Amazon Will Soon Release Kid-Friendly Echo

Bella Breakdown Parents of small children, your prayers have been answered. A kid-friendly version of the Amazon Echo called “Free Time” will launch May 9th for $80. Coming in a variety of playful colors, the Amazon Free Time will have several parental controls put into place such as restrictions on purchases, filtered music streaming and a bedtime feature that suspends use. The Free Time will also solicit a “please” and “thank you” from its users, reinforcing politeness. But will this kid-friendly device ultimately serve as a tool or a distraction? It can be both depending on when you allow...

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Amazon Is Now Delivering Whole Foods To Your Door

Bella Breakdown Amazon partnering with Whole Foods is like your two best friends finally dating; you’ve been hoping this magical partnership would happen, but you didn’t know if the stars would ever align. Okay, so maybe we overdid that analogy of Amazon and Whole Foods, but it’s pretty magical. Now you can get your favorite tasty and healthy foods delivered to your door, from the same online retailer you probably get everything from anyways! To buy into this amazing delivery system, you must be an Amazon Prime member. So, if you’re not, it’s another reason to consider signing up!...

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The 17 Best Companies for Maternity and Paternity Leave

Bella Breakdown The United States is one of only two countries out of 185 in the world that don’t require paid maternity leave for new moms. In honor of International Women’s Day, here’s a look at some companies in America that are leading by example with unusually robust paid leave policies. In the US, new parents can take 12 weeks of leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act. But it’s unpaid, and more than 40% of employees don’t qualify. Out of the 185 countries in the world with available info, the US is one of two without guaranteed...

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