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Weekend Reads: Trump’s Negative Effect on Classrooms, Fear the New HHS Pick, and Patton Oswalt Breaks our Hearts

Happy Weekend Readers! It’s December the Fourth, only 21 more shopping days in the War on Christmas! 90% of teachers in who responded to a survey by the Southern Policy Law Center have reported negative impacts on their classrooms. CNN has more on the study.  Speaking of Cheeto Hitler, his …

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Super Long Overdue Weekend Reads: Lots of Stuff Happened

Happy Weekend Readers, long time no see! Yes it has been a busy month of November. Not only did we have the most astonishing presidential election of my lifetime, plus Thanksgiving and sandwiched between an awesome weekend at Skepticon 9 left this blogger a stretched just a little too thin. But …

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Internet Meme Demolition Derby: Election Grief Counseling Edition

Winter is coming… The fairgrounds are silent. A biting northern wind blows leftover scraps of the summer frolic across empty grandstands… Only the echoes of children’s laughter haunt the field where once they dared gravity to test the limits of their fear… The arena is empty, the lonely attendant is …

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Not Quite Weekend Reads: Spanking Effects, Children and Online Privacy, and Shutting Down “Locker Room Talk”

Happy belated Weekend Readers. My usual Sunday Morning blogging time was interrupted by my beloved Cincinnati Bengals travelling to jolly old England for a 9:30 AM tilt against the Washington Racist Names. Apropos to the setting at Wembley Stadium  the two teams played to an exciting 28-28 draw that left this …

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Weekend Reads: Stop Torturing Shy Kids, Naked Parents, and More Trump Fallout

Happy Weekend Readers, I hope everyone had a fun and productive week. I had a week of persistent bronchitis so that was fun (cough…cough.) It’s Ok for kids to be shy, and we should be respecting their boundaries rather than pushing them into social interactions they aren’t ready for. Some …

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Weekend Reads: The Great Clown Panic, Mister Who, and a New Marvel Hero

Happy Weekend Readers! There are only three weeks left in the long national nightmare that is the 2016 Presidential election. I’ll be hiding in my pillow fort until November 9th… The Great Clown Panic of 2016 is an enormous hoax, but one that taps into some very pernicious fears we …

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Weekend Reads: Training Kids to Spot Bullshit Health Claims, The Trump Effect on Bullying, and a Ninja Warrior

Happy Weekend Readers! Only a month until Election Day. This will be the longest October ever. Julia Belluz at Vox  reports on an awesome program that is just wrapping up in Uganda to teach young people how to spot bullshit health claims.  The researchers designed teaching materials, lesson plans, and …

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Weekend Reads: Tricky People, Human Reproduction is Ridiculous, and Goodbye Niki

Happy Weekend Readers! I hope everybody had a good September because October is finally here, bringing with it spooks, goblins, and all things pumpkin spice flavored. Lots of links to get to so let’s not waste time. Instead of teaching our kids to be afraid of strangers, we should educate …

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Weekend Reads: Lunch Shaming, My Son Wore a Dress and Nothing Happened, and Atheist Parenting in Kenya

Happy Weekend Readers! Sorry for the unforeseen delay in our link delivery schedule. Real life got mad busy unexpectedly. Or I’m bad at scheduling. Okay, we went to Kings Island amusement park and rode ALL OF THE RIDES and I completely forgot about you guys… sorry 🙂 A cafeteria worker …

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Weekend Reads: Abortion Reversal, Obamacare and Birth Control, and Daylight Atheism gets More Adorable

Happy Weekend Readers! It’s the beginning of another NFL season, which in Cincinnati means yet another year that begins with boundless optimism, followed by tentative hope, ending in shattered dreams and or ligaments. Who… Dey? A Louisiana “clinic” opening next door to Planned Parenthood is offering “abortion reversal”. That’s not how …

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