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Avoid the Worst Mistake a Parent Can Make

The heart-wrenching, Pulitzer Prize-winning article about parents who mistakenly leave a baby in a locked car to die (about 20 times per year in the US). Washington Post http://bit.ly/9w41Ir

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For Middle East Peace, Use Female Negotiators

Women are better at forging compromise than men. Why not have women lead Middle East peace negotiations? Christian Science Monitor http://bit.ly/cOaiog

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Lock Down Pakistani Nukes

Oh great - a recent study by Harvard non-proliferation experts identifies Pakistan as the country with the least secure nuclear weapons.http://bit.ly/cR5bQc

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To Combat Prison Rape, First Focus on Guards

One study involving 64,000 prisoners showed 2% had been sexually abused by other prisoners, and 2.9% by prison staff. Library of Economics and Liberty http://bit.ly/c4l2bL

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To Break Up Youth Loiterers, Play Classical Music

British officials have found that playing classical music in areas where youth are known to congregate is an effective means of encouraging them to leave. Reason Magazine http://bit.ly/ciBmZO

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Combat Chinese Web Censorship Through University Exchange

Sending lots of laptop-toting, Facebook-addicted US college students to China will help circumvent Chinese web censorship.http://ow.ly/HuXc

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Don't Control Guns, Control Ammo

In order to stem gun violence, control ammo through taxes, tracking, purchase restrictions, and limits on ammo type and magazine size. Wired: http://bit.ly/XWw9o0

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Change Exit Signs to Green from Red

American Exit signs are red and say "exit". Signs in most other parts of the world are green and show a man running - which is much clearer. Slate http://bit.ly/axO6Ei

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Zero Rupee Notes Fight Corruption

A non-profit in India combats corruption by issuing zero rupee notes. A Changemakers winning idea. http://bit.ly/YecQuI

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Reduce Nuclear Arsenal to 313 Warheads

The US should reduce its nuclear arsenal from 5,113 warheads to 313. A nicely argued policy op-ed in NY Times: http://nyti.ms/airxAm

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Use Laughter to End Global Conflicts

Global conflicts are often sustained through being portrayed as either heroic or tragic. Finnish researchers suggest reframing issues in a comedy to promote reconciliation. http://bit.ly/beVjZr

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Don't Eliminate Nuclear Weapons

Is the uncertainty of having no nuclear weapons (but many states poised to build if necessary) really better than having some? Nobel Laureate Thomas Schelling argues that we need to be careful about what we wish for. Daedalus http://bit.ly/971kBC

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