A few people have asked me why the husbands don't lean out, and I've got answers!
1) For some, the husband made more
2) One woman didn't have a husband
3) In a few, the woman's type of job was more flexible than the husband's
4) Some of them just wanted to work less!
I will say that when you tell someone working 100 hours a week that she HAS TO keep doing that, and that her husband should be the one to spend time with the children she gave birth to ... you, too, are making a value judgment!

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I think we overstate how much people are unwilling to update their beliefs. There are so few things I’ve believed for my entire adult life. And even those things, I’d be willing to reconsider if there was strong evidence to the contrary
I just think that this idea that people are immutable and set in their ways and you have to trick them into doing what you want is not really correct
I think partisanship is basically a reflexive instinct, not a beliefs-driven rational decision
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This is a terrible idea since so much traffic comes from Twitter and peoples' Twitter brands
I feel like media bosses try to have it both ways: "Be a voicey presence in the world!" and "Never say anything that might offend anyone!" Doing both at the same time is actually very hard! It is labor that benefits the employer.
I could see an argument for both Facebook and Twitter being basically like wire services, where all outlets and reporters publish are stories from their outlets.
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It's fine if no one likes my book, but please pretty please, when it comes out, no one call me a "young writer"
I just beg you to look up my college graduation year before you take one glance at my photo and decide how old I am
@dilanesper One time one of my sources called me a "budding journalist." I was 31 and had been a journalist for 9 years.
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Soviet Russians celebrate Christmas on the 31st, but my family does so on the 25th like everyone else. Why?
In Kindergarten I told some kids I was looking forward to Christmas “on the 31st” and they laughed and told me it was on the 25th
True to form, I was sure I was right but was willing to consult my sources. I asked my parents, they explained. Then I made them move it forever.
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