The Child, the Tablet and the Developing Mind

I recently watched my sister perform an act of magic. We were sitting in a restaurant, trying to have a conversation, but her children, 4-year-old Willow and 7-year-old Luca, would not stop fighting. The arguments — over a fork, or who had more water in a glass — were unrelenting. Like a magician quieting a…

Spot and Avoid Facebook Scams

"THERE’S A SUCKER born every minute.” That quotation, widely attributed to P.T. Barnum, originally referred to deceptive carnival sideshow attractions, but it’s just as relevant to online scams—in particular, Facebook scams—today. None of the common Facebook frauds—the “Facebook dislike button,” the “stalker tracker” (which purports to tell you who’s visiting your profile), and “watch this…