This Data on Monogamy Stuns Even the Social Scientists

Economist Bryan Caplan writes on the Modality of Monogamy at the Library of Economics and Liberty, noting something that our own reader MM pointed out a couple of years ago. Looking at the GSS’ data for number of sexual partners, he was surprised by the following: Figure 1: Women’s Reported Number of Lifetime Opposite-Sex Partners […] The post This Data on Monogamy Stuns Even the Social Scientists appeared first on Hooking Up Smart ....more

Sounds from Down Under Blog Series: Day 3

Sounds from Down Under Blog Series: Day 3 ...more

Recipe: Amazingly Cheesy Asparagus Melts

Let's be honest: asparagus is pretty amazing.First of all, because it grows so quickly and doesn't require pesticides, it is a naturally organic food. It's also high in fiber and packs in only 27 calories per cup. But the real clincher? Asparagus is high in glutathione, an important anti-carcinogen and the most potent anti-cancer antioxidant available.And did we mention that it's simply delicious? Because, you know, it is. Steam it and then toss it in fresh lemon juice for a delicate, invigorating side....more
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What the heck is "attribute amnesia"? (HINT: You probably have it a lot!)

Today is one of those days that I've convinced myself I'm a horrible mother.First, my 7-year-old son tried to eat a lollipop as we were getting in the car for the drive to school. Then, when we got to school he informed me that he had forgotten his coat. It is 19 degrees out. He had a sweatshirt on--and a winter hat--so I told him "too bad." I didn't have time to go home. (Don't bother calling child services. The school is probably already dialing their number.) [In my defense, they probably won't have outdoor recess anyway.]...more

Shrimp and Sweet Pea Shoots Fried Rice

Shrimp and Sweet Pea Shoots ...more

My Fourth Stitch Fix.

My 4th Stitch Fix arrived over the weekend and I couldn’t wait to rip open the box. As you know I really enjoyed my first and second boxes but my third one majorly missed the mark. I had high hopes that with some more notes and direction in my profile this one would be a winner ....more

Coffee Break: Have You Ever Flirted at Work?

Photo credit: Listen, we spend upwards of 8 hours at work. We’re told to bring our best face forward, present ourselves in the best light, and be as cooperative as can be. We’re even told make-up makes us look more competent and trustworthy ....more

The Way Back

The thing with memories is you can warp them to satisfy your heart and soul.  What I mean by that is you can remember what you would like to remember and forget what you would like to forget.  Though, lately I have been remembering all the memories I would like to forget and it has been screwing with my ability to move forward.  Since I have been meditating often and practicing yoga more frequently, instead of harping on recent memories that hurt, many later memories have been visited.   I have been trying to remember who I was pre-Summer and pre- Luc.  Love ...more

Breakfast Taco Ring

When it comes to tacos, I’m pretty much a fan of everything in the “taco family”. Soft tacos, crispy tacos, big tacos, small tacos, taco rings, taco bars, tacos, tacos, tacos, I love tacos! From Beef Barbacoa Tacos to Cheesy Green Chili Chicken Rolled Tacos to the...more

The Shadows and the Moments

We were sitting around the kitchen table, the four of us: The Husband and I opposite each other for maximum eye-rolling/grinning visibility; The Kid between us on one side of the square, moving toward his big boy cup only when bribed with his favorite foods; and Little Brother on my lap, fresh off a catnap in his swing that he alerted us was over by way of a crying jag. My back hurt, my arms ached, my eyelids threatened to “rest” for a minute, and bath and bedtime still loomed ahead, along with the nightly kitchen cleaning, and I felt the weight of it all on my shoulders, which tensed under the pressure. I cast a glance toward the window beside the table, the glass that gives us a view to our backyard and our neighbor’s ....more