Thursday, December 29, 2011

The Good, The Bad, and The Curious

Things that made me happy, sad, and thoughtful--what are yours?

The Good
Lesbian couple gets to be in the Navy "first kiss" photo.

The Bad
NASCAR driver Kasey Kahne decided Twitter was an appropriate place to vent about the audacity of a mother breastfeeding her baby in a supermarket.

The Curious
Why Kids Need Solitude by Alice Karekezi- New York public school educator and advisor Diana Senechal talks about the ways that contemporary curriculum (with a focus on group workshops and constant busy-work) and technology based social demands (the need to constantly give and get feedback on social networking sites) have left kids without time for solitude. She thinks that this has damaging cognitive and developmental effects.

According to Census data, the U.S. population grew at the slowest rate since the start of the Baby Boom in the 1940's.

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