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But Mom, video games are my JOB! (New York Times)
The New York Times
Kyle Giersdorf earned $3 million when he won the Fortnite World Cup. He was 16 years old. Suppose it's after midnight and your son is playing video...
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Why Stinky Socks Bother Women More Than Men (New York Times)
The New York Times
A couple, returning from vacation, turns on the air-conditioning. The wife is overwhelmed by a terrible stench coming from the ductwork and is...
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“I Just Want Her to be Happy”
First Things
The Science Talent Search is the leading science competition for American high school students. It’s often referred to as “The Junior Nobel...
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Parenting in the Age of Awfulness (Wall Street Journal)
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Kyle was absorbed in a videogame on his cellphone, so I asked his mom, “How long has Kyle had a stomach ache?” Mom said, “I’m thinking it’s...
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Blame Parents, Not Kids, for Sexting (Wall Street Journal)
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If mom and dad installed monitoring software on their middle-schoolers' phones, it would make a big difference. (Read article on The Wall Street...
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‘Unspecified Mental Disorder’? That’s Crazy (Wall Street Journal)
The Wall Street Journal
Psychiatry's diagnostic bible has broadened the definition of mental illness to absurdity. (Read article on The Wall Street Journal website)...
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A.D.H.D. Drugs Have Long-Term Risks
The New York Times
(Read this article on The New York Times website) A teenager complains of difficulty concentrating. The doctor is consulted. The teenager does not...
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Child psychiatry is sick with hidden conflicts of interest
NY Daily News
(Read article on the NY Daily News website) When I first began writing prescriptions for children 22 years ago, it was unusual for a child to be...
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‘Twilight’ Sinks Its Teeth Into Feminism (Washington Post)
The Washington Post
(Read this article on The Washington Post website) When the final book in the "The Twilight Saga" series went on sale this month, 18 area Barnes...
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What’s Happening to Boys? (Washington Post)
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(Read this article on The Washington Post website) The romantic comedy "Failure to Launch," which opened as the No. 1 movie in the nation this...
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Too Few Women — Figure It Out (Los Angeles Times)
Los Angeles Times
If their numbers in math and science don't add up, blame schools, not brainpower. (Read this article on the LA Times website) True story: A...
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Teens Will Speed. Let’s Watch Them Do It (Washington Post)
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(Read this article on the Washington Post website) I met Danny Sivert seven years ago. I was with him in June 2002 after his wife, Bette, was...
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A Good Jew and a Good German
The rise and fall of Ignatz Bubis
This article was originally published in The B'nai B'rith International Jewish Monthly in September 2000. You can read a PDF of the original article...
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