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In this week’s Gabfest, DoubleX editor Hanna Rosin joins nymag.com staff writer Noreen Malone and DoubleX blogger Libby Copeland to discuss the infamous Time magazine story on attachment parenting, President Obama’s college love letters, and the question of whether a child can really be a psychopath.
Hanna Rosin recommends that you download the learning app called Noodlewords.
Noreen Malone suggests that you read the cooking memoir Blood, Bones & Butter, by Gabrielle Hamilton.
Libby Copeland requests that you explore Rookie magazine’s “Ask a Grown Man” feature, especially the Jon Hamm edition.
Other items discussed in the show:
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The World’s Politest Protesters
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The Religious Right Is Not Happy With Republicans
The One Fact About Ebola That Should Calm You: It Spreads Slowly
The Feds Have Declared War on New Privacy Measures From Apple and Google
These “Dark” Lego Masterpieces Are Delightful and Evocative
How White Boy Rick, a legendary Detroit cocaine dealer, helped the FBI uncover brazen police corruption.
Black people’s disdain for “proper English” and academic achievement is a myth.