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Amazing: Yankee Candle Is Releasing A Candle That Smells Like A Sweaty Teenager For Moms Who Miss Their Kids Who Are Away At College

We don’t want to call it too early, but it looks like we might have a winner for the most popular new holiday shopping item of the year: Yankee Candle is releasing a candle that smells like a sweaty teenager for moms who miss their kids who are away at college. According to Yankee Candle’s website, the new “Sweaty Teen” candle boasts subtle hints of body odor and dirty laundry thrown on a bedroom floor, and will make any home smell like it’s inhabited by a high school student still…

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26 Heartwarming Memes And Comics That Will Improve Your Mood

Let’s turn those frowns upside down, people.  1 Via: raidaisy 3 Via: raidaisy 5 Via: raidaisy 7 Via: raidaisy 9 Via: raidaisy 11 Via: raidaisy 13 Via: raidaisy 15 Via: raidaisy 17 Via: raidaisy 19 Via: raidaisy 21 Via: raidaisy 23 Via: raidaisy 25 Via: greencaptain Read more: http://cheezburger.com/3161093/26-heartwarming-memes-and-comics-that-will-improve-your-mood

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Your Parents Are Going Out Of Town. Host The Party Of The Year!

This feature requires JavaScript to function. Hell yes. Knowledge is power, and power is everything. BEEP! BEEP! BEEP! screams your clock again, but later now. Does it hate you? Yes. Anyway, probably time to get up, right? Keep hitting snooze. You keep hitting snooze, and eventually, your clock gives up, because humans will always beat machines in the end. You sleep for a long, long time. You dream about gliding over a small island nation ruled by batteries, and about French-kissing your cousin with the two lazy eyes. You manage…

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Amazons chat fiction app Rapids ties up with Amazon Studios with launch of Signature Stories

Todays kids arent just reading books. Theyre also tapping and playing with interactive stories on tablets as preschoolers, then delving into instant messaging-like chat fiction apps as teens. Amazons entry in this space, Amazon Rapids, was announced late last year as a way to bring this style of interactive fiction to readers in the 5 to 12 age range. The company more recently introduced a new program called Signature Stories that aims to make its stories more appealing by integrating characters from TV shows kids already know and love. The…

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YouTube Kids comes to smart TVs

However, unlike the kids categories on streaming services like Netflix or Amazon, the content in YouTube Kids is filtered by algorithms. And like any technology implemented without human oversight, that means it will sometimes get things wrong. In those cases, parents are asked to flag the offensive video to alert the company and get it removed. In addition, parents who choose to turn on the apps search feature may also inadvertently expose their kids to inappropriate content, for the same reasons. The app the BBC reported in March that YouTube…

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Googles parental control software Family Link hits iOS

In March, Google introduced its own parental control software for parents of kids with Android devices called Family Link but there was a bit of a catch. In order for the system to work, it required that both parent and child use Android. That has now changed, as the parents app for configuring and monitoring the childs device usage has just arrived on iOS devices. That means mom or dad can be an iPhone user, but still manage their childs screen time, daily usage limits, set bedtimes and more, for…

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