Here are a few things from around the web that may interest you:
“11 Be-All-End-All Marriage Mistakes That Lead To Divorce” [via HuffPost]
Really, it should be a $100 bill: “A campaign to get a woman on the $20 bill is gaining serious traction” [via Quartz]
“Spice Up Your Relationship With This 30-Day Challenge” [via Popsugar Love]
“A Stay-at-Home Parent Is Not a ‘Luxury’” [via NYTimes]
“Girls Who Steal” [via Gawker]
I’ve been very moved by the story of and, especially, the writing by renowned young neurosurgeon, Paul Kalanithi, as he faced stage 4 lung cancer. In “Before I Go: A Stanford neurosurgeon’s parting wisdom about life and time,” he writes about facing imminent death and his changing perception of mortality and time and the joy he continued to find in life. In July, he and his wife welcomed their first baby, a girl. In his essay (linked above), he writes of her: “I hope I’ll live long enough that she has some memory of me. Words have a longevity I do not. There is perhaps only one thing to say to this infant, who is all future, overlapping briefly with me, whose life, barring the improbable, is all but past. That message is simple: When you come to one of the many moments in life when you must give an account of yourself, provide a ledger of what you have been, and done, and meant to the world, do not, I pray, discount that you filled a dying man’s days with a sated joy, a joy unknown to me in all my prior years, a joy that does not hunger for more and more, but rests, satisfied. In this time, right now, that is an enormous thing.” On Monday, Paul Kalanithi passed away. He was 37.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org and, if it’s a fit, I’ll include it in Friday’s round-up. Thanks!