Should I let my 9-year-old daughter wear a bikini? On the one hand, I wanted to support my kid’s choice of clothing. I certainly didn’t want to make her self-conscious about her body, not when puberty was around the corner. On the other, I wanted to preserve my kid’s childhood. There was something that icked me out about bikinis on kids. I couldn’t help but see the suits as sexualizing them in some way. Continue reading
What will you put on your hot dog this weekend? Ketchup? Mustard? Or both? Vote in our poll and tell us why in the comments. Continue reading
In Providence, R.I., the Summer Scholars Program has reinvented summer school by taking lower income students out of the classroom and putting them "into the field." John Merrow reports on how the new approach gets students to practice skills they struggled with during the past year and prevent additional learning loss for fall. Continue reading
Some Colorado kids have become citizen scientists as part of a nationwide effort to catalog lady bug species. Cornell University scientists are trying to understand why some species have vanished and others have appeared. Correspondent Tom Bearden reports on the lady bug hunt that might help students discover careers in science. Continue reading
In other news Tuesday, Defense Secretary Robert Gates suggested the U.S. would be open to delaying the troop withdrawal from Iraq past the 2011 deadline, but only if Iraqis take that initiative. Continue reading
Summer is usually the season for sure box office bets — action blockbusters, sequels to big-name hits and new remakes of well-loved classics. But early signs suggest movie tickets for the usual fare may be a harder sell than usual for Hollywood.
As crude oil costs climb higher, summer travelers are watching the price of gasoline increase. Analysts examine the factors pushing oil prices up. Continue reading