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NY Times:

“The successful students have to have shown some passion for science and technology in high school or their personal life ... [snip] ... That means creating a computer system for your high school, or taking a tractor apart and putting it back together.

04/06/07 • 09:54 AM • ChildhoodScholarly • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

NY Times Fashion & Style:

Mommy and Daddy’s Little Life Coach.  Nice to see an article about children that does not feature the child-as-victim stereotype, though it leans that way towards the end.

04/05/07 • 10:08 AM • ChildhoodHome & LivingPsychology • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

CNN Health:

Vaccine cuts repeat ear infections.

04/03/07 • 07:00 AM • ChildhoodHealth • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Breitbart:

Boy finds watch after it floats some 2,900 km from North Pole.  History at your doorstep.

03/30/07 • 05:16 PM • ChildhoodHistory • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

SF New Mexican:

Sons born to women who ate a lot of beef during their pregnancy have a 25 percent below-normal sperm count and three times the normal risk of fertility problems, researchers reported Tuesday.”  So, cattle supplements finally show an effect.  Go for organic, don’t switch for the complications of phytoestrogens in soy.

Tangential: NY Times Op-Ed Contributor, Who Killed Fido? We All Did.

03/28/07 • 07:40 AM • ChildhoodHealthScience • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

SF New Mexican:

One World Coffee and Trade Closed for Business. Even in closure, it’s a learning experience.  Offhand, I’d say location worked against them.

03/27/07 • 06:30 AM • ChildhoodConsumptionSanta Fe Local • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Reuters:

Toddlers learn by ‘eavesdropping’ on others.

03/26/07 • 02:03 PM • ChildhoodPsychologyScience • (2) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

NY Times US:

“A much-anticipated report from the largest and longest-running study of American child care has found that keeping a preschooler in a day care center for a year or more increased the likelihood that the child would become disruptive in class — and that the effect persisted through the sixth grade.”  Seems to hold up no matter the quality of daycare.  I have to wonder at that.  The current factory-farm mentality of US daycare seems impenetrable to new practices.

03/26/07 • 09:12 AM • ChildhoodHome & LivingPsychology • (2) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

SF New Mexican:

Police say youth gangs on the rise.  “... interstate prison compacts, which have brought infusions of inmates from other states to the Santa Fe Penitentiary, also might be responsible for introducing new gangs to the community.”

03/26/07 • 08:10 AM • ChildhoodLaw • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Discover:

Autism, it’s not just in the head.

03/24/07 • 02:00 PM • ChildhoodHealthScience • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

NY Times:

Court Rejects Law Limiting Online Pornography.  Perhaps the Tokugawa geisha solution would be best: .xxx.

03/23/07 • 09:24 AM • ChildhoodHistoryInternetPhotography • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

This is London.UK:

More falling prey to cyber-bullying.

03/22/07 • 08:00 AM • ChildhoodHome & Living • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

NY Times Fashion & Style:

On Hit Lists, Anger Finds an Outlet.  Kids need exposure to Monty Python.  “Good morning, I’d like to have an argument, please.”

03/22/07 • 07:16 AM • ChildhoodLaw • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Reuters:

Secret to slim kids? Just a little running around.

03/21/07 • 02:36 PM • ChildhoodPhysical Fitness • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Times Online.UK:

Japan issues Tamiflu warning after child deaths.

03/21/07 • 02:28 PM • ChildhoodHealth • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

NY Times Fashion & Style:

Evolution of a Feminist Daughter.  Rebecca Walker speaks truth to power.  So many young women of my acquaintance are waking up to the fact, albeit very belatedly, that pregnancy is not guaranteed after age 35.  The more this is publicized, the better ... so that many who are ‘putting off’ the choice, make an informed choice when their genetics are more youthful and complications are minimized.  On the flip side, I’m finding many who realize that the ‘requirement’ of childbearing and career are too much to handle, that they much prefer their professional career to cajoling youngsters.  This is not a good/bad binary sort of moral choice.  No, it is just that these most serious life-choices must be contemplated and made much earlier than is generally believed.  One can’t predict how you’ll feel when perimenopause shows up, and you haven’t exercised your biological imperative.  Maybe you’ll be disconsolate, perhaps you’ll be enraptured.  But it is worth planning for, nonetheless, before age 35 (I use this particular age, because from my understanding, it’s the ‘reproductive senility’ crux point used by fertility clinics).

03/21/07 • 09:31 AM • ChildhoodHome & LivingHuman RightsPsychology • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

NY Times Editorial:

Students’ Right to Free Speech.  Give me strength. Who else remembers the days of students carrying placards with “Nixon” written on them, the “x” transmuted into a Nazi swastika?

03/20/07 • 09:08 AM • ChildhoodLaw • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Guardian.UK:

Yummy-Mummy Lit”?  Ech.

03/19/07 • 08:46 AM • ArtsBooksChildhood • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

SF New Mexican:

Health care: Bill remains in limbo; programs at risk.  The services are not well-publicized, compared to other states.

03/19/07 • 08:15 AM • ChildhoodHealthPoliticsSanta Fe Local • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

CNN:

Study: Racing games may spur risky driving.  It is human nature; as you practice, that is how you will perform.

03/19/07 • 07:35 AM • ChildhoodPsychology • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Columbia Journalism Review:

The Opt-Out Myth.

03/16/07 • 10:49 PM • ChildhoodHome & LivingHuman Rights • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Discover:

Teenager achieves nuclear fusion at home.

03/16/07 • 12:17 PM • ChildhoodScience • (1) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

US News & World Report:

Changes in tax law give the 529 savings plans a boost.  In the ‘70’s, the Times came up with an article that stated something to the effect of, if you invest $4k at your child’s birth, college would be largely paid for when they’re 18.  I don’t know how modern-day investments compare to that, but it’s certainly worth doing.  Let the ‘magic’ of compound interest do the grunt work for you.

03/12/07 • 11:35 AM • ChildhoodEconomicsHome & LivingScholarly • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

New York Review of Books:

Scandals of Higher Education.  “There is moral cost in the shortfall between the professed ideal of equal opportunity and the reality of rising inequality.”

03/12/07 • 09:00 AM • BooksChildhoodScholarly • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Inside Higher Ed:

Rebound in Higher Ed Support. “According to the study, state and local support per full-time equivalent student was $6,325 in the 2006 fiscal year, a 5.1 percent increase over the previous year. Measured in constant 2006 dollars, the high point since 1980 was 2001, when per student support was $7,371.”

03/09/07 • 09:48 AM • ChildhoodEconomicsScholarly • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks
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