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Entries from January 2011

The Outer Limits

January 31st, 2011 by Matt | 4 Comments

Last Friday, as the F train rolled into Brooklyn, Sasha took off her hat. Ah, crap, not again. It was chilly out, the kid needed a hat, but I didn’t have the energy to fight with her. We got off the train, and I let her start walking home bareheaded. Irresponsible? Maybe, but it was […]


Harper’s Magazine: The Exit Plan Cometh

January 31st, 2011 by Theodore | 27 Comments

Tomorrow, for the first time in over six years, a new week will begin and I won’t return to my job as an editor of Harper’s Magazine. Layoffs have come to Harper’s, and I was targeted for removal because, to borrow the cheery terminology of my employer, my efforts could easily be “absorbed” by the […]


A Week on the Wagon: the Straight Poop

January 28th, 2011 by dadwagon | No Comments

Listen, we know there were important things going on last week. We had to report on Russian babies being swung (this week we were even invited on Irish radio to talk about it). But we longed to get back to the heart of what DadWagon is all about: poop. To be more exact: pig shit […]


Yellow Fever and White Blood Disease

January 28th, 2011 by Nathan | No Comments

Passed along by The Awl, a video about the secret romantic lives of DadWagon (with the advent of Ellie, DadWagon kids are a supreme blend of 40% Asian, 40% Jewish and 20% who fucking knows!). Actually, this video from Taiwan’s sweatshop of awesome, NMA Studios, doesn’t mention DadWagon. But our ears do shoot steam like […]


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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

Essential reading if you want to know what teens are up to these days. When you're done, you'll want to kill yourself.

My Little Sister Taught Me How To Snapchat Like “The Teens”

buzzfeed.com

An investigation.

Feb 10th 4:48pm • 1 Comment