You've probably heard of the slow food movement. Now an author-blogger advocates something she calls "slow parenting." For example, she suggests that instead of jumping into the minivan and dashing off to the next enrichment activity, parents should take the kids on a walk after dinner and get to know their neighborhood.
Expect to see a lot of families strolling the cul de sacs -- once college admission officers start looking for "took lots of leisurely walks" on applications.
Let freedom reign: Capital punishment is going strong in Iraq, which has executed nearly 100 criminals so far this year.
And there you have it -- solid evidence that the Iraqis soaked up at least some bedrock American values during our time in their country.
The insect chewed Prada: Thanks to inadequate storage at the National Museum, much of former Philippine first lady Imelda Marcos' legendary collection of Gucci, Charles Jourdan, Christian Dior, Ferragamo, Chanel and Prada shoes has been damaged.
Obviously, termites and mold have exquisite taste in designer footwear.
-- Mark Carlson, Herald staff
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