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Leave Malia Alone: On the Travails of Teenage Tall Girls

I'll say it on behalf of tall women everywhere: Don't stoop to the haters' level.

Being a teenage girl is hard. Being a teenage girl who's taller than all of the boys (and all of the girls, and most of the teachers) is even harder. This I know from experience. I'm 6'2", and have been this tall since the 7th grade.

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Food for Thinkers: Medieval Soldiers and Modern Stunting

Jeremy Cherfas explores the relationship between the remarkable history of human stunting and the future of genetically engineered biofortified crops.


At this point, I am beginning to feel like a magician giving away all my secrets, although I realize that my writing is far from magical, and the blogs I am showcasing during Food for Thinkers week are live to the world on the internet and thus hardly qualify as closely guarded secrets.

Nonetheless, here goes, the cat is being let of the bag: The source for a good three-quarters of the stories I write, as well as those I want to write (a much larger category) comes from a tip on Jeremy Cherfas and Luigi Guarino's Agricultural Biodiversity Weblog. I'd recommend adding it to your regular reading rotation right now.

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