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Entries by Maia Szalavitz from 05/2006

Science, Corporate Spanking and Pernicious Ideas

| Posted 05.02.2006 | Huffington Post

You might think that corporate decision-makers would investigate the tactics of consultants, coaches and other sellers of "team building" activities before purchasing their services.

Rush, Deafness, Hillbilly Heroin and Opioids

| Posted 05.05.2006 | Huffington Post

There is no case to be made for associating Oxycontin with deafness and an opioid/deafness link in general is far from proven.

Hell is For Children

| Posted 05.08.2006 | Huffington Post

For some reason, it is perfectly legal to use potentially deadly force against youth in this country for whatever reason those responsible for their care choose to do so.

Drunk on Alcohol Statistics Again

| Posted 05.12.2006 | Politics
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We could reduce the toll of "underage" drinking overnight by setting a more realistic drinking age, like 19, the way Canada does.

The Penis Pump, the Ambassador and our Medical Privacy

| Posted 05.16.2006 | Huffington Post

This is a story so rich in irony, it's hard to know where to start. It involves a major GOP campaign donor, the Bush administration, our drug policy, privacy rights and yes, a penis pump.

While You're Down There: U.S. v. U.K. on Teen Sexuality

| Posted 05.22.2006 | Politics
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While teen sex appears equally common in the U.S. and Western Europe, Western Europe has far lower rates of teen pregnancy, sexually-transmitted disease and abortion.

Media Myths About Drugs Harm, Kill

| Posted 05.26.2006 | Huffington Post

It is depressing to watch ignorance kill, inflict pain and maim -- even more so when misinformation spread by the media continually propagates it.

IOS: U.S. Holds 60 Children at Gitmo

| Posted 05.28.2006 | Huffington Post

More than 60 of the detainees held at Guantanamo Bay *were* actually teenagers, some as young as 14 when they were first brought in.

Like Nixon to China? Florida Boots Teen Boot Camps

| Posted 05.31.2006 | Huffington Post

If Governor Bush can ban corporal punishment in state programs, maybe federal regulation or uniformly tough state regulations are not beyond possibility.