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Don’t leave kids near judgmental strangers

reviewjournal.com — As a child, Ashley Thomas loved to go by herself to a meadow about a 10-minute walk from her house in Ojai, Calif. Playing on her own let her imagination soar. "You can pretend you're the Queen of Sheba," she says. Exploring made her feel independent and grown up.

Why we're afraid to leave our children alone

chicagotribune.com — As a child, Ashley Thomas loved to go by herself to a meadow about a 10-minute walk from her house in Ojai, Calif. Playing on her own let her imagination soar. "You can pretend you're the Queen of Sheba," she says. Exploring made her feel independent and grown up.

If you leave your kids alone, it’s not predatory strangers who are a risk | Toronto Star

thestar.com — Only in the past decade or so has "no child left alone" become the social and legal norm in the U.S. A doctoral student in cognitive science at the University of California at Irvine, Thomas is the lead author of a recently published study designed to understand what's going on.

Hey, neighbors -- leave those kids alone

nypost.com — Only in the past decade or so has "no child left alone" become the social and legal norm in the United States. A doctoral student in cognitive science at the University of California at Irvine, Ashley Thomas is the lead author of a recently published study designed to understand what's going on.

Don't Leave Your Kids Near Judgmental Strangers

bloomberg.com — As a child, Ashley Thomas loved to go by herself to a meadow about a 10-minute walk from her house in Ojai, California. Playing on her own let her imagination soar. "You can pretend you're the Queen of Sheba," she says. Exploring made her feel independent and grown up.

The Frayed Reputation of Egyptian Cotton

bloomberg.com — The scandal that has devastated the business and reputation of Welspun India Ltd., India's largest maker of home goods like sheets and towels, may also end up wrecking the prestige of Egyptian cotton. On Aug. 19, Target Corp. said that 750,000 Welspun sheets that were supposedly premium-priced Egyptian cotton were made of some other material.

What You Buy Is Who You Are

bworldonline.com — THE BEARDED GUYS in muted-plaid shirts and the lean women with low-maintenance hair may look like they're on vacation, but they've come for serious business: the Outdoor Retailer show, which this month drew 29,000 attendees to Salt Lake City.

What You Buy Is Who You Are

bloomberg.com — The bearded guys in muted-plaid shirts and the lean women with low-maintenance hair may look like they're on vacation, but they've come for serious business: the Outdoor Retailer show, which this month drew 29,000 attendees to Salt Lake City.

Reason Magazine Subpoena Stomps on Free Speech

bloomberg.com — Wielding subpoenas demanding information on anonymous commenters, the government is harassing a respected journalism site that dissents from its policies. The U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York claims these comments could constitute violent threats, even though they're clearly hyperbolic political rhetoric.

Democrats' Chance to Be More Dynamic

bloomberg.com — Donald Trump has given the Democratic Party a chance to expand its base. In nominating him for president, the Republican Party has rejected the open society of Reaganite ideals in favor of strongman governance, winner-take-all identity politics and zero-sum economics. Longtime Republican voters, as well as many independents, are looking for a new home.
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Sep 26, 2016

@1epicpug I promise not to interview any cab drivers. They only speak Mandarin anyway.

Sep 26, 2016

I plan to be on a train during the Great Debate. In China.

Sep 23, 2016

This thing looks like a Dove commercial. Not v presidential but I’m not the Dove audience.  https://twitter.com/mattyglesias/status/779310451532435456 

Sep 23, 2016

@floriduh_man @joshtpm The person doesn’t IIRC get a tax deduction, however. If they took the money & paid taxes on it, then they would.

Sep 23, 2016

@floriduh_man @joshtpm All I can say is that this sort of arrangement is common. The money goes directly to a charity.

Sep 23, 2016

@princessmom122 I don’t disagree. I’m just saying she addressed a different issue from whether he improperly USES the money

Sep 23, 2016

@shelleyelwood @persiflagenuine @joshtpm Wouldn’t be surprised if one or all 3 of the Clintons have done it at times.

Sep 23, 2016

@shelleyelwood @persiflagenuine @joshtpm People frequently donate the fees they’d otherwise be paid to charity. Happens all the time.


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