Weekend Reads: Snake Oil, Picky Eaters, etc
Well hi there! Welcome to 2016 everyone! Yeah we’re a few days in, but still in the “happy new year” range I feel. Anyway, I have had a pretty good start to the new year, and hope you have too. I got a couple links that might be worth your time today, and one slightly shameless one at the end. Ready? Let’s go.
If you’re looking for….some beautiful illustrations:
Illustrations e.e. cummings drew for his daughter to illustrate his fairy tales.
If you’re looking for….some snake oil:
I love the title of this post “Parenting has a snake oil problem“. Good article too.
If you’re looking for….some help with a picky eater:
The Atlantic covers the psychology behind it.
If you’re looking for….a reason to be good enough:
If you’re looking for….a gender in ads issue:
An interesting look at toy ads, and how they influence our perceptions of boy and girl activities.
If you’re looking for….some shameless self promotion:
For the past few years, I’ve given a talk to my brother’s high school class about how to skeptically read science on the internet. I’ve been attempting to actually blog out this talk in a series format, with the hopes that I can get some comments/feedback/new examples. I like having examples from a wide range of politic persuasions/social views/hobbies, because I like to make sure I have something for everyone. Anyway, if you’d like to check it out, the intro (and index!) is here. I’m trying to do ten parts, with Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3 already up. Thanks!
Featured Image Credit: Flickr user bethany actually (no relation)