Family:[Fa1] According to a new study, authoritarian parenting leads to worse outcomes. This confirms my priors, though while the article focuses on the risks of self-reporting, I would be more concerned about kids with harsh parents more likely being the kids that do things that result in harsh parenting.
[Fa2] More adventures in confirmation bias, for me.
[Fa3] Spain wants more babies, and has appointed a special commissioner.
[Fa4] Wow, this is a really powerful piece.
[Fa5] Though I’m sure he said it with the best of intentions… but no.
Food:[Fo1] I actually don’t mind this too much, though when you do filler like this you ought to add spice.
[Fo2] I have a sudden desire for some Twinkies.
[Fo3] I want to disagree with this assessment of Sheetz vs Wawa’s, but my experience with the latter is limited and I do have to agree that Sheetz burgers lack personality.
[Fo4] Celeste Noche argues that food bloggers are fueling racist stereotypes.
[Fo5] Elizabeth Nolan Brown looks at ten ridiculous food-marketing lawsuits. I dunno, I do get pissed when places use too much ice, and if fourteen people think McCormick ground pepper is under-filled maybe it’s under-filled.
Gender:[G1] This is sad.
[G2] Women may never quite make it to half of the workforce.
[G3] The Sunday Star pays tribute to all the single ladies (of Malaysia).
[G4] Viking raiding communities skewed male and a new paper explains how that mattered.
[G5] It appears that bots are insufficiently woke.
[G6] The importance of Reading The Comments: Sarah Sicard says that sexism made her a better military reporter.
Pets:[P1] Psychology Today looks at our fascination with health-troubled purebreads. Long live the mutt! (Literally.)
[P2] Relatedly, everything about this story is insane. I can’t even get excited about the “helping people’s credit” part.
[P3] Dammit, people.
[P4] Not all male cats are deadbeat dads, it turns out.
[P5] Hurm. At least when you flush it down the toilet, you’re returning fish to the water.
[P6] When my dogs got ticks, I was surprised that we had vaccinations for Lyme Disease. We have them for humans, too, though people being people we managed to screw that up.
Shopping:[S1] Sonny Bunch’s logic here is unassailable. I’ll never forget my first futon. And you can’t upgrade if you don’t start low.
[S2] “There are some basic questions to consider before you make the decision to take on a wedding loan.”… like whether or not you are fiscally responsible?
[S3] I’m up for embracing the brave new world in many respects, and it already goes on to some extent, but hyperlocalized price discrimination does make me uneasy.
[S4] One can imagine that at some point, Facebook will have a whole sales profile for the suicidal.
[S5] This will end in tears and recriminations.
[S6] Trump’s victory has been bad for the gun industry.
[S7] If you want to build support for The Wall, commercializing it (with yuppie trimmings, no less) seems like a pretty good way to do it.