The fewer siblings you’ve got, the happier you are – at least in England. A survey by our across-the-pond pals reveals that most British kids are happy, and minorities are generally more happy than the white Britons…so, we know this study doesn’t apply to American kids, who are unhappy racist jerks (no citation needed). Britain in 2011, the State of the Nation, a magazine published by the Economic and Social Research Council, plans to publish the results friday – just in case you live in England and don’t want to spoil the surprise.
Turns out that bullying is one of the main factors that makes siblinged-children less happy than only-children. More than half of children, according to their study, are bullied by siblings. Another factor in the unhappiness might, as one British psychologist suggests, be that each child has less privacy and less individual attention from parents.
Also, from the desk of old humorist Sam Levenson: “If you want to know how your girl will treat you after marriage, just listen to her talking to her little brother.”
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Amazon.com, in what can only be referred to as “getting their ass handed to them”, has pulled a controversial e-book titled The Pedophile’s Guide to Love and Pleasure. The bigger issue: are our kids safer now because of it?
Author, Phillip Greaves, a 47 year old retird nurse’s aide, said that before the book was pulled from Amazon’s website, over 300 copies had been bought from the Kindle’s online store. He also received over 3,000 complaints about the book, which sold for $4.79. On a humorous note, I wonder how many of the sales were to publications and journalists just so they could take a photo of the e-book for their articles.
Here’s the real kicker – Greaves said that before the internet and media hit uproar status, he’d only sold ONE solitary copy. The media, as it seems, created its own monster. Again. We do this from time to time.
Naturally, Greaves says that he does not promote pedophilia. [Long pause]
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What can be said about Johnson & Johnson: Johnson’s Bedtime Bath, that hasn’t already been said about a half billion other infant products? Turns out, more or less nothing. Every product sold to you as a parent is proven to and promises to do something.
Those crafty jerks at Johnson & Johnson have somehow promised you that your baby will sleep better.
But better than what?