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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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Weekend Reads: Announcing your pregnancy on social media, Superman and White Privilege, and the Importance of Diapers

Happy Labor Day Weekend to all my US Americans. While the rest of the world celebrates May 1st as International Workers Day, to commemorate the  Haymarket affair, we celebrate workers in September in what has become the unofficial end of summer. For the longest time I harbored the notion that …

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Weekend Reads: Awkward Adolescence, Why the British Tell Better Children’s Stories, and Do We Need Toilet Training?

Happy Weekend Readers! If you are reading this on August 28, 2016 then it’s Cincy Summer Streets in my neighborhood of Northside. It’s an awesome event where we close off the main drag to cars for the afternoon and turn the streets into one big park! Check out the Open …

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Weekend Reads: 3D Clitoris, Watership Down, and Olympic Heroes as Superheroes

Happy Weekend Readers. The Olympics are winding down, the closing ceremonies tonight will shutter the Olympic flame until the 2018 Winter Games in  Pyeongchang, South Korea. So you’ve only a few hours left to rush over to Steph’s Olympics post and mansplain sexism to her. Do you know what a …

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Weekend Reads: What Teens Need From Their Parents, Female Protagonists, and Lots of Olympics

Happy Weekend Readers, the Rio Olympics are halfway done. Like Steph, I’ve been a little appalled at NBC’s sorry coverage of the games, and we’ll see some of that in this weeks links! The Wall Street Journal (of all places) had a great piece this week on What Teens Need …

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