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When it comes to fashion… girls don’t get it
Katie Hinderer | 30 April 2010 | TIGER PRINT
tags: actors, attire, clothing, men, modesty, women
When it comes to how a guy sees a women’s outfit we, of the female sex, are utterly clueless.

Where the ‘oughts’ come from
Sheila Liaugminas | 29 April 2010 | SHEILA REPORTS |  
tags: Belgium, natural law, Pope Benedict XVI
Activists have been trying to drive religiously informed voices out of public debate for a very long time, with some success. But what’s their basis for arguing what we ought to do?

Woe to the next leader of New York
Sheila Liaugminas | 29 April 2010 | SHEILA REPORTS |  
tags: Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich, New York Governor David Paterson
And all leadership executives ought to pay heed to David Paterson’s warning: you’re in quicksand right now, and though you may move around a lot, it’s making matters worse. Great.

Girls ‘lean, mean and resilient’ - and that’s before birth
Carolyn Moynihan | 29 April 2010 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: boys, girls, pregnancy, resilience
Here is another study that sorts the girls from boys. Researchers at the University of Adelaide in Australia shows that, faced with issues like a mother smoking, drinking alcohol, suffering from asthma or having an infection, girls appear more resilient…

Is it an Obama moment, or movement?
Sheila Liaugminas | 29 April 2010 | SHEILA REPORTS |  
tags: President Barack Obama, racial politics

Now this is a good question socio-political question, and seems like a good time to explore it, which a gathering of black journalists recently did. The theme was “Obama Presidency: What’s Race Got To Do With It?” Presumably a…

Gross national happiness
Carolyn Moynihan | 29 April 2010 | FEATURES |  
tags: economics, environment, happiness
'We’re from the government and we are here to make you happier.' Really?

Call it a win for parents
Brian Lilley | 29 April 2010 | FEATURES |  
tags: education, parenting, sex education
A government plan for explicit sex-ed gets shut down by parents

Cross stays, Court rules
Sheila Liaugminas | 28 April 2010 | SHEILA REPORTS |  
tags: Justice Anthony Kennedy, memorial crosses, Supreme Court
This post should be called ‘Battle after battle’. First the ones that take the lives of our Armed Forces in active duty. Then the ones that take issue with the crosses in memorials that honor the service of the fallen.

Will Pakistan have the upper hand when the US leaves Afghanistan?
Peter Zeihan | 28 April 2010 | FEATURES |  
tags: Afghanistan, India, Pakistan, Stratfor
When the US withdraws from Afghanistan, Pakistan will fill the power vacuum -- to the consternation of India.

Chocolate and depression. Yeah, right…
Sheila Liaugminas | 28 April 2010 | SHEILA REPORTS |  
tags: Chocolate, cocoa, health benefits

Sometimes, the sense of the people just de facto outstrips all the scientific surveys and warnings of academia. And this is….laughable. People who eat more chocolate are more likely to be depressed than people who eat less chocolate, a…

If these people are running Ukraine
Sheila Liaugminas | 28 April 2010 | SHEILA REPORTS |  
tags: Congress, parliament, Ukraine
Think the Brits have the corner on parliamentary antics? Look what's coming out of Ukraine...

Holding back on Ft. Hood
Sheila Liaugminas | 28 April 2010 | SHEILA REPORTS |  
tags: congressional investigation, Defense Dept., Ft. Hood, Justice Dept., Pentagon
Maybe there’s a good reason…something to do with national security perhaps?…that the feds won’t fully cooperate with the congressional investigation into the whole story behind the Ft. Hood massacre. But headlines about the government’s ‘partial compliance’ does beg the question.…

Free will and fruit flies
William E. Carroll | 28 April 2010 | FEATURES |  
tags: free will, philosophy, scientism
If we are just a sack of chemical reactions and have no free will, shouldn't we change our legal system accordingly?

A believer’s heart in a digital world
Sheila Liaugminas | 27 April 2010 | SHEILA REPORTS |  
tags: Digital communications, Pope Benedict XVI, social networking, technology
Cyberspace can be so cold. And impersonal. That, in spite of the glut of humans interacting digitally. That's why Italian bishops called a congress on technology, and the pope called on them to show some heart and soul...

Students admit: ‘I’m addicted to my cellphone’
Carolyn Moynihan | 27 April 2010 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: addiction, media, social networking
People often speak loosely about youths being “addicted” to their cellphones or iPods but research carried out at the University of Maryland had students using the word themselves when they wrote about how they felt while abstaining from all media…

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