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How I’m reliving my childhood through Android apps

Living in past is the fad again, and I’m leaning in by turning my smartphone into a time machine. As if it wasn’t already obvious, nostalgia is in, everyone. ‘Tis the season for unearthing your middle school journals, busting out the retro video game consoles for marathon summer gaming sessions, and making playlists for the sole purpose of reminding you of that one faithful night. Nostalgia doesn’t seem to be limited to my bubble either. Every old thing seems to be getting a reboot, from the Twin Peaks TV show…

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Is U.S. Childhood Creating an Authoritarian Society?

Pratik Chougule, Am ConservativeAmerican childhood has taken an authoritarian turn. An array of trends in American society are conspiring to produce unprecedented levels of supervision and control over children’s lives. Tracing the effects of childrearing on broad social outcomes is an exercise in speculation. But if social scientists are correct to posit a connection between childrearing and long-term political outcomes, today’s restrictive childhood norms may portend a broader regression in our country’s democratic consensus. … Read the referenced┬ástory here: Is U.S. Childhood Creating an Authoritarian Society?

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Science 

Survivors Of Childhood Diseases Struggle To Find Care As Adults

Enlarge this image As a child, Rachael Goldring had multiple open-heart surgeries to treat her congenital heart disease. At 24, she still sees pediatricians because she’s had difficulty finding the right care in adult medicine. Kerry Klein/KVPR hide caption toggle caption Kerry Klein/KVPR Rachael Goldring was born with congenital heart disease. Had she been born a few decades earlier, she probably would have died as a baby. Goldring is now 24, and among a population of patients who present new challenges to a health care system unaccustomed to dealing with…

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Smarter 

If You’re Overly Dependent, Probably It Is Due to the Scars of Childhood

When you suspect that you or someone you know may suffer from co-dependence, you may start wondering where these traits originated. Why do some people become co-dependant and others do not? And is there any definitive answer about what causes it? A Psychological Definition of Co-dependence Assistant professor of clinical psychiatry at Vanderbilt University, Jonathan Becker said: “Codependency can be defined as any relationship in which two people become so invested in each other that they can’t function independently anymore. Your mood, happiness and identity are defined by the other…

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