THE OG FREE RANGE KIDS! - it’s about giving kids a longer leash. Allowing them to exercise their own judgment — about how to cross the road, fix a meal or ward off lions — flexes important muscles for better use later in life. Growing up in Nigeria, my own mother was told only to come home in the evening when it got too dark to see the lines on her hand — a good rule when you don’t own watches, but also a good way to build mutual trust. — African Hands-off Parenting Breeds Resilience in Kids - NYTimes.com (via aminatou)
DC Porcupine: Clay Shirky: "The Post is Basically Screwed"...so...Homicide Watch... -
Thinkfluencer Clay Shirky has a response in the Columbia Journalism Review to Ryan Chittum’s story from a few weeks ago on the Washington Post Co.’s self-cannibalization through pointless stock buybacks and high dividends.
Chittum shouldn’t complain that the Post is blowing its money…
Triviart: QUESTION: Contrary to popular belief, Cinco de Mayo is not Mexican... -
QUESTION: Contrary to popular belief, Cinco de Mayo is not Mexican Independence Day (which is celebrated on Sept. 16th). Instead, it celebrates the Mexican Army’s unlikely victory over the much larger, better-armed French forces at the Battle of Puebla, which took place on May 5th, 1862. Besides…