Dec 12, 2011 by Lauren
For those of you who weren’t tuned in on Thursday night, I had the opportunity to chat online with Scott Westerfeld, Robin Wasserman, and David Levithan on a variety of subjects from how we did on the SAT’s to our stupidest book ideas of all. The event was hosted by Figment Fiction, a brilliant website with the most engaging young writers and readers around. But don’t worry if you missed…
Dec 9, 2011 by Lauren | 2 comments
Your eleven-year-old daughter can walk into any Walgreen’s or CVS, buy a bottle of Tylenol, take six or eight or ten tablets because she has a really bad headache (and hasn’t yet learned about proper dosage)–and die. Tylenol is available over the counter. It can kill you. Plan B can’t kill you. But because of Kathleen Sibelius’ massive overreach, and in defiance of everything we know about its safety, it…
Dec 7, 2011 by Lauren
There’s a great article by Katherine Ozment in Boston Magazine on how she went from helicopter parent to free-range parent. According to the many experts she queried in her quest to raise happy, self-sufficient kids, all of this attachment, bonding, and constant supervision we’ve been doing is having measurably negative effects on kids. Apparently, they’re stressed out, incapable of persevering on their own, terrified of failure, and a bit sick…
Nov 28, 2011 by Lauren
Hi everyone. I’m on Random Buzzers all week. Come on over and ask me some questions!…
Nov 22, 2011 by Lauren | 7 comments
According to this New York Times article, young wannabe bankers are the first to go in the most recent round of financial sector lay-offs. I know. Boo hoo, right? I won’t ask anyone to shed a tear for these youngsters who still have plenty of time to rethink the trajectory of their professional lives. Besides, looked at one way, the recession is the best thing to happen to this generation…