Everyone is Talking
About breaking up with Facebook.
Why do I care?
In the past couple of weeks, Facebook has been under fire because of the revelation that data was harvested by Cambridge Antalytica, a political data firm hired by President Trump’s 2016 election campaign. The firm harvested data from 50 million Facebook users in an effort to identify personality traits of the American public and influence their behavior. According to the NYT, “The breach allowed the company to exploit the private social media activity of a huge swath of the American electorate, developing techniques that underpinned its work on President Trump’s campaign in 2016.”
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If you’re wondering whether you need to delete your Facebook account to protect your social privacy, you are not alone. But, others have long made peace with giving away their data and simply see it as a part of their modern life. If you’re of the same mindset but still want to get some control over the data you share, check out these two recent features by NBC’s Jeff Rossen.
The Kids are Alright
According to a study within the ranks of Google, STEM rockstars aren’t always the most successful. This might come as a relief to parents of students who aren’t strong in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. People with the following seven characteristics are what cultivate Google’s top performers: “…being a good coach; communicating and listening well; possessing insights into others (including others different values and points of view); having empathy toward and being supportive of one’s colleagues; being a good critical thinker and problem solver; and being able to make connections across complex ideas.”
While STEM is an important part of modern education, success in these areas isn’t the only indicator that your child will be successful.
Hack it Up
Do you have kids who like to stick things up their nose? One mom has THE hack for getting little nuggets out of noses with no visits to urgent care or fancy tools needed. It is a game. changer.
Let’s talk about periods. Specifically, first timers. Do you remember what that was like? The fear of starting while at school or while wearing white was real. The struggle to keep tabs on your new ‘schedule’ was tough because when you’re just starting out, it can be unpredictable month after month. While we all had our strategies for dealing with this fear back in the day, Knixteen has your kid covered and it’s a brilliant idea that will help them feel more confident. Period panties, while we wouldn’t use them in lieu of our normal products, we love the idea of having extra protection in the days leading into a period or the days after for unexpected spotting.
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