* "The high cost of being single in America."
* E.J. Dionne Jr. finds America not in retreat or decline.
* Good read: understanding the importance of the vaginal microbiome to, well, everyone. (Courtesy pictsy.)
* Beijing's smog crisis reflects our past, and maybe our future.
* By the numbers: Obama had very few press conferences in his first term.
* History lesson: yes, the Moral Majority was founded to fight desegregation.
* Stephen King and Da Vinci: ten genre shows in the works.
* The TV show COPS turns 25.