When Dianna Cowern ’11 graduated, she was unsure of her next step – so unsure that she made a video about it entitled “What to do with a physics degree…” Her initial idea for starting a YouTube channel was to try 101 things she hadn’t had time to do while earning that degree. Somehow, the project ended up bringing her right back to physics.More

Photograph: Chokniti Khongchum

It’s a heady responsibility. Thanks to the rapidly expanding field of brain research, parents now know just how malleable (or plastic) their children’s brains are and — particularly when children are young — how much influence they can have on “feeding” their child’s growing mind. (Hint: we’re not talking flash cards.)More

Photograph: Kai-Chieh Chan

354. That’s the number of photos my 15-year-old daughter and her best friend took while we spent the first weekend of the summer at the beach. When they were not snapping selfies and sunsets from their phones, they were analyzing, editing, and debating where and how they would share those photos with their followers back home.More


Fear of the ‘Momo Challenge’ is rising amid unsubstantiated warnings that the so-called ‘suicide game’ could appear in the middle of programmes like Peppa Pig on YouTube Kids.
While YouTube insists it has not received “any recent evidence” about the existence or promotion of the disturbing ‘game’ – which is characterised by the image of a black-haired, bug-eyed woman with grotesquely-distorted features –reports are growing that sites used to watch kids’ TV are being hacked.More

Photograph: Mohamed Abdelgaffar

Most parenting mistakes are usually made for the sake of love. Parents may often think that they’re helping their children to develop and grow (sometimes even through punishment). But the long-term results in the form of depression, anxiety, or cancer, for example, show that something went wrong back there. But if you recognize what you are doing wrong, there is still a chance to raise a new generation of wise and happy people.More

Photograph: Janko Ferlic