Parenting

Fishy Finding - Students Turn Fish Into Plastic

Three kids from Thailand have turned fish scales into plastic, and have earned $50,000 for their efforts.

Candy Grabber Keeps Your Kids Hands Out Of The Candy Jar

Here's a completely fun way to control the amount of sweets your tot can get his or her hands on without having to be really mean about it. The Candy Grabber lets you teach your child the value of moderation in a fun and ultimately rewarding way.

China's 'Noseless Girl' Receives Free Plastic Surgery & Job Training

The social conscience of China was proudly on display this week when a private plastic surgery clinic and nursing school teamed up to give a young Chinese woman a new nose – and with it, a new opportunity to build a better life.

Is That A PC In Your Pocket? - The PC That's The Size Of A Flash Drive

You will soon be able to buy a PC that fits in your pocket - for under $25!

Beijing Women's Prison Hosts Mother's Day Meet & Greet

China may have a reputation for meting out swift and harsh justice to those who run afoul of its legal system but a Mother's Day event held at the Beijing Women's Prison proves it's not all 'Midnight Express'.

Not A Whopping Cough - Hackasaurus Helps Kids Get The Most Out Of The Web

Hackasaurus gives kids the tools they need to truly understand and manipulate the internet.

Opening Education's Gates - The Gates Foundation Invests In Innovative Education

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is putting over $20 million into innovative learning tools, including gaming and social networking.

Atta Boy! - The 13 Year-Old Who Has Planted Over A Million Trees

Felix Finkbeiner is a 13 year-old who just planted his millionth tree - and addressed the United Nations.

Census Results May Prompt Changes in China's One-Child Policy

China's controversial “One-Child” policy has succeeded is putting the brakes on runaway population growth but results of the 2010 census have revealed some worrisome side-effects that don't bode well for the future.

Membo Helps You Keep Tabs On The Basics

While it wouldn’t help in every situation, the Membo by Dreamfarm is a fairly simple concept that could really help with remembering some of the everyday routine stuff that tends to slip your mind when you’re busy.

Cook Joy Pack Transforms Boring Lunches

Sometimes getting your kids to eat their lunches is an enormous challenge.  We try to strike a balance between giving them something healthy and also making it tasty and enticing enough that they will eat it.  The Bandai Cook Joy Pack Sandwich and Cookie Maker could help merge the healthy with the fun.

You Go, Girl! - Girl Scouts Design Affordable Prosthetic

A team of six Girl Scouts has made an effective prosthetic hand from moldable plastic, comfort foam and Velcro.

Have A Gay Old Time - Liberating Homosexuality In The Middle East

A new website gives homosexuals in the Middle East a much needed forum to address their issues.

Kick To Pick App Gives Fetuses A Chance To Select A Moniker

If you are about to have a baby and feel that your unborn child deserves to throw his/her two cents in during the naming process then there is an iPhone app you should check out.  Kick to Pick gives fetuses a voice of sorts when it comes to choosing their names.

Get A Tapi And Avoid Disgusting Drinking Fountains Forever

Drinking fountains are generally quite revolting.  Well, the clever people at Dreamfarm have come up with an inexpensive solution.  The Tapi is a rubber device that fits over the tap of most faucets and turns them into a clean drinking fountain.