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Why Do Grandmas (Post-Menopausal Women) Exist?

Judith Shulevitz at The New Republic homes in on two theories: the “stopping-early hypothesis” and the “grandmother hypothesis”: In 1957, the evolutionary biologist George Williams proposed what is called the “stopping-early” hypothesis: Middle-age women need baby-free time to usher their youngest children into … Continue reading

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The Age of McCain v. The Age of McCain

Are we entering the “Age of McCain”—eight years in which America, itself seemingly gentrifying and on the decline, is led by a septuagenarian president who is fast heading toward the age of 80? Or are voters starting to register the … Continue reading

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