Weekend Reads: More Zika, Indoor Snow, etc

Well hello hello! Welcome to Weekend Reads! Before I get going today, I wanted to mention that I’m probably changing things up a bit after this week. I’d like to focus a bit more on writing for GP about new parenting/kids research, so this will likely be my last general links column.  It’s been fun doing this though, and thanks to everyone who’s left amusing comments over the years. Luckily for all of you some of my excellent co-bloggers have offered to pick up the mantle, so stay tuned!

Now with that out of the way, here we go:


If you’re looking for….an update on the Zika virus:

An interesting look at the Zika virus and abortion laws.

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

Serious concerns have been raised about the process for checking in on Central American refugee kids once they get to the US.  Some troubling abuses have gone unchecked. Ugh.

If you’re looking for….some troubling nutrition news:

An interesting study suggests a reason that rich kids end up eating more healthy food than poor kids. Getting kids to like healthy food takes between 8 to 15 tries, and many poor families can’t afford to throw that much food away.

If you’re looking for….a sweet story:

Bringing snow indoors so sick kids can play. Awwwe.

If you’re looking for….an update on Flint:

Officials started bringing in water for themselves a year before they let anyone else know. Ugh.


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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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