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Finally, a study that doesn’t indict working mothers


Are you a full-time working mom? If so, good news: you are not filled with regret. Congratulations! As reported in this BBC article, “Mothers ‘are happier’ having job”, a UK research group studied almost 4,000 couples over the course of seven years. The survey yielded some interesting findings, the headline-making one being that working mothers […]


Teen pregnancies on the rise


The teen birth rate has risen for the first time in 14 years, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. On average the percentage jumped 3 percent from 2005 to 2006; the rise was highest in black teens—a whopping five percent. As if this weren’t troubling enough, last month the CDC released […]


Women! Stop upsetting the Internet with your breastfeeding!


As you may have heard, the League of Maternal Justice put a breastfeeding video up on YouTube, and the video was taken down. Not just flagged, like so many “inappropriate” videos are. Taken down. The video was a tender slideshow of babies nursing. Such filth! Can you imagine such a thing! This is getting to […]


Some news to enjoy with your leftovers.


Happy Day-After-Thanksgiving, Wonderland readers! I’m taking the day off from news-seeking to recover from multiple servings of turducken. That’s right: we had meats crammed into other meats. Somehow, we all survived. Here are some current news items to tide you over until next week. FDA wants warnings on flu drugs for kids. Apparently Tamiflu can […]


Breast milk or alcohol: which is worse for your baby?


Good news, ladies! Binge drinking will not harm your unborn fetus! Balance that 40-ounce on your ballooning midsection, and damn the naysayers! A recent study performed at Oxford University showed that a single incident of binge drinking is not likely to harm a fetus. (Binge drinking, incidentally, is defined as five or more drinks in […]


MRSA: The Worst Halloween Treat Ever


So I was just sitting here in my bathrobe, enjoying my fifth candy bar, when someone knocked on the door, and who could it be but an antibiotic-resistant superbug! AAAIIIIEEEE! MRSA is terrifying everyone, and if you haven’t heard of it, I’m jealous. Stop reading right now and get back to your cave. Anyway, MRSA […]

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