Study: Women don't talk more than guys

They were surprised when a magazine article asserted that women use an average of 20,000 words per day compared with 7,000 for men. If there had been that big a difference, he thought, they should have noticed it. They found that the 20,000-7,000 figures have been used in popular books and magazines for years. But they couldn’t find any research supporting them. “Although many people believe the stereotypes of females…

Victim's family buys rights to O.J. Simpson book

The Goldmans own the copyright, media rights and movie rights. They also acquired Simpson’s name, likeness, life story and right of publicity in connection with the book, according to court documents. The Goldmans want to rename the book “Confessions of a Double Murderer” and plan to shop it around, Cook said. –Victim’s family buys rights to O.J. Simpson book (CNN | AP) An interesting twist in the story. This is the…

An Anti-Progressive Syllabus

And yet, outside the anthologies and beyond the campus, these outlooks have influenced public policy at the highest levels. Their endurance in public life is a rebuke to the humanities reading list, and it recasts the putative sophistication of the curriculum into its opposite: campus parochialism. The damage it does to humanities students can last a lifetime, and I’ve run into far too many intelligent and active colleagues who can…

12 Important U.S. Laws Every Blogger Needs to Know

While the Internet still retains some of the “wild wild west” feel, increasingly Internet activity, and particular blogging, is being shaped and governed by state and federal laws. For US bloggers in particular, blogging has become a veritable land mine of potential legal issues, and the situation isn’t helped by the fact that the law in this area is constantly in flux. In this article we highlight twelve of the…