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Dear Wendy

Friday Links

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

Introducing pet names to your relationship could make it stronger, according to science

How to Keep Money From Ruining Your Relationship

Researchers Built a Smart Dress to Show How Often Women Are Groped at Clubs

What Is It About the Word ‘Wife’?

My New Vagina Won’t Make Me Happy

For the parents among us of teenagers (God bless you), this may be comforting news:

“Mostly, kids are using social media to brag and talk about their families. Great news if you’re a parent worried everything your kid is doing online involves nudes. It probably doesn’t. Forty-nine percent of teens reported posting about accomplishments, followed by family at 44 percent. Political beliefs came in last at just 9 percent. As for purported vanity, about half of teens never or rarely post selfies. (Though girls are reportedly more likely than boys to do so, if they do at all.) And only 15 percent of teens surveyed said they frequently hide content from certain people’s — ahem, parents’ — eyes. Twenty-nine percent said they never do this. Again, ahem.”

— Teens Would Like You to Know Social Media Is Actually Good So Leave Us Alone, Mom

A reader sent this link, saying “This is the reality after a school shooting. The pain goes on and on and shootings are happening so frequently that people no longer feel safe. It’s time people start to understand that it isn’t over even after years go by.”

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 and, if it’s a fit, I’ll include it in Friday’s round-up. Thanks!

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  • s November 30, 2018, 1:48 pm

    “Researchers Built a Smart Dress to Show How Often Women Are Groped at Clubs” – because we can’t just believe women when they tell us.

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    Miel November 30, 2018, 2:41 pm

    The pet name article reminds me of a pet name generator I had programed on my computer early in my relationship. Basically it contained a list of adjectives and a list of nouns and when I ran it, it would output a random match. It was always just really funny and stupid, like “gorgeous muffin” or “sexy Tarzan”, or “lovely snowflake.” So even though we usually stuck to the very classic “dear” and “darling”, sometimes I would randomly run the generator and be like “see you tonight my sexy pancake!”

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