Weekend Reads: Fast Food, Positive Parenting, Archie, Khaleesi, etc

Well hello everyone!  What are you in the mood for this weekend?





If you’re looking for….some new science:

JAMA has an interesting study up about depictions of healthy foods in fast food commercials.  Spoiler alert – 80% of kids who saw a Burger King commercial recalled seeing french fries, even if no french fries were present.

If you’re looking for….a reason to ignore “normal”:

This article on the history of the development of sitting/crawling/walking norms shows how biased we can be when we fail to realize there’s a wider world (from Mary).

If you’re looking for….a good explanation of positive parenting:

Libby Anne has a good piece about saying “no” to your kids while respecting their feelings.

If you’re looking for….a reason to feel a little sad and a little nostalgic:

Archie’s doomed.  I used to read these comics on summer vacations.  One dollar bought us 5 random back issues at the consignment shop near my house (from Mary).

If you’re looking for….a reason why every young boy you know has a name ending in “n”:

Well there’s no reason.  But there’s a graph!

While we’re on the topic…a surprising number of people named their daughters “Khaleesi” this year (from Mary).

If you’re looking for….your new reason to vaccinate:

Read the Onion’s take here.

If you’re looking for….more on Military Child Awareness month:

Deek provides a good resource here.


Featured Image Credit: Ben Andreas Harding


Bethany is a perpetual student who just won't stop taking classes. She's gone from engineering to psych and family systems to applied statistics, and is really fascinated by how people feel about numbers. She blogs about this over at Graph Paper Diaries, and experimenting with contingency tables at Two Ways to Be Wrong.

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