Here are a few things from around the web that may interest you:
“It’s 2014: Why Are Men Still Paying for First Dates?” The disturbing implications of a long-standing expectation [via The Atlantic]
This is an interesting piece about blogging as a career for those of you who are interested in what it’s like. I’m not a DIY blogger like the people featured in the article, but much of their stories resonated with me. I think the main keys to blogging as a career and remaining happy doing it is to set low expectations about income (some people make great money, but it’s rare and it’s difficult to sustain longterm), work hard but don’t let work consume you, take internet breaks (even if it’s just for a few daytime hours), respect your readers but don’t put up with anyone’s bullshit just for the sake of traffic, and be careful about commodifying too much of your personal life (sharing is one thing, but when you’re literally banking on your private life to bring in traffic and ad revenue, things are bound to get messy). “When Blogging Becomes a Slog” [via NYTimes]
“10 Cities You Should Move to If You’re Single” [via PopSugar Love]
“25 Famous Women on Childlessness” [via NYMag]
After decades of declining marriage rates and changes in family structure, the share of American adults who have never been married is at an historic high. The dramatic rise of never-married adults is related to a variety of factors, including the increase of adults marrying later in life, adults cohabiting and raising children outside of marriage, shifting public attitudes, hard economic times and changing demographic patterns. “Record Share of Americans Have Never Married” [via Pew Research]
Charity Johnson enrolled in 10th grade at New Life Christian School in Longview, Texas, a few weeks before her 34th birthday … She wasn’t a con artist for money. She was a con artist for love. “Forever Young” [via Buzzfeed]
Meal time — often, the bane of my existence. I spend 12 hours a day corralling a wound up toddler and running what is essentially a small business and THEN I still have to plan and cook dinner for the family when all I want to do is collapse, its exhausting. “Home-cooked meals leaving working moms fried: Study” [via Chicago Tribune]
“I think it is right I am paid the same as my male counterparts. I think it is right that I should make decisions about my own body. I think it is right that women be involved on my behalf in the policies and decisions that affect my life. I think it is right that socially, I am afforded the same respect as men.” Emma Watson talked feminism to the UN.
“How Sugar Daddies Are Financing College Education” [via The Atlantic]
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 [email protected] and if it’s a fit, I’ll include it in Friday’s round-up. Thanks!