Child-free women explain themselves Photograph by Oli Scarff/Getty Images. Recently, Slate columnist Katie Roiphe raised the possibility that the choice not to have children remains a taboo, that no matter what we say to our childless friends at dinner parties—that we envy them, that we wish we, too, could go out every night and wake up at 11 on Sundays—we “secretly feel sorry for or condescend to or fail to understand women who don’t have children.” Not that the child-free owe us any explanation, but we are asking for one. More like a full and proud defense. Our aim here is to clear the taboo once and for all.
Paul Krugman Paul Krugman joined The New York Times in 1999 as a columnist on the Op-Ed Page and continues as professor of Economics and International Affairs at Princeton University. Mr. Krugman received his B.A. from Yale University in 1974 and his Ph.D. from MIT in 1977. ncorde pilot who can't stand the noise of happy children tries to get local playground closed down Screams of children measured in Roger Price's back garden 20 yards away measured at up to 77 decibelsMr, 67, and wife Dr Catherine Bentley-Thomas, 51, want to force Winkfield Parish Council to shut the playground Local council spent £150,000 adding play equipment to the village recreation field in May last year By Eleanor Harding and John Stevens Published: 22:45 GMT, 9 May 2012 | Updated: 12:15 GMT, 10 May 2012 Court action: Mr Price and his wife Catherine told Reading Magistrates' Court the noise of excited children screaming was disturbing them As a former chief pilot of Concorde, Roger Price knows a thing or two about deafening people. His supersonic airliner happily hit an ear-splitting 110 decibels on take-off and would often bring conversation to a standstill as it thundered overhead.
How to Grow Your Business with Inbound Marketing One of my favorite quotes about inbound marketing is from Guy Kawasaki, the Silicon Valley venture capitalist, best-selling author and former Apple executive: “If you have more money than brains, you should focus on outbound marketing. If you have more brains than money, you should focus on inbound marketing.” Inbound marketing is a burgeoning area of marketing that focuses on attracting prospective customers online with valuable content, and then converting them into leads. Inbound marketing tactics include the use of blogs, social media, e-books, white papers, search engine optimization and webinars. In essence, inbound marketing is all about earning your prospect’s attention. Liz Jones: Being childless won't drive me mad, but Mumsnet might By Liz Jones Published: 23:40 GMT, 7 July 2012 | Updated: 07:04 GMT, 9 July 2012 I always seem to leave the cinema after watching the latest romcom more depressed than when I went in. But I had thought Friends With Kids, from the team who gave us Bridesmaids, would be different.
6 Content Marketing Principles Every Business Needs to Follow Be honest with yourself: Why should customers and prospects care about what you have to say? Everywhere your customers look, they are being bombarded with sales messaging. Instead of contributing to the noise, be truly helpful. Be their go-to informational resource. David and Samantha Cameron: Cooing couple? Go right to the back of the queue, please By Liz Jones Published: 20:49 GMT, 5 May 2012 | Updated: 11:12 GMT, 6 May 2012 Do you know what sticks in my throat more than expensive hotels charging for wi-fi, and handing out access codes so long and complex I doubt an Enigma machine would be able to decipher them?
5 Ways to Become a Social Media Rock Star Editor's Note: Entrepreneur's Ask the Expert column seeks to answer questions about everything from starting a business to growing one. To follow the column on Twitter -- and ask a question -- use hashtag #ENTexpert, or leave a comment below. Your query may be the inspiration for a future column. Q: Please name the top five things that make your social media advertising strategy successful. -Sundas Liagat A: Social-media success is often a long list of little things done right.
Gender-Reveal Parties and Cultural Despair I’m typically a year or two behind any cultural trend, so you probably already know about gender-reveal parties. I first heard of them over the weekend: a couple, strangers to me, had invited friends and relatives over to bite into cupcakes at the same instant and share the moment when the blue or pink custard inside would inform them all of the sex of the baby. (The sonogram result had gone from lab to baker without being seen by anyone else, including the parents-to-be.) Other couples choose different methods of revelation: grip the knife together and cut into a cake with blue or pink filling.
52 Unique Ways to Create Social Media Magic Are you ready to supercharge your social media marketing efforts, but don’t know how? Do you find the creation of valuable content that both activates and inspires a thriving community elusive? The ideas below are designed with you in mind! Peg Fitzpatrick, social media strategist and myself set out on a mission. To help you create social media magic within your business!
Child-free flights? Malaysia Airlines bans children from upper deck of its A380s By Travelmail Reporter Published: 11:41 GMT, 11 April 2012 | Updated: 06:41 GMT, 12 April 2012 It is the kind of decision that will be music to the ears of adult air passengers - but could irritate families who are travelling together. Malaysia Airlines has decided to ban children from the top deck of its A380 planes, so that adults can travel in peace without ear-piercing screams. The carrier's modern double-decker aircraft will impose an age-limit on the whole upper floor, banning children under 12 years of age from being seated there.
The Five Content Archetypes Today, the talk of the town amongst marketers is the potential for brands to act as publishers and media companies, going direct to their customers or consumers in the fight to earn attention. It's a lofty ambition but worth pursuing as there are three drivers changing how we spend our time and attention. 1. MobileIncreasingly, we are getting our information from the smaller screen.