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  4. explore-blog:

    Such an unsettling, thoughtful, and important episode of WNYC’s New Tech City on how the social web changed eating disorders – a phenomenon that belongs with the 100 ideas that changed the web.

    A striking factoid from the story – anorexia has the highest mortality rate of all mental disorders. 

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  5. I predict that in 2050, we’ll look back at the first 20 years of the web and shake our heads. The craptacular design! The hallucinogenic business models! The privacy nightmares! All because entrepreneurs convinced themselves that they couldn’t do what inventors have done for centuries: Charge people a fair price for things they want.

    Three years ago, Wired’s Clive Thompson, who has since explored the unsuspected ways in which the web is making us smarter, made a heartening case for the backlash against the malady that is online advertising. Today, more and more, one has hope that Thompson will end up right.

    (HT @EthanZ)

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  6. As a group, Millennials are as likely as older adults to have used a library in the past 12 months, and more likely to have used a library website. Among those ages 16-29, 50% reported having used a library or bookmobile in the course of the past year in a September 2013 survey. Some 47% of those 30 and older had done so. Some 36% of younger Americans used a library website in that time frame, compared with 28% of those 30 and older. Despite their relatively high use of libraries, younger Americans are among the least likely to say that libraries are important.
    – Major new Pew study looks at millennials’ reading habits. Because, lest we forget, “when a library is open, no matter its size or shape, democracy is open, too.” 

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    1. Bath time is awesome.image

    From the early days of washing them in the sink (or bucket or whatever other vessel is at hand) to experiencing their joyous splashing in the tub, nothing is more fun than bath time, and nothing in the world smells more heavenly than a freshly clean baby.  Even the parts after bath are awesome—wrapping them up in a cuddly towel like a big burrito, smelling their hair as you comb through it, and getting those adorably cute pajamas on for bedtime are all sensory gold.  In fact, the only time bath time is not awesome is when it’s been 2 hours and the kid still doesn’t want to get out of the tub.

    2.  The only thing routine about bedtime routine is it’s never routine. image

    Bedtime is an emotional roller coaster.  The first 15-20 minutes, when you’re tucking in, cuddling, reading stories, singing silly songs, are everything that is good about being a parent.  But beware—these calm moments will lull you into a false sense of security, multiplying your pain a thousand fold for the next one to three hours while your demon spawn is suddenly “NOT TIRED!” and demanding treats, water, 75 more stories—basically anything to keep them from getting the sleep you know they so desperately need. 

    3. Privacy is a thing of the past. image

    Curiosity and a complete lack of any sort of sense of boundaries means that you are going to be seeing a LOT more of your toddler (and vice versa) than you probably ever anticipated. 

    4.  The house will get trashed and your favorite things will be destroyed. image

     And this is ok.  Material possessions become less important when compared to the sheer joy of watching your child develop, and a great anecdote is always more valuable than a new coat of paint.

    5. Tea parties can actually be fun. image

    As can Legos, fire trucks, dollhouses, digging for worms, and eating imaginary food for the millionth time. Once you’ve come to terms with the fact that your opponent is ALWAYS going to cheat at Chutes n Ladders or that the tea party you’re currently attending is going to keep you from checking your email for the next 3 hours, it’s fun to just let go and enjoy these moments that will all too soon be nothing more than fond memories. 

    For more father/daughter fun, check out "Confessions of the World’s Best Father"

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  11. You don’t own your brand. A brand isn’t a logo or packaging. It’s a gut feeling. And when two people have the same gut feeling, you have a brand.

    Robert Brunner

    Also see Malcolm Gladwell, Seth Godin, Dan Pink, and other thinkers on how and why we define ourselves through brands.

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  13. runningdrawing:

My sister asked me to run-draw her name, but we did her one better: we ran a stripper on a pole. It was 4.5 miles but well worth it for family. (at Sunset District, San Francisco)


    My sister asked me to run-draw her name, but we did her one better: we ran a stripper on a pole. It was 4.5 miles but well worth it for family. (at Sunset District, San Francisco)

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  14. I always get choked up at weddings.
    – Joffrey Baratheon, A Storm of Swords

    (via jennyfromthebayou)

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