Just ask LilSugar — kids love playing with tech toys, and Macs are super easy to pick up and use. But you don't want to let them get hands-on with your expensive Mac products without at least a layer of protection. Here, four kid-friendly cases for your iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, and MacBook that will keep your little ones entertained and your gadgets safe from drops, spills, and tumbles.
Meet the Twin Chefs, the latest koodies (kid foodies) to take the Internet world by storm. Lilly and Audrey Andrews are 9-year-olds who live and cook in Sonoma, CA. The ambitious duo were featured in a segment on Good Morning America where they made pizza with Wolfgang Puck. They seem incredibly knowledgeable for their young age, but after watching a couple of their shows, it feels like they're playing dress-up. Watch the video below and let me know what you think. Are they adorable? Or too much? Are you interested in watching children chefs?
- The art of the Super Bowl sandwich.
- The art of the Super Bowl sandwich. — The Atlantic
- The Los Angeles School District refuses to let Jamie Oliver film in any of its schools. — LA Times
- The Starbucks trenta cup can hold an entire bottle of wine. — Eater
- Here's a great vegan chili recipe. — Huffington Post Food
- 12 ways to get kids to eat well. — Culinate
- Chef Jose Garces is distressed by the US immigration policy. — Grub Street Phillie
- Check out the documentary about uber-chef Paul Liebrandt. — A Mouthful
- Homemade vs. store-bought: Which seven-layer dip tastes better? — Serious Eats
LilSugar found that your opinions are split when it comes to kids and the expensive gadget. And until I witnessed it for myself, I didn't think that iPads were meant for kids, either. Given how expensive the iPad is, I was wary of letting her use it at first, but during a particularly active afternoon, I hoped that a few minutes with the iPad would calm her down. And, it did! I've completely changed my stance on kids and iPads; get the full list of reasons after the break.
- Which Shake Shack makes the best burger?
- Which Shake Shack makes the best burger? — A Hamburger Today
- How eating at home can save your life. — Huffington Post Food
- Prohibition is the wrong way to improve a child's nutrition. — The Atlantic
- Chef Michael White has officially split with his longtime restaurant partner, Chris Cannon. — Eater NY
- Gael Greene wonders, doesn't anybody care about Craig Claiborne anymore? — Grub Street NY
- Think you have a food allergy? You might want to double check that it's real. — The New York Times
- The oldest winery in the world has been discovered in Armenia. — Wall Street Journal
- Take a virtual tour of Momofuku Milk Bar's new Brooklyn facility. — The Feast
- Pantry find: Martha Stewart's two-in-one parchment paper foil. — The Kitchn
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Oliver hoped to film in the cafeterias of the Los Angeles Unified School District, but the superintendent's office has denied his request, "our feeling was that his time would be better spent or invested in other communities," a representative for the schools said. Producers for the show are on the lookout for families with children who need dietary help.
Oliver's other attempts involve Australia; today he launched the "Ministry of Food Australia" campaign in which he'll set up regional centers that teach people how to enjoy nutritious food. The Queensland government will donate $2.5 million over the course of four years to Oliver's agenda. "These cooking classes are fun, produce delicious food from fresh ingredients and really take the fear out of cooking," Oliver said.
At a time when it seems hard for a single individual to make a difference, it's refreshing to see Oliver fight for change. What do you think about his efforts?
Citibank recently launched one of the latest web tools for the fabulously wealthy: an online system called Spend Grow Give that monitors their kids' allowances. It's a strategy that aims to capture a chunk of the millionaire heir market. By getting them involved at a young age, the bank is hoping this will ensure the heir's loyalty even after he or she reaches adulthood.
The good news is you don't have to be a millionaire to track your children's money the techie way. I found a pretty nifty downloadable program called KidsSave that costs $19.95. Unfortunately, it's not a website, but you can try it free for 35 days to see if you like it. You can set up accounts for your children, enable saving locks, and even create interest rates for their allowance. Judging by the fun buttons and bright colors, it seems to be pretty kid-friendly!
Parents find negotiation for cars and talking to their children about finances to be equally stressful, according to a new poll by PASS from American Express. Perhaps using a program like this is a great way of introducing the topic!
They're quick to put together and fun to eat. The smaller size means you can indulge without the guilt. Serve the sliders with salad greens, couscous, or grilled potatoes. Want the recipe? Get it right here.
It's a pain for a mama to cart her kiddos in and out of the car while running errands, but it's a task that comes with motherhood. Some parents allow their tots to sit tight while they pick up items in clear view while others aren't comfortable with that and lug the little ones everywhere. Though there is much debate and even laws in certain states about latchkey kids and when it's all right to leave children home alone, but when is it appropriate to let them sit unattended in the car?