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RIP Society: Woman Invents Motion-Sensing Mobile So Babies Can Post Selfies From Their Cribs

For those of you whose Facebook news feeds have become bombarded with photos of your friends’ babies, this is not good news for you. A design student in the Netherlands has just come up with perhaps the most invasive technology ever, sure to make baby’s first words be “I hate you, mama.”

New Born Fame, designed by Laura Cornet, is a motion-sensing mobile made for a baby’s crib that snaps photos of the child every time he or she moves, and posts them to social media once the baby reaches for them. The mobile consists of several stuffed, plush toys, some of which are social media icons like the famous Twitter bird and the Facebook “F.” There’s even a pair of soft baby sneakers that have an internal pedometer to track the baby’s kicks. You know… in case you’re concerned he won’t have what it takes to make the Olympic soccer team. Keep reading »

Boy Going Blind Creates Bucket List Of Sights

Boy Going Blind Creates Bucket List Of Sights

Seeing tiny snails and examining chalk under a microscope might seem like small things, but to a Texas boy losing his eyesight they’re bucket list material—along with more standard big-ticket items like seeing the Grand Canyon and Antarctica—of things he wants to see before he goes blind. Read more on Newser…

Jimmy Kimmel’s ‘I Told My Kids I Ate All Their Halloween Candy’ Is Still Hilarious

Jimmy Kimmel's 'I Told My Kids I Ate All Their Halloween Candy' Is Still Hilarious
"You Ruined My Whole Life!"

Aside from trick-or-treating, dressing up in costume and carving pumpkins, Jimmy Kimmel has created my favorite, newest Halloween tradition that I truly hope will last forever. The late night host has instructed his fans, yet again, to mess with their kids by telling them the morning after Halloween that they’ve eaten all of their Halloween candy. Every year, the kids’ reactions get better and better, with more whining, crying and yelling (and this year, one angry girl flips tables like it’s “The Real Housewives of New Jersey” finale.) Check out the video above, and be glad you weren’t the victim of such a cruel, heartless Halloween prank.

Could Disney’s Next Princess Have Special Needs?

Could Disney's Next Princess Have Special Needs?

Many little kids, at one point or another, have wanted to be a Disney Princess. We grew up watching Belle, Ariel, Jasmine, Mulan and others teach us that it’s okay to be brave, strong-willed, vulnerable and fiercely independent, and as the times have changed, the brand’s Princesses have adapted to become more culturally diverse. But there is one kind of Disney Princess we’ve never seen: one with special needs. Keep reading »

Frisky Q&A: Shannon Drury Of The Radical Housewife On Motherhood, Modern Feminism & Reproductive Justice

The Radical Housewife

The phrase “family values” tends to conjure up images old white dudes with traditional nuclear families imploring us to “think of the children” despite actively ignoring the plight of thousands of American kids growing up in poverty or with a poor shot at education – essentially, people who are not concerned with the wellbeing of families or children at all. In her new book The Radical Housewife, Shannon Drury reclaims the real meaning of “family values” as she advocates for a world and a government that actually puts children first. Through her experiences as president of the Minnesota chapter of the National Organization for Women, her wildly popular blog of the same name, and contributions to various other publications (including Avital Norman Nathman’s The Good Mother Myth), she’s waded through topics like abortion rights, classism, depression, and raising thoughtful kids  - all with an equal dose of urgency and humor.

Drury’s self-awareness is what makes her such a fascinating read. She has in-depth knowledge to share on heavy topics, but she does so in such a relatable way, never afraid to reveal her own personal struggles and changes of heart in the process. Her clear explanations of the endless ways the system is stacked against the many millions of Americans who are not rich white men is the long-awaited answer for anyone who’s ever wondered why we still need feminism (spoiler alert: we need it, and bad). After the jump, Shannon’s chat with me about her new book, fostering modern feminism, and parenting in today’s not-so-equal world: Keep reading »

You May Be Liable For Your Kids’ Facebook Posts

You May Be Liable For Your Kid's Facebook Posts

Parents who don’t already pay close attention to their kids’ Facebook posts may want to start. Georgia’s Court of Appeals says parents may be liable for their children’s online activity after a couple didn’t force their son to delete a defamatory Facebook profile, the Wall Street Journal reports. According to court documents, the boy and another student created the fake page depicting a female classmate back in 2011. Read More On Newser…

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