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The solution when social media makes kids feel excluded

I was visiting with a friend when I observed something that got me thinking. Her 17-year-old son had found out on social media that he wasn’t invited to a party, one that many of his friends would be attending. He was visibly upset and stalked out of the room. When his mom approached him later, he told her he was sick of seeing these posts online, and that he’d rather not know when he wasn’t invited. Later, she asked me why her son was so sensitive about this. Aren’t kids exposed to this kind...

Chile With Kids: What to pack for Patagonia & The Lake District

By VictoriaPhoto credit: Explora PatagoniaAs our family trip to Chile draws closer and our travel plans are (almost!) in place, my thoughts have turned to the tedious task of packing. Given that we live in shorts and t-shirts all year round in Panama, packing for Patagonia and the hilly Lake District in southern Chile actually warrants some proper planning.The PlanPhoto credit: Explora PatagoniaFor the first week I shall be travelling solo to Patagonia, staying at the incredible Explora...

Exclusive Q&A With Toni Ko, Founder and CEO of PERVERSE Sunglasses

Toni Ko first moved to America at 13 years old without speaking a word of English. Soon after, she built her empire with NYX Cosmetics by noticing that there was a gap in the market for quality makeup at a drugstore price. Making 4 million dollars alone in retail sales that year, Ko went on to become recognized as America's Richest Self-Made Woman by Forbes in 2016. Ko sold the brand to L'Oréal in 2014 at a valued 500 million dollars. She then went on to pursue the next thing: sunglasses. Now...