Monitoring a sick child's temperature can be disruptive and unreliable. That's what Lake Forest native William Duckworth is trying to solve with the Fever Smart patch thermometer, which links to smartphones to continuously track core body temperature. Duckworth, an engineering junior at the University of Pennsylvania, is CTO of iMobile Healthcare, which he co-founded with fellow Penn students Collin Hill (CMO) and siblings Aaron (CEO) and Becca Goldstein (COO, now graduated). They plan to soon launch the device with the help of more than $60,000 that they have raised, on crowdfunding site Indiegogo. Duckworth shares his biggest lesson as a student entrepreneur.
Tribune News Service is pleased to introduce "Lean In," a new feature appearing as part of our special sections line up. The stories from the www.leanin.org website are first-person profiles of engaging people - both men and women - from all walks of life. The website is an offshoot of Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg's best-selling book "Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead."
LOS ANGELES - Hello Kitty turns 40 years old on Nov. 1 and to celebrate that milestone birthday the little girl born in London four decades ago is throwing a bash that's already begun and won't wrap up for six months.
Game nights are a great way for families to spend quality time together. But every once in a while, you need to shake things up a little, right? Here are three wonderful, mind-expanding activities that mom, dad, 2.5 kids (but not the dog) will enjoy.
Since the beginning of the 2014-2015 school year, several elementary teachers have asked me why so many of today's kids come to school with anxiety issues. That's a good question, one that I think goes to the heart of contemporary American parenting.
Like many people I know, I'm fascinated by the wealthy. Not the simple rich who have a mere two commas on their net worth statements but the uber-wealthy multi-billionaires. Bill Gates. Warren Buffett. The Koch brothers. People with so much money that it boggles the mind to think of how they spend it and where they keep it.
Dear Mr. Dad: My family hasn't had a vacation in years - we haven't been able to afford it. But we really need some time off. We're thinking of doing a driving trip over the two-week winter break. Can you suggest some affordable family-friendly places to visit?
In Stamford, Conn., an 11-year-old girl, concerned about a culture of exclusion, invites not just a few close friends, not just her class, but her entire elementary school, to her birthday party. She asks attendees to forego gifts, to instead make a donation to bullying prevention programs. She collects $1,300 from the more than 100 people who attend.
Q: How do I handle a difference in the way my ex and I celebrate holidays now that we have broken up? Although my children's father follows no particular religion, his new wife is a religion that does not celebrate holidays and is really downplaying the upcoming holiday season. We always celebrated and the kids expect it. With Halloween coming up, this is really difficult. What's good Ex-Etiquette?