Last week's Time magazine spotlighted "The Childfree Life," featuring young couples who choose to be unfettered, affluent DINKs (double income, no kids). It's true that staying childless avoids huge expense and the enormous workload of child-rearing. Yet many people feel an innate craving for children - so much that they willingly endure the costly sacrifices required by parenting. We're pro-choice: Let everyone make a private decision on this extremely personal question.
Racial distinctions seem self-evident to most people - but biologists and anthropologists say no clear line divides races. A new book, Race and Reality by Guy Harrison, says there are vastly more differences between members of any particular race than there are between supposed races.
Boxing champion Muhammad Ali said he abstained from sex before a bout - but female champ Ronda Rousey declared in an interview: "For girls, it raises your testosterone, so I try to have as much sex as possible before I fight."
It's sometimes said that French naturalist Henri Mouhot poked into jungle growth in Cambodia in 1861, found a stone wall, began clearing foliage, and gradually discovered the astounding Angkor Wat temple complex. However, this tale isn't quite accurate. Local Cambodians had known about the overgrown temple for generations, and occasionally took European visitors to see visible portions. What Mouhot did was write accounts that made the world aware of the amazing half-hidden structure.