Good riddance to February. Brutal month of weather, and it began and ended with challenging weekends. March will be better. It’s my birthday month, so at a minimum I’ll get some presents.
I knew it! Meetings make us dumber, study shows. I hate meetings, unless they’re at a bar and we’re discussing who’s buying the next round. I don’t volunteer nearly as much as I used to, but when I’m considering a project, my first question is, “Are there any night meetings?” If so, I decline. I’ll agree to attend one lunch meeting, and that’s it. In light of this study, it’s no wonder I’m so freakin’ smart (chuckle).
I was excited when I saw the headline that said a man’s fertility clock tends to run out like a woman’s (NYT Link), but the article was a bummer:
Several recent studies are starting to persuade many doctors that men should not be too cavalier about postponing marriage and children.
Until now, the problems known to occur more often with advanced paternal age were so rare they received scant public attention. The newer studies were alarming because they found higher rates of more common conditions — including autism and schizophrenia — in offspring born to men in their middle and late 40s.
But there is one good thing: “A number of studies also suggest that male fertility may diminish with age.”
The von Mises Institute has released a new intellectual biography of Murray Rothbard. I read it over the weekend (actually, just finished it last night). If you’re interested in that Rothbard guy, you might want to check it out.
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