Is There Something Extra-Special — And Extra-Stressful — Between…

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 have… » 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