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  • Review of Stuffocation: How We’ve Had Enough of Stuff and Why You Need Experience More than Ever

    Laura Carroll
    Laura
    18 Apr 2014 | 9:39 am
    By Kendall Hanson Some book titles just call out to your current situation. You can’t help but pick them up and read. Stuffocation by James Wallman (published by Crux Publishing)  is such a book. If you’ve recently cleaned out your closet, or jammed a hundred toys into a chest, or could no longer fit your car in the garage, you already know his working premise: We are drowning in “stuff.” Wallman’s book takes you through a brief review of how this came to be and how the problem is growing throughout the developed and developing world. He then charts how people are currently…
  • Baby Shower Invitation Etiquette - Don't Be Gift Grubby

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    17 Mar 2014 | 11:56 pm
    Baby Shower Invitation Etiquette - Don't Be Gift GrubbyAfter reading the horrifying behavior of this mom-to-be, suddenly the monotony of our friends' baby showers won't seem so bad . . .(Hint: I volunteer to write down the gift and giver so I don't have to pretend to ooh and aah over baby clothes!) Technorati Tag: childfree
  • Parents aged 12 & 13

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    16 Apr 2014 | 8:00 pm
    Apparently the 12 and 13 year old are gonna stay together. As soon as the boy gets bored of not hanging out with his mates he will be off in a flash cos the novelty of a little baby will soon wear off!! http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/britains-young...Read More
  • A GP talks sense about population growth

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    16 Feb 2014 | 6:47 pm
    I particularly like the list of five things the government should do (not hers, they're from Population Matters): The Elephant in the Flood.
  • Overpopulation: Check out this Excellent Documentary in the Making

    Laura Carroll
    Laura
    4 Apr 2014 | 8:00 am
    I recently had the pleasure of being interviewed for the upcoming documentary by Anchored Minds Productions: Sense & Sustainability. Written and directed by Michael and Amanda Connolly, this is going to be one great film about overpopulation. Here is the synopsis: In the words of Michael and Amanda: In the feature-length documentary Sense and Sustainability we ask the simple, yet involved question, “Is a species set on endless growth sustainable?” In asking this question we must explore how many people can sustainably live on the planet if everybody were to live at an acceptable…
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  • Parents aged 12 & 13

    16 Apr 2014 | 8:00 pm
    Apparently the 12 and 13 year old are gonna stay together. As soon as the boy gets bored of not hanging out with his mates he will be off in a flash cos the novelty of a little baby will soon wear off!! http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/britains-young...Read More
  • Children are opium of the masses

    25 Mar 2014 | 4:59 pm
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2588500/Children-opium-masses-says-MP-Backbencher-hits-think-offspring-purpose-life-admits-wants-father-himself.htmlWould be interested to read all your thoughts on this!
  • Pregnant woman not offered seat on train

    21 Feb 2014 | 10:33 am
    A pregnant woman is complaining because she was not offered a seat on a train. I may be in the minority but getting knocked up is, in Britain at least, a choice and she CHOSE to get up the stick. Why should people make allowances for someone's self-inflic...Read More
  • A GP talks sense about population growth

    16 Feb 2014 | 6:47 pm
    I particularly like the list of five things the government should do (not hers, they're from Population Matters): The Elephant in the Flood.
  • Nek nomination

    12 Feb 2014 | 10:50 am
    I am sure most of you have read about this neknomination craze going round the world and killing some people. Whilst reading it I was thinking could this be human evolution in action by ensuring survival of the strongest minds who don't get involved in id...Read More
 
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  • The flexible working debate shouldn't be made into an argument between women

    3 Apr 2014 | 7:32 pm
    Anne Perkins | Comment is free | theguardian.comAn excerpt:"Day claims that childless women do end up working longer and are harder to cover for than the mothers in the office who have (by implication) swanned off for a little light childcare. Passing over the gritty reality of parenthood, if that was really the case then they should be directing their rage not at the parents but at their employer. It is not acceptable to give one person flexible hours and make others pick up the tab. One of the (long list) of reasons for refusing a request for flexible working is if the employer can…
  • Child free zone: ‘Why I decided not to have kids’

    30 Mar 2014 | 1:14 pm
    by Lollie Barr | The AustralianTechnorati Tag: childfree
  • Who Has a More Satisfying Life: Parents or the Childfree?

    25 Mar 2014 | 3:11 pm
    Kathy BuckworthAn excerpt: "Having the comfort of blaming my bad moods, disorganization and occasional stained blouse on the children has been one of the mainstays of my parenting technique. While no one can scientifically measure the joy of a first smile or the bliss of a newborn's smell, let me tell you there are many dissatisfying moments every parent goes through on pretty much a daily basis, and I guarantee that these are not the moments when they're filling in a satisfaction survey.  "Technorati Tag: childfree
  • Baby Shower Invitation Etiquette - Don't Be Gift Grubby

    17 Mar 2014 | 11:56 pm
    Baby Shower Invitation Etiquette - Don't Be Gift GrubbyAfter reading the horrifying behavior of this mom-to-be, suddenly the monotony of our friends' baby showers won't seem so bad . . .(Hint: I volunteer to write down the gift and giver so I don't have to pretend to ooh and aah over baby clothes!) Technorati Tag: childfree
  • The Perks Of Being Child-Free Are Summed Up In This Brilliant Parody 'Try Not Having Kids'

    3 Feb 2014 | 10:23 am
    'Try Not Having Kids'(HuffPo) "Are you beginning to feel pressure from others to have children of your own? Do you find you are not yet ready to obliterate any chance you have left to enjoy life to its fullest?" asks the voiceover lady. Solution? "Then try Not Having Kids!" she chirps. Technorati Tag: childfree
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    Laura Carroll

  • Review of Stuffocation: How We’ve Had Enough of Stuff and Why You Need Experience More than Ever

    Laura
    18 Apr 2014 | 9:39 am
    By Kendall Hanson Some book titles just call out to your current situation. You can’t help but pick them up and read. Stuffocation by James Wallman (published by Crux Publishing)  is such a book. If you’ve recently cleaned out your closet, or jammed a hundred toys into a chest, or could no longer fit your car in the garage, you already know his working premise: We are drowning in “stuff.” Wallman’s book takes you through a brief review of how this came to be and how the problem is growing throughout the developed and developing world. He then charts how people are currently…
  • Review of Believe It, You Know an Atheist

    Laura
    15 Apr 2014 | 9:22 am
    By Adam Pober J. David Core sets out to write a book to fill a specific niche: a guide for the religious to understand the atheist in their lives. His book, Believe It, You Know an Atheist, does an admirable job with a difficult subject. Most current positive books on atheism aim to offer personal stories of support to atheists or debate points to strengthen their position. This book is intended to be handed over to a believer. The book is divided into three parts: 1 – Understanding the Fundamentals, 2 – The Common Arguments, and 3 – The Advanced Arguments. First, terms are clearly…
  • The Different Faces of Editing

    Laura
    11 Apr 2014 | 2:30 am
    Editing means going through a document and catching and correcting errors, right? Wrong. Editor extraordinaire Renni Brown (she has been editing for 50 years) does a great breakdown of the three different kinds of editing:  Developmental Editing This is “big picture” editing. In nonfiction it means getting editorial feedback regarding “the impact of its content, its clarity and conviction, the flow of ideas, and the effectiveness of the writing style.”  In writing The Baby Matrix I received invaluable consultation here.  When I write, I take off my editorial hat and give…
  • Overpopulation: Check out this Excellent Documentary in the Making

    Laura
    4 Apr 2014 | 8:00 am
    I recently had the pleasure of being interviewed for the upcoming documentary by Anchored Minds Productions: Sense & Sustainability. Written and directed by Michael and Amanda Connolly, this is going to be one great film about overpopulation. Here is the synopsis: In the words of Michael and Amanda: In the feature-length documentary Sense and Sustainability we ask the simple, yet involved question, “Is a species set on endless growth sustainable?” In asking this question we must explore how many people can sustainably live on the planet if everybody were to live at an acceptable…
  • Baby Steps: To Have Kids or Not Have Kids, That is the Question

    Laura
    1 Apr 2014 | 8:10 am
    Last year a lovely woman named Mara Altman contacted me and asked if I would be willing to talk with her about my book, The Baby Matrix. She is a freelance writer, and has published best-selling Kindle Singles. One of them, Thanks for Coming, “follows her on an adventure to find her orgasm,” was translated into three languages and was optioned by HBO. She was on the fence about having kids, and was researching the parenthood decision for her next Kindle Single. We met last September, and I liked her right away. We discussed pronatalism, the childfree, the childless, the motherhood…
 
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    Laura Carroll

  • Review of Stuffocation: How We’ve Had Enough of Stuff and Why You Need Experience More than Ever

    Laura
    18 Apr 2014 | 9:39 am
    By Kendall Hanson Some book titles just call out to your current situation. You can’t help but pick them up and read. Stuffocation by James Wallman (published by Crux Publishing)  is such a book. If you’ve recently cleaned out your closet, or jammed a hundred toys into a chest, or could no longer fit your car in the garage, you already know his working premise: We are drowning in “stuff.” Wallman’s book takes you through a brief review of how this came to be and how the problem is growing throughout the developed and developing world. He then charts how people are currently…
  • Review of Believe It, You Know an Atheist

    Laura
    15 Apr 2014 | 9:22 am
    By Adam Pober J. David Core sets out to write a book to fill a specific niche: a guide for the religious to understand the atheist in their lives. His book, Believe It, You Know an Atheist, does an admirable job with a difficult subject. Most current positive books on atheism aim to offer personal stories of support to atheists or debate points to strengthen their position. This book is intended to be handed over to a believer. The book is divided into three parts: 1 – Understanding the Fundamentals, 2 – The Common Arguments, and 3 – The Advanced Arguments. First, terms are clearly…
  • The Different Faces of Editing

    Laura
    11 Apr 2014 | 2:30 am
    Editing means going through a document and catching and correcting errors, right? Wrong. Editor extraordinaire Renni Brown (she has been editing for 50 years) does a great breakdown of the three different kinds of editing:  Developmental Editing This is “big picture” editing. In nonfiction it means getting editorial feedback regarding “the impact of its content, its clarity and conviction, the flow of ideas, and the effectiveness of the writing style.”  In writing The Baby Matrix I received invaluable consultation here.  When I write, I take off my editorial hat and give…
  • Overpopulation: Check out this Excellent Documentary in the Making

    Laura
    4 Apr 2014 | 8:00 am
    I recently had the pleasure of being interviewed for the upcoming documentary by Anchored Minds Productions: Sense & Sustainability. Written and directed by Michael and Amanda Connolly, this is going to be one great film about overpopulation. Here is the synopsis: In the words of Michael and Amanda: In the feature-length documentary Sense and Sustainability we ask the simple, yet involved question, “Is a species set on endless growth sustainable?” In asking this question we must explore how many people can sustainably live on the planet if everybody were to live at an acceptable…
  • Baby Steps: To Have Kids or Not Have Kids, That is the Question

    Laura
    1 Apr 2014 | 8:10 am
    Last year a lovely woman named Mara Altman contacted me and asked if I would be willing to talk with her about my book, The Baby Matrix. She is a freelance writer, and has published best-selling Kindle Singles. One of them, Thanks for Coming, “follows her on an adventure to find her orgasm,” was translated into three languages and was optioned by HBO. She was on the fence about having kids, and was researching the parenthood decision for her next Kindle Single. We met last September, and I liked her right away. We discussed pronatalism, the childfree, the childless, the motherhood…
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