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Entries by Maia Szalavitz from 04/2010

Save a Mom's Life -- and Learn How to Get People to Give

| Posted 04.21.2010 | Impact

What's the best way to get people to give and help others? A story right now of a New Jersey mother of three contains many of the key elements.

How Orphanages Kill Babies-- and Why No Child Under 5 Should Be in One

| Posted 04.23.2010 | Healthy Living

For most people, the word orphanage conjures cold Dickensian images of cruelty to children -- and yet whenever I write that children under five should never be kept in institutional care, I hear from people who vigorously defend such facilities.

Cocaine, Bad Boys, Nerds... and Twitter

| Posted 04.28.2010 | Media

Some mornings, when I check Twitter, I feel like a rat pressing on a lever. Will this be the push that delivers a fine hit of recognition and praise -- or will I instead feel like the nerd on the edge of the playground?