Laughter is good for you!

They say laughter is contagious, but it’s 10 times more contagious when a baby is doing said laughing — and about 20 times more when that baby is Winston. A 1-year-old from Delaware has become quite the internet sensation this week after a clip of him uncontrollably laughing while practicing the alphabet with his dad, Pedro, went viral on social media.

In the adorable clips first shared by Pedro on Instagram, the father-son duo is seen hanging out at home and rehearsing the ABCs — well, two letters in particular. Every time Pedro flips a blue “W” cutout letter upside down to make it an “M” and vice versa, Winston giddily recites the letter while erupting into a continuous giggle capable of melting even the coldest of hearts. Shortly after Pedro blessed his Instagram followers with the precious video, it was reposted far and wide across the internet, even catching the attention of Kelly Clarkson, who shared it and interviewed the Moore family via video chat on her new daytime talkshow!

Pedro said he, his wife, Kiara, and Winston’s grandmother have incorporated similar lessons into the 1-year-old’s routine so he’s constantly learning and practicing. “Teachers always say learning doesn’t stop in the classroom [and] it should continue at home, so I wanted to put that in practice,” he told POPSUGAR via email, adding that the youngster is currently learning the alphabet in sign language at daycare. What a smartie pants!

Gadget Whiz Kids Getting Younger

What was the most techie thing you ever got as a kid? A light bright???

Crazy to think that little ones are just gadget wiz kids at such an early age.

Check out these stats: (Do you see these findings as good or bad?)

At age 4, the survey found, three-fourths of the children owned their own mobile device, and about half multi-tasked, using more than one device simultaneously.

Among other findings, according to their parents:

• 20% of 1-year-olds own a tablet computer.

• 28% of 2-year-olds can navigate a mobile device with no help.

• 21% of 4-year-olds own a gaming console.

• 28% of parents said they use a mobile device to put their children to sleep.

The findings are a bit higher than recent results from Common Sense Media, which found that in families with children ages 8 and younger, ownership of tablet devices such as iPads was 40% in 2013. It found that 75% of children had access to some type of “smart” mobile device at home.

The study in Pediatrics involved a 20-question survey of 289 parents of 350 children in an urban, low-income, minority community. As with past research, the study finds that TV ownership is nearly unanimous at 97%. But it also finds that smartphone ownership in these households is high: 77% of parents surveyed said they had a smartphone.

What’s more surprising: Nearly 97% of parents said their children used mobile devices of some sort. Most started before their first birthday.

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Who Has Most Emails Al, Kevin or You?

How many e-mails do you have in your inbox at this moment?

One article I read said one group surveyed ‘waste’ the equivalent of 30 WORKING DAYS a year on their office email. WOW!

How do you manage you inbox?

  1. Set aside a specific time
  2. Respond/Take action when you check it
  3. Use unsubscribe feature
  4. Organize using folders and labelsRead article here

 

Uniquely Amercian

Having grown up in America I knew things were different in other countries but I found this list so interesting!  I can’t imagine life without air conditioning or bug screens – YAY AMERICA!

Common American products that seem bizarre to people from other countries

Spray cheese is a distinctly American phenomenon.  Processed liquid “cheese” makes no sense to the rest of the world.

Yellow school buses are uniquely American. While school buses exist outside of the US, nowhere else are they bright yellow.

In-sink kitchen garbage disposals are common amenities in many US homes, but they’re controversial in many parts of the world for their negative environment impact. In fact, they are banned in most European countries.

While most Americans can’t imagine their life without air conditioning, people from other countries complain about freezing temperatures when they visit.

Grape-flavored anything is an exclusively American treat.

Red Solo cups are an iconic American symbol.

Coffee culture in America is rooted in a “grab-and-go” philosophy.  Apparently, the rest of the world likes to sit down and enjoy their coffee in mugs, rather than risk spilling their scalding coffee on themselves while hurrying to get to work on time.

In other countries, birds and bugs can fly willy-nilly into open windows, because they don’t use screens. Obviously they don’t live in Texas

White bread is also known as “American White Bread” around the world.