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The Nuclear Family Was a Mistake

This first article is going to open your eyes and perhaps challenge some of your assumptions on what makes a “good family.”

The Nuclear Family Was a Mistake [The Atlantic] – “If you want to summarize the changes in family structure over the past century, the truest thing to say is this: We’ve made life freer for individuals and more unstable for families. We’ve made life better for adults but worse for children. We’ve moved from big, interconnected, and extended families, which helped protect the most vulnerable people in society from the shocks of life, to smaller, detached nuclear families (a married couple and their children), which give the most privileged people in society room to maximize their talents and expand their options. The shift from bigger and interconnected extended families to smaller and detached nuclear families ultimately led to a familial system that liberates the rich and ravages the working-class and the poor.” There are some eye-opening statistics in this article, especially near the end.

The biology of dads [Aeon] – “The bodies and brains of fathers, not just mothers, are transformed through the love and labour of raising a child”

Overnight Millionaires [A Wealth of Common Sense] – “You can’t possibly hope to offer someone financial advice without first understanding how they view things like risk, spending, saving and the emotions that come about from difficult money decisions.”

Some scams are just so obvious that you wonder how people think they could’ve gotten away with it!

South Africa’s lottery probed as 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10 drawn and 20 win [BBC] – “An unusual sequence of numbers drawn in South Africa’s national lottery has sparked accusations of fraud after 20 people won a share of the jackpot. Tuesday’s PowerBall lottery saw the numbers five, six, seven, eight and nine drawn, while the PowerBall itself was, you have guessed it, 10.” What are the chances??? (the exact same as any other combination, lol)