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Archive: September 14, 2008 - September 20, 2008

Nursing in Public -- Again?

Reading The Consumerist earlier this week was a little too much like deja vu. A Consumerist blog reader -- Addie -- wrote in that she was told not to breastfeed while trying out a glider at a Babies R Us store in California: "I went to this Babies R Us...

By Stacey Garfinkle | September 19, 2008; 7:00 AM ET | Comments (155)

Sex Ed: How Early? How Detailed?

By Rebeldad Brian Reid It's a weird world we live in where -- in a time of economic turmoil, foreign wars and a health care system that teeters on the brink -- one of the surprise issues of the presidential election season is sexual education. First, there was the brouhaha...

By Brian Reid | September 18, 2008; 7:00 AM ET | Comments (101)

Video Games Are THE Social Scene

It's nearly a sure bet that if you have teenagers, they're playing video games. According to the Pew Internet & American Life Project, 97 percent of teens ages 12 to 17 play video games. And for today's teens, games are a "major component of their overall social experience," the Pew...

By Stacey Garfinkle | September 17, 2008; 7:00 AM ET | Comments (31)

Pay Up; He Got an 'A'

By the time most kids are teenagers, they've figured out some way to make money. It might be mowing lawns, babysitting, dog walking or hiring themselves out as computer experts. But now, some school districts around the country -- including Washington, D.C.'s -- are paying kids cash for grades. The...

By Stacey Garfinkle | September 16, 2008; 7:00 AM ET | Comments (182)

Finally Finding My Own Balance

Recently, I did what I once thought would be unthinkable. I drove to the office one final time, packed my boxes and left my desk a clean -- well, rather dusty, actually -- slate. Seventeen years of sweating it out in journalism and it all comes down to this: Is...

By Stacey Garfinkle | September 15, 2008; 7:00 AM ET | Comments (81)


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