1. Time Magazine’s Jeffrey Kluger examines the science of favoritism, except there is very little science. Lisa Belkin over at the NYT sums it up best, “In other words, all parents’ relationships with all their children are all different. And all parents already know that. Do I believe that some parents have a favorite? Absolutely. I also agree that consistent favoritism is scarring for children.”
2. National Geographic looks at the new science behind the teenage brain and of course, they have the science to back up an interesting article.
Moody. Impulsive. Maddening. Why do teenagers act the way they do? Viewed through the eyes of evolution, their most exasperating traits may be the key to success as adults.