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How to Stop Your Kids From Buying Stuff in Fortnite 

There are plenty of accounts from dismayed parents about how they’re losing their kids—or as Chicago Tribune writer Thomas Pace describes “these zombies, who used to be our children”—to Fortnite, the wildly popular video game that’s consuming kids’ days, destroying some schools and spawning neighborhood support…Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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Get Exercise While Gaming by Linking Your Console to a Rowing Machine

Kids obsessed with video games may be missing out on fresh air and exercise (aside from in their powerful button-smashing fingers), a fact that’s naturally worrying to parents. If you’re crafty, though, this rowing-machine generator might be the perfect sweat-inducing addition to a living room gaming system.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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How to Find a Dupe of Your Kid’s Missing Stuffed Animal 

“Please help me find a replacement for a lost ‘best friend,’” a person who goes by piper2010cameron wrote in an online post. “I have searched everywhere.” The description of the missing companion: A tiny stuffed tiger with orange and black stripes, a small triangular nose and a fuzzy white belly. And then there came…Read more… […]

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You Could Prevent Peanut Allergies With a 99 Cent Snack

Small amounts of peanut protein can stave off peanut allergies, according to a landmark 2015 trial that found this approach reduced allergies by 80 percent in susceptible kids. You can now buy expensive peanut powders for your baby, but you know what works at least as well? A 99 cent snack called Bamba.Read more… Continue […]

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Check Out This Free Digital Collection of 6,000 19th-Century Children’s Books

The University of Florida Baldwin Library of Historical Children’s Literature has a digital archive of 6,000 children’s books from the 19th and early 20th century, all free to read online. A redditor discovered the treasure and shared it it Reddit’s Books community. Fans of history and children’s literature will be…Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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Baby Wipes Don’t Cause Food Allergies

It would be terrifying if baby wipes caused food allergies, right? Good thing we have zero evidence of that (phew). A recent study was reported as if this is the answer to why everybody’s allergic to peanuts, but guess what? The study didn’t prove that. And it didn’t involve baby wipes. It didn’t even involve […]

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Introducing ‘How I Parent’ 

We’re launching “How I Parent,” a new Offspring column inspired by Lifehacker’s “How I Work” series. We’ll be asking moms and dads to share glimpses of their daily lives and their best tricks and routines for getting things done. The column was sprung from an idea by a member of our Facebook group, who’s talking […]

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