Sunday, July 21, 2013

How Long Can You Wait to Have a Baby?

Deep anxiety about the ability to have children later in life plagues many women. But the decline in fertility over the course of a woman’s 30s has been oversold. Here’s what the statistics really tell us—and what they don’t.

Phew! Read more in the Atlantic. (Thanks, JJ)

The Secret State - Fight Or Flight Official Music Video

50% of the net profits from sales of this recorded song will be donated to causes that support veterans and their families. The soldiers in this video are active duty combat troops.

Zach Braff helps a guy propose to his girlfriend

Best Maid of Honor Toast Ever

22 Surefire Signs That You’re From New England

Putting the rest of the country to shame since the 17th century. You know fluffernutters are the greatest sandwich of all time.

Read more in BuzzFeed. (Thanks, Liz)

Dustin Hoffman Breaks Down Crying Explaining Something That Every Woman Sadly Already Experienced

Read more in UpWorthy. (Thanks, Lucy)

Sex on Campus: She Can Play That Game, Too

Read more in NYT. (Thanks, Corinne)

Gillian Tett on the link between successful women and sport

Being an athlete is one of the few socially accepted ways for teenage girls to compete. Read more in FT. (Thanks, Claire)

The Time You Have (In JellyBeans)

(Thanks, Fred!)

50 Life Hacks to Simplify your World

Read more at Twisted Sifter. (Thanks, Olivia)

Fracking linked to well water methane

A boom in natural gas "fracking" has raised fears of water contamination. A Duke University study finds leaking drilling sites may be contaminating some nearby drinking water wells in the Northeast.

Read more at USA Today.

The treehouse is the new hotel

I want to vacation in a treehouse. Read more in Purewow.

The San Francisco Rent Explosion

Read more in Priceonomics. (Thanks, Jules)

Harvard's Imperial Coach

Check out more in the WSJ. (Thanks, Lucy)

What's The Dumbest Thing You Could Say To A Congresswoman Who Lost Her Legs In Battle? Um, THIS.

An IRS contractor named Braulio Castillo hurt his foot playing football in military prep school. He never served in the actual military. Then one day, decades later, he used it to get preferred treatment in government contracts. Rep. Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.), who lost both her legs and still could lose her arm from combat injuries, felt that this might just be a touch inappropriate. It gets amazing around 4:30.

See more behind the story at UpWorthy. (Thanks, Cassie)

Watch A Bunch Of Little Girls Sing A Power Ballad Shattering What Little Girls Are Supposed To Like

Check out the UpWorthy post. (Thanks, Cassie)

Why Women Aren’t C.E.O.s, According to Women Who Almost Were

"It’s not a pipeline problem. It’s about loneliness, competition and deeply rooted barriers." Read more in the NYT .