Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Don't feel bad if you don't help your kids with their homework

This is a fascinating article. You know the usual message that you should be involved in your kids' schooling and help them do their homework.


Here's research saying that doesn't help. The best role for parents is to stress the importance of schooling and learning to their kids and then get out of the way.


This reminds me that my older daughter claims that I got very upset when she got a C in her freshman year in high school. I don't remember this but my reply is, "Well, you never got another one.''


This shows that the conventional wisdom is sometimes not right. It is worth a read.


http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/04/12/parental-involvement-is-overrated/?ref=opinion


FD

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Pit hair

Here's story about a photographer who took a series of pictures of women with armpit hair. The idea is about the natural look.


Of course, it is almost unheard of these days for women not to shave their pits but I thought I'd share the photos. I'm not sure when it became feminine for women to shave their pits but now it is almost universal.


http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/04/07/ben-hopper-photos-natural-beauty_n_5104969.html?utm_hp_ref=mostpopular


FD

Monday, April 7, 2014

Sex ed

It is no surprise that American tend to be hung up on sex and often don't have healthy attitudes about it although I think our little community is more positive about it. I think it dates back to our Puritan heritage. 


Anyway, here's an interesting article that notes Congress has spent $1.5 billion on abstinence only education, which is a waste of money. Students who have this education have sex before marriage as much as others but don't use protection as much and girls have higher pregnancy rates.


Also, only 48 per cent of Americans report they are sexually satisfied. In Italy, it's 64 per cent. In Span, it's 90. Spanish men are noted for being the best lovers and American men rank fifth from the bottom.


Here's the article:


http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/04/07/sex-in-america-8-things-we-get-wrong_n_4873690.html?utm_hp_ref=mostpopular


Why do Europeans tend to be progressive about sex than we are. It's unfortunate.


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Sunday, April 6, 2014

Is pussy hair back?

Pussy hair seems to be a fashion that changes from time to time. Here's a story that the bush may be coming back. Do you like having a bush or prefer trimmed or bare?


http://nymag.com/thecut/2014/04/full-bush-brazilian-having-it-all-pubes.html?wpsrc=nymag


FD

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Bride checks her phone

We've talked about people who answer the phone during sex but here is a video of a bride reaching
into her dress and checking her phone. The groom doesn't appear to be pleased.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/04/02/funny-bride-video_n_5078168.html?utm_hp_ref=mostpopular
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Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Seven reasons to give hugs

I thought it was obvious that hugs are good for you. I love hugs and I hope you do, too. But here's an article on seven reasons why they're good.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/03/27/health-benefits-of-huggin_n_5008616.html?utm_hp_ref=healthy-living


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Thursday, March 27, 2014

Reunion

Twenty-seven years ago, a 16 year old woman who said she got pregnant when she was raped, hid her pregnancy and left the baby at a Burger King.


Here's the story of how they were reunited.


http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/03/25/burger-king-baby-finds-mom_n_5031032.html?utm_hp_ref=mostpopular


FD