Let's say that your child decides to drop out of high school. For most, this would be a great big stamp of FAIL on your parenting record. But school, and what it can offer, is apparently not for everyone. However, in some cases, just because your kid drops out doesn't mean he or she will not be successful. Vivek Wadhwa (a fellow at Stanford Law School) told the Associated Press that quitting school is akin to "buying a lottery ticket - that's how good your odds are here. More likely than not, you will become unemployed. For every success, there are 100,000 failures." But this week David Karp, the founder of Tumblr, sold his company to Yahoo for more than a billion dollars. A company he built, grew, and sold without having a high school degree. And he's not the only wildly successful high school drop out who succeeded without a full-school education. Click through for 7 wildly successful high school drop outs! -By Sunny Chanel
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- Babble.com | Work + Money – Fri, May 24, 2013 12:47 PM EDT
Let's say that your child decides to drop out of high school. For most, this would be a great big stamp of FAIL on your parenting record. But school, and what it can offer, is apparently not for everyone. However, in some cases, just because your kid drops out doesn't mean he or she will not be successful. Vivek Wadhwa (a fellow at Stanford Law School) told the Associated Press that quitting school is akin to "buying a lottery ticket - that's how good your odds are here. More likely than not, you will become unemployed. For every success, there are 100,000 failures." But this week David Karp, the founder of Tumblr, sold his company to Yahoo for more than a billion dollars. A company he built, grew, and sold without having a high school degree. And he's not the only wildly successful high school drop out who succeeded without a full-school education. Click through for 7 wildly successful high school drop outs! -By Sunny ChanelRead More »from School is for Losers: 7 Wildly Successful High School Drop-Outs
With Memorial Day just days away, for those of us who err on the side of procrastination or who like to keep things spontaneous, we might not be too sure what we are going to do come Monday. In the event that you are in need of a little time with just you and your significant other, consider making child care arrangements for the children and going on an outing. It is likely there will be lot of parties and barbeques happening that weekend which means plenty of opportunities for the kids to still be entertained while you are away. Inspired by a Your Tango round-up of last minute getaways I decided to come up with a few last minute date ideas for Memorial weekend. Click through for 7 Memorial Weekend Date Ideas! -By Krishann Briscoe
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- Babble.com | Love + Sex – Fri, May 24, 2013 12:40 PM EDT
Though theme weddings used to be considered garish, The New York Times reports that, "The bar for creating weddings that are not only memorable, but also so thoroughly different that they might be talked about for years, seems to get ever higher," the paper notes. While some couples spend lots of money hiring a coordinator to create a tastefully themed affair, others use a more DIY-approach to styling their over-the-top ceremonies and receptions. These photos are incredible and the affairs were all stunning. Those of you planning weddings - or any party, really - will certainly be inspired. Click through for 7 epic and classy theme weddings! -By Carolyn CastigliaRead More »from Here Comes the Superbride! 7 Awesomely Epic Theme Weddings
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- Babble.com | Love + Sex – Fri, May 24, 2013 12:15 PM EDT
Thirteen years ago, after Casey and I let the cat out of the bag and told everyone we were engaged, we were both bombarded with marriage tips. Some of that advice was good advice and some of that advice was… not. Unfortunately for us, we didn't know which tips were good tips and which tips were bad tips. We had to learn through trial and error, and some of those learning experiences almost cost us our marriage-and many nights of sleep. I'm sure that some of the advice is good for other couples, but it was just plain bad advice for us. And I'm also sure that some of the advice I would give to a newlywed couple would turn out to be terrible advice for them in the end as well. But some of the tips we received, we'd never give to anyone else regardless of the couple and I have no idea how some of these tips ever passed as good marriage advice in the first place. Here is my list of the top 7 worst marriage tips that I received before I got married. - By Cody Coombs
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- Babble.com | Fashion – Fri, May 24, 2013 10:40 AM EDT
Summer is right around the corner and I have been summer shopping like crazy! I am trying to narrow it down to just the necessities and here are 7 things that have found their way onto my list. From dresses to bathing suits, and all the accessories in between, shopping for a new wardrobe can get pricey, so the majority of these items are also perfect for the woman on a budget, falling under the $50 price point. Take a look at the pictures below and then go get your summer shop on! - By Liz Stanley
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- Babble.com | At Home – Fri, May 24, 2013 10:38 AM EDT
Last week, I shared my favorite gender neutral baby shower invitations with you. And this week, I'm excited to share 10 awesome baby shower invites for LGBT families! If you're planning a shower for two to-be dads or two to-be moms, check out these warm and wonderful invitations created by Rachael Garnett of Events You Can Print: The Etsy Shop that Caters to Any Kind of Family. - By Alea Mass
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- Babble.com | Parenting – Fri, May 24, 2013 10:34 AM EDT
Three Drowning Deaths of Autistic Children Highlight Need for More--and Better--Research (via Babble)The autism community is reeling with the news that three autistic children have drowned in just over a week. These tragic deaths highlight the need for more and better research into the issue of autistic wandering, more properly termed "elopement."
Mikaela Lynch, 9, went missing on Mother's Day. Her body was found three days later in a creek near her family's Lake County, California, vacation home. Owen Black, 8, went missing in Perdido, Florida on Friday, May 17. His body was found two days later, in the Gulf of Mexico, a half-mile from where he went missing. On Saturday, May 18, 2-year-old Drew Howell wandered away from his family's cottage. His family found him almost immediately, but it was too late: he had drowned in a nearby creek, about 100 yards away from the cottage.
When autistic kids wander, it's not the same as what most people would call "running away." The word "wandering" also kind of misses the point: autistic wandering isn't just aimless wandering around;Read More »from The Dangers of Wandering Kids: Autism Community Mourns Three Drowning Deaths in One Week
- Babble.com | Parenting – Fri, May 24, 2013 10:16 AM EDT
millennialsAre you familiar with Millennials? Also known as the ME ME ME Generation? They're the folks who were born between 1980 and 2000. Joel Stein wrote a cover piece about them for Time magazine, and I gotta tell you, he nailed it.
He nailed it when he pointed out the rampant narcissism prevalent within this generation. Seems like all those participation trophies have teamed up with the self-promoting (if not self-aggrandizing) aspects of social media to render a generation of people who are convinced of their greatness.
- Babble.com | Fashion – Fri, May 24, 2013 10:11 AM EDT
Are you ready? The heat is coming! I think it's about time I shared the best summer fabrics with you. Believe me, the right fabrics can make all the difference in the world! Temperatures are definitely rising here in Los Angeles, and I can't stand the heat. I really can't! Unfortunately I can't be at the beach and in my swimwear 24 hours a day, so I try to find the most lightweight and airy fabrics for my summer outfits. I recently bought a pair of linen pants, and I was shocked by how cool they kept me in 100+ degree weather. Seriously…it blew my mind! When you go shopping, you might want to be on the lookout for fabrics that will not only keep you cool, but provide comfort as well. I'm a big fan of the bohemian look, so I might just wear jersey maxi dresses and skirts all summer long. That's my idea of being chill and comfy chic! - By Monique Frausto
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- Babble.com | Healthy Living – Fri, May 24, 2013 9:56 AM EDT
Parents Who Smoke Have Children With Agression IssuesParents, why are you still smoking?
You have kids -- you are supposed to feel unconditional love. You would fly yourself in front of a speeding train to save their life, even if it meant sacrificing your own. Yet because of a selfish habit, you are slowly killing your children.
The repeated excuses are usually "I only smoke outside the house," or "I never smoke around them," or "I'm trying to quit."
Here's another reason to get that quitting regimen up to a faster speed: children of parents who smoke are more aggressive.
Scientists at the University of Montreal have presented findings that show exposure to even minimal amounts of secondhand smoke will lead to aggressive and antisocial behavior in children.
"What we have to do is consider the fact that environmental smoke doesn't go away. Children live and play in environmental smoke and at the same time, young children are being exposed at a critical time period of brain development. Putting all of thatRead More »from Parents Who Smoke Open Kids to More Than Just Health Issues