Category Archives: NY Times


Feb

22

2017

Safe Sleeping for Babies

February 22, 2017 To the Editor: Re “Baby in a Box? Free Bassinets Encourage Safe Sleeping” (news article, Feb. 13): I was glad to hear that my state is in the forefront of encouraging safe sleeping conditions for babies. While parents probably put their baby to sleep safely at home, it’s imperative that they make sure their day care provider does the same. Sleep experts…

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Feb

21

2017

Language Lessons Start in the Womb

February 21, 2017 The Checkup By PERRI KLASS, M.D. New research is teasing out more of the profoundly miraculous process of language learning in babies. And it turns out that even more is going on prenatally than previously suspected. By looking at international adoptees — babies who were adopted soon after birth and who grow up hearing a different language than what they heard in…

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Feb

16

2017

Nanny on a Mission

By JULIE SATOW February 16, 2017 Sue Downey was standing before a packed room in Midtown recently, extolling the benefits of cotton balls. “The most fun you will ever have with a 7-year-old is a cotton ball, a straw and a wood floor,” she said, telling the 90 nannies in the audience to use the straw to blow the ball from one end of the room to…

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Feb

13

2017

Is a Teen Depressed, or Just Moody?

February 13, 2017 The Checkup By PERRI KLASS, M.D. The hardest questions pediatricians must routinely ask teenagers at checkups are those about depression and suicide. But they aren’t optional; we have to ask them, every time. From 2005 to 2014, the prevalence of depression — that is, the chance of having a major depressive episode over the course of a year — increased significantly among…

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Feb

11

2017
More Women in Their 60s and 70s Are Having ‘Way Too Much Fun’ to Retire

More Women in Their 60s and 70s Are Having ‘Way Too Much Fun’ to Retire

By CLAIRE CAIN MILLER February 11, 2017 Kay Abramowitz has been working, with a few breaks, since she was 14. Now 76, she is a partner in a law firm in Portland, Ore. — with no intention of stopping anytime soon. “Retirement or death is always on the horizon, but I have no plans,” she said. “I’m actually having way too much fun.” The arc of women’s working…

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Feb

09

2017
A Secret of Many Urban 20-Somethings: Their Parents Help With the Rent

A Secret of Many Urban 20-Somethings: Their Parents Help With the Rent

Parent Trap By QUOCTRUNG BUI February 9, 2017 Almost half of people in their early 20s have a secret, one they don’t usually share even with friends: Their parents help them pay the rent. Moving into adulthood has never been easy, but America’s rapidly changing labor market is making it harder to find economic security at a young age. Skilled work is increasingly concentrated in high-rent metropolitan…

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Feb

08

2017

When a Teenager’s Coping Mechanism Is SpongeBob

February 8, 2017 Adolescence By LISA DAMOUR Parents are often surprised to find that, even late into high school, teenagers return to the books, movies and TV shows they enjoyed when they were younger. When I ask adolescents to share how they like to recharge when feeling stressed, they consistently volunteer that they reread juvenile books like Percy Jackson, rewatch their favorite Disney movies, or…

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