Memorizing the periodic table can be a very rewarding endeavor. Whether we realize it or not, chemistry plays a huge role in our day to day lives -- and who knows, the atomic number of plutonium may be your prize-winning question on Jeopardy one day. Regardless of the reason you want to learn the periodic table, doing so is easier said than done; with 118 current entries on the … [Read more...] about How to Memorize the Periodic Table
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Relationships are hard. I have tried and failed at some myself along the way. Relationships + parenting: even harder. It's time to discuss the one thing that no one told you to plan for; that one thing that was not on your registry. Baby proofing your marriage! Sure, you knew the first couple of weeks and even months are supposed to be a little rough. … [Read more...] about How to Baby-Proof Your Marriage
My mother says that I used to be funnier, a whole lot funnier, when it comes to what I reveal about my family online. But it’s hard to be funny when you’ve been muzzled. When I first started writing online, my children couldn’t read. The youngest was still in diapers. I felt free to blog and write columns chock-full of the frustrating-yet-colorful details about my … [Read more...] about How Much is Too Much to Share About Your Family Online?
Silicon Valley’s most notorious working mom has ground her high heel in the proverbial diaper again. Yahoo President and CEO Marissa Mayer tackled the top job when five months pregnant and then (in)famously took only two weeks maternity leave. Now she has banned her employees from telecommuting. Feminists and Mommy Wars luminaries have lit up newspaper columns … [Read more...] about Face Time or Family Time? Deconstructing the Yahoo Decree
The best part of any home renovation show is watching the carpenters at work. It's so amazing how they start with nothing but some pieces of wood, and end up with a one-of-a-kind armoire. They aren't bad to look at either (no, seriously, do you have to be adorable to be a carpenter, or does being a carpenter make you adorable? These are the philosophical … [Read more...] about “Hideous Houses” Eric Stromer on How to Keep Your Home Beautiful