Would a CEO by any other name be as successful? The guys who wrote Freakonomics raise a similar question in one of their recent New York Times blog post. The answer? No, they say, names don’t affect how successful or unsuccessful someone is. But the importance of names is not a point of universal agreement…. Read more »
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The morality of corporal punishment is a tough issue with many parents, but have you ever considered the fact that being spanked might make a child stupider? Though it seems pretty unlikely (and somewhat out of left field), Murray Strauss, a professor in the sociology department at the University of New Hampshire, has two studies… Read more »
Formerly the education and family reporter and currently food editor for the Bay Area’s San Jose Mercury News, Contra Costa Times, and Oakland Tribune, Jackie Burrell is no stranger to putting her family experience into words. She’s also writing online for the Bay Area News Group’s parenting blog, aPARENTly Speaking, and About.com’s Young Adults section…. Read more »
“No texting at the dinner table!” Why does your dog overeat? NYTimes interactive health care debate. Momversation: Are private schools worth it? For foodies: EpiCute, the cute food blog.
So many people can’t live without their dog, however, when it comes time to visit family during the holidays or take that much needed vacation, Fido usually gets shacked up with an acquaintance or sent to the kettle. But, says Marguerite Cimino—owner of For Paws pet store in Fairfax, California—provided your beloved pooch has the… Read more »
Over the summer a remarkable young American, 17-year old Zac Sunderland, set the record for youngest person to sail alone around the world. Less than two months later, Mike Perham, a slightly younger 17-year old hailing from Britain, broke that record. “I’ve made it, I’ve made my dream come true and it feels amazing. A… Read more »
Vered Deleeuw is a blogger for hire, a term you didn’t hear much up until recently. But Deleeuw is among a burgeoning number of tech savvy writers ready to help individuals and companies find an audience on the web. She also keeps a personal blog, in which she talks about everything from blogging to Obama’s… Read more »
Consider punishing your children… with love. How unhealthy are pets at your local pet store? Most parents aren’t giving their kids the H1N1 flu shot. Hazing: not just a problem for boys. And for laughs, you should follow @sh*tmydadsays on Twitter.
Sports are a staple of high school extracurricular activities, but are they worth the time commitment and potential dangers of injury? Writer Jonnie Wall on sports website Sportales breaks down the pros and cons of youth athletics, though most of the arguments on both sides are fairly familiar, especially on the emotional and mental tradeoffs… Read more »
A kidnapped child: it’s every parent’s worst nightmare, and as the Jaycee Dugard case has so pointedly reminded us, it’s something that can happen. The clamor surrounding Dugard’s escape and the circumstance of her long captivity (not to mention the behavior of her abductors, Phillip and Nancy Garrido) have heightened many people’s concerns for their… Read more »