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Multiplying the Old Divisions of Class in Britain

Multiplying the Old Divisions of Class in Britain | Cultural Commentary | Scoop.it
Using an online questionnaire filled out by over 161,000 people, the BBC has concluded that in today’s complicated world, there are seven social classes, not three.
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As amusing as an on-line BBC survey (to classify class) is, it is worth thinking about & what lengths Americans go to in avoiding the subject: http://heresheisboys.com/2013/04/04/the-epitome-of-class/

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More Older Americans Use Marijuana

More Older Americans Use Marijuana | Cultural Commentary | Scoop.it
Today’s retirees are more accepting of marijuana use, and not just for medical reasons.
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There isn't much surprising (or newsworthy) about people behaving as they've alsways behaved. If using marijuana has been important part of someone's life why would they stop because of reaching a 'certain age'?

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Weekend romance plans looking grim? Dear Auntie Mame can turn that frown upside down!

Weekend romance plans looking grim? Dear Auntie Mame can turn that frown upside down! | Cultural Commentary | Scoop.it
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Did you ever have a friend who always had the right answer to your troubles? How about a relative who was worldly and wise but funny and approachable? Your Auntie Mame is all that and more with her traditional sensibility and cutting edge approach to your most vexing problems. She’ll make you smile while telling you things that you might not want to hear.

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When Family Stories Are Hard to Tell

When Family Stories Are Hard to Tell | Cultural Commentary | Scoop.it
Not all family stories are happy ones. We should tell them anyway.
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We are our stories, for better or worse, in fiction and in non-fiction. http://bit.ly/101YZWL

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Girls Outnumbered in New York’s Elite Public Schools

Girls Outnumbered in New York’s Elite Public Schools | Cultural Commentary | Scoop.it
More girls than boys have been going to college for years now, but at one set of prestigious public schools in New York City, it’s the girls who are lagging.
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Why are the top NYC high schools math/science oriented? Why do we never talk about the subjects in which girls do better than boys?   http://bit.ly/14jJQp7

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