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Clare Spencer | 15:13 UK time, Wednesday, 12 January 2011

A look at the stories ranking highly on various news sites.

Wall Street Journal readers are looking at Amy Chua's account of why Chinese mothers bring up high-achieving children. It's all about being strict:

"[E]ven when Western parents think they're being strict, they usually don't come close to being Chinese mothers. For example, my Western friends who consider themselves strict make their children practice their instruments 30 minutes every day. An hour at most. For a Chinese mother, the first hour is the easy part. It's hours two and three that get tough."

Daily Mail readers continue to follow the police efforts to find Jo Yeates' killer. The paper reports saliva of the killer has been found on her body.

Proving popular with readers of Wired is a call from the magazine's Ryan Singel for others to copy Twitter's protection of its users. The micro-blogging service contested a court order demanding that they turn over information about people connected to WikiLeaks. Singel asks PayPal, Amazon, Visa, Mastercard, Bank of America and the US government to follow Twitter's lead.

The most read article on the Smithsonian Magazine says wild boar are taking over Texas. Able to live in almost any terrain, there are thought to be two million to six million of the animals "wreaking havoc" across the US. Half are in Texas, where they do some $400 million (£256 million) in damages annually. Texas allows hunters to kill wild hogs all year round without limits or capture them alive to take to slaughterhouses to be processed and sold to restaurants as exotic meat.

Prospect readers are catching up on a cautionary tale about cross-culture marriages. Foreign correspondent Janine di Giovanni says globalisation has made binational marriage more the norm but created an industry in handling international divorces.

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