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  • Why I'm Dropping Out Of College A Semester Away From Graduation

    By Kris Aguilar, LinkedIn (from December 12, 2016)

    Almost every time I say I want to drop out of college, everyone calls me an idiot. But if I ask them why I need a degree, I get the same answer: "It proves you can finish something."

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  • The Classroom Where Fake News Fails

    By Cory Turner, NPR Ed (from December 22, 2016)

    By now, you've probably heard about one very real consequence of fake news — the infamous "pizzagate" conspiracy theory that ended with Edgar Welch, 28, firing a real gun inside a real Washington, D.C., pizzeria filled with real people.

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  • The collapse of parenting: Why it’s time for parents to grow up

    By Cathy Gulli, MacLean's (from January 7, 2016)

    For modern families, the adage “food is love” might well be more true put another way: food is power. Not long ago, Dr. Leonard Sax was at a restaurant and overheard a father say to his daughter, “Honey, could you please do me a favour? Could you please just try one bite of your green peas?” To many people, this would have sounded like decent or maybe even sophisticated parenting—gentle coaxing formed as a question to get the child to co-operate without threatening her autonomy or creating a scene.

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  • The Evangelical Scion Who Stopped Believing

    By Mark Oppenheimer, The New York Times (from December 29, 2016)

    One morning in the summer of 2011 Bart Campolo left his house in Cincinnati for a long bicycle ride. Goateed and bald, but still trim and fit at 48, Campolo was the envy of his generation of evangelical pastors. That morning, Campolo was, as usual, a little self-conscious about his attire. “I feel ridiculous in my spandex,” he says. Years of pickup basketball had wrecked his ankles, leaving regular bicycle treks as his only form of exercise. But he was excited to do 30 or 40 miles through the rolling southern Ohio hills.
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  • Feed Your Kids Peanuts, Early and Often, New Guidelines Urge

    By Roni Karyn Rabin, The New York Times (from January 5, 2017)

    Peanuts are back on the menu for babies and toddlers. In a significant reversal from past advice, new national health guidelines are urging parents to give their children foods containing peanuts early and often, starting when they’re infants, as a way to help avoid life-threatening peanut allergies.

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