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 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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