Up to a half of the population are introverts. In other words, they don’t thrive on endless meetings, don’t want to solve a problem by talking about it with a group for hours, and don’t want to attend lunches, conferences, and dinners all the time. The new book "Quiet" by Susan Cain can help us extroverts better communicate with and learn from the more silent types in our lives.
Having a child changes you forever. Everyone knows this. So when my wife and I had our daughter, Penelope, six weeks ago, I expected my priorities to shift, my sleep schedule to disintegrate, and my capacity for loving a tiny bald screaming person to go beyond the infinite. What I didn't expect was that I'd also discover an unalloyed, non-ironic appreciation for that perennial whipping-boy of typographic design--Comic Sans.
Do you know how much fricking space baby gear takes up? I can speak from experience: Fitting all of it into a small New York apartment is a design problem and then some. Sandrine Lebas, Creative Director at LUNAR, must have experienced something like this, because she's created a godsend product called Koo -- a baby bassinet that transforms into a rocking chair.
It's Saturday afternoon, the kids are climbing up the walls, and you don't have any bright ideas for keeping them busy. You can pull out that lame board game, crack open a bottle of "mommy's special grape juice" -- or use an app called RedRover as a lifeline.
People tend to think of iPhone users as young, tech-savvy professionals. But there's an emerging consumer segment could be an attractive target for app developers and advertisers: the "iPhone mom." A Greystripe research report (PDF file) on mothers of children ranging from infants to 17 years of age shows not only that iPhone moms make up nearly a third of total iPhone users, but that more than 59% of them let their children use their iPhones.