Monthly Archives: January 2010

Dogs vs. kids . . . discuss

John Homans’ essay, “A dog is not a human being, right?” in this week’s New York magazine got me reminiscing over the well-loved dogs in my life  – especially the one that’s currently living in my mother-in-law’s backyard in Southern … Continue reading

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Dr. Andrew Wakefield's MMR studies are unethical

The doctor who first suggested a link between MMR vaccinations and autism acted unethically, the official medical regulator has found. via BBC News – MMR scare doctor ‘acted unethically’, panel finds. Wakefield’s studies have been discredited repeatedly, but the anti-vax … Continue reading

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Why I don't care if the WHO exaggerated the H1N1 threat

Yesterday TIME asked if the World Health Organization raised a false alarm about the swine flu. Most of the scolding came from representatives of affluent nation’s that wound up with a surplus of the vaccine, proving a financial loss for … Continue reading

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Too young for Facebook?

A seventh-grader at a suburban Syracuse middle school has been suspended for setting up a Facebook page that officials say hosted a barrage of libelous, obscene and inappropriate postings about a teacher. Roxboro Road Middle School principal Steve Wolf says … Continue reading

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Nobody wants to be the 'wife'

I’m a big fan of Sandra Tsing Loh and her rant-a-rific works. I was especially inspired and adjusted my way of thinking about scary urban public schools after laughing out loud all the way through Mother on Fire.  Yesterday’s op-ed … Continue reading

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Getting over the hump: Q&A on parents and sex with Justine Roddick

There are a lot of jokes about the lack of sex once you tie the knot. As a married mom to two I don’t happen to think those jokes are very funny. Neither does Justine Roddick, daughter of The Body … Continue reading

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Edwards is 'most disappointing' father ever

To anyone with just a smidgen of cynicism in  their veins, it’s not news that John Edwards is the father of Rielle Hunter’s baby. But Edwards went ahead and made it official by releasing a statement to NBC today. “I … Continue reading

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