Best links of the week

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Have a budding scientist on your hands? Check out this round up of great science podcasts to listen to with kids  and these super cool youtube videos from Crash Course Kids.

Don’t worry, middle kid. They made up all that stuff about the effects of birth order.

33 amazingly useful websites you never knew exisited. Everything from finding complementary color palettes, to finding where you can stream a movie. You should probably bookmark them all.

What did arcades look like before video games?

How do you make life as a parent easier? This Quora thread has some legit suggestions.

Sound advice. If you want to be more interesting, be more interested.

Forget the Kardashians. Let’s talk about Sonita, the feminist Afghan rapper who’s raising her voice for something important.

Ever wonder what those car warning lights mean?

Our friends at The Longest Shortest Time need your help. Listen, subscribe, and write a glowing review.

The weight of your kid’s backpack should be as much of a concern as the amount of homework in it.