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In a world of family change, how are children faring?
Laura Lippman | 19 April 2014 | FEATURES |
tags: child wellbeing, family research, World Family Map
A new report provides a unique global picture of family factors affecting child well-being.


It’s a dog’s life
Tim Golden | 18 April 2014 | READING MATTERS |
tags: animals, fantasy
A curious mixture of fantasy and human reality.


Could we choose to dialogue?
Megan Hodder | 17 April 2014 | FEATURES |
tags: abortion, freedom
"Anti-choice", "pro-abortion" -- let's stop the name calling and talk about principles.


Disparate bedfellows: same-sex marriage and human rights
Barend Vlaardingerbroek | 17 April 2014 | FEATURES |
tags: human rights, same-sex marriage
The claim that same-sex marriage is a basic human right finds no support in international human rights declarations.


Philippines population control law gets judicial green light
Oliver M. Tuazon | 16 April 2014 | FEATURES |
tags: contraception, Philippines, population control
A so-called reproductive health law is “not unconstitutional” says the Supreme Court. But the new contraceptive era could easily become so.


Would we be safer if governments regulated Photoshopping?
Denyse O'Leary | 16 April 2014 | CONNECTING |
tags: anorexia treatment, legislation, media literacy, teenagers
If we really want truth in advertising, should we ban impossible beauty?


Teens prefer internet to drinking
Tamara Rajakariar | 16 April 2014 | FAMILY EDGE |
tags: drinking, Internet use, teenagers
Which is worse for teens - drinking or excessive internet use?


Have we lost our ability to disagree?
Sheila Liaugminas | 15 April 2014 | SHEILA REPORTS |
tags: Brendan Eich, civil discourse, human dignity, marriage law, Mozilla, Proposition 8
We have devolved.


Do you want CNN or ESPN with that burger?
Karl D. Stephan | 15 April 2014 | FEATURES |
tags: civility, conversation, TV
Why can't I talk with you in a restaurant? Why do I have to talk to the TV?


3 reasons not to trust the new climate report
Donna Laframboise | 15 April 2014 | FEATURES |
tags: climate change, IPCC
The latest report on climate change needs to be taken with a pinch of salt.


The legal maze of twins with three mothers
Philippa Taylor | 15 April 2014 | CONJUGALITY |
tags: adoption, IVF
What happens to the children when a lesbian couple breaks up?


Is “conscious uncoupling” really such a loopy idea?
Zac Alstin | 15 April 2014 | FEATURES |
tags: celebrity culture, divorce, marriage, New Age
Gwyneth Paltrow was ridiculed when she explained her divorce, but there's a nugget of truth in her words.


Losing our virtue
Anthony Esolen | 15 April 2014 | FEATURES |
tags: marriage, sex, virtue
Sex is supposedly too trivial to require virtue, yet so significant that restraint is an affront. It can't be both.


Noble words with insidious new meanings
Denyse O'Leary | 15 April 2014 | CONNECTING |
tags: academic freedom, media semantics, media spin
Increasingly, media refuse to cover both sides of an issue or even to allow dissenting comments.


Books make bedtime easier
Jennifer Minicus | 15 April 2014 | READING MATTERS |
tags: animals, picture books
Another of Jerry Pinkney's delightful picture books.


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