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In light of our recent discussion of Internet Addiction Disorder, let it be known that the London Free Press reports that U.S. doctors are lobbying to have video game addiction classified as a psychiatric disorder. Online Gamer’s Anonymous, meanwhile, is packed with postings from gamers seeking control of their habits.

Via the Wall Street Journal: Parents-to-be are putting more time and energy than ever into choosing baby names, scouring Social Security records and hiring consultants and numerologists to help pick the “right” name.

Following Dubner’s surprise that Thomas the Tank Engine toys are made in China, David Barboza writes in the New York Times of his trip to the Thomas factory in China to investigate the toys’ recall. He was detained for nine hours by factory officials and local police.