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Troll dolls adopt lavish lifestyle, warp child’s expectations

Sunday, June 14th, 2009

Trolls are supposed to live under bridges. Or in fetid forest dens. They are supposed to be freaks, squat and bug-eyed—tolerated only because they happen to have spectacularly vivid, comb-able hair. Trolls are not supposed to be privileged trust-fund recipients who share a flashy two-story beach house and zip around scoring Ecstasy in their collectible […]

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Kate Gosselin credits God for making her so unappealing

Saturday, June 13th, 2009

Back in January, Kate Gosselin of “Jon & Kate plus 8” spoke candidly to Today’s Christian Woman about the important guidance God has given her as she’s pursued the path of reality-TV loathsomeness. Some highlights from the interview: On how God provides between $25,000 and $75,000 for every hour that she allegedly exploits children on […]

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Introducing…Princess Firefighter

Friday, June 12th, 2009

After yesterday’s meditation on toddler vehicles, I stumbled on a website hawking retro toddler firetrucks. Sold alongside these tiny $240 emergency vehicles—propelled by pedal power—is a small collection of firefighter garb. As you can see, the options are completely gender-neutral…. Why do little boys get to douse imaginary flames in realistic uniforms, while little girl […]

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Is your child gifted—or just unappealing? A checklist

Monday, June 8th, 2009

In this competitive era, parents are naturally curious to determine whether their child is destined to freakishly overachieve—or just to stare resentfully at his imported wooden toys. Luckily, the Internet offers various checklists for giftedness. Though most paint a picture of a driven knowledge seeker, one such list, created by The New South Wales Association […]

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Britney Spears’ sons: Are poppin’ dance skills an inherited trait?

Friday, June 5th, 2009

Nature vs. nurture department: Here, we have a video of Britney’s offspring, Sean Preston and Jayden James, spontaneously dancing to “Toxic” during London rehearsals for her European tour. I think you’ll agree that both boys have a precocious gift for choreography: Jayden strikes a killer pose at 00:10, while Sean executes a tricky crissy-cross leg […]

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