Author Archive | Joanne Bamberger

Global Girls’ Education: It’s Not a Given

My daughter is lucky.  In a few months, she will graduate from eighth grade and will attend high school at an amazing place that has as one of its missions the fostering of girls’ leadership abilities. I’m not writing this to get into that whole “ban bossy” campaign. I wanted to write this because even […]

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Stop Multitasking NOW!

If elected officials want to ban marijuana, even though some states are legalizing it, maybe they want to take a look at outlawing multitasking. That’s right, they have something in common — how they impact your brain. I’ve noticed recently that my daughter is on the road to becoming a multitasker, as someone who listens […]

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Age Before Beauty in Opinion Commentary? Maybe That’s a Good Thing

In a Gawker column entitled, “What’s Wrong with America’s Opinion Newspaper Columnists in One Chart,” Sarah Hedgecock opined about why newspaper columnists often seem out of touch: “Why are newspaper opinion columnists so consistently baffled by the politics, technologies, and social mores of the 21st century? We’ve crunched some data, and we think we’ve figured […]

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