Things We’ve Read: Week of September 22nd, 2014

EWG Blasts Government Approval of 2, 4-D-Tolerant Corn, Soybeans (EWG): The US Department of Agriculture’s decision to approve new varieties of genetically modified corn and soybean seeds would lead to a more widespread use of a toxic weed killer that could threaten children’s health.

How Breastfeeding Is Viewed Around the World (WSJ): Compare viewpoints on breastfeeding from the US, Brazil, China, France, Germany, the United Kingdom and other countries.

‘QWERTY’ Keyboards May Have Changed How We Pick Baby Names, And It’s a Bit Spooky (HuffPost): A new study suggests parents tend to choose baby names that can be more easily typed on the right-side of the keyboard.

An Open Letter to My Friends Who Don’t Have Kids (HuffPost): One mom’s heartfelt letter to her childless friends.

Reclaiming Your Turf After Maternity Leave (HuffPost): One woman’s recount on re-entering her job position after maternity leave, and what you can learn from her experience.

Could dietary supplement in pregnancy reduce autism risk? (CBS News): An increase in iron supplements while pregnant could reduce the risk of autism.

One Woman Is Revolutionizing Things For New Moms In The Start-Up World (Refinery29): Michelle Lam has created a career development program for moms to better find a family-work balance when transitioning in and out of maternity leave.

‘Time-Outs’ Are Hurting Your Child (TIME): Time-Outs are a traditional form of discipline, but new research shows that the tactic hinders a child’s psychological and emotional growth more than it develops.

Why I’m a Millennial Parenting Cliché (TIME): How millennial parents are placing values differently in raising their children than previous generations.

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