Parent Co. Daily News For Parents 3/14/16

What we’re reading all around the web.

@MichelleObama

It’s hard to imagine a First Lady who could do a better job harnessing the power of social media than Michelle Obama. She’s a pioneer and she’s CRUSHING IT. The Verge


The Youngest Casualties in the War on Obesity

It’s hard to say what’s more ill conceived: BMI report cards or the measurements themselves. Either way, they may do more harm to our kids than good. Pacific Standard


 

For 80 Years, Young Americans Have Been Getting More Anxious and Depressed, and No One Is Quite Sure Why

“Modern life is not good for mental health.” Going to just keep that card in my back pocket and play it on the days I just can’t get my shit together.


I Didn’t Know How Much I Loved Autocorrect Until It Was Gonne

There’s no doubt my fumble thumbs and distracted brain have benefitted from Autocorrect. But more importantly, it makes my phone feel like an old friend when it fills in my made up expletives. Wired


If You’re A Real Grown-Up, Minivans Are Cooler Than Crossovers

As we loaded $3,500 worth of IKEA wares into her trunk, and fired up the Frozen DVD for the kids, it occurred to me my girlfriend’s Honda Odyssey is the car of the gods. Stigma be damned.  Jalopnik