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9 Important Strategies for Raising Children in a World of Technology

Allison articulates and draws attention to a unique struggle facing our generation of parents. Namely, how to raise children in an age of technology. Parents today know the decisions we make for our kids concerning technology are important—but entirely without context. Our conversations on the sidelines at soccer games about these issues are never based on proven experience (When I was a kid, my mom used to…). Instead, it is based on guesswork and the little wisdom we have gained (Well, this is what we have decided to do. What about you guys?). Allison summarizes it well, “ What we are doing...

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Man freed after nearly 30 years says he’s forgiven accusers

For a man who was just released from prison after being locked up for 28 years for crimes he says he didn’t commit, Bernard Young is surprisingly chill. “I’m not mad at anyone,” the soft-spoken Detroit man said today during a press conference at his attorney’s office in Southfield. “I just want to live my life and be with my family, for the rest of the years I have to live.” Young, 58, left the Lakeland Correctional Facility Wednesday, five days after a judge vacated his conviction and sentence on charges that he sexually assaulted two boys, ages 5 and 6, in...

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Louisiana kid goes viral with project on ‘School to Prison Pipeline’

When most kids are told to do Social Studies projects, they huff and puff at the sound of school work which would potentially take away their afterschool play time. That wasn’t the case for young Jalen Kennedy, a sixth grader at Morehouse Magnet School in Bastrop, LA. When Jalen received his assignment he was excited. “My family talks about these issues all the time so this would be a good opportunity to share the truth,” he said. Kennedy submitted his study as a project in the Region 3 Social Studies Fair. His work was so well researched and presented that...

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Man asks friends to send him anywhere in the world — here’s what happened

Losing your job is never good, but one man turned his layoff into a life-changing adventure. Alex Strand found himself unemployed in December after his company, the camera maker GoPro, shut down his entire division. The 32-year-old media producer, who lives in San Francisco, knew he’d have to look for another job soon. But first, he wanted to take advantage of his “newfound free time.” (Lindsay Lowe, Today.com) Click here to read the full...

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