- When Millennials Run the World - With "Millennials" of course being those young folks ages 15-25. I may have just officially left their ranks as of last week, but I would consider myself to share many of their qualities - namely, hyper-interest in and use of technology. This link is rather strange because while the article itself is mostly positive and optimistic, the series of reader comments following it are decidedly the opposite. I think, as with most differences of opinion, the truth lies somewhere in between. [Via Digital Dharma.]
- How Much Jail Time for Women Who Have Abortions? - Anna Quindlen describes how and why anti-choicers don't have an answer to that.
- Wired's How-To Wiki: Teach a Kid to Program - A list of resources and information about the best ways to introduce children to programming. If you, like me, are a parent who wants to give your child the advantage in computers you may or may not have had yourself, this looks like a good start. [Via Lifehacker.]
- Dark and Fleshy: The Color of Top Grossing Movies - A graphic designer parses the color elements of the highest-grossing films according to their rating, and finds some interesting trends.
- Ikea Open Norway In-Store Hostel - Can't bring yourself to leave Ikea? Now you don't have to!
- The Virginity Mystique - The Nation's Nona Willis-Aronowitz blasts the idea put forth in recent books and articles that the only way for young women to combat the new, over-sexualized normative stereotype is to become submissive virgin prudes.
- Sherwin Wine, 79, Founder of Splinter Judaism Group, Dies - "In the interview with The Times, he said the existence of God required 'empirical criteria.' As a substitute, Rabbi Wine preached 'humanism,' describing it as a religion 'because, like all other religions, it enables man to relate himself to his universe.'"
- David Lynch's Anti-Littering PSA - At least, that's what they tell me it's about. [Via Wiley Wiggins.]