Sonia Livingstone on Children and the Internet -
an excellent and balanced assessment of the evidence. Well worth a listen.
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How many times can a crisis recur?
Interview: Niger’s Very Large But Sadly “Normal” Malnutrition Situation
A complex series of nutritional crises is unfolding across the nations of Africa’s Sahel region. MSF director of operations Dr. Jean-Clément Cabrol has just returned from southern Niger. In this interview, he describes what he found and why a new approach is needed to treat the children who bear the brunt of the region’s chronic food insecurity.
Is there a food crisis in Niger?
If you’re asking if the situation is exceptional, then the answer is no. In Niger, food access problems that trigger widespread malnutrition are unfortunately recurrent. In 2011, which was not even considered a crisis year, more than 300,000 severely malnourished children were treated throughout Niger, and not only by MSF. This year, that figure could reach 390,000.
Read the rest of the interview here. Photo: A child is weighed at the MSF integrated health center in Dakoro District, Maradi region.
Niger 2012 © Julie Remy
Not far from where we lived, there was a public footpath, bordering an orchard and when we were about 11 a few of us would climb the fence and sit in the orchard eating the apples. We rarely took any with us, because we were in no hurry. The orchard was surrounded by open fields and obviously many miles from whoever owned it. We lay in the orchard eating and socialising. As time went by our little group dwindled, moving on to secondary school and beyond. None of us ever went back to the orchard. It was never about the Apples. It was about the sharing.
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Tumblr Devoted to Advertising Erotica Takes All Comers | Adweek -
Swinging off Edward Cullen’s nuts, has been turned into an advertising-themed Tumblr
Tumblr gems worth perusing | Stuff.co.nz -
As a reminder that there are funny and talented people making amazing things every day, we interviewed a few internet personalities whose Tumblrs you should read
Yes, There's A Tumblr Site Dedicated To Bad Drivers (And Cyclists): Chicagoist -
This Tumblr site gathers instances of bad driving and bicycling for all to see (but mainly drivers). If anything Bad Chicago Drivers is a reminder to be on your guard when using Milwaukee Avenue.
A Prequel to The Sandman Comic Series is Announced by Neil Gaiman