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The patter of little feet. | MetaFilter
Kid Crazy: Why We Exaggerate the Joys of Parenthood. All parents know that having kids is a blessing, even if researchers don't agree. Researchers have known for some time that parents with minors who live at home report feeling calm significantly less often than than people who don't live with young children. Parents are also angrier and more depressed than nonparents — and each additional child makes them even angrier. Couples who choose not to have kids also have better, more satisfying marriages than couples who have kids.' Yet parents report quite the opposite. How to reconcile this? New research in cognitive-dissonance looks at parenting.

ThinkProgress » Koch Industries Employs PR Firm To Airbush Wikipedia, Gets Banned For Unethical ‘Sock Puppets’
Last year, Koch Industries began employing New Media Strategies (NMS), an Internet PR firm that specializes in “word-of-mouth marketing” for major corporations including Coca-Cola, Burger King, AT

Hunch Blog | Blog Archive | You’ve got mail: What your email domain says about you
Gmail users are most likely to be thin young men ages 18-34 who are college-educated and not religious. Like other young Hunch users, they tend to be politically liberal, single (and ready to mingle), and childless. Gmail users live in cities and have traveled to five or more countries. They’re career-focused and plugged in — they mostly read blogs, have an iPhone and laptop, and listen to music via MP3s and computers (but they don’t have a DVR). At home, they lounge around in a t-shirt and jeans. Gmail users prefer salty snacks and are introverted and entrepreneurial. They are optimistic or pessimistic, depending on the situation.

The Official DreamHost Blog! » Wren Jones
Ik. Moet. Er. Niet. Aan. Denken. Finally, have you ever heard (or can you even imagine hearing) somebody say, “If only I’d had a home birth, my baby would be alive.”?Because if only I hadn’t.

Wren Jones
If only we’d never seen the fucking “Business of Being Born.”If only we didn’t live in hippy dippy Santa Monica.If only we couldn’t afford to do a home birth.If only there had been some pregnancy complication.If only the OBs had told us WHY we shouldn’t do a home birth.

Stupid EU cookie law will hand the advantage to the US, kill our startups stone dead
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Films Universal Studios Will be making Instead of At the Mountains of Madness
Ah fer fuck's sake. Er komt blijkbaar geen At the Mountains of Madness. Fuck, fuck, fuck.

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