"Things break all the time. Class, and dishes, and fingernails. Cars and contracts and potato chips. You can break a record, a horse, a dollar. You can break the ice. There are coffee breaks and lunch breaks and prison breaks. Day breaks, waves break, voices break. Chains can be broken. So can silence, and fever…
— Jodi Picoult, Handle With Care (via quoted-books)
"As of December 2011 just 51% of all American adults were married and 28% never had been, down from 72% and up from 15% in 1960."
— America’s out-of-wedlock birth rate is soaring. That has social and economic implications. Should governments encourage their citizens to marry? (via theeconomist)