Parent Co. Daily News For Parents 3/07/16

by ParentCo. March 07, 2016

Homework is Wrecking Our Kids

Can we start calling elementary school homework what it is? A joy sucking waste of everyone's time and energy. Even the research feels us on this one. Salon

Complaining Is Terrible for You, According to Science

It's not just unbecoming, it's actually a self-perpetuating cycle of negativity that can literally deteriorate your health and the health of those around you. So step off, Negative Nancy. All your "venting" is giving me heart disease. Inc.

The Gutsy Girl: A Modern Manifesto for Bravery, Perseverance, and Breaking the Tyranny of Perfection

If Pippi Longstocking and Sheryl Sandberg got together and penned a book for tween girls, this brilliantly written and illustrated gem would be it. Brain Pickings

Our liquid fingerprints: Micrograph photos reveal the unique beauty of tears

Totally calling my kid's out on their crocodile tears by dropping some science on them. "PUT THOSE UNDER THIS MICROSCOPE. I CAN TELL YOU'RE FAKING." Quartz

Woman shares photo of dimples on breast to raise awareness of cancer symptoms

Kardashian ladies take note: Now THIS is a reason to plaster a photo of your breast all over social media. Nothing like that nonsense you all are peddling. Mashable


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