Saturday Link Love: Middle Children, Federal Levees, and Internet Road Rage

Saturday Link Love: Middle Children, Federal Levees, and Internet Road Rage August 18, 2018

Saturday Link Love is a feature where I collect and post links to various articles I’ve come upon over the past week. Feel free to share any interesting articles you’ve come along as well! The more the merrier.

Are Middle Children Going Extinct? on Family Inequality—“There’s a middle child in more than a third of families. And, crucially, that number hasn’t dropped in the last 25 years. I’ll explain.”

Inside a Secretive Lobbying Effort to Deregulate Federal Levees, on Reveal—“Levees constrict rivers, narrowing them and blocking off the floodplains that allow the water to spread out. This bottleneck effect ensures that towns with lower levees are more likely to flood.”

When a Stranger Decides to Destroy Your Life, on Gizmodo—“Glennon waded into the comment section on the Homewrecker story and wrote that it was completely fabricated. A woman named Amy responded skeptically, ‘Hmmm, so why would someone make up such an extravagant story?'”

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