Friday Free-for-All: August 20

It’s Friday! Just a few quick links this morning:

  • Why are so many people in their 20s taking so long to grow up? One professor is pushing to have the 20s recognized “as a distinct life stage, which he calls ’emerging adulthood.'”
  • Yet another treatment developed using adult stem cells — this time to rebuild heart tissue. Is there anything they can’t do?
  • The first text messages — from 1890.
  • I don’t care if this is late, it’s awesome: Beautiful (and helpful) Inception infographic. Spoilers, of course, abound.
  • Hey, college students (and grads from 2008 or later): First Things wants your feedback for its fall college guide. Fill out their survey, and you could win an iPad! (If you win because I told you about the survey, I expect visitation rights with the iPad.)

Margaret Cabaniss


Margaret Cabaniss is the former managing editor of Crisis Magazine. She joined Crisis in 2002 after graduating from the University of the South with a degree in English Literature and currently lives in Baltimore, Maryland. She now blogs at

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