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Entries by Maia Szalavitz from 03/2010

The Dark Side of The Secret: Empathy and Inequality

| Posted 03.05.2010 | Healthy Living

Books like The Secret fundamentally emphasize the idea that we get what we deserve. This means, of course, that if you're poor or unemployed or sick, that's fair: it's what the "universe" says should be true.

Shocking Stupidity: Boston Globe Ignores Research to Support Dangerous Autism Program

| Posted 03.09.2010 | Healthy Living

If the FDA's standard is good enough for medications -- why shouldn't we use it for other treatments that can potentially do harm to our most vulnerable children?

Crack Law: Not only Cruel and Racist, But Scientifically Wrong

| Posted 03.12.2010 | Healthy Living

For years, those concerned with fairness in America have been distressed by the alarming racial disparities seen in the criminal justice system. Curr...

How To Launch A Nationwide Drug Menace

| Posted 03.19.2010 | Healthy Living

Last week, the media was filled with headlines like "Sniffing Trumps Weed for 12 Year Olds," (CBS) and "Inhalant Abuse a Deadly Middle-School Concern,...

The Joy of Empathy: Why It Matters & How to Teach It to Your Kids

| Posted 03.29.2010 | Healthy Living

Most of us come into the world and receive parenting that implicitly teaches us that joy is shared. Babies don't just smile spontaneously -- they also smile radiantly back when people smile at them.