July 5th, outsourced

I'm not the only one who has constructed a life for misdirected emails: The life of eighteen@gmail.com. [HT Andrew]

The decline and fall of the English major (and other subjects in the humanities).

Seriously, do NOT save seats at church. [HT Scotty]

Giving birth the American way (i.e., paying more money for it than anywhere else in the world).

Please please please somebody tell me this article that defends texting and driving is fake. Please. [HT Eric D. Snider]

31 signs you're a third culture kid.

Thanks, Andrew, for reminding me of my favorite 4th of July-related article from The Onion: New study finds 85% of Americans don't know all the dance moves to the national anthem.

Summer in Sharjah: Science Museum

Independence Day trifle