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How Big Bang Theory Fan Art Forged a Friendship

4 months ago

[Image: Guest writer Zheshu (right) & best friend, Regina] My name is Zheshu. I’m from Shanghai, and I am currently studying in Illinois. My best friend, Regina, is from Barcelona, and she’s currently living in London. There’s no reason we…

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Waiting on Exposure to Violence, Not Star Wars

2 years ago

I’ve been accused of sheltering my kids too much. I worry about the overstimulation prevalent in a society with such a strong technology emphasis, while acknowledging that technology is important and necessary for them to function in this world. (For…

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More “Technology Minimalist” than “Tech Mom”

2 years ago

While most of you know how active I am on social media, when it comes to my children’s use of technology and consumption of culture, I’m a minimalist. One of our GrokNation readers understood this, and asked me to comment…

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The Daily Show: Then and “New”

2 years ago

A Message from Mayim: There’s not many people who share my love for comedy, comics, science and being an out-of-the-box thinker. Rob Kutner, who formerly wrote for The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and now writes for Conan O’Brien, wrangled me into recording a…