Why Your Toddler Gets Mad When You Give Them What They Wanted

As soon as kids begin to talk—or even non-verbally indicate a preference—we start to give them choices. Do you want to wear the red shirt or the yellow shirt?Would you like a peanut butter or grilled cheese sandwich for lunch? Should we read Goodnight Moon or The Very Hungry Caterpillar? We’re trying to give them a…

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Monday, July 15, 2019 - 2:45pm

Is It Worth Taking a Short Flight to Get Airline Elite Status?

It used to be a pretty safe assumption that the more you flew, the more perks you got. If you spent enough time in an airplane, you could trade that time for a better experience on future flights: roomier seats, early check-in, free bags or whatever else “elite” status could get you.

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Monday, July 15, 2019 - 3:00pm

How to Make a Perfect Irish Coffee

Irish coffee is a delicacy enjoyed by cappuccino connoisseurs and bourbon-guzzling bon vivants all over the world. Unfortunately, most of us have become apathetic as to what constitutes a real Irish coffee. And it’s no wonder: The quality of Irish coffee in restaurants and bars has been deteriorating for some time…

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Monday, July 15, 2019 - 3:30pm

Teach Your Kid to Fix Stuff Around the House

My single-parent mom couldn’t afford to hire a handyman to fix the house, so we did it all ourselves. Together we fixed windows, installed faucets, and rewired appliances. Even though we did it all out of necessity, I enjoyed doing projects with my mom. A child psychologist might say that learning to fix stuff at a…

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Monday, July 15, 2019 - 3:45pm

Are Trigger Warnings Helpful?

You’ve probably seen trigger warnings on posts online, or recall the announcement before some TV shows that “viewer discretion is advised.” Trigger warnings are also sometimes used in classrooms, and a recent study has re-ignited a debate about whether they are useful or counterproductive. Here’s what we know about…

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Monday, July 15, 2019 - 4:00pm

The Right Time to Use the Bathroom on an Airplane

Doing your business 35,000 feet up in the air is not just a cramped, uncomfortable experience. The whole process—when can I go and how do I physically reach my destination—is fraught with rules, regulations and etiquette principles to consider.

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Monday, July 15, 2019 - 4:00pm
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