Most have very fond memories of their college going years. Going off to college is one of the few rites of passage that we have in the United States ushering future generations into official adulthood. Yet the cost to attend this passage has gottenastronomically expensive. College has now turned into a very large business funded by deep levels of student debt. In the past, the state took on a larger [...]
Fathers who fail to bond with their sons in the first three months could cause them lifelong behavioural problems, scientists say.
Loving contact with baby boys in their earliest days can help to produce a calmer, happier child at the age of one.
Although important for all children, it seems to be particularly important for boys to benefit from a strong paternal influence at a very early age, the researchers claim.
Dr Paul [...]
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Coming in second on “American Idol” may still be a path to superstardom, but it no longer offers guaranteed paychecks worthy of the next pop idol or rock star.
Wednesday night’s runner-up, 16-year-old Jessica Sanchez, doesn’t have a definite shot at producing an album and could be paid as little as $30,000 in advances for recording singles, according to the “Idol” contract she and other Season 11 [...]
After graduating from Brown University in 2009 with a bachelor’s degree in comparative literature and completing a Fulbright scholarship in Brazil, Cassie Owens was left with a few dollars on her stipend and no job in sight. So, Ms. Owens returned home to her mother in Philadelphia.
“I moved back home pretty much for lack of money and prospects,” she says. Owens’s cousin, Evon Burton, who also returned home after graduating fromMorehouse College in 2009, adds, [...]
by Joe Weisenthal
Bill Gross starts 2012 with a bang in a new note titled “Towards The Paranormal”, with “paranormal” being an international successor to PIMCO’s famous ‘new normal’ descriptor.
Gross’ letter is very gloomy.
The world has too much debt, too little trust, and is vulnerable towards total collapse.
How many ways can you say “it’s different this time?” There’s “abnormal,” “subnormal,” “paranormal” and of course “new normal.” Mohamed El-Erian’s awakening phrase of [...]
by Ben Tanosborn
Those Terrorists We See in the Mirror… They Are Us
Some of us were brought into political adulthood reading Walt Kelly’s masterful creation, Pogo, the lovable character living in the Okefenokee Swamp of Georgia. From dialogue used in that comic strip, many were the quotes that attained temporary or even permanent fame, but one topped them all: “We have met the [...]
Children as young as 12 are to be allowed drugs to block puberty while they decide whether to have a sex change, it has been revealed.
The monthly injection suspends the onset of adulthood so that young people confused about their gender can be sure of any decision before they take on too many masculine or feminine features.
Supporters say that the “window” [...]
By Charles Hugh Smith from Of Two Minds
America’s Childlike Desire to Avoid Making Trade-Offs
The U.S. is childlike: we refuse to make trade-offs, as these require analysis, judgment, sacrifice and maturity.
The key characteristic of adulthood is the ability to make trade-offs. The child and the adolescent want everything that they want, now, and they soon learn (at least in America) that whining, cajoling, bargaining and guilt-tripping will get [...]