Here are a few things from around the web that may interest you:
What Sleeping With Married Men Taught Me About Infidelity (Spoiler: Men wish their wives would have sex with them so they wouldn’t feel tempted to find it elsewhere.)
A new study says that it takes roughly 90 hours (of hanging out together [work doesn’t count]) to make a friend.
The year of the woman continues as Southwest Airlines pilot Tammie Jo Shults stayed cool as a cucumber when an engine on the plane she was flying exploded and she landed safely and calmly. While it should not be a surprise that, of course, a woman is capable of such extraordinary work, “the image of the hero pilot as a ‘he’ made some reports erroneous.” CBS, for example, reported that “everyone clapped and praised the pilot after he set the aircraft down.” Nope – he was a she, and she was amazing.
In China and India, where “a combination of cultural preferences, government decree and modern medical technology has created a gender imbalance on a continental scale,” men now outnumber women by 70 million! “The consequences of having too many men, now coming of age, are far-reaching: Beyond an epidemic of loneliness, the imbalance distorts labor markets, drives up savings rates in China and drives down consumption, artificially inflates certain property values, and parallels increases in violent crime, trafficking or prostitution in a growing number of locations.” Yikes.
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!