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What the Childfree Like Most and Least About the Christmas Holiday

What the Childfree Like Most and Least About the Christmas Holiday

On my blog, La Vie Childfree for awhile I did a monthly “Childfree On-the-Ground” question. At the beginning of the month, I asked a question, collected people’s responses over the course of the month, and then reported back on what people said at the end of the month.  … Read more
Nonfiction Books To Be Thankful For

Nonfiction Books To Be Thankful For

Reading Rifflebooks giving thanks for November nonfiction releases inspired me to think about nonfiction books I am thankful for… There are so many! Here are just two that immediately came to mind:… Read more
Ruminations on the Book, Baby Bust

Ruminations on the Book, Baby Bust

According to the recently released book, Baby Bust: New Choices for Men and Women in Work and Family by Stewart Friedman, it summarizes a cross-generational study of college students that  produced a “stark discovery: the rate of graduates who plan to have children has dropped by nearly half over the past 20 years.” In tracking the childfree choice since the late 90s…… Read more
The Bet: Paul Ehrlich, Julian Simon, and Our Gamble over Earth’s Future

The Bet: Paul Ehrlich, Julian Simon, and Our Gamble over Earth’s Future

In 1980, economist Julian Simon challenged well-known biologist and environmentalist Paul Ehrlich to a bet that, as author Paul Sabin writes “would leave their legacies forever intertwined.” Ehrlich bet Simon that metal prices would rise in the decade that followed, and that when they did it would prove that…… Read more