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Generation B - 50-Something, Divorced and Looking for Love -
“Among the divorced, the least marriageables in our society are older women, highly educated who make a good salary.”

“Studies show men tend to marry down — someone slightly younger, less educated, making less money,” Dr. Adler-Baeder said. “Women in their 50s literally don’t have a visible pool of eligible men around them.”

“And if she’s tall on top of that,” Dr. Adler-Baeder said, “the pool’s even smaller.”
marriage  relationships  love  men  women  aging  beauty  families  children  dating  divorce 
september 2009 by allaboutgeorge
The divorce rate in Delhi has doubled: that's worthy of celebratory bhangra | Sathnam Sanghera - Times Online
"Families are the last people who should be entrusted with the task of finding you a spouse, for they are incapable of appreciating that you may have changed since the age of 12."
marriage  india  uk  relationships  families  ritual 
july 2008 by allaboutgeorge From the Author - Gerard Woodward
"The troubled attitude of the English to alcohol seems often to stem from an anxiety about lack of supply. [...] Managed well, the drinking of alcohol is a beautiful experience — socially cohesive, possibly even enlightening."
alcohol  drinking  beverages  beer  wine  uk  writing  food  families  fiction  social 
march 2008 by allaboutgeorge From the Author - John Burnham Schwartz
"By stubbornly, needfully going back, we are asking to be relieved of our strangeness, when strangeness is the whole point. [...] And arms may indeed embrace us, and stories may get told. But in the end they won't keep us, and we can't stay."
travel  families  identity  behavior  story  japan 
february 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Jeffrey Eugenides: Enduring love - Telegraph
'Love stories depend on disappointment, on unequal births and feuding families, on matrimonial boredom, and at least one cold heart. Love stories, nearly without exception, give love a bad name."
love  marriage  relationships  children  families  writing  fiction  story 
january 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Love & Money -
"The truth is that fighting about money is easy. Much harder is to talk and listen and fashion together a solution that makes both people content."
money  work  love  relationships  marriage  communication  family  families 
december 2007 by allaboutgeorge
BBC NEWS | South Asia | India rattled by vibrating condom
"The government's job is to promote family planning and population control measures rather than market products for sexual pleasure."
sex  india  aesthetics  design  hiv  aids  families  government  asian  asia 
june 2007 by allaboutgeorge
‘omg my mom joined facebook!!’ - New York Times
"The same thing you’re experiencing with your daughter online is a reflection of how you’re not a part of her social network in real life." "I thought you weren’t going to comment on my family dynamics."
yasns  families  parenting  identity  technology  social  online 
june 2007 by allaboutgeorge
NYT: Judd Apatow's Family Values
"I finally learned something maybe most people learn as a kid. If you want someone to come around to your point of view, it’s not wise to curse and then tell them they're idiots."
family  families  cinema  story  fiction  memory  creativity  friendship 
may 2007 by allaboutgeorge
My First Lesson in Motherhood - New York Times
"We would not have chosen the burdens we anticipated, and in fact we declared upfront our inability to handle such burdens. But we are stronger than we thought."
parenting  women  family  families  marriage  china  usa 
may 2007 by allaboutgeorge
Cooking and Chromosomes » jugalbandi
"When someone tells me I’m lucky to have J, I agree. I’m fortunate I found him when I did, and not when I am 70. However, the fact remains, I refuse to settle for less. He’s equally lucky to have me. [...]"
cooking  food  men  women  feminism  identity  family  families  marriage  relationships  beverages 
march 2007 by allaboutgeorge
WaPo: Marcella Sanchez's "Poverty Is Relative"
"The poor that strive, spend and invest do not easily fit the argument so often used over the past months: that immigrants represent a drag to the U.S. economy."
immigration  usa  mexico  money  work  jobs  families  economics 
october 2006 by allaboutgeorge
NYMag: From Singleton to Family of Three in Less Than Two Years
“But you hadn’t asked her to marry you yet!” “We weren’t actively trying to get pregnant. We were, like, if it happens, it happens,”
marriage  children  relationships  nyc  sex  men  women  love  happiness  families 
october 2006 by allaboutgeorge
WaPo: In Recession, Palestinians Try a Cheaper Way to Wed
"The father told me he was going to marry this daughter off the same way he married off his others. These people say the dowry, its gold, is the woman's right under the Koran. But when it comes to the dinners, the parties, the salons -- this is not Islam.
islam  religion  palestine  marriage  families  women  men  power  gender  feminism  relationships  identity 
october 2006 by allaboutgeorge
WaPo: After Machismo's Long Reign, Women Gain in Spain
"One thing that really awakens my rebellious streak is 20 centuries of one sex dominating the other. We talk of slavery, feudalism, exploitation -- but the most unjust domination is that of one-half of the human race over the other."
spain  europe  women  men  gender  politics  families  feminism  spanish  latinamerica  power  love 
october 2006 by allaboutgeorge Clues to family drama's Jewish roots finally add up in 'Numb3rs'
"You can't have the three of us in a frame together, looking the way we do, and not think we're Jewish. It would be just like having the proverbial white elephant in the room."
judaism  television  families  parenting  religion  mathematics  aesthetics  identity  losangeles 
october 2006 by allaboutgeorge
NYT: So the Torah Is a Parenting Guide?
“Indulged, coddled, pressured and micromanaged on the outside, my young patients appeared to be inadvertently deprived of the opportunity to develop an inside. They lack the secure, reliable, welcoming internal structure that we call the ‘self.”’
judaism  children  education  parenting  families  criticism  psychology  thinking  teenagers 
october 2006 by allaboutgeorge
NNS: Young Iranians Find New Meaning in Ancient Death Rituals
It's out of respect for our family so we do it, but when I go to visit him alone, I feel he knows I'm there. That's when I think I'm actually reaching him again."
death  iran  islam  family  families  ritual  memory  food  obituaries  religion 
october 2006 by allaboutgeorge
NYT: Bestseller in Mideast: Barbie With a Prayer Mat
"All my friends have Fulla now, but I still like Barbie the best. She has blond hair and cool clothes. Every single girl in Saudi looks like Fulla, with the dark hair and the black scarf. What's so special about that?"
toys  marketing  women  islam  families 
september 2005 by allaboutgeorge
NYT: In a Desert, Two Reluctant Travelers Find a Common Path
"In the end, it's not the job, or the home crowd, or the broken chair waiting to be fixed in a basement waiting to be cleaned that we humans flee when we hit the road. Those are just the hooks employed by the past and future."
travel  aging  death  families  texas  aesthetics 
march 2005 by allaboutgeorge
SFGate: Authority a four-letter word at this book fair / Anarchists find common ground at S.F. get-together
"Anarchism is great as an attitude. I lost faith that you could run the world according to anarchists' principles. [...] "It's hard being an anarchist parent because as a parent you have to be the authority figure."
anarchy  books  parenting  children  families  sanfrancisco  bayarea 
march 2005 by allaboutgeorge
NYT: Vibrant Cities Find One Thing Missing: Children
"Portland is a great city that attracts a lot of educated people. But the real estate is becoming outrageously expensive. And then you get wealthy singles and wealthy retirees. What's missing are kids. And that feels really sterile to me."
portland  oregon  children  cities  families 
march 2005 by allaboutgeorge

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