Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Informative Links

Parents are anxious about everything to do with raising children, despite thousands of generations of parents who also didn’t have all the answers. This anxiety by itself can have negative consequences for growing children.

Can Bill Gates Buy a Better World? The Gates Foundation isn’t perfect, but there are success stories coming in about what that those billions can do.

The Tale of a Japanese Dog that Refused to Leave an Injured Friend. Have your hanky ready, but be assured they are both OK now. (via Breakfast Links)

Can You Pay Mommies and Daddies to Be Better Parents? An experiment in Chicago Heights is looking into the possibility that parents can be “incentivized” the way school students can be.

“Should I take potassium iodide pills to protect against radiation exposure?” Boing Boing posted an FAQ about the popular antidote and other radiation fears.

3 Colorful California Politicians. Believe me, it takes a lot of color to stand out from the crowd in California.

Hiding the Real Africa. Do organizations looking for support promote bad news at the expense of the entire continent? (via Metafilter)

How do you play football when you live in a floating village? You improvise, compromise, and put your heart into making it happen.

Isolation and solitude are two very different sides of the same coin. An occasional dose of solitude can improve memory, creativity, empathy, and focus.

An interactive map of Manhattan compares the city in old maps and new. Watch it grow in population, infrastructure, and physically by landfill. (via Metafilter)

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