The best age to start dating

The other night at dinner my son asked me to tell him a story. So I told him about how one day he would be a teenager and how he would be moody all the time, and hair would sprout on his face and that he would want to have a girlfriend. He treated the tale like it was a horror story, because in his words "girls are DISGUSTING!"...more

Writer Naomi Schafer Riley Continues the War Against Cultural Studies

In the past year, pundits have written that Black women are undesirable, Black youth would succeed if they'd only work as hard as their white counterparts, and now even Black academics are being attacked as incompetent to study... being Black....more

3 Parenting Studies That Don’t Really Surprise Me

If you frequent my blog you'll know that I often write about the latest parenting-related studies and research. I come across quite a number and while they are highly informative in nature, there are a few that make me scratch my head and say:...more

Two Girls? Happy Parents! Four Girls? DOOM!

According to a new study, researchers say that our family is kind of happy. Not as happy as a family with two girls or a family with a boy and a girl, but much more happy than my friend who has four girls. It has nothing to do about situational issues, personality types or how much coffee I’ve had in the morning. It has everything to do with the number of children I have and their gender. The study says that families with two girls are happier. Families with four girls? Not so happy. ...more
I had two girls for 7 years, then added two more in the last three years. I agree with the "duh" ...more

Conservatives Are Apparently Better Looking

Over the weekend, I noticed a study that claimed conservative politicians are ...more

The Importance of Vitamin D and Calcium

As I’ve gotten older and become more aware of health issues, a source of frequent confusion is my vitamin intake. I eat well – little to no processed food and lots of fruit and vegetables – but I worry that I’m still lacking vital nutrients, especially with the news surrounding the oft-mentioned vitamin D and calcium. In fact, the U.S. government commissioned the Institute of Medicine to complete a study to clarify the appropriate levels of each; the results of which came out late last year....more


Are you one of those people who does not believe in God and points to Science as one of their basis of a non-existence of a greater power? Or are you one of those who believe that Science is complementary to God's existence. What did Science do to me to make me believe in God? Here's why...continue to read here--

Love Hormones

The rise and fall of hormones in women who have just given birth as they continue to interact with their infant as it grows has been well documented.  But what about those same hormones in dads?A new study, just released, shows that fathers also experience a rise in the love hormone as they interact with their child.  It also shows a correlation between the mother's hormone level and the father's.  If a woman is experiencing PPD, the father's hormone level tends to stay low as well, which may explain some of the ...more