Friday, July 05, 2013

July 5th, outsourced

I'm not the only one who has constructed a life for misdirected emails: The life of [HT Andrew]

The decline and fall of the English major (and other subjects in the humanities).

Seriously, do NOT save seats at church. [HT Scotty]

Giving birth the American way (i.e., paying more money for it than anywhere else in the world).

Please please please somebody tell me this article that defends texting and driving is fake. Please. [HT Eric D. Snider]

31 signs you're a third culture kid.

Thanks, Andrew, for reminding me of my favorite 4th of July-related article from The Onion: New study finds 85% of Americans don't know all the dance moves to the national anthem.


Kristi said...

I found the link about the English major to be very interesting. I like how BYU offers double majors in many of the humanities focuses so that students can benefit from learning the humanities without having to worry that they will never be able to use it in the future. I majored in statistics and German studies and while I will probably never use my German studies major directly, I know that studying the humanities has had a deep impact on my writing and view of the world. It has also made me appreciate art so much more. Now that we live in NYC, it is so hard for me not to go spend hours in any one of the hundreds of art museums in the city.

Liz Johnson said...

That third-culture-kid article made me want to take my kids and move to a different country. Sigh.


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