ore American women than ever are choosing not to have children, a new Census Bureau study found. Twenty percent of women ages 40 to 44 have no children, double the level of 30 years ago.
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Every gold medal captured in the Olympics typically costs a country $37 million in training costs, according to a University of South Australia study. That could explain why the lion’s share of the medals in the Beijing Games was won by the 10 nations with the biggest economies, including the U.S., China, and Russia.
Hallmark has rolled out a line of wedding cards for same-sex marriages, illustrated with intertwined flowers, overlapping hearts, or twin tuxedos. The cards omit the words “bride” and “groom,” and bear neutral messages such as “Two hearts. One promise,” making them suitable for commitment ceremonies as well as weddings.
Resorts in Greece and Spain are beginning to rebel against the binge drinking and wild behavior of British tourists. In a recent one-year period, says a report by the British Foreign Office, 602 Britons were hospitalized in Greece, and 28 were raped there. In Spain, 2,032 Britons were arrested, mostly due to alcohol-related offenses.
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