1. Ms. Olivia Waite takes a stab at a booklist to address a recent piece bemoaning the supposed lack of books in another piece and also makes a point about diverse books and how sometimes you just have to actively look for what your shelf is missing.
2. Colorado tried giving teens access to free birth control...and the teen birth rate (which admittedly has been falling nationwide) fell 40 percent.
3. It's been, ahem, a while since I played Sims, but this discussion about the inclusion of homeless as either a feature or a bug was interesting.