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Yahoo added blogs to its news search engine Tuesday so that blog links now appear next to news stories from major media web sites, further institutionalizing what was once mainly a grassroots publishing phenomenon. The main page of Yahoo News Search now displays results with mainstream news media results on the left while blogs are [...]...read more
From The Economist, via my friend Sean (no link, sorry, just the text; all emphasis is mine): Last bastions – Abortion in Latin America Challenging Colombia’s restrictive abortion laws A challenge to Colombia’s abortion laws could lead to wider liberalisation ONLY a handful of countries continue to ban abortion totally, even when the mother’s life [...]...read more
You can be creeped out for the rest of the day, or you can bring the funny. I vote bring the funny....read more
Lots of good stuff this week. First, diaper-free babies. Apparently more than 50 percent of the world’s children are toilet trained before the age of 1, and a handful of Americans are catching on. It’s an interesting article, but like so many others written about childrearing, it’s a “mom-article.” The man-on-the-street interviews are all mothers. [...]...read more
It’s National Coming Out Day. “Every single time we talk about our lives as GLBT Americans, we are another step closer to equality,” said HRC President Joe Solmonese. “Each word helps build bridges that change hearts and minds — and eventually our laws.” And today is for everyone: “We will only achieve equality by growing [...]...read more
I’m dead: Scientists have long known that sleep disorders, such as sleep apnea, narcolepsy and chronic insomnia, can lead to serious health problems, and that difficulty sleeping may be a red flag for a serious illness. But the first clues that otherwise healthy people who do not get enough sleep or who shift their sleep [...]...read more