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Orchid Children

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The Science of Success – Magazine – The Atlantic


Genetics December 2009 ATLANTIC MAGAZINE The Science of Success Most of us have genes that make us as hardy as dandelions: able to take root and survive almost anywhere. A few of us, however, are more like the orchid: fragile and fickle, but capable of blooming spectacularly if given greenhouse care. So holds a provocative … Continue reading

‘Orchid children’ bloom, wither in response to surroundings


‘Orchid children’ bloom, wither in response to surroundings.(re-blogged) January 31, 2011 (PhysOrg.com) — A UA-led study backs evidence that some children are more susceptible to adverse environmental factors than others. So-called “orchid children” bloom spectacularly in positive environments but often are at risk in poor home life situations. For many young children, a stable family … Continue reading

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