TrashyWomenGeorge Doe gave his parents the gift of divorce, by way of genetic testing. Meanwhile, a similar story with a happier ending, as a woman from Virginia found her uncle, cousins, and the identity of her father using DNA.

Russell Saunders objects to parents needing a doctor’s note to let their kids stay home from school. I concur.

Men on OKCupid (mostly) adhere to the half-plus-seven rule, and women overwhelmingly do.

Midland (TX) schools are developing a Petroleum Academy.

PEC argues that the Catholic Church needs a new dating script to replace the current sexual and emotional chaos.

Compact Discs are so yesterday… except in Japan.

If you want to live the good life, head south to… Panama?

The Boston Globe sounds the alarm on age segregation. Honestly, in some ways I wish that we had a bit more of it than less of it.

Paul Krugman (echoing the thoughts of many others) argues that the housing costs of our nation’s talent hotbeds are causing economic inefficiency on a macro scale. Dietz Vollrath argues that maybe we should actually hasten the exodus, since it doesn’t matter where the best and brightest live as long as they life together, and there’s more room in Houston and Atlanta.

Mara Gordon has an account of her decision to go into primary care medicine. Our lives have improved immensely since Clancy left clinic work behind.

We need to import more IT workers because firms in the US just can’t find good people. Unless you make any sort of small mistake, in which case your resume will be discarded because it’s a fiercely competitive market.

You can make teachers happier by doubling their pay, but it won’t necessarily help student learning.


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