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Little Things

D waved me down. I stopped the lawnmower and walked over to my 7-year-old to see what was going on. To my surprise, he and his 5-year-old brother were in their pajamas. J was out for the evening, and I had to mow the lawn, so I left them in …

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HealthMedia & TechnologyScience

Over 40? Consider Donating Your Genome to the Resilience Project!

I often say that the way medicine is practiced for our children and grandchildren will be unfathomably different than it was for us. The future of medicine will be personalized prevention, diagnosis, and treatment. Here is an explanatory piece I wrote recently on precision medicine, how it’s already being practiced, …

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Weekend Reads: Paper Dresses, Father Photography, Empathy, Etc

How’s everyone doing this weekend? I was up at 3:30 this morning to fly from 70 degree weather to 20 degree weather.  Thus, we’re gonna be a little short this week.     If you’re feeling….like getting crafty: Check out this 4 year old who made construction paper dresses with …

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Weekend Reads: February 23rd, 2014

Well now, what are we in the mood for this weekend?   If you’re feeling….like some science: A new study in mice suggests paternal alcohol consumption could contribute to fetal alcohol syndrome. Also, how social norms influence vaccination levels. Oh yeah, and if you’re feeling like your baby knows more than they’re saying, you’re …

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Weekend Reads: February 15th, 2014

Feelings, so many feelings…. If you’re feeling….statistically curious Some controversy and other thoughts about our reliance on p-values as a gold standard for significance. If you’re feeling….like remembering Shirley Temple Five Shirley Temple movies you can stream online right now.  Did you know that in 1938 (when she was 9) …

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Ages 2-5Family Field Trips

When I almost killed some kids at the Science center

A few years ago, I took my son to COSI for a day of fun. COSI is a science center in Columbus, and almost every Ohio person under the age of 35 can tell you all about their trip there when they were young. Most of the memories involve the tadpoles they …

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ActivitiesFamily Field Trips

Field Tripping: The McWane Science Center in Birmingham, Alabama

As a lifelong Cincinnatian, Birmingham (where The Girl was raised,) has always managed to surprise me.  Despite being located deep in the heart of conservative Alabama, Birmingham turns out to be a fascinating place. As one whose foray’s below the Mason-Dixon line were limited to beer runs to Newport in Northern Kentucky …

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Ages 10-12 (Tween)Education

Stealth Creationism

Last week, my friend Jay’s head asploded. Ok, not literally, but what better way is there to describe the experience of suddenly and jarringly discovering that your child is being taught to believe in young earth creationism and to reject evolution? Jay was recently faced with this realization after his …

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BabiesHealthPregnancy & Childbirth

What to Expect When You Have a Baby in Portlandia

Apparently Portland, Oregon is the second best city to have a baby. So sayeth our evil overlords at Watch What Happens Live! No wait. That’s not it. I meant What To Expect When You’re Expecting.  Portland, Oregon is second on the list — sandwiched in between San Francisco and Boise …

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