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Entries from May 2012

Just Poop Already, Dammit: No. 2

May 24th, 2012 by Matt | 2 Comments

This morning started out as a normal morning. I went into Sasha’s room at about 7:20 to get her up, and she told me she wanted to get dressed. No, not that dress, she said, the flower one—the one that’s probably too light for today’s wet weather. Whatever. I helped her into clean undies and […]


Just Poop Already, Dammit!

May 23rd, 2012 by Matt | 13 Comments

Not a fun morning. Fifteen minutes after Jean left to take Sasha to school, she returned. Sasha, it appears, had been grabbing her butt and complaining it hurt too much to walk. Again. FUCKING AGAIN. This is becoming an all-too-regular occurrence in our lives: Sasha’s butt hurts, which means she needs to poop, but the […]


Q&A: Joel Stein, Author of Man Made

May 16th, 2012 by Nathan | No Comments

“It would be tragic if this were your last piece of journalism.” —Joel Stein on Nathan Thornburgh’s Q&A with him.


How Much Is That Baby in the Window? A Q&A with Scott Carney, Author of ‘Red Market’

May 9th, 2012 by Matt | 3 Comments

Another day, another horrific news story out of China: Apparently, unsavory folks in the People’s Republic are turning dead babies—aborted fetuses and stillborn infants, mostly—into powder and pills, to be sold to… I don’t know. Crazy people in South Korea? Says the always trustworthy Daily Mail: The South Korean Customs Service said today that it […]


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An investigation.

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Oh, ha ha. You're fucked.

The Secret to Being Both a Successful Writer and a Mother: Have Just One Kid

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A large number of female authors are parents of only children.

Feb 4th 12:10pm • No Comments

Study shows 5-year-olds who learn calculus are 3 times more annoying than regular 5-year-olds.

5-Year-Olds Can Learn Calculus

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Why playing with algebraic and calculus concepts—rather than doing arithmetic drills—may be a better way to introduce children to math

Feb 3rd 10:42am • No Comments

You're doing it all wrong! Or, possibly, you're not? Who the hell knows any more?

Should Parents Be More Demanding and Forceful With Their Kids?

slate.com

Did you know that some of America’s most pressing ills—obesity, psychiatric illness, and our eroding educational system among them—have a single cause?

Jan 22nd 8:52am • No Comments