Child Bribery Is a Totally Legit Parenting Technique, Insists Infamous …

On Friday, Motherlode blogger KJ Dell'Antonia offered two enthusiastic thumbs-up to the time-honored practice of either bribing or threatening one's kids in order to make them behave. As a parenting tool, the ol' carrot/stick method has fallen out of vogue, which is a shame, writes Dell'Antonia, because, when you're… » 1/13/13 4:30pm 1/13/13 4:30pm

Being a Teacher in China Sounds a Little Like Being in the Mafia

It may seem sometimes like America treats its teachers like emulsified shit, which is why it may also seem impossible to imagine a world in which teachers are so well-respected, they're bribed like mafia dons with cash and designer handbags, a world in which parents defer to teachers, a world in which teachers are… » 9/20/12 10:20am 9/20/12 10:20am

The Wheels Come Off Sarah Palin's Not So Straight Talk Express

Sarah Palin hasn't had a good week. From her disastrous » 9/26/08 12:00pm 9/26/08 12:00pm with Katie Couric to , the first part of it couldn't really have been worse. But, since everyone loves a good pile-on, everyone's piling on today! From to on the rape kits issue to to , it's just not turning into a good end of the week for Palin either.The 's …

Marc Jacobs: Blue Hair Is Not As Bad As A Bribery Scandal

  • Poor Marc Jacobs. First the world calls him crazy, now he's caught up in a bribery scandal. Turns out that the superintendent of NYC's 69th Regiment Armory, where Jacobs' shows are held each season, demanded little cash prezzies upwards of $30,000 from Marc et al in order for him to grant them permission to show…
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