Weekend Reads: Kids and Veggies, Same Sex Parents, Teenage Malaise, Etc

Why hello hello!  In my most current weekend reads tradition, I would like to again complain about the snow.  It’s terrible.  My 6.5 ft fence in my back yard now appears to be about a foot tall.  I went in to the office twice this week and spent about 10 hours commuting. This is ridiculous.  Anybody want to recommend a state with good weather?  Anyway, on with the weekend reads!


If you’re looking for….a way to get your kids eating veggies:

The Eat This folks have some science on that for you.

If you’re looking for….some measles outrage:

This is my son Griffin, and he may have measles.”

If you’re looking for….a primer on urgent care vs ER:

Nothing groundbreaking, but always useful.  I spent 5 years working in an ER, and knowing where to go for what is one of the handier skills I got out of it.

If you’re looking for….the data about same-sex parents:

Here’s a round up thus far.  Two new studies came out this week, and they contradicted each other.  Slate helps you make sense of it all.

If you’re looking for….a guide to blocks:

Try blocks for the science minded.  Interesting take.

If you’re looking for….a guide to teenage laziness:

Turns out there’s some science behind it.

If you’re looking for….a playground:

Not all are created equal.  Interesting take on the design of playgrounds.


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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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  1. One thing on that angry rant: reducing antibiotic use in meat is absolutely imperative for prevention of drug-resistant diseases. Organic on the other hand, not so much.

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