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11 Keyboard Shortcuts Every Computer User Should Know

Apr 27, 2021

Graphic: Elena Scotti (Photos: Shutterstock) Using keyboard shortcuts could save the average person eight days worth of work per year , so to save you some work hours, we’ve put together a list of common, handy shortcuts and tricks that every computer user should know. If you have a friend or family member who could use a lesson or refresher, send this post along. Before we get started, let’s tackle some basics: CTRL: an abbreviation for Control, and it’s one of the main keys on your Wind ...read more

We Need to Model Post-Pandemic Resilience for Our Kids

Apr 28, 2021

Photo: Bradley Dennien (Shutterstock) It’s fair to assume that most parents have felt despair at some point during the past year over what our children have been missing out on. Little kids missed a lot of basic socialization, or a “real” school experience. Pre-teens, who were already in the midst of desperately trying to figure out their place in the world (and by “world,” I mean their school’s social hierarchy), may have found these months particularly lonely and isolating. Teena ...read more

How Effective Is the COVID Vaccine on Kids?

Apr 28, 2021

Photo: Marina Demidiuk (Shutterstock) Pfizer and BioNTech announced today that they have completed a phase 3 trial of their COVID-19 vaccine in children aged 12 to 15, and that so far it seems to be 100% effective in that age group. If the FDA agrees that the vaccine is safe and effective, it might be available for ages 12 and up this summer. What ages are authorized to use the vaccine? The Pfizer vaccine is currently authorized for age 16 and up, and the other two U.S. vaccines (Moderna and Joh ...read more

When You Can Pre-Order Everything Apple Announced Today

Apr 28, 2021

Screenshot: David Murphy It’s Apple day! And just when I was starting to wonder if the world still had the capacity to get excited about hour-long product announcements. At its “Spring Loaded” event, Apple roared out of the gate, announcing some pretty wicked upgrades to the Mac and iPad product lines. Thanks, M1 chip. I don’t really need a new iPad, but, do I? Let’s start small and go big. If you’ve been bitten by Apple Fever, here’s how you can get your hands on everything Appl ...read more

We Need to Model Post-Pandemic Resilience for Our Kids

Apr 28, 2021

Photo: Bradley Dennien (Shutterstock) It’s fair to assume that most parents have felt despair at some point during the past year over what our children have been missing out on. Little kids missed a lot of basic socialization, or a “real” school experience. Pre-teens, who were already in the midst of desperately trying to figure out their place in the world (and by “world,” I mean their school’s social hierarchy), may have found these months particularly lonely and isolating. Teenage ...read more

How Effective Is the COVID Vaccine on Kids?

Apr 28, 2021

Photo: Marina Demidiuk (Shutterstock) Pfizer and BioNTech announced today that they have completed a phase 3 trial of their COVID-19 vaccine in children aged 12 to 15, and that so far it seems to be 100% effective in that age group. If the FDA agrees that the vaccine is safe and effective, it might be available for ages 12 and up this summer. What ages are authorized to use the vaccine? The Pfizer vaccine is currently authorized for age 16 and up, and the other two U. S. vaccines (Moderna and ...read more

How to Spend Your Parenting Time More Wisely

Apr 29, 2021

Photo: pixelheadphoto digitalskillet (Shutterstock) When our kids are babies, we cater to their every need and want. We’re their whole world, so it doesn’t matter how exhausted or busy we might be—when they call for us, we jump to attention. We go everywhere they go, and experience what they experience right along with them. As they get older, though, the way we spend time with our kids naturally changes—or, at least, it should. The way we connect and the experiences we hold tight to s ...read more

The Three Types of Narcissists and How to Recognize Them

Apr 29, 2021

Photo: Anthony Smith - Linton (Shutterstock) You’re likely never going to encounter anyone whose grandiosity rivals that of The Talented Mr. Ripley, but narcissists of all stripes walk among us. Regardless of their varying quirks, however, the better known hallmarks of a narcissist are largely the same; those who suffer from the condition often crave outsize attention in groups, have trouble expressing sympathy or consideration for others, and navigate the world with an overwhelming sense of e ...read more

16 Body-Positive TV Shows and Movies for When You're Done With Shaming

Apr 29, 2021

Photo: Shrill/Hulu Mainstream entertainment, never the friendliest of places, has lately been carving out a space for people who exist outside of contemporary beauty standards. Odds are still good actors will find it more difficult to get certain types of roles if they don’t fit the mold—there’s a lot of overlap in the circles of “funny best friend” and “fat best friend” for a reason, and usually these characters become the target of “jokes” meant to accentuate the character’ ...read more

The Real History of May Day

May 2, 2021

Photo: AFP via Getty Images (Getty Images) For most Americans, closing their laptop or clocking out at the end of an eight-hour shift at a restaurant or construction site is the norm, give or take a half-hour or so for lunch. And as tiring as a day of work can be, it’s easy to forget that over a century ago, people died to afford us the right to an eight-hour workday. Much of this country’s radical labor tradition has been erased by our political leaders’ allegiance to big business and a ...read more

The Best Free-to-Play Games for the Xbox Series X/S

May 2, 2021

The latest Xbox Insider program update nixes the Xbox Live Gold requirement for free-to-play (F2P) Xbox games for users in the Xbox Insider Alpha Alpha Skip Ahead rings. The change will roll out to other Xbox Insider levels in the coming weeks, and, hopefully, everyone else soon after. This will be a huge benefit for players—after all, a game isn’t really free if you have to pay a subscription fee to play it online. It will also bring Microsoft up to date with Nintendo and Sony, which allo ...read more

The Bare Minimum That Everyone Should Know About Ramadan

May 2, 2021

Photo: JOAT (Shutterstock) In the western world, we typically associate springtime with renewal and festivals of gratitude, and the Islamic calendar is no different: The month-long celebration of Ramadan, which is observed by the religion’s 1.8 billion global adherents as the holiest time of the year, is currently underway, bringing with it ancient traditions of fasting and spiritual pilgrimages to the holy city of Mecca in Saudi Arabia (though pandemic travel restrictions apply to this year ...read more

How to Spend Your Parenting Time More Wisely

May 2, 2021

Photo: pixelheadphoto digitalskillet (Shutterstock) When our kids are babies, we cater to their every need and want. We’re their whole world, so it doesn’t matter how exhausted or busy we might be—when they call for us, we jump to attention. We go everywhere they go, and experience what they experience right along with them. As they get older, though, the way we spend time with our kids naturally changes—or, at least, it should. The way we connect and the experiences we hold tight to s ...read more

When You Can Pre-Order Everything Apple Announced Today

May 2, 2021

Screenshot: David Murphy It’s Apple day! And just when I was starting to wonder if the world still had the capacity to get excited about hour-long product announcements. At its “Spring Loaded” event, Apple roared out of the gate, announcing some pretty wicked upgrades to the Mac and iPad product lines. Thanks, M1 chip. I don’t really need a new iPad, but, do I? Let’s start small and go big. If you’ve been bitten by Apple Fever, here’s how you can get your hands on everything Apple ...read more