One thing I would recommend in particular for the little one is a bassinet right by the side of your bed, particularly if mom is breastfeeding. The baby is going to be wanting to feed about every two hours for a period of about two months, and during… more »
I've had it - I've just had it.
The skeptical community has always had its ups and downs, but of late, many corners of the skeptical community have turned taking offense into an art form.
One phrase that is often lauded by skeptics, including me, is… more »
I got to learn a few interesting bits of trivia from a Russian coworker or two today.
It all started out with one of them looking at the consent/health forms for the flu shots that were being offered... more »
Wired picked up on the saga of an overly-enthusiastic off-kilter creationist making escalating insults and threats to University of Colorado professors, as well as a few other folks online.
Well, he has absconded. more »
We're learning all sorts of things in our pre-natal classes, and there are a few things that were mythology-dispelling. Where do we pick up on such mythology? Television. Well, at least, according to what I've learned so far, I have not witnessed proper… more »
We attended a surprisingly informative and interesting session about maternity benefits, presented by Dick Hehr (no, really). Dick is a pretty good champion for teacher's rights, a good listener by all accounts, and I really liked his no-nonsense,… more »
Every now and again, you come across something written decades ago that says a lot about a subject, and you realize that the writer had a surprisingly modern outlook on the subject as well. It is in this frame of mind I found myself after running across… more »
Shankar Vedantam brings us news that doing good makes us feel good:
"You gotta see this!" Jorge Moll had written to his colleague. Moll and Jordan Grafman, neuroscientists at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Md., had been scanning the… more »
I hate squeegee kids.
It wasn't even that I had really met any before. Living in a 19th Avenue apartment and walking to and from work each day, I had my fill of panhandlers. I had my fill of natives trying to pass off funny stories for a buck or two… more »
What the hell happened to McCain? He has pulled such a hard 180° that the undercarriage has scattered bits for miles.
Now's he on the attack against Roe versus Wade?!
SPARTANBURG, S.C. - Republican presidential candidate John McCain, looking to… more »
Oh, this is rich... Haggard's been cured...?
"He is completely heterosexual," Ralph said. "That is something he discovered. It was the acting-out situations where things took place. It wasn't a constant thing."
Fortunately, they do also address the… more »
At around 9:55 (just before 10:00 am) on February 5, 2007 (this morning), an incident took place on the Westbound City Centre LRT in Calgary on the left hand side of the front part of the last car in the train, from just before the 1st Street station… more »