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Entries from June 2010

First, We Kill Off the Parents, Starting With Dad

June 30th, 2010 by Matt | 5 Comments

Over at the BBC, Andrew Martin, presenter of the documentary “Disappearing Dad,” looks at the world of fiction and realizes that, when it comes to fathers, there are really only two kinds: bad and dead. In fact, I have a perfectly good relationship with my dad; it’s just that if a father does play his paternal […]


This Is We Why Live in Cities

June 30th, 2010 by Matt | 2 Comments


Why Science Makes Motherhood Impossible

June 30th, 2010 by Theodore | 5 Comments

From the Times’s Motherlode blog: Researchers at Pennsylvania State University videotaped 39 mothers while they put their infants and toddlers (ages 1 month to 24 months) to bed, and also gathered questionnaire data about how the mothers were feeling at each bedtime and how the babies slept each night. Physical actions — holding a baby […]


Women: Is There Anything They Can’t Do Better Than Us?

June 29th, 2010 by Matt | 2 Comments

There are few things more male in this world than beer. Why, just ask men—they’ll tell you. But it turns out, according to the Wall Street Journal, that women are better at tasting beer than men are: [T]he British company SABMiller PLC decided several years ago to reach deeper into its employee pool to find […]


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Actually, we prefer to let babies cry US to sleep.

It's OK to let your baby cry himself to sleep, study finds

cnn.com

A new study adds support to the idea that letting babies cry it out is effective and does not cause stress or lasting emotional problems for babies.

May 24th 10:54am • No Comments

Why you should name your next child Jasqquosius or Viterine.

Baby names generated by a neural network

boingboing.net

In 2015, Stanford computer science PhD candidate Andrej Karpathy decided to test out some neural network tools he’d been experimenting with, and set them to generating plausible baby names.

May 6th 10:48am • No Comments

News flash! Some kids have a hard time trying to find an nyc apartment. Other kids have rich parents.

My Parents, My Landlords

nytimes.com

Even starter apartments are expensive in New York. Some parents help out by buying an apartment, then charging the child a bearable rent.

Feb 22nd 9:46am • No Comments