Weekend Reads: Science Discussion and Headlice, Texas, Breastfeeding, etc

Well hello hello! How’s everyone doing today?


If you’re looking for….some science:

This paper takes a look at how parents use/cite science in online forums when discussing head lice.  Interesting discussion on how we process science when there’s no great science to be had.  Full paper here.

If you’re looking for….some breastfeeding news:

This is an interesting look at the practice of pumping breast milk.  Apparently the research is a bit lacking.

If you’re looking for….some chemist/parenting humor:

Tell your child asking “why” may not be the best idea.  My dad was a lawyer, not a chemist, but he did this to me ALL THE TIME.  I still know a freakish amount about motor vehicle regulation because of it.

If you’re looking for….some science and self esteem talk:

Kids quit science because they think they’re not smart.  Being smart is not fixed.  Let’s tell kids that!

If you’re looking for….early childhood intervention:

What to do with early signs of antisocial personality disorder.

If you’re looking for….some rage:

Check out what Texas is doing with their textbooks. Sigh.

If you’re looking for….some fairy tales:

Why sleeping beauty doesn’t work, and fairy tales that do.


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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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