Sorry, Cool Parents: Letting Kids Taste Alcohol May Turn 'Em Into Teenage Boozehounds

The logic of a cool, progressive, chardonnay-enthused parent goes something like this: I do not want my young Mordecai/Susie to turn seventeen and throw an illicit keg party in my home when I attend a week-long wine-tasting tour in Napa. So, I will let Mordecai/Susie have a few sips of wine at dinner while he/she is… » 9/18/12 11:10am 9/18/12 11:10am

Hairless Bodies, Stankless Pits: An American Story

Today, The New York Times examines the history of the American desire to eliminate armpit stank, and whether the $2.3 billion (!!!) a year that Americans spend trying to eliminate the possibility of smelling like, well, themselves, is money well-spent. The consensus among armpit scientists: probably not, but we're all… » 11/08/07 11:30am 11/08/07 11:30am

Black Teens Resilient To Body Dysmorphia, Cave Into Peer Pressure

Researchers studying the connection between body-image and self-esteem among adolescents have discovered that young African-American males "have a unique resilience to the 'toxic' stream of media images emphasizing the importance of personal appearance" reports CNN (via Reuters). Lucky boys! But why the… » 5/14/07 4:27pm 5/14/07 4:27pm