Parent Co. Daily News For Parents 3/24/16

What we’re reading around the web.

An Ancient and Proven Way to Improve Memorization; Go Ahead and Try It

I’ve meant to buy ketchup the last 3 times I’ve made a trip to the grocery store. One of those trips, that was my sole purpose for going and I managed to come home with only an avocado, bulk almonds, and wine. Gonna get on this technique stat. The New York Times Or skip right to the test. Everyone loves internet tests.

Group Drumming Bangs Away at Anxiety and Depression

Last year my son participated in the African drum circle at his elementary school’s weeklyMonday morning assembly. I’m sure the benefits of the practice far outweighed all the “OH MY GOD, WHY AREN’T YOU BRUSHING YOUR TEETH? WE HAVE TO BE THERE 5 MINUTES AGO!” Probably. Pacific Standard

Disobedient, Rule-Breaking Kids Might End Up Earning More, Study Says

Fine, kids. You don’t want to listen? I’ll just be over here with my eyes closed mentally furnishing the Manhattan penthouse you’ll be buying me in 2046. Mic

Monarch butterflies are headed for extinction. We’ll have to get creative to save them.

It hardly seems fair that the large, flying, attractive insects are the ones dying out. Meanwhile those winged cockroaches are going to get to share this bombed out shell of a planet with Oprah once the rest of us die off. Vox

(On a related note: observing the process of caterpillars turning into butterflies is probably one of the raddest science experiments you can do with your kids. And as it turns out, important.)

The Life Biz

Put down the self-help book. Save yourself the $15.99, dial up the common sense, and for god sakes, just be nice to people for the sake of being nice. There. That was free. The New Yorker