When you want to learn something new, you usually start with a search engine. But many of your search results may not be relevant or reputable. A new service called MentorMob aims to make it easier to learn new information and skills by offering curated "playlists"—collections of links to the best articles, videos, and websites on a particular topic.
Like on Wikipedia, anyone can create or moderate playlists: Simply upload your links, then submit them to MentorMob. Users can rate the quality of the playlist so everyone else can see whether it teaches what it promises.
For many new parents, the daunting reality of caring for a child hits like an anvil to the chest. After you’ve done everything you can to keep them safe—buying everything from car seats to protective mittens —there’s an overwhelming swirl of terror when you learn that baby’s shampoo contains known carcinogens. Those cute new bottles are laced with BPA, while the after-bath lotion is chock-full of phthalates—both components linked to a variety of unpleasant health and developmental side affects. You’re trying your best, and learn that your best could be poisoning your kid.