Why are we rewarding children for good behaviour at all?
Todd Akin’s medieval science + pithily excremental phrasing has brought out the musical in a number of people who are much cleverer than him.
I know you. We have a lot in common. You have been doing some reading and now you are pretty sure everything in the grocery store and your kitchen cupboards is going to kill you.
Eleanor Gibbs has a cracker of an article in New Matilda on the national disgrace that is the continuing roadblocks to the National Disability Insurance Scheme:
Starting to wonder if these guys ever feel like Chicken Little.
Says the representative of the Argyll and Bute Council in Scotland, whose heavy-handed response streisand-effected a regional scandal into a worldwide media storm about attempts to censor a schoolgirl blogging their school lunches. Now the school lunch menu is being reformed, and the furore helped her raise more than £80,000 for development charity Mary’s Meals. Martha Payne is authentically awesome.
Some of you may have noticed that I’ve not been posting as much as usual lately, and that for the last month I’ve been basically avoiding the Twitters. This is basically because of Real Life (TM) – specifically my health, other people’s health and the ever-growing to-do list.
This post brought to you by yet another ‘it’s just calories in calories out’ article.
Starve yourself thin, what’s new about that?
Link round up for blogging against disablism day.
Health at Every Size, for children too.
Great analysis from actor Ashley Judd in the Daily Beast regarding media speculation about her “puffy face” last month.
Pink cancer marketing globally diverts generous people’s donations away from the organisations doing most of the work towards organisations who are just better at marketing – the filmmakers determined only 15% of monies raised in North America go to research prevention, and 5% to research environmental causes of breast cancer. Does this sound like the best use of donors’ money? And what about all the non-pinkified cancers?
Diet promoter suggests grading students based on their BMI.