When Steve Jobs introduced Apple's new tablet computer earlier this year, there were plenty of snickers about the menstrual undertones of the name "iPad." Now it turns out that the device—and its mobile cousins—are actually useful for, uh, tracking periods.
This spring, an Australian named Norrie May-Welby made headlines around the world as the world's first legally genderless person when the New South Wales Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages sent the Sydney resident a certificate containing neither M for male or F for female.
Remember the episode of ‘Sex and the City’ in which the girls were shocked that Carrie’s beau Berger broke up with her via a post-it note? At the time, it appeared to be an abnormally cruel and cowardly way to leave a lover. But seven years later, it just seems so . . . 2003. Almost quaint, in fact.
Even when you’re not battling disapproving tweets from the grandparents, child rearing can be complicated.
They're CEOs, politicians, and reality-TV-show stars, but lately they've all been behaving like mean girls. “In our culture,” says Rosalind Wiseman, author of "Queen Bees and Wannabes," “we get rewarded for mean-girl behavior, so we see adults behaving in ways that we typically assign to teens." Who's fault is that: theirs or ours?