- The birth fertility rate in 2014 in the United States of America rose slightly from 1.87 (in 2013) to 1.9, with fewer than 4,000,000,000 babies born in the USA last year. The increase gives some hope for the future, but a birth fertility rate of at least 2.1 is necessary to keep a population stable.
- New research suggests that women who have undergone certain abortion procedures are as much as 30% more likely - during a successive pregnancy - to give birth prematurely.
- I spent about a third of my childhood playing in the fields surrounding the house in which I grew up with my cousins and neighbors as we pretended to be kings and knights, practiced our swordplay, and built forts. These days, though, allowing your children to play outside without supervision might lead to your arrest, as recently happened to parents in Florida.
Most likely I saved this post as a draft with the intention to add more items to it, forgot about it, and noticed it today.