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Aug 02, 2009 A/C Setting Can Push Couples to Boiling Point

QUOTE: With the belated arrival of Washington's signature summer brew of brick-oven heat and steam-room humidity has come the return of the region's first law of domestic thermodynamics: When one spouse wants to jack up the A/C, the other wants to turn it down... Researchers who study sex differences agree that when it comes to temperature, it seems women are from Venus and men are from Planet Freon.

Washington Post
Jul 15, 2009 When Do They Need a Fig Leaf?

QUOTE: For many parents, allowing a child to run around naked at home is perfectly natural, an expression of physical freedom that represents the essence of childhood, especially in the summer. But for others, unclad bodies are an affront to civility,... These clashing sensibilities can create conflict...

New York Times
Jul 11, 2009 No Stork Involved, but Mom and Dad Had Help

QUOTE: So despite the substantial costs [for surrogate birth] (at least $30,000), there is now a group of young children whose parents are wrestling with this modern twist on the eternal question: Where did I come from?

New York Times
Jan 15, 2008 Book Smarts Lacking On Gender Equality

QUOTE: [The Dangerous Book for Boys and The Daring Book for Girls] also serve as a reminder that we still haven't figured out what gender equality means or how to prepare kids to live it in the world they will assume.

Washington Post
Apr 19, 2006 Think Twice Before Borrowing from Family: Small-business owners who ask relatives for money often run into a host of problems, say experts

QUOTE: there must be clarity about whether the money involved is a loan or a gift, and that a written agreement of some kind should always accompany any money lending. If a family member makes a should be clear what kind of interest it carries.

Jun 29, 2004 Abortion Foe to Be Reappointed to FDA Panel: Four Lawmakers Tell Bush That Doctor Has 'Allowed His Personal Views to Overshadow His Duty'

QUOTE: A physician who is an outspoken opponent of abortion will be reappointed to the Food and Drug Administration's advisory panel on reproductive drugs despite loud protests from abortion rights advocates in Congress and the women's health community.

Washington Post
Jun 02, 2002 Second Opinion

QUOTE: Much in this situation discourages your offering a judgment -- fear of slander suits, deference to a colleague, the simple injunction to mind your own business. However, because you have a strong suspicion that someone is in danger...

New York Times