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Everything You Need To Know This Week If You’re A Parent

This week in parenting you learned that there is a very fine line between virtual reality and your kid’s regular reality, but other technological advances revolutionized how you evict spiders from your home. There was a lot of great news about marriage and how your idea of it has changed since 1939, including what the perfect amount of sex and personality is for marital bliss. And finally, China pissed off rich teens almost as much as researchers pissed off anti-circumcision activists with their latest findings. It’s always a mixed bag in fatherhood news (you have a lot of crap to carry around).

Half Of Kids Can’t Tell The Difference Between Virtual Reality And Regular Reality
Facebook buying Oculus Rift and Google inventing “cardboard,” your kids might soon have access to virtual reality, and you want to make sure that it won’t mess up their brains. Fortunately, the eggheads at Stanford are already looking this — unfortunately, their findings are a little too real. Read more…

The Exact Right Amount Of Sex Is Totally Attainable For Couples With Kids
A survey of 25,000 couples revealed some of what you already know: sex makes you happy (duh). But the real news here is that couples who had it once a week were just as happy as those who got it on 4 times a week, so trade quantity in for quality. Read more…

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This Spider Catcher Is The Latest Dad Invention You Wish You’d Thought Of
Necessity is officially the father of invention, as this Irish dad recently proved when he created “The Critter Catcher” to humanely bounce spiders from his home. Much like Spiderman, with great power comes great responsibility as a dad. Read more…

Why Movies Might Be Warping Your Son’s Body Image, Too
Speaking of Spiderman, the rise of superhero movies might be causing a rise in the objectification of men in movies. This is neither great news for your son or your dadbod. Read more…

Find Out How Much Your School District Spends On Your Kid With This Interactive Map
If you’re wondering what the hell is wrong with your school district, you’re not alone. NPR mapped and compared what each school district is spending per student and compared it to others nearby, and put it all into an interactive map for you to bring to the next PTA meeting. Read more…

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If You’re Working On Your Kid’s Emotional Intelligence, Be Aware Of The One Big Downside
You’ve been told that your kid’s emotional intelligence is vital for their health and quality of life, but it turns out that encouraging this too much could be turning your kid into a monster. Read more…

What Guys Are Looking For In A Spouse Has Changed A Fair Bit Since 1939
If you think your marriage is different from your grandparents’, then congratulations on sleeping in the same bed. There have been a few more shifts in marital expectations over the last 70 years and an expert economist has laid it out for you. Read more…

China Just Banned All Its Famous Rich Kids From Being On Reality TV
As much as you hate the spoiled brats on reality TV, you might not want to move to communist China just yet — despite the fact that they just banned celebrity children from being on television. Stick to just banning it in your house. Read more…

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Here’s The Salary You Need To Live In The Top 50 U.S. Cities
When it comes to keeping your family financially secure, it’s all about location, location, location. That’s why GoBankingRates ranked the cost of living comfortably in the most popular cities in the U.S., so you can stack your cash in the best possible place. Read more…

Good News: Circumcising Your Son Won’t Keep Him From Enjoying Sex Later In Life
To circumcise or not to circumcise — that is the questions pissing off a lot of parents after new research suggests that circumcision has no impact of penis sensitivity and sexual pleasure. Let the little generals rejoice. Read more…

This New Typeface Helps Dyslexic Kids See Letters Normally
While dyslexia has nothing to do with your kid’s intelligence, it can make reading a huge challenge. Now there’s a new font that’s been developed specifically to give anyone struggling with this some free relief. Read more…

Catastrophe

Here’s What Kind Of Personality Your Spouse Needs To Stay Happily Married To You
New research has found that your personality type might determine how happy your spouse is being married to you. If you want to be happy for the rest of your life, better make a conscientious woman your wife. Read more…

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