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Deepstash - Self Improvement

App review by
Amanda Bindel, Common Sense Media
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Simple tips for happy living, designed for adults.

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A lot or a little?

The parents' guide to what's in this app.

Educational Value

Lots of great tips and advice for healthy, happy living, but not designed for kids' learning.

Ease of Play

Quick, easy-to-read tips.

Violence
Sex

Several articles reference healthy sexual relationships but nothing graphic.

Language

Some articles may include curse words. One references "not giving a f--k" though another cautions that swear words are offensive.

Consumerism
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

Some articles targeted to older, legal-drinking-age adults mention responsible drinking.

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Deepstash - Self Improvement requests users to create an account using either an email address, Google account, or Facebook account. There's no request for age or birthdate, and no minimum age requirement is included in the terms of service. The tips are articles can be viewed without logging in, though they're more targeted to an adult audience -- many concerning relationships and career advice. When logged in, users can save the tips to their "stash" or share them with others through connected media on their device. Read the developer's privacy policy for details on how your (or your kids') information is collected, used, and shared and any choices you may have in the matter, and note that privacy policies and terms of service frequently change.

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What's it about?

Save deep thoughts and helpful tips to your stash using DEEPSTASH - SELF IMPROVEMENT. Receive push notications of helpful tips or scroll through the day's top tips in the app. Tips are also browsable by topic and searchable by keyword. The lists and tips are summarized from articles from souces including lifehack.org, medium.com, huffpost.com, and more, with links to the original articles included. Topics include self-improvement, time management, communication, problem-solving, team work, leadership, health, love & relationships, and money & investments. Deepstash notes can also be shared via connected apps on the device (like Messenger, mail, etc.)

Is it any good?

Curate quick and easy to understand tenets for living a successful, happy, productive life in a simple, flashcard style. Each article is cataloged so you can find similarly themed articles with a tap, and the content is searchable, too. Topics like self-improvement, time management, communication, team work, leadership, problem solving, and health may be relevant to teens while love & relationships and money & investing ae more suited to adults. There's no commenting or messaging in the app, so communicating with strangers isn't a concern. Users can see how many others have "stashed" a specific article, but no personal information is visible. The tips are helpful and brief, but you can access more detail in the linked full articles. Overall, it could be a source of positivity and inspiration for teens who are motiviated to seek them out.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about their favorite tips or articles from Deepstash - Self Improvement. Make a dinner-time conversation of sharing a tip. What works best for you?

  • Think critically about the tips offered. Wonder together about different points-of-view, the sources of the information, and what experts in the field might say. What are some other tips that might be helpful?

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