Finds of the Week:
- Changing Two Lives, Then the World, NY Times — a heartbreaking story of Modern Love written by a soldier serving in Afghanistan.
- Exhaustion is not a status symbol, Washington Post — An interview with University of Houston professor Brené Brown on how today’s workplace and our work culture too often hinders our pursuit of a more deeply fulfilling professional and personal life.
- Ideas for an Ethical Halloween, Babble — How to avoid child-labor sourced chocolate
- A Mother’s Blog and a Nanny’s Absence Online: How Digital Reporting Changes How We Understand the Krim Murders, Slate — How having or not having a digital footprint can impact the narrative if we become subject of a news story.
- Organic Foods: Health and Environmental Advantages and Disadvantages, AAP Policy Statement — The AAP finally weighs in on whether or not eating organic matters. Follw the link to read the opinion on everything from produce to dairy to meat.
- What “health of the mother” means, Salon — A piece by a woman who had to deal with the implications and choices of a suspected cancer diagnosis during pregnancy.
- Will My Son Develop Cancer? The Promise (and Pitfalls) of Sequencing Children’s Genomes, Time — New technology is making it easier and less expensive to do full DNA testing on our children, and some see this as a routine part of future care for everyone.
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