Lauren Hoffman Blogs

5-Year-Old Dedicates Tree Each Christmas to Heart Donor

Each year we look forward to picking out a Christmas tree and getting into the holiday spirit, especially as a kid. For 5-year-old Mallory Kate Hall of Cumming, Georgia, it is beyond meaningful. The kindergartner decorates two trees each year which she dedicates to her anonymous heart donor... Read More

Airbnb Reveals 2018 Travel Predictions

Airbnb is only becoming more popular and in 2017 alone 250,000 companies used the site to rent apartments, houses, or hotels for short-term lodging. According to Forbes , 90% of Airbnb revenue comes from tourism activities and personal stays. Airbnb can be very beneficial due to the fact that rates... Read More

6-Year-Old Earns $11 Million Testing Toys on YouTube

At just six-years-old, the host of Ryan ToysReview on YouTube, is a millionaire. Ryan and his family-run channel earned $11 million in pretax in 2017 while reviewing new toys and more. According to the New York Post , Ryan takes eighth place on Forbes ' annual list for The World's Highest-Paid... Read More

Study Finds Kids Work Harder Dressed as Batman

If your child's favorite thing to do is dress up in their Batman costume, you're in luck. The October issue of Child Development is proving that the "Batman Effect" is most certainly real when it comes to helping kids concentrate. The study was conducted by Rachel E. White and Emily O. Prager who... Read More

Students Surprise High School Teacher with New Puppy

The students of Clements High School in Limestone Country, Alabama recently came together to gift their teacher with something that would lift his spirits. Mr. Rogers, a history teacher at the school was devastated after his blind Golden Retriever Chip "wandered away" from home. According to People... Read More

Facebook Debuts Messenger App for Kids

If your child is under the age of 13, then they aren't allowed to have a Facebook page just yet. However, the social networking platform is rolling out a new "Messenger Kids" app for iOS devices. According to Yahoo News , parents can download the app for their children before allowing them to send... Read More

Top 10 Most Popular Baby Names in 2017

Did your child make the cut this year? The list of top baby names for 2017 has been revealed and it's packed with original, new, and unfamiliar picks. According to TODAY , the list is created after measuring which names had attracted the largest share on a site called Nameberry . It is run by two... Read More

Dictionary.com Announces Its 2017 Word of the Year

What word has impacted you the most throughout the past 12 months? Well, Dictionary.com has just announced the 'Word of the Year' for 2017 is "complicit." According to Dictionary.com , complicit means "choosing to be involved in an illegal or questionable act, especially with others; having... Read More

Sleep Longer at Night by Drinking Cherry Juice

Researchers have found if you drink Montmorency tart cherry juice one hour before you go to bed, you will sleep longer. It is said to give you up to 84 minutes more of snooze time. According to the Daily Mail , it is a natural sleeping aid that stops the build-up of chemicals in your brain which... Read More