8 STEM Toys for Pint-Sized Einsteins | Mashable #kids #STEM #toys #play


Often times, parents want the toys their children play with to teach STEM skills — recently updated to STREAM, or Science, Technology, Reading, Engineering, Arts and Math.

At the 2015 International American Toy Fair, there was a bevy of toys that were anything but mindless. Better yet, they’re made to get kids interested in one of these educational topics — without slathering on the “learning” part so they will be disinterested.

Here are some of our favorites that will keep kids learning beyond the classroom.

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15 TED Talks That Will Change Your Life | Mashable


15 of the most inspirational, tear-jerking and downright beautiful TED talks out there.

via 15 TED Talks That Will Change Your Life | Mashable.

A great list of TED talks. My favourites on the list are talks 3. Elizabeth Gilbert: Your Elusive Creative Genius and 13. Andrew Solomon: Love, No Matter What.

What are the biggest comic-cons in North America? | PWxyz


What are the biggest comic-cons in North America? | PWxyz

Comic Cons

Four Ways to Figure Out What You Really Want to Do with Your Life | LifeHacker


We’ve all hit that point where we can’t figure out exactly what we really want to do with our lives. It can come when you’re 18 or when you’re 50, and it’s always a difficult process to work through. It’s not hopeless, though! Here are a few ways to help you figure it out.

via Four Ways to Figure Out What You Really Want to Do with Your Life  | LifeHacker

The article suggests to:

  • Think About Where You’ll Be in Five Years
  • Write Your Personal Manifesto
  • Volunteer or Shadow Someone in a Job You’re Interested In
  • Dig Into Those Side Projects

Build a Digital Family Tree With These 5 Tools | Mashable


Build a Digital Family Tree With These 5 Tools | Mashable

The article reviews:

  1. FamilySearch.org
  2. Treelines
  3. Family Village
  4. Grave Sites – Billiongraves.com, Findgrave.com and Legacy.com
  5. Digitized Newspapers

There is also a tool called Family Echo, which is free but very basic and another one called MyHeritage, also free but with more features including sharing and a collaborative tool called Geni.

How to pick a career you’ll like | Penelope Trunk Blog


“Most career problems stem from the fact that we are terrible at picking jobs. We think we are picking a good job and then it turns out to be a bad job. It’s almost impossible to pick a good job on the first try, actually. So don’t think you’ll be the exception.”

via How to pick a career you’ll like | Penelope Trunk Blog.