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Friday Links: May 18

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

From Huffington Post: “Turning 30: 10 Things I Know Now About Getting Older”

From LiveScience.com: “How Motherhood Changes the Brain”

From the Telegraph: “Why do women forgive unfaithful husbands?”

From Salon.com: “Their moms were crazy about me”

From The Stir: “15 Very Good Reasons to NEVER Get Married”

From Yahoo Shine: “Burning Question: Why Do Women Date Jerks?”

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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sobriquet sobriquet May 18, 2012, 2:10 pm

I clicked on the Huffington Post article and the author’s tidbit about antidepressants in the second paragraph has prevented me from reading the rest of it.

“Since graduating, I’ve supported myself with limited credit card debt (<$6k) and without relying on things like antidepressants… I'm going at life full-out, experiencing it all without numbing it or dumbing it down."

Well, how wonderful for you. I didn't realize abstaining from antidepressants while you aren’t depressed was boast worthy.

avatar iseeshiny May 18, 2012, 2:28 pm

I didn’t even have a problem with that – I’ve heard crap like that long enough from people who watched Garden State back when Zach Braff was popular and think they know everything they need to about antidepressants that I’ve grown an immunity to getting offended over that sort of ignorance – what bugged me is she comes off pretty smug and not at all like someone I would want to grab a coffee with. Which is the most important measure of a person and their work, obviously.

avatar Rachel May 18, 2012, 2:53 pm

That’s how I saw this piece too. I think she had some good points, but overall, she just seemed like someone who would take herself way too seriously.

avatar iseeshiny May 18, 2012, 2:10 pm

I definitely misread the headline of that last article. I was all like, “Why would it be surprising that anyone would hate jerks?”

bittergaymark bittergaymark May 18, 2012, 2:18 pm

RE: The Huffington Link. — Turning 30 is great. Seriously, I had a blast at 30. It’s hitting 40 when you know/wish your life was just over already… But killing yourself would seem too mean and vindictive so you stay alive out of a misguided sense of being polite.

avatar iseeshiny May 18, 2012, 2:42 pm

And while I’m flooding this thread, there are some legit terrible reasons not to get married on that list. There are about four valid ones and the rest are about not wanting to share your toys or cliches about how boys are gross.

avatar evanscr05 May 18, 2012, 2:46 pm

Yeah, I read that and all I could think of was how immature and selfish it sounded. Honestly, instead of being “very good reasons” (which they were not) to not get married, it just came across as desperation to hide the fact that they DO want to get married and are tired of being single. I mean, hey, if marriage isn’t for you, that’s fine, but you don’t need to validate that decision with a list containing anything other than “I don’t want to” or “It’s not for me”. Why do you even need to justify your decision? And, in the process of jusitifying yourself, why do you feel the need to put down the people who do want to be married? Rubbed me wrong.