Is There Something Extra-Special — And Extra-Stressful — Between Sisters?

Much has been made about Margaret "Peggy" Seltzer, the writer whose gang violence memoir, Love and Consequences, turned out to be a fabrication. But, the New York Times asks today, what of Cyndi Hoffman, Peggy's older sister? Hoffman is the one who turned "tattletale" and blew the whistle on Peggy. Her own sister. "We… » 3/18/08 1:00pm 3/18/08 1:00pm

The Younger Kardashian Sisters Are In-House Underminers

Last night, in honor of the temporarily-departed Tracie "Slut Machine" Egan, I checked out the season premiere of Keeping Up With The Kardashians. And I was kinda fascinated! The storyline was simple: Older sister Kourtney was suffering through a relationship blip with her boyfriend Scott, and her younger sisters, Kim… » 3/10/08 7:00pm 3/10/08 7:00pm

Are First-Borns More Successful Than Younger Siblings?

You've probably heard the sterotype that first-born children are leaders and go-getters, whereas their younger siblings are spoiled troublemakers. Several scientific studies are finding that there's truth behind that thinking, reports the Wall Street Journal. The piece is a response to a larger story by Jeffrey Kluger… » 10/19/07 5:30pm 10/19/07 5:30pm