Thu. February 21
The Daily Scene
Don’t peak in high school. Stay in school and be a respectful and hardworking wallﬂower, and go to an accredited non-online university.
Sure, engagement rings can be expensive, but a very practical teenager recently took to Reddit to share his unusual (but kind of brilliant) plan for paying for his future engagement ring. Reddit user Imriayalde posed the question, “What’s the silliest thing you’ve done to save money on your wedding?” to the Reddit community Tuesday.
When stress leads to male bonding and compassion. New evidence that men are more likely to cooperate in difficult circumstances.
It’s about silence, and how different cultures value or don’t value it — a nuance that becomes obvious when we travel. Music blaring from headphones, booming cellphone conversations and garrulous passengers are as much a part of travel today as removing your shoes at the airport.
Fiction is the next Detroit. Have you been there? I haven’t, but I’ve read plenty about it, which surely counts for something. Most of it is pretty grim stuff. For that matter, so is most of what you read about the state of contemporary American fiction, what with the demise of publishing and our whole world pixelated and digitized, not to mention Thursday night football and Sunday morning brunch, and just who the hell has the time to read a whole book anyway?