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  • The 20 most fascinating accidental inventions

    Most inventors strive for weeks, months, or years to perfect their products. (Thomas Edison tried thousands of different light bulb filaments before arriving at the ideal mixture of tungsten.) But sometimes, brilliance strikes by accident. Here's a salute to the scientists, chefs, and everyday folk who stumbled upon greatness – and, more important, shared their mistakes with the world.UPDATE: After great reader feedback, we've added five additional accidental inventions: Stainless steel, plastic, ice cream cones, Post-it Notes, and matches.

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  • Toy Hall of Fame inducts Dominoes, Star Wars

    Toy Hall of Fame's newest inductees include Dominoes and  action figures of Han Solo, Princess Leia, Chewbacca, and the rest. 10 other finalists, including Magic 8 Ball and the board game Twister, did not make the cut for the Toy Hall of Fame. 

  • The 20 most fascinating accidental inventions

    Most inventors strive for weeks, months, or years to perfect their products. (Thomas Edison tried thousands of different light bulb filaments before arriving at the ideal mixture of tungsten.) But sometimes, brilliance strikes by accident. Here's a salute to the scientists, chefs, and everyday folk who stumbled upon greatness – and, more important, shared their mistakes with the world.UPDATE: After great reader feedback, we've added five additional accidental inventions: Stainless steel, plastic, ice cream cones, Post-it Notes, and matches.

  • Modern Parenthood Parents’ path to true happiness? Embrace your inner child

    Parents sometimes can spend so much time thinking about being adults that they forget the wonders of holding a soft fleece blanket, or creating a castle out of Play-Doh. Perhaps the key to true happiness can be found when you embrace your inner child.

  • The Simple Dollar Make your own Play-Doh

    Play-Doh is a great toy, but it wears out quickly. Here's how to save  trip to the store and make your own.

  • Opinion What does Play-Doh have to do with Plato? A mother's battle with the college essay

    My son and I knew these admission essays were important. But the advice on the bookstore shelves overwhelmed us. For students hoping to meet the last few application deadlines: Forget high-priced college consultants and turn instead to the real experts, the essayists themselves.

  • Seven worst Christmas toys for kids

    Seven worst Christmas toys for kids

    This year’s list of the worst toys is brought to you by plastics, those bright synthetic polymers that threaten to overtake the living rooms of middle-class parents. They can be classified into three categories: those that assault our senses, those that skank-ify our daughters, and those so bizarre they deserve a spot on late-night TV. Don’t be fooled. Many of these toys make great gifts, at least for someone else’s child, ideally someone who lives out of state. Here's my list of the Top 7 worst Christmas toys for 2011: 

  • Candy cane brittle

    Stir It Up! Candy cane brittle

    A candy cane treat to put you in the holiday mood.

  • Rethinking your approach to girls

    Some thoughts for parents and adults to help put girls in a positive light.

  • Tips for cake decorating with fondant

    Stir It Up! Tips for cake decorating with fondant

    Baking and decorating your own cake will give you a real feeling of accomplishment.

  • Jump higher, swim faster: Olympians blast past old barriers

    Jump higher, swim faster: Olympians blast past old barriers

    Athletes are pushing their bodies to new limits, setting times never before recorded, and wringing from a few frantic airborne seconds a new twist or turn that previous generations thought fantastical.