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Parenting isn’t supposed to be pleasurable—but that doesn’t mean it’s not worth it – Quartz

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Our kids were fun to make. My now-husband and I wrapped up a great third date by doing all the things that they warn you not to do in eighth-grade sex education class. Turns out that they were right, because roughly nine months later, our son was born. A few years after that, our daughter came along—the direct result of our simultaneously finishing both season one of Homeland and a…

Call to admit refugee children ‘considered’ by government – BBC News

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Charities have been urging the UK to take in more refugee children The government is looking at calls to take in thousands of unaccompanied refugee children who have made it into Europe, a Cabinet minister says. Charities have been calling on the UK to admit 3,000 child refugees as part of its response to the migrant crisis. International Development Secretary Justine Greening said ministers…

How to sell comic books when you’re NOT Marvel, DC – CNBC

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Now, IDW and others are ramping up efforts to adapt their own properties for television and film. After watching partners fail to bring projects to pilot, IDW is now taking a larger role in financing productions. In turn, it gets more control over the direction of the series and a bigger share of the profits. This year, an adaptation of IDW’s supernatural special agent “Wynonna Earp” will premiere on SyFy,…

Salt Lake Comic Con May Reach Settlement Over Name Rights – ABC News

Sunday, January 24, 2016

The organizers of Salt Lake Comic Con and San Diego Comic-Con may be on the verge of resolving an ongoing name-trademark dispute. Attorneys for the two pop-culture conventions asked a federal judge to give them more time to work on a possible agreement on name rights, the Salt Lake Tribune reported (http://bit.ly/1NtpXNu). Both parties will meet with the magistrate judge on Wednesday in San Diego. San Diego Comic-Con, considered the…

Will Marvel’s Netflix Characters Ever Appear In A Movie? – Comicbook.com

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Marvel and Netflix executives and showrunners have been asked the same question a lot lately. Will the Defenders characters appearing in the Marvel series on Netflix – Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, Iron Fist – ever appear in film? One thing we know is that they’re contractually obligated to, if they’re ever asked. Daredevil star Charlie Cox revealed that much when Daredevil premiered, saying “It’s in my contract…

Samurai Vader And Ronin Boba Fett Realize Star Wars’ Japanese Influence Beautifully – Kotaku

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Would the original Star Wars trilogy have been better if George Lucas had steered closer to its samurai movie inspiration? It certainly would have looked cooler, as demonstrated by Bandai’s Tamashii Nations Meisho Movie Realization Boba Fett and Darth Vader figures. We’ve been drooling over the sculpture work of Japan’s Takayuki Takeya for ages. He’s applied his unique style to action figures, statues and even video games—he designed Yoshimitsu’s look…

USA TODAY’s top 100 books of 2015 – USA TODAY

Sunday, January 24, 2016

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Is sharing custody better for children’s mental health? – The Guardian

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Why don’t children bounce back from divorce? They’re resilient little things, yet the research shows a relentless association between parental break-ups and poor academic achievement, stress, ill health and depression in children. So with warnings last week that couples who stay together for the “sake of the children” aren’t necessarily doing the best thing, what’s the least-worst thing parents can do? The solution The answer to this, as for so…

Is sharing custody better for children’s mental health? – The Guardian

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Why don’t children bounce back from divorce? They’re resilient little things, yet the research shows a relentless association between parental break-ups and poor academic achievement, stress, ill health and depression in children. So with warnings last week that couples who stay together for the “sake of the children” aren’t necessarily doing the best thing, what’s the least-worst thing parents can do? The solution The answer to this, as for so…

Parenting isn’t supposed to be pleasurable—but that doesn’t mean it’s not worth it – Quartz

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Our kids were fun to make. My now-husband and I wrapped up a great third date by doing all the things that they warn you not to do in eighth-grade sex education class. Turns out that they were right, because roughly nine months later, our son was born. A few years after that, our daughter came along—the direct result of our simultaneously finishing both season one of Homeland and a…

Will Marvel’s Netflix Characters Ever Appear In A Movie? – Comicbook.com

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Marvel and Netflix executives and showrunners have been asked the same question a lot lately. Will the Defenders characters appearing in the Marvel series on Netflix – Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, Iron Fist – ever appear in film? One thing we know is that they’re contractually obligated to, if they’re ever asked. Daredevil star Charlie Cox revealed that much when Daredevil premiered, saying “It’s in my contract…

How to sell comic books when you’re NOT Marvel, DC – CNBC

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Now, IDW and others are ramping up efforts to adapt their own properties for television and film. After watching partners fail to bring projects to pilot, IDW is now taking a larger role in financing productions. In turn, it gets more control over the direction of the series and a bigger share of the profits. This year, an adaptation of IDW’s supernatural special agent “Wynonna Earp” will premiere on SyFy,…

Want to play with this toy? You’ll need an app for that – The Guardian

Sunday, January 24, 2016

An iPad loom for friendship bracelets, a wireless electronics kit you can activate with a tweet, and a hi-tech Scalextric race track you can play with via your smartphone. These are just a few of the traditional toys that have undergone a technological makeover to appeal to “digital natives” – or “children” as they are known outside the booming £3bn toy industry. The new toys are being shown at the…

Top 10 songs in children’s literature – The Guardian

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Children’s lives are lived to music, from nursery rhymes and lullabies to that first playlist, leaking from illicit headphones in the back row of maths. Which is why, for my heroine Katie Cox in Accidental Superstar, every event deserves its own song, whether it’s a family breakup or buying a new belt. Music and youth are such natural partners, it seems only right that children’s and teen books are filled…

Britain ‘poised to open door to thousands of migrant children’ – The Guardian

Sunday, January 24, 2016

David Cameron is considering plans to admit thousands of unaccompanied migrant children into the UK within weeks, as pressure grows on ministers to provide a haven for large numbers of young people who have fled their war-torn homelands without their parents. Amid growing expectation that an announcement is imminent, Downing Street said ministers were looking seriously at calls from charities, led by Save the Children, for the UK to admit…

The Force Awakens is the only Star Wars movie I’ve seen. Can I guess what happened in the original? – Vox

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens is the only Star Wars movie I’ve ever seen. Really. You may be wondering why I’d see the newest film without having seen the original trilogy or the prequels — especially knowing that, according to Vox culture editor Todd VanDerWerff, it “feels committee-approved to delight fans.” One reason, honestly, is that seeing people’s reactions when I say I’ve never seen Star…

Want to play with this toy? You’ll need an app for that – The Guardian

Sunday, January 24, 2016

An iPad loom for friendship bracelets, a wireless electronics kit you can activate with a tweet, and a hi-tech Scalextric race track you can play with via your smartphone. These are just a few of the traditional toys that have undergone a technological makeover to appeal to “digital natives” – or “children” as they are known outside the booming £3bn toy industry. The new toys are being shown at the…

Star Wars fans discover the Force in downtown Las Vegas — PHOTOS – Las Vegas Review-Journal

Sunday, January 24, 2016

The Discovery Children’s Museum in downtown Las Vegas hosted about 3,800 people for “Star Wars Day” on Saturday. It was a day filled with “Star Wars” and space-themed programming, including special guests and performances. Members of UNLV’s Society of Light-saber Duelists were also present.