Tuesday, April 22, 2014

The M.Guy Tweet, Week of April 13, 2014

1. Why Your Spouse May Be ‘Hangry’ for a Fight, ABCNews
“Self-control, impulse control uses energy, both mental and physical. . . When we deplete that energy, we have a higher tendency of doing things we regret, such as hurting our loved ones.”

2. More Women Staying Home With Young Kids, USA Today
Nearly three in 10 American mothers are now stay-at-home moms who don't hold a job outside the home, reversing a long-term decline that hit its low point in 1999, a new survey finds.

3. ‘Marriage Penalty’ Takes A Bite Out Of Working Families, The Washington Post
Despite all the morality rhetoric spewed by some policymakers and pundits, Congress has expressed peculiarly little interest in removing disincentives for married moms to work or for working parents to marry.

4. Women’s Wages Are Up, But Many Families’ Incomes Are Down: Why? A Q&A with Brad Wilcox, AEIdeas
[D]eclines in men’s income and marriage appear to have offset increases in women’s income for a large minority of American families.

5. Ignoring an Inequality Culprit: Single-Parent Families, Wall Street Journal
Abuse, behavioral problems and psychological issues of all kinds, such as developmental behavior problems or concentration issues, are less common for children of married couples than for cohabiting or single parents, according to a 2003 Centers for Disease Control study of children's health. The causal pathways are about as clear as those from smoking to cancer.

6. Why Is The Teen Birth Rate Falling?, Pew Research Center
Furthermore, among never-married teens who have had sex, 78% used a contraceptive method the first time they had sex, 86% used contraception during their most recent sex and 20% used dual methods (e.g., a hormonal method and a condom) during their most recent sex, all significant increases since 1988.

7. Marriage and Happiness: David Blankenhorn Interviews Charles Murray, The Huffington Post
He stresses that "cultural changes are the only effective ones," especially when you want to communicate that "bringing a child into the world when you are not emotionally, intellectually, [or] financially prepared to care for one, is profoundly wrong." 

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