’s time to fall asleep. But how do you do that?

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