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Sierra Filucci
Executive Editor, Parenting Content and Distribution | Mom of two
The New Online Trend That Will Make You Happy
For the last six months, the soundtrack of our lives has been Pharrell's "Happy." The infectious single has triggered enthusiastic carpool singalongs and impressive DIY covers. It's hard not to smile... read more
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Caroline Knorr
Senior Parenting Editor | Mom of one
Is Social Media Giving Your Teen a Negative Body Image?
Not too long ago, girls might have stressed about being "bikini-ready" every spring when the bathing suit magazines would hit the stands. And boys might have done a few extra pushups after seeing... read more
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When Selfie-Improvement Apps Go Too Far
The number of "likes" and comments that teens receive on their Instagram, Tumblr, and Facebook photos speaks volumes. The effect on their confidence? Double-edged. According to a recent survey on... read more
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Regan McMahon
Deputy Editor, Books | Mom of two
Help Your Kids Find Books with Diverse Characters
There's been a lot of talk lately about the lack of diversity in books for kids and teens. The late Newbery Award-wining children's author Walter Dean Myers caused quite a stir with his 2014 New York... read more
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Betsy Bozdech
Executive Editor, Ratings & Reviews | Mom of two
Why Movie Musical Characters Make Great Role Models
Ready for your kids to start belting out something besides "Let It Go" and "For the First Time in Forever"? Try introducing them to a classic musical. Here are our top three reasons that show-tune-... read more
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Angela Zimmerman
Senior Manager, Editorial Partnerships | Mom of one
60+ Green Media Gems to Inspire Kids for Earth Day
Say goodbye to low-tech pen-and-paper Earth Day celebrations. This year, folks are using digital tools to build community and scatter the seeds of environmental awareness. Twitter and Pinterest have... read more
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Angela Zimmerman
Senior Manager, Editorial Partnerships | Mom of one
13 Dazzling Discoveries Kids Can Make with Outdoor Apps
Whether you have a plant-loving preschooler or a photo-snapping teen, a great hand-held tool can offer a more interactive experience -- and really boost what kids can learn -- under the sun and stars... read more
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Caroline Knorr
Senior Parenting Editor | Mom of one
15 Tools to Make Kids' Science Fair Projects a Success
Science fairs are great learning experiences. But even when only one kid is entering, they tend to take over the entire family. Thankfully, a new crop of media and technology resources makes science... read more
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