On May 1, Twitter will start offering both male and female employees 20 weeks paid parental leave. As with Etsy, Netflix and Facebook, the company seems to have realized that people who feel like their home life is in balance tend to do better at work.
You got your mom and dad and sister and brother. Aunts, uncles, cousins and grandparents are easy enough to understand. But what about your extended family of 2nd cousins and those twice removed or great aunts and kids of that one lady who was always at your family parties? What do you call them? This explainer by CGP…
Don't be intimidated; going camping is simple, almost unbelievably cheap and a lot of fun. Here's a basic guide for first timers with everything you need to know.
When life gives you snow, don't just make a snowman. Make a giant luge track in your backyard for the whole family! A Dad in Minnesota does that every year to have some fun with winter and the track is pretty impressive with great slopes, windy turns and expertly designed snowbanks. Just look at his whole family slide…
Family photos can happen any time, but all-clan snaps seem like an imperative around the holidays. Does your family still do them? Is it a last-minute smartphone camera affair or do you have an aunt who busts out a DSLR?
Everyone has an over-zealous uncle, grandparent, cousin, or parent on Facebook, but it goes beyond just that platform. Where does your family share photos, make announcements and keep everyone in the loop?
Today was a historic day for equality, as the U.S. Supreme Court struck down the misleadingly named Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). Futurist thinkers have been imagining this day for years, and back in 1990 Newsweek gave hints about what marriage might look like in the world of tomorrow.
It's nice to be a grandparent because you can enjoy spending time with your grandkids without worrying about the minutia of parenting. Plus, it's your second go around with little rascals so you get to have fun with it. Like Steve and Jeri Wakefield, two grandparents who are having so much fun at being awesome…
Cheap people of Australia: run! Don't walk! To the nearest location where you can get pregnant. Ikea is doling out free cribs to babies born nine months from today.
Your mom's router is broken, your dad's laptop is frozen, your aunt's tablet is covered in bees, and they're all looking at you, tech blog reader, to fix it before and after Turkey. Not all family is equal.
Make the bed, clean your room—chores are no fun, no matter how old you are. But ChoreMonster is trying to make them a bit more enjoyable for parents and kids.
Rick and Erica Jones have been trying to adopt a baby for the past three years. Unfortunately for the Michigan couple, their adoption agency (Morningstar Adoption Center) doesn't have the means to market their clients—nor do the Jones's have the enough money to pay for the services of a larger, more successful…
A new and simple blood test can predict the gender of a fetus after just seven weeks of pregnancy. It's great for predicting gender-related diseases, but the specter of sex selection looms large.
I swear to fucking God, if I come home this Christmas and find out my parents are still unplugging their computer from the wall when they want to turn it off, I will fucking snap.
It's an all-too familiar plight: every holiday season you head home for some togetherness and good cheer, and suddenly you're a one-man tech support team for a family of techno-neophytes. But take heart! This year, Google's on the job.
Why not turn your iPhone, iPad, or other device into a baby monitor? That way you can keep an eye on the little one no matter how far away you are while avoiding the static that plagues many traditional devices.
As many prepare to trudge home for Thanksgiving, an old dread is in our hearts. Our poor, confused parents and their malfunctioning routers that need fixing. But maybe even scarier? Now they're starting to embrace the same tech we do.