Graham Moore’s Stay Weird Oscar Speech: A Lesson For Families

Graham Moore’s Stay Weird Oscar Speech: A Lesson For Families

One of the best parts of the 87th annual Academy Awards ceremony last night was Graham Moore’s acceptance speech after winning the award for best adapted screenplay for The Imitation Game. He gave a speech that can change, and might save, young people’s lives: “I tried to commit suicide at 16 because I felt weird, […]

3 New Netflix Original TV Series For Tweens

3 New Netflix Original TV Series For Tweens

I’ve been a subscriber to Netflix for many years. I first loved it for the movies. Then my favorite use became binge watching TV shows I had missed out on during their original airings. While I still love both of the above, I think that Netflix original TV series is now my favorite feature of […]

Adult Novels for Teen Girls and Their Moms

Adult Novels for Teen Girls and Their Moms

Young Adult (YA) novels are more popular than ever. In fact many adults, especially moms, are avid readers of YA books, partly to connect with their teens. However, especially if you have older teens, there are many wonderful books, written for adults, that you can share with your teens. These 5 books are not only […]

Adventure Story About Computer Science Aimed at Girls

Adventure Story About Computer Science Aimed at Girls

One of the best ways to get more people interested in computer science is to start early. A new book, Lauren Ipsum: A Story About Computer Science and Other Improbable Things, is an adventure taken by a girl named Lauren, through Userland, where she meets magical creatures who help her solve puzzles along the way. The book […]

Bill and Melinda Gates 2015 Annual Letter in Images

Bill and Melinda Gates 2015 Annual Letter in Images

In what appears to be their most optimistic annual letter, Bill and Melinda Gates predict that the lives of people in poor countries will improve faster in the next 15 years than at any other time in history. The reasons for these predictions are due to new advancements in Agriculture, Banking, Education and Health. Agriculture […]

Favorite Animals in Movies and TV Shows on Netflix

Favorite Animals in Movies and TV Shows on Netflix

There is an old show business saying, “Never work with Children or Animals“, attributed to W.C. Fields. That is partly because they are so adorable they steal every scene they are in. Those of you that are pet and animal lovers can attest to that. So with the addition of The Adventures of Puss in […]