3. “The longer the hikikomori remain apart from society, the more aware they become of their social failure,” explains Elan. “They lose whatever self-esteem and confidence they had, and the prospect of leaving home becomes ever more terrifying. Locking themselves in their room makes them feel ‘safe’.” Link here.
5. Kenya estimate of the day: are C-section births at 50 percent?
7. Jared Diamond reviews David Reich (NYT).