What to Say to Little Kids Instead of “Say Sorry”

something to teach kids …. and maybe also to teach ourselves.

our capability for empathy is one of the things that make us human, and i think we need to start using a lot more of it.
From the article: When touring different preschools for my daughter, I visited one where I got to observe the kids playing on the playground. While climbing the ladder on the slide, a little boy accidentally stepped on a little girl’s finger, and she started crying. What happened next left me astounded.

Fighting ‘the Gawker effect’ in the wake of Weinstein

if nothing else, it’s a helluva super interesting time for journalism.
From the article: I used to joke that I could wallpaper my house with threat letters during a career in which I’ve worked for publications including The Washington Post, Vanity Fair, Time, and Esquire. In every case, I’ve relied on the advice of smart lawyers to make the pieces work, and in every case, the story in q…

Meow it’s even easier to find your furry friends in Google Photos

so proud of my sister-in-law Lily!! she’s PAWESOME! go update your google photos app!
From the article: Photos Meow it’s even easier to find your furry friends in Google Photos copied to clipboard Lily Kharevych Software Engineer, Google Photos Published Oct 16, 2017 copied to clipboard {[drawerToggle.open ? ‘- Hide Related Articles’ : ‘+ Show Related Articles’]} Related Articles Introducing Backup an…

Shocking New Role Found for the Immune System: Controlling Social Interactions

“So could immune system problems contribute to an inability to have normal social interactions? The answer appears to be yes, and that finding could have significant implications for neurological diseases such as autism-spectrum disorders and schizophrenia.”
From the article: Following last year’s groundbreaking discovery of a direct link between the brain and the immune system, UVA researchers have determined that the immune system affects – and even controls – social behavior. Their discovery could profoundly affect treatment of several neurological disorders.

Opinion | Amber Tamblyn: I’m Done With Not Being Believed

“Disbelief is not just about men disbelieving us. It is about our own disbelief in ourselves.

I have been afraid of speaking out or asking things of men in positions of power for years. What I have experienced as an actress working in a business whose business is to objectify women is frightening. It is the deep end of a pool where I cannot swim. It is a famous man telling you that you are a liar for what you have remembered. For what you must have misremembered, unless you have proof.

The women I know, myself included, are done, though, playing the credentials game. We are learning that the more we open our mouths, the more we become a choir. And the more we are a choir, the more the tune is forced to change.” – Amber Tamblyn
From the article: A man called me a liar, and it reminded me of all the people who have doubted me.