Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Article Hour

Here are some interesting articles you might enjoy. Happy reading.

Modern Love: What the Psychic Knew
The psychic's predictions were three-for-three. But what about the most important one?

Modern Love: Even in Real Life, There Were Screens Between Us
College students’ entries in this year’s Modern Love essay contest reveal a shift to technology-enabled emotional intimacy. Here is the winning essay.

We'll Always Have Darth
When preschoolers play games based on a movie they have never seen, something sociological is going on.

How My Daughters Learned to Eat Like the French
A preschool-level lesson in French food culture

A Chicken Without the Guilt
Why use the poor chicken as a machine to produce meat when you can use a machine to produce "meat" that seems like chicken?

Is a Calorie a Calorie?
A new book reminds us that weight loss isn't a simple matter of taking in fewer calories

A New Persian Empire Plants a Personal Flag
Bravo's new reality show "Shahs of Sunset" raises questions about the "Persian-ness" of modern Iranian-Americans.

The Top Man at 'Mad Men' Isn't Mad Anymore
Don Draper and hos colleagues will return on March 25 for a long-delayed fifth season, but Matthew Weiner, creator of "Mad Men," will reveal nothing about where the action will take it.

Is It Safe to Play Yet?
Some new parents are going to extreme lengths to protect their children from household toxins. But how far is too far?

Where Pimps Peddle Their Goods
Backpage.com and similar Web sites help find buyers for enslaved young girls.

The Best Nanny Money Can Buy
Why do some New York nannies earn more than doctors? Faulty economics (for starters), but also because they can groom horses and speak Mandarin.

VIEWPOINT: A Partial Defense Of Invisible Children’s Kony2012 Campaign

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