I think I might need to change my graphic considering how infrequently I actually get this posted on Saturday…but, I just like it and of course, I always have good intentions to post on Saturdays. 🙂
Anyway, here are some of my recent-ish finds:
- Have American Parents Got It All Backwards?, Huffington Post — a look at some parenting styles from around the world that are contrary to ours.
- Putting Time In Perspective, Wait but Why — A cool post that graphs out time and major events, which will certainly make a bad day seem silly.
- My Daughter’s Homework Is Killing Me, The Atlantic — A dad does his 13 year old daughter’s homework for a week. “[I]magine if after putting in a full day at the office—and school is pretty much what our children do for a job—you had to come home and do another four or so hours of office work. Monday through Friday. Plus Esmee gets homework every weekend. If your job required that kind of work after work, how long would you last?”
- Reading for pleasure puts children ahead in the classroom, study finds, Centre for Longitudinal Studies — Children who read for pleasure are likely to do significantly better at school than their peers, according to new research from the Institute of Education in the UK. Yay, Nora!
- W. Eugene Smith’s Landmark Photo Essay, ‘Nurse Midwife’, Time — Super cool photos from 1951 of a black midwife in rural South Carolina.
- What’s It Worth? The Economic Value of College Majors — a study from Georgetown. I guess I could have done worse than my philosophy degree.
- Why Slave Labor Still Plagues The Global Food System, NPR’s The Salt — cocoa, palm oil, shrimp…and not just in places other than the U.S. This is one of the big reasons why I think eating locally, from farmers you have met is so important. Also, here’s a trailer for an upcoming documentary about the slave conditions of some migrant farmer workers in America. And while we’re talking about slavery, have you figured out your slavery footprint yet? This website has a survey that will tell you how many slaves work for you.
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