A friend emailed me this article from the Economist, which states right off the bat, “The future of the world economy lies increasingly in female hands.” It’s a barge load of statistics about women, work, and money that all underscore the same maxim: When a country or family or company does right by women, everyone […] Continue reading

According to a University of Michigan study, a full third of Americans between the ages of 18 and 34 are receiving cash from their parents annually. We’re not talking about a single, crisp greenback in an envelope on the Christmas tree. We’re talking cars, rent, down payments, cell phone bills, grad school, childcare and more. […] Continue reading

Exurban Mom reminded me of a Caitlin Flanagan article that was published in the Atlantic Monthly last year, and I figured I should post about it up here. It’s a juicy topic. Her article is entitled “How Serfdom Saved the Women’s Movement: Dispatches from the Nanny Wars”, and unfortunately, you can only access it online […] Continue reading

This New York Times article is a list of the freakier names that celebrities have named their children, glued together with psychobabble. Me, I’m partial to “Pilot Inspektor,” the name of Jason Lee’s son, and “Moxie Crimefighter,” the name of Penn Jillette’s daughter. Now those kids’ names will never show up on the Name Voyager. […] Continue reading

Reading Elisa’s “bu chou!” post reminded me of some recent developments on the smoking front, and an interesting post about smoking as a “wedge” issue. Back in January, the California Air Resources Board (CARB) made California the first state to categorize secondhand tobacco smoke as a “toxic air contaminant.” My understanding is that this new […] Continue reading

Where I live, it has been raining and raining and raining for days upon weeks upon months, and I am feeling a combination of cabin fever, seasonal affective disorder, and claustrophobia of the life. I was just leaping from blogroll to blogroll, and came upon this inspiring post at The Last Duchess. Depression is such […] Continue reading