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The best solar eclipse glasses for your family, in every price range. Because you like your retinas.

In case you haven’t noticed, we’re geeking out over the total solar eclipse that’s coming on August 21. Where you live will determine what you see, but here in Nashville, viewing will be at a premium with almost 3 minutes of darkness in the middle of the day. So, I’ve been checking into which solar eclipse glasses are right for my family. Because we like our retinas. Ha. So, we found some great solar eclipse glasses in every price range, so you can watch safely with your kids too. CMT is an rstyle affiliate Related: 5 expert tips for...

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Making math fun: 8 ways to help get teens excited about math

If you have a teen in your household, as some of us do, you’ll know that their math homework is getting much more challenging and sometimes (we’ll admit it) frustrating. But that doesn’t mean that there aren’t ways for making math fun in really great ways. Hey, it’s about puzzles and patterns, right? Sometimes kids are lucky enough to have a teacher who brings it to life in magical ways, and sometimes you can help show them that math is much more than equations and memorization. So on behalf of our sponsor Global Math Challenge, we’ve put together 8 tried-and-true tips for getting...

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Kids Creation Station transforms your kids’ artwork through 3D printing

3D printing hasn’t exactly taken off yet, but based on glimpses we’ve seen — like food, makeup, and super cool small stuff — we’d love to see it start to play a larger role in our lives. And with an incredible new site called the Kids Creation Station, presented by 3DP4E (3D Printing For Everyone), it may even help us preserve our very favorite pieces of kids’ artwork. Kids Creation Station is a new website that allows users to take their kids’ artwork and turn it into real life 3D representations using, you guessed it, a 3D printer. It’s similar in concept to Budsies that turns artwork into stuffed...

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De Colores by Lucky Diaz: Kids’ music download of the week for Hispanic Heritage Month

We are celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month with a bright tune by one of our favorite bilingual groups, Lucky Diaz and the Family Jam Band. (And if you don’t know them yet well…they won the 2014 Grammy. So get on it!) De Colores is a well-known traditional Spanish folk song that has been performed by everyone from Los Lobos, to Joan Baez, to Raffi, but I especially love Lucky Diaz’s arrangement which features Tejano musician David Lee Garza on accordion and Lucky’s smooth, clear voice. You don’t need to understand the lyrics to fall in love with this catchy tune, though I’m willing to...

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LG Art of the Pixel celebrates technology, design, and the creativity of youth

Usually when I check out a new tech product, it’s me in a conference room (or sometimes alone) listening to someone wax poetic about its features. But nope, not LG. They recently announced their phenomenal new LG Ultra HD TV 4K and LG OLED TVs in about the coolest way I’ve ever seen: With a celeb-packed digital design student award competition and gala in NYC last week. And lucky me, I got to attend as one of their media partners. The Art of the Pixel gala featured 9 finalists and two big winners (no idea how they pared them down from the 300 entries)...

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The LEGOLAND model builder challenge: Enter or just gawk like us.

Well of course we’re obsessed with the LEGOLAND Model Builder Challenge. Our kids are all big fans of LEGO, and so are we, especially the blocks aren’t underfoot or getting sucked up by the vacuum. The LEGO Movie was a huge hit, and LEGOLAND California Resort is already high on our list of family vacation destinations. But with this summer’s planned opening of the Legends of Chima Water Park, LEGOLAND just got bumped up a few more notches. Want a preview of what Legends of Chima might look like? Better yet, want to see it rendered in LEGOs? LEGOLAND master...

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Ultimate Birthday Party Gift Guide

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