At most people’s place of employment, it’s likely that you’d be allowed to take a bathroom break. And chances are, during that bathroom break, you wouldn’t be joined by your boss who is now attempting to lick the plunger.
Via my wife, who also has to put up with four-way matrix management.
Source: ‘Stay-at-Home Mom’ Is Not a Real Job | Jennifer Sullivan
Most American children and teenagers aren’t drinking enough fluids, and that’s leaving them mildly dehydrated, according to a new study. In fact, one-quarter of a broad cross-section of children ages 6 to 19 apparently don’t drink any water as part of their fluid intake.
Source: Got Water? Most Kids, Teens Don’t Drink Enough : Shots – Health News : NPR
I’m going to indulge in just a smidge of smug parent pride here. All three of our kids who are old enough to drink unassisted have their own water bottles, and they ask us for refills throughout the day. They don’t even think to ask for juice or soda; if they are thirsty, they drink some water. They know they’ll get juice if we eat out, and soda on Pizza Night (Saturday).
Apart from obnoxious parental pride, I’m also saying this as encouragement: it is, in fact, possible to raise kids to crave water.
one tricky thing about your 20s is the need to make decisions for a future self whose desires are unknowable
Via: I Was a Proud Non-Breeder. I Changed My Mind. — The Cut
I think we’re a severely under-touched society. Everyone thinks there’s some kind of sexual impropriety going on when it’s actually just connection and intimacy and nurturance.
via ‘What part of it is gross?’ Attachment parenting advocate Alanis Morissette defends controversial approach to raising son Ever | Mail Online.
C-section may inhibit brain-development protein
Only observed in mice so far, but the researchers suggest:
The increasing prevalence of C-sections driven by convenience rather than medical necessity may have a previously unsuspected lasting effect on brain development and function in humans, as well
I was born by C-section, though definitely not one of convenience. Perhaps I could have been a SOOPER GENIUS!