A happy Friday to our readers. Here are some videos to kick off your Easter Weekend:1. You sure did, buddy.An instant classic to get your weekend started on the right foot, unlike this guy. Although you can’t beat his attitude.2. AwakeningHere is a cool regional video of some bouldering action near Sugarloaf Mountain, Md. Backing music is slightly NSFW, but we’re all adults here, maybe.Awakening from Robin Close on Vimeo.3. Sketchy LineAs you may have read, gravity riding is becoming uber-popular on the East Coast. Although downhill MTB’s roots are in British Columbia, Utah can claim at least a piece of the hardcore action. Here is pro freeskier KC Deane ripping sketchy lines in the desert. Not bad for a guy who broke his back in 201o, and doesn’t even, like, mountain bike that much.KC Deane edit from steven lloyd on Vimeo.We do our best to bring you the finest web clips and videos the internet has to offer. If you have something you would like to submit to Clips of the Week, please leave a note in the comments or email [email protected]
Science Direct.com July 2012Loren Marks, Louisiana State UniversityIn 2005, the American Psychological Association (APA) issued an official brief on lesbian and gay parenting. This brief included the assertion: “Not a single study has found children of lesbian or gay parents to be disadvantaged in any significant respect relative to children of heterosexual parents” (p. 15). The present article closely examines this assertion and the 59 published studies cited by the APA to support it. Seven central questions address: (1) homogeneous sampling, (2) absence of comparison groups, (3) comparison group characteristics, (4) contradictory data, (5) the limited scope of children’s outcomes studied, (6) paucity of long-term outcome data, and (7) lack of APA-urged statistical power. The conclusion is that strong assertions, including those made by the APA, were not empirically warranted. Recommendations for future research are offered. Highlights► A 26 of 59 APA studies on same-sex parenting had no heterosexual comparison groups. ► In comparison studies, single mothers were often used as the hetero comparison group. ► No comparison study had the statistical power required to detect a small effect size. ► Definitive claims were not substantiated by the 59 published studies.http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0049089X12000580
Press Association Besic, 21, represented Bosnia and Herzegovina in the World Cup and has been a target for Everton boss Roberto Martinez as he looks to add to a squad which he guided to a fifth place Barclays Premier League finish last season. Although Besic will not feature in a friendly against Leicester in Bangkok, Martinez is pleased to have the former Hamburg man in amongst his current squad. “The next few days will allow Mo to meet the players,” the Spaniard told Everton’s official website. “But more importantly it is an opportunity for him to get into optimum condition ahead of the new season. “I am looking forward to introducing him to the Everton fans when we come back but first I would like to thank Ferencvaros for the way in which they have approached the negotiations. “They have been very understanding at this point and we have enjoyed a good working relationship.” Once the deal has been confirmed, Besic will become the second summer acquisition for Martinez, joining Gareth Barry at Goodison Park after the England international made his successful loan move to the Toffees permanent at the start of the month. Everton appear to be on the brink of announcing their second summer signing as Ferencvarosi TC midfielder Muhamed Besic has joined the Toffees on a pre-season trip to Thailand.