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Dear Wendy

Friday Links

Here are a few things from around the web that may interest you:

25 Famous Women on Confidence

Reminded me of our recent column on romanticism: “Here’s What This Asexual Homoromantic Couple Wants You To Know About Their Live”

A FaceTime Relationship Turns Face to Face

I thought this was a fun/funny quiz: “Only People Who Are Actually Best Friends Have Done 27/39 Of These Things”

The Tinder trick: Why women on dating sites take their selfies from above… and men from below

Another day, another comment from Trump on a woman’s appearance: “Here’s Donald Trump Telling the French President’s Wife She’s in ‘Such Good Shape’”

TV Actress Announces Her Pregnancy and Reflects on the Heartache of Miscarriage

New study suggests that motherhood literally ages a woman (all of us moms are, like, “no shit!”).

America, Take A Good, Hard Look At What You’re Doing To Working Mothers

Thank you to those who submitted links for me to include. If you see something around the web you think DW readers would appreciate, please send me a link to wendy@dearwendy.com and, if it’s a fit, I’ll include it in Friday’s round-up. Thanks!

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    K July 14, 2017, 12:13 pm

    In the motherhood aging article, it’s interesting that someone commented who said she had 8 kids between 1992 and 2016, and said she “smokes drinks and laughs all the time” and never goes to the doctor. Hopefully, she was avoiding smoking and drinking during her pregnancies! And going to the doctor during them.

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      dinoceros July 14, 2017, 12:45 pm

      Eek. Yeah. I can’t imagine quitting smoking 8 times was all that fun…

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      RedroverRedrover July 14, 2017, 12:52 pm

      That was an interesting article. I agree with it that there are too many factors to really come out with a good conclusion though. Also, the telomere thing – apparently you also have longer telomeres if you have your first kid when you’re older, or if you have any kids after 40. But I have to wonder, isn’t it possible that longer-telomere women are just more fertile? They never seem to address that in these studies. What they should be doing if they want a conclusion on that, is measuring the telomeres on a group of young, childless women, and then following up in their 40s to see what’s happened. Couldn’t it be that the ones who had 16 kids were already predisposed to live longer?

      Yet another reason why I take all these studies with a grain of salt. Too many factors, not enough consideration of the fact that fertility itself may be related to health and long life.

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