Archive for May, 2012

I recently read Malcolm Gladwell’s book, “What the Dog Saw,” a collection of his favorite writings from over the years. In typical Gladwell fashion, every piece starts off being about one thing before he becomes fascinated with something different altogether. Kinda like M. Night Shyamalan, except – you know – good. At any rate, one more »

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Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg married his college sweetheart, Priscilla Chan, over the weekend. The couple has been together for ages, so the nuptials were a surprise only in their timing: they happened one day after Facebook’s initial public offering (perhaps you heard about that …), and less than a week after Chan graduated from medical more »

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Do you ever just feel blah?  You know that feeling, right? It’s the temporary feeling that nothing is distinctly wrong, and yet something, maybe almost everything, is vaguely dissatisfying. It may be a sunny spring day at the park with your healthy, happy children, and you still feel a little gray. The Blahs are different more »

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Both our children were born in January – something I don’t recommend, if you have any control over it. With Sam, our first, the winter seemed especially cold and dark. By the time he entered the world I’d been in labor for 31 hours, mostly without food or sleep. Starting from this deficit, things just more »

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When Cliff and I were trying to settle on a name for this website, we considered www.leaveyoursockson.com. Why? Because knowing it’s okay to leave your socks on during – well, you know – is one of the defining moments of really knowing your married. Married sex has a bad rep. It’s predictable, four out of more »

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Here are two statistics you should take to heart: 60 percent of women feel their household’s division of labor is unfair. (By comparison, only 10 percent of men feel so.) AND, when both spouses feel the division of labor is fair, the couple has sex more, compared to couples with an unfair division. Men, you more »

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