A child development expert reveals how listening to podcasts could affect your kid

Researchers have looked into how parents’ TV-watching habits affect their kids, but there’s not much research on how listening to a podcast or radio show influences childhood development. It’s likely that playing a podcast in the background would not be as disruptive to kids as television. But parents shouldn’t expect that young children are learning about the world by listening to informative podcasts, either. Being a parent comes with millions of questions. Many of the most anxiety-provoking ones fall into a simple category: “How is whatever I’m doing affecting my child?” That question even applies to what parents do to relax. Research suggests that even having a television on in… Read More

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A craft marijuana brand is turning a famous California winery into a Wonka Factory for weed

Marijuana tourism is on the horizon for California’s famed wine country. A craft cannabis brand called Flow Kana is building a marijuana processing and manufacturing hub on the site of a former winery in Mendocino County. The company purchased the 80-acre parcel once owned by the founding family of Fetzer Vineyards for $3.6 million in 2017. Much like a winery that hosts tours and tastings, the Flow Cannabis Institute will build experiences around the operation. Visitors will eventually tour the facilities where small farmers test, dry, cure, trim, process, and package marijuana for distribution; learn about the plant in seminars and pairing dinners; take a yoga class; and stay at… Read More

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Watch the First Footage of a Tesla Semi in the Real World

Just two months after its official unveiling, the Tesla Semi is really really real. A UPS worker in California last week captured the first known footage of a Semi in action, rolling through Sunnyvale, California. The clip is brief, but revealing. Most obviously, that’s a pretty quiet truck — as one commenter put it, it’s “what the future sounds like.” CleanTechnica did some additional digging, and says the truck was likely traveling between Tesla headquarters in Palo Alto and Tesla’s factory in Fremont, where the company manufactures Model S, X, and 3 cars. Get Data Sheet, Fortune’s technology newsletter. Teslarati further speculates that the truck could be deployed as part… Read More

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A startup that provides coaching for tech workers reveals the best thing managers can do to keep millennials from quitting

Millennials change jobs more frequently than previous generations. They might quit because they feel their work doesn’t have meaning. A manager can keep millennial workers from leaving by setting clear goals and assigning tasks that show an understanding of what drives them. Millennials have a reputation as the “job-hopping” generation. In 2016, a Gallup poll revealed that 21% of millennials said they changed jobs within the past year (more than three times the number of non-millennials who reported the same), and 60% are open to new opportunities. There’s a secret to keeping millennials workers from quitting, according to BetterUp, a startup that provides “virtual coaching” to tech company managers in… Read More

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A startup that provides coaching for tech workers reveals the best thing managers can do to keep millennials from quitting

Millennials change jobs more frequently than previous generations. They might quit because they feel their work doesn’t have meaning. A manager can keep millennial workers from leaving by setting clear goals and assigning tasks that show an understanding of what drives them. Millennials have a reputation as the “job-hopping” generation. In 2016, a Gallup poll revealed that 21% of millennials said they changed jobs within the past year (more than three times the number of non-millennials who reported the same), and 60% are open to new opportunities. There’s a secret to keeping millennials workers from quitting, according to BetterUp, a startup that provides “virtual coaching” to tech company managers in… Read More

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