Articles Archive for March 2012
Marriage preparation classes are mandatory for couples who want to get married in the Catholic Church. More and more Lutheran and Orthodox Jewish parishes offer them as well. But what do couples who have gone through marriage prep think about it? And does it really make for longer-lasting marriages?
The sharing of breast milk has existed in different forms for millennia. In recent months, however, milk exchange has exploded online as new websites link overly lactating mothers with women, and men, desirous of breast milk. While some of these websites enforce a commerce-free community, others provide a forum for the buying and selling of what can be an expensive commodity.
Tipping was once associated with restaurants’ serving and delivering food to customers. But tip boxes now often appear at delis, coffee shops, food carts, car washes and even dry cleaners. And while they may stir annoyance or guilt in some customers, others now routinely toss their change in the jars. Society may have reached a tipping point — where tips have evolved from simply a reward for good service to an expected part of the payment process.