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January 24, 2015

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5:20 AM | A child, an absent father, and life in prison
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5:20 AM | What does your father mean to you?
Please answer this question for an upcoming post: What does your father mean to you?
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5:20 AM | Emergency out-of-network care can bankrupt families
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5:20 AM | Study: Family service agencies should focus more on fathers
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5:20 AM | Video Games are Destroying Boys and Men? Not Again.
The guy crisis again? May we have the evidence please?
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5:20 AM | Do Fathers Model Sex-Role Behaviors for Sons?
It's not father's masculinity that matters—it's his closeness to his sons.
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5:20 AM | The New York Times Is Wrong: Alimony Does Not Work as It Should
The NY Times is wrong: The alimony system does not usually work the way it should.
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5:20 AM | Shared Parenting After Divorce: Please Share Research and Your Personal Experience
Is shared parenting after divorce best for children?
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5:20 AM | Why It's a Bad Idea to Praise Children
We all like to praise our children, and some of us worry that we praise them too much. Here's an expert who says we shouldn't praise them at all. The problem? It's a way of controlling and manipulating them.
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5:20 AM | Biological Father Denied Paternity Seeks Changes in Michigan Legislature
Michigan man seeks paternity rights for his biological daughter, but an archaic law says the mother's jailed husband must be considered the father.
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5:20 AM | Older Fathers: Now We Know More About the Risks Their Children Face
Researchers make first measurement of the risks to children from older fathers. And the results are disturbing—the number of mutations in sperm doubles every 16-1/2 years.
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5:20 AM | Olympians Apparently Don't Have Fathers, According to Procter & Gamble
P&G's "Thank you, Mom" ads fall short.
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5:20 AM | Aurora: Again a Tragedy, and Again, and Again
Nothing it seems, will be enough to end gun violence.
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5:20 AM | Are Fathers an Endangered Species?
Census figures show that fathers are less common, in sheer numbers, than you might think. They are not an endangered species. But are we threatening their habitat?
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5:20 AM | Can a Father's Diet Affect His Newborn's Health?
While we've long known that pregnant women must have adequate folic acid in their diets to reduce the risk of birth defects. A new study suggests the same might be true of fathers: Low folic acid (vitamin B9) in fathers has also been associated with an increased risk of birth defects—and a tentative link to cancer, diabetes, autism, and schizophrenia.
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5:20 AM | Finally: A few father-friendly commercials.
Five television ads that bust father stereotypes.
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5:20 AM | Men Who Sleep Near Their Children Found to Have Lower Testosterone Levels
A new link has been found between fathering and testosterone. It's intriguing, even if it can't be fully explained.
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5:20 AM | The Most Faithful Males Make the Most Devoted Fathers
Owl monkeys found to be perfectly monogamous. What about us?
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5:20 AM | School Ban of 'My Little Pony' Backpack Raises Gender Issues
Can it ever be right to restrict the bullying victim rather than the bullies?
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5:20 AM | Publishing Insider: When Is a Book Really Finished?
A reminder of how complicated publishing a book can be.
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5:20 AM | Documentary Paints Horrific Picture of Family Court
A new documentary reveals the lawlessness of family courts and why it's so difficult to fix the system. (Hint: the political clout of divorce lawyers.)
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5:20 AM | Michelle Obama's Op-Ed on Obamacare Pops Up All Over
The First Lady joined the campaign to boost the public image of the Affordable Care Act in an Op-Ed that appeared here and there on the Web, but not in the major news outlets. Nothing wrong with that; but it feels a little sneaky.
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5:20 AM | Should Neuroscience Save Tsarnaev From the Death Penalty?
Nature, nurture, and the developing brain of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.
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5:20 AM | More on the Importance of Fathers from Susan Newman
Psychologists and others are increasingly speaking out about the importance of fathers. No longer do mothers hold center stage in research.
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4:16 AM | Its All Good – The Trees Were Killed For OH&S Reasons
Its All Good – The Trees Were Killed For OH&S Reasons Radio Station B105 reported today that trees on a wealthy Brisbane Street have been dressed in shade cloth as part of a fight against vandals.  The trees were poisoned last April, allegedly by local residents, hoping to improve the value of their properties and […] The post Its All Good – The Trees Were Killed For OH&S Reasons appeared first on Safety Risk.
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2:38 AM | Safety Entitlement and Compulsory Safety Mis-Education
Safety Entitlement and Compulsory Safety Mis-Education Image Source As things continue to remain unchanged in the safety sphere safety people turn to the schooling system for the next bite at the cherry. Publication of injury statistics of young workers injured at work always seems to spark the crusade for teaching safety in schools yet again. […] The post Safety Entitlement and Compulsory Safety Mis-Education appeared first on Safety Risk.
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2:28 AM | Creative People, Mental Health, Misdiagnosis
A full list of talented and creative people who suffer anxiety, depression, and other mental health challenges is, would, of course, be limitless; being creative, gifted and talented does not exempt any of us from those problems. Novelist Patricia Cornwell is one example of an artist who has experienced mental health issues. She comments: “I’ve […]

January 23, 2015

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11:48 PM | Are Egg Donors like Miners and Boxers?
By Dov Fox The U.S. tax court has just issued its long-awaited decision in Perez v. Commissioner, 144 T.C. No. 4 (Jan. 22, 2015). (Hat tip to Richard Carpenter, who represented Perez.) The case asks whether the $20,000 Nichelle Perez received to provide … Continue reading →
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10:59 PM | musicians and non musicians and masked speech
Download our new JASA paper here. We compared musicians and non musicians on a range of tasks, and unlike some previous work, found no signs of enhanced performance by musicians when listening to speech against other sounds.
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10:45 PM | Isolation and Depression During a Long Winter
With an Arctic blast bearing down across the U.S., I know I’d like nothing more than to cozy up inside with a blanket, some tea and my warm little bulldog. Then again that’s always the thing about January. It’s not until the end of February when I’m depressed and moody that I realize I’ve been […]
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