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Entries from May 2011

Playgrounds for Parents

May 31st, 2011 by Matt | 7 Comments

Sunday morning found me and Sasha over at Carroll Park, the frothing hub of weekend kiddie play in the middle of GoBoCoCa (Gowanus–Boerum Hill–Cobble Hill–Carroll Gardens). It was a warm day, but maybe because of the holiday the park wasn’t as overcrowded as it usually is; there was plenty of room for Sasha to run […]


I Hate Kids, Old People, Tourists, You

May 27th, 2011 by Matt | 1 Comment

The other night I was in the Greek seaside town of Neapoli, down at the end of Cape Meleas in the Peloponese. I arrived late, and didn’t really want to be there at all; I’d been hoping to catch a bus to Sparta, but the buses had finished for the night. Reluctantly, I checked into […]


Men My Wife Likes Who Are Not Me

May 26th, 2011 by Matt | 3 Comments

I am not, by nature, a jealous type. Nor am I the kind of idealistic romantic who imagines his partner could, and should, never fantasize about another person. But still, I take note whenever Jean, my wife, says she finds someone attractive. These occasions are pretty rare, but I track them, and solely to embarrass […]


The Hangover, Part 2: Or, Why I Love My Wife

May 25th, 2011 by Theodore | 3 Comments

Years ago, before I had JP, his mother and I lived in a college town while she was working on her doctorate, and I was writing a risibly bad novel. We fought a lot even in those days, which should have been a bad sign, but which we mistook for “passion.” One particularly confrontational night, […]


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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