Key takeaway: Good relationships lead to health and happiness. The trick is that those relationships must be nurtured.
The Father of the Abortion Pill: From the French Revolution & Warhol to the “Unpregnancy Pill” — NY Times
When the idea struck him, nearly 50 years ago, Dr. Étienne-Émile Baulieu believed it could be revolutionary. Creating a pill that could abort a pregnancy would transform reproductive health care, he thought, allowing women to avoid surgery, act earlier and carry out their decisions in private.
“When science meets women’s cause, it is irresistible…”
UT-Austin blocks access to TikTok on campus Wi-Fi networks — Texas Tribune
Students and faculty will not be able to access the popular social media app while connected to university internet servers. It’s the latest step to limit access to the service after Gov. Greg Abbott directed state agencies to ban the app on government-issued devices citing cybersecurity risks.Continue reading UT-Austin blocks access to TikTok on campus Wi-Fi networks — Texas Tribune
The Villages Is A Boomer’s Utopia—And Demographic Time Bomb — Vanity Fair
With the Baby Boom, there was a sudden, unexpected surge in births—and within a decade, diaper services went from a novelty to the equivalent in 2021 dollars of a nearly half‑billion‑dollar industry. Cities rushed to build more schools. Then a bit later America had millions of teenagers, so businesses and industries reorganized around them.
Over and over, age‑dependent systems struggled to accommodate the encroaching boomers. To use a boom‑appropriate analogy, America has been a nation of Lucille Balls scrambling to handle the conveyor belt of chocolates. And now, more than 75 years into the boom, you might be able to predict which systems will be overrun.
Excerpt from The Aftermath: The Last Days of the Baby Boom and the Future of Power in AmericaContinue reading The Villages Is A Boomer’s Utopia—And Demographic Time Bomb — Vanity Fair
The Urgent Quest for Slower, Better News — The New Yorker
The current system for delivering news online is broken. Readers and journalists will need to work together to find a new one.