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Frail and aged, a giant apologizes
A leading figure in the study of homosexuality recently recanted his belief that some gays can change. There was no need to apologize, says a Dutch psychologist.
Zuckerberg clothing choices
By wearing a sweatshirt and jeans to meet with business professionals, who were no doubt in business suits, he sent the message that this meeting wasn’t important enough for him to dress up for.
The problem with polls
| 31 May 2012 | CONJUGALITY |
Defenders of the institution of marriage would be foolish to ignore the readings they are getting about the growing support for gay-marriage across the United States. While voters – when the actually go out to vote – are still very…
Obesity researchers find teens “frustrating”. How surprising.
An intensive obesity-prevention program for Australian girls didn't lead to any improvements in their diet, physical activity or body weight a year later.
Why the West got Egypt wrong
In both Egypt and Syria the hopes of the Arab Spring have faded, with the ideals of Western liberals coming a distant third.
An unknown unknown for gay marriage supporters
| 29 May 2012 | FEATURES |
Same-sex marriage has a dark secret: its potential for exploiting women in developing countries.
Big Ups for Briggy Hall
| 29 May 2012 | DEMOGRAPHY IS DESTINY |
A new project in Phillipines is helping the people set up their own food businesses - a much better way of alleviating poverty than population control.
Protecting children from online porn
| 29 May 2012 | FAMILY EDGE |
A UK parliamentary report calls for network level filtering of porn to protect children. The MPs say device level filters are not doing that job.
Spartacus: human dignity in meltdown
Starz Entertainment’s series manages to up the ante on extreme content even in a desensitized age.
Protesting Lady Gaga
people are speaking out against Lady Gaga and her near pornographic concerts – and it’s making a difference!
The season for commencement has begun…
| 29 May 2012 | FEATURES |
Enough of comedians and dissenters at the podium. Bring back speakers who offer direction for life's journey.
Media’s choice coverage
I’ve quoted Walter Lippmann for years on the ability to shape public opinion by feeding the public information chosen from a field of topics and presented in a calculated light with crafted language framed within fixed parameters. He’s getting more…
| 29 May 2012 | READING MATTERS |
An amusing family story.
To arrange a marriage or not to
I’m not going to try and tell you that we should all be getting arranged marriages - I myself shudder at the thought. But I do think we can learn from them – in my extensive network of Sri Lankan…
The “biggest best story in development”
| 27 May 2012 | DEMOGRAPHY IS DESTINY |
This month The Economist reports that Africa is currently experiencing significant falls in child mortality rates across the continent. Fantastic demographic news. In fact Michael Clemens of the Centre for Global Development names it “the biggest, best story in development”.
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