If only they had something like this for junk phone calls.
A small silver lining to the virus.
Mostly unrelated: "The Out-of-Touch Adults' Guide To Kid Culture: Why Are Kids Putting Garlic In Their Nose?"
Just a few anecdotes. But clearly this needs more research.
Charles C. W. Cooke pays lovely tribute to his adopted country.
You go, girl.
This is the body that has a defined waist, but whose chiseled abs (or hopes thereof) have long since faded into the mists of time. This is the body that has successfully completed the big jobs, like carrying numerous newborns to term, and the heavy lifting toddlerhood requires, and maintained its overall superstructure in a dignified, graceful manner. Now, let it be the body that carries you into the future and yes, old age, with courage, strength, and perhaps, on a good day, a bit of beauty to spare.
It's always the last place you look. (Maybe helpful for electric guitar players.)
I used to tell my daughters when they were little that patience and persistence could take them a long way. Some evidence for my contention:
"Since equal Danish provision of services does not eliminate inequality in many important life outcomes, an uncritical adoption of Danish policy initiatives is not an effective way to ensure equality of opportunity. Universal programs benefit advantaged families."
"Rocket baby! Mother gives birth in just 27 SECONDS with a single push after getting up in the night thinking she needed the loo"
One push? 27 seconds?? This woman needs to be studied and her results replicated.
Two more on pregnancy:
Apparently, Ms. Rawlings was a kick-ass woman. And I absolutely loved The Yearling in junior high. (New York Times, may be gated.)