Category Archives: NY Times


Oct

22

2017

‘I Was Willing to Do Everything’: Mothers Defend Sons Accused of Sexual Assault

By ANEMONA HARTOCOLLIS and CHRISTINA CAPECCHI October 22, 2017 Four women met late last month at a restaurant in a Twin Cities suburb, where they spoke for hours, so intently their waiter had trouble getting their drink orders. Each had a son who had been accused at college of sexual assault. One was expelled and another suspended. The other two were cleared, yet one had contemplated suicide and the…

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Oct

19

2017

When Your Teenager Asks, ‘Did You Smoke Weed?’

October 19, 2017 Adolescence By LISA DAMOUR Adolescents sometimes raise important topics by putting adults on the spot. When asked if they have ever used marijuana, many parents feel surprised, defensive or wary. But with new research confirming that parents who provide direct information, guidance or advice about substances like marijuana have adolescents who are less likely to experiment with drugs, we might also feel…

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Oct

17

2017

Can Fathers Have Postpartum Depression?

By DOUGLAS QUENQUA October 17, 2017 In the days after his son was born, Rob Sandler found the thrill of becoming a new father replaced with dark feelings of dread and hopelessness. Those feelings, coupled with sleep deprivation and stress, culminated in a panic attack during his son’s bris. As a group of old friends was saying goodbye after the ceremony, “I had this feeling that they…

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Oct

16

2017

Literacy Builds Life Skills as Well as Language Skills

October 16, 2017 The Checkup By PERRI KLASS, M.D. Schoolchildren who read and write at home with their parents may build not only their academic literacy skills, but also other important life and learning skills, a recent study found. The project, a study by researchers at the University of Washington, followed children for five years, either grades one through five or three through seven. It…

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Oct

14

2017

Why Are Millennials Wary of Freedom?

October 14, 2017 Gray Matter By CLAY ROUTLEDGE Young Americans seem to be losing faith in freedom. Why? According to the World Values Survey, only about 30 percent of Americans born after 1980 believe it is absolutely essential to live in a democratic country, compared with 72 percent of Americans born before World War II. In 1995, 16 percent of Americans in their late teens…

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Oct

13

2017

My Husband’s Lover

October 13, 2017 By SARAH MENKEDICK Each time my husband returns to Pittsburgh from Mexico, I tell him he has that exquisite pueblo smell. It lingers on him for days. I cringe pointing this out: It seems a detail that belongs in the short story of a 19-year-old who has just spent a semester abroad — he smelled of wood smoke, leather and pine as…

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Oct

12

2017
The Trumps, The Poodle, The Sex Scandal

The Trumps, The Poodle, The Sex Scandal

Op-Ed Columnist October 12, 2017 Gail Collins Thanks to Ivana Trump’s new memoir, we now know that Donald Trump once did have a dog. Well, actually it was Ivana’s. A poodle named Chappy. And Donald didn’t like him. Nevertheless, this appears to be the closest our current president ever came to having a pet, so attention must be paid. This is possibly the biggest insight…

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Oct

10

2017

Moms at the Mike, on the Verge of a Breakthrough in Comedy

By JASON ZINOMAN October 10, 2017 One of the small surprises of fatherhood is how impressed some people are by the slightest attempt at child care. Dads like me benefit from low expectations, one of many of the resonant premises sharply exploited by the stand-up comic Ali Wong in “Baby Cobra,” her hit Netflix special last year. “It takes so little to be considered a great dad,…

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