Parents who want to raise their children in a gender-nonconforming way have a new stocking stuffer this year: the gender-neutral doll. advertisement advertisement Announced in September, Mattel’s new line of gender-neutral humanoid dolls don’t clearly identify as either a boy or a girl. The dolls come with a variety of wardrobe options and can be dressed in varying lengths of hair and clothing styles. But can a doll—or the growing list of other gender-neutral toys—really change the way we think about gender? Mattel says it’s responding to research that shows “kids don’t want their toys dictated by gender norms.” Given the results of a recent study reporting that 24% of U.S. adolescents have a nontraditional sexual orientation or gender identity, such as bisexual or nonbinary, the decision makes business sense. As a developmental psychologist who researches gender and sexual socialization, I can tell you that it also makes … [Read more...] about Pink for girls and blue for boys? What toymakers get wrong about gender
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Whether you have visited Kerala or not, almost everyone is aware about how magnificent “Gods own country” is. Kerala, is now known as one of the best holiday destinations in India. Its eminence got me thinking about what are the things that actually made this place so famous and memorable. The Moustache MadnessClose Jade Dâ€™SaFood & Travel blogger Grab a beer in beer nationChristmas traditions in Norway10 things to eat in PortugalIf a state has to choose a symbol that stands for itself, Kerala will without a doubt choose “Moustache” as its icon. The “Wrap Around”No we aren’t talking about the wrap around skirts here the Lungis that Mallu’s love. And it’s not just any Lungi, but a pure white Veshti with broad golden border that reminds us of Kerala. Close to God:If you fail to notice a temple, church or mosque within 5 kms of your vicinity, then you have probably landed in a different state and not in Kerala. … [Read more...] about 5 Things that resonate Kerala
advertisement advertisement Winning a Formula 1 race is about more than pure speed. Drivers, pit crews, and team managers need to make hundreds of decisions in the blink of an eye, all while flying around a winding track at speeds up to 200 miles per hour. For decades, those decisions were driven by instinct and experience. But modern Formula 1 races are increasingly driven by technology and information, with teams analyzing massive data sets to uncover advantages that can mean the difference between standing in the winner’s circle and coming up a few milliseconds short. Christian Horner, team principal of Red Bull Racing, knows more about what it takes to lead a winning Formula 1 operation than almost anyone. In this episode of Productivity Confidential, we talk to Horner about staying cool under pressure, how data has revolutionized racing, and what it takes to keep a winning team hungry. Highlights from the podcast: TED BROWN: I want to … [Read more...] about Productivity Confidential: Productivity @200mph (podcast)
What age should kids get phones? – Yuvi, age 10, Dayton, Ohio If it seems like all your friends have smartphones, you may be on to something. A new report by Common Sense Media, a nonprofit that reports on technology and media for children, found that by the age of 11, more than half of kids in the U.S. have their own smartphone. By age 12, more than two-thirds do, and by 14, teens are just as likely as adults to own a smartphone. Some kids start much younger. Nearly 20% of 8-year-olds have their own smartphone! advertisement advertisement So, what’s the right age for you? Well, I study the effects of media and technology on kids, and I’m here to say that there is no single right answer to this question. The best I can offer is this: When both you and your parents feel the time is right. How to talk to your parents about a smartphone Here are some points to consider to help you and your parents make this decision. Responsibility: Have you shown that you are … [Read more...] about When should your child get a smartphone?
I could scarcely believe my eyes. I hadn't seen anything like that before. The number literally jumped off the page.Even my CEO was caught by surprise.You see, we are part of an international network of financial publishers. We keep track of what our peers from across the world are doing. Especially, the number of orders they get daily.Close We are used to seeing them sell 1,000 to 1,200 subscriptions per day on the day of a new launch. However, what I saw from one of the international colleagues that day was truly extraordinary. related news Double Your Income series: What kind of returns should you expect? Double Your Income series: Growth or value? What can make you richer in this bull market They had managed to sell a whopping 20,000 subscriptions of a new launch in one day flat. Effectively, they had outperformed the group average by a factor of 20x.Just to put things in perspective, you are a healthy business if you sell 10k to 15k subscriptions for the entire year.And … [Read more...] about Double Your Income series: Put into motion cause that leads to wealth-creation effect