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New research says 'Cry It Out' baby sleep method doesn't harm children
Tue May 24, 2016
OMG. Not only does this research fly in the face of numerous other studies showing the harm of the CIO method, it also makes the assumption that babies are better off if they sleep longer and more soundly. In reality, just the opposite is true. Deeper sleep with fewer arousals duri …
Kasich Defends Advice to Female Student to Avoid
Fri Apr 15, 2016
I'm not a fan of John Kasich, but his comments are spot on. This isn't victim blaming. It's good advice about how not to be sexually assaulted on a college campus. If you don't put yourself in the way of sexual predators, they can't hurt you. The question of whether or not men should be sexual preda …
Long Lines and Missed Flights Fuel Criticism of TSA Screening
Wed Apr 13, 2016
One of the issues I've seen many times is that the TSA folks don't care if your flight is about to leave -- they won't put people in line by order of when their flights leave. So you might have a bunch of yahoos who showed up way early and have a flight that doesn't leave for 6 hours [that wou …
Genetically, There's No Such Thing as a Mexican
Thu Jun 12, 2014
There are no such things as races. Everybody everywhere is a huge mixture of many different ancestors.
Thousands still stranded on Atlanta highways after snow catches South unprepared
Wed Jan 29, 2014
I was feeling sorry for some of these folks til I read the comment about being stuck in the car with a baby and not having water to make formula. Bwahahahaha. That's why women have breasts. They make milk even during snowstorms.
Home birth as risky as not putting on child's seat belt, researchers warn
Thu Jan 23, 2014
The two male authors are quoted as saying "Doctors should not support planned home birth when there are “safe and compassionate hospital-based alternatives." Given that many hospitals in the US do NOT provide "safe and compassionate alternatives," I guess home births are OK f …
Reconstruction after breast cancer: It's not a boob job
Thu Oct 31, 2013
I think this article is terrible. Breasts are mammary glands. They are for producing milk for children. If they get cancer and have to be removed, that's too bad, but having breast reconstruction surgery is absolutely NOT a medical necessity -- it is elective, cosmetic surgery, and …
Much breast milk bought online is contaminated, analysis shows
Fri Oct 18, 2013
A couple of comments -- The article states "Health officials routinely urge women to nurse their babies exclusively for the first six months and along with other foods for the first year." The actual recommendations are either for a MINIMUM of one year (AAP), or for a MINIMUM of two years (AAF …
Frank Sinatra's widow calls Ronan Farrow story 'a bunch of junk'
Thu Oct 3, 2013
It's pretty obvious, just looking at him, that he's got the same facial structure as Frank Sinatra. The real question is, why does anyone care?
Labrador befriends toddler with Down syndrome, melts hearts
Wed Oct 2, 2013
I think it's truly bizarre that the mother claims her son's "condition" causes him to shun physical contact. On the contrary, most people with Down syndrome are all about hugging everyone they meet -- family, friends, complete strangers, including pets. One of the most difficult things t …
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