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January 24, 2015

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5:20 AM | AAP sputters, then retracts policy on female genital cutting
The American Academy of Pediatrics has evidently found that compromise, when it comes to genital cutting, can be unwise.
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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.

January 23, 2015

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4:49 PM | Un psicólogo en Kenia
Airam Vadillo tiene un espíritu inquieto. Es un psicólogo todoterreno, capaz de atravesar los límites de la psicología social, la psicología educativa o la clínica, para llegar a un objetivo […]
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2:02 PM | What’s the point of the margin of error?
So . . . the scheduled debate on using margin of error with non-probability panels never happened. We got it started but there was some problem with the webinar software and nobody put the participants could hear anything. The 5 minutes of conversation we did have was pretty good, though. I was impressed. The webinar […] The post What’s the point of the margin of error? appeared first on Statistical Modeling, Causal Inference, and Social Science.
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11:09 AM | Challenging the translation industry
Finnish researchers challenge the translation industry with a new user-centered approach. “From the translator’s perspective, the translation industry currently emphasises volume and overlooks the readability and high standard of translated...
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9:29 AM | Playful Identities: The Ludification of Digital Media Cultures
Long in the making, this highly interesting book on ludification of culture is finally in print and available; it includes also my chapter on the culture and identity of online casual play: Frissen, Valerie, Sybille Lammes, Michiel de Lange, Jos … Continue reading →

January 22, 2015

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2:54 PM | Patience and research
I’m going to follow up on a recent post of Thomas Basbøll and argue that patience is an important, and I think under-appreciated, practice in research. This is an odd post for me to write because I’m usually not a patient person. In some ways, though, and surprising as it may sound, blogging is a […] The post Patience and research appeared first on Statistical Modeling, Causal Inference, and Social Science.
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