Category Archives: NY Times


Jul

13

2017

Living Another Day, Thanks to Grandparents Who Couldn’t Sleep

July 13, 2017 Trilobites By ANERI PATTANI You may not look forward to sleeping less as you get older. But maybe it wouldn’t seem as bad if you knew it once played an important role in human survival. A new study, published Tuesday in Proceedings of the Royal Society B, suggests that the way sleep patterns change with age may be an evolutionary adaptation that…

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Jul

12

2017

How to Stay Mindful When the Kids Are Fighting

July 12, 2017 Meditation for Real Life By DAVID GELLES “It’s summer, and for many parents, that means the kids are home more than usual. Siblings can love each other fiercely and yet also fight ferociously — often within the same span of minutes. If they begin fighting, stay calm, loving and supportive. Use the experience as an opportunity to help them see each other’s…

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Jul

12

2017

Well Illustrated: The First Sex Talk

By ANASTASIA HIGGINBOTHAM July 12, 2017 Anastasia Higginbotham is the author and illustrator of the book “Tell Me About Sex, Grandma,” from which this is adapted. We’re interested in your feedback on this page. Tell us what you think.


Jul

12

2017

The Importance of Finding Family

July 12, 2017 Disability By ALAINA LEARY My mom and I had routines. We walked everywhere — to the grocery store, to the bus stop for doctor’s appointments and to visit family, and to my school each morning. My favorites were our walks through Lincoln Commons, commonly referred to as Lincoln Park, in our hometown, Malden, Mass., where we’d sit and tell stories underneath our…

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Jul

11

2017

My Grandmother’s Shroud

July 11, 2017 On Photography By TEJU COLE When my grandmother, my mother’s mother, died in late June in Nigeria, I was in Italy, at a conference. I wasn’t with her when she slipped into a coma or, three days later, when she died. When my brother told me the news, I called my mother and other members of my family to commiserate with them….

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Jul

10

2017

Raising a Truly Bilingual Child

July 10, 2017 The Checkup By PERRI KLASS, M.D. True bilingualism is a relatively rare and a beautiful thing, and by “true,” I mean speaking two languages with the proficiency of a native — something most of us will only dream of as we struggle with learning languages in school and beyond. Highly competent bilingualism is probably more common in other countries, since many children…

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Jul

08

2017

My Son, the Jihadist

Op-Ed Contributor By NICOLA BENYAHIA July 8, 2017 BIRMINGHAM, England — I gripped the phone, trying to make out the words on the crackling line. There was a moment of silence before the voice at the other end spoke: “I’m sorry, but your son is dead.” It was the call I had feared for months. How was I going to tell Rasheed’s sisters that their brother, a…

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Jul

07

2017

U.S. Doctor Fueled Hopes of Ailing British Infant’s Parents

By DAN BILEFSKY and SEWELL CHAN July 7, 2017 LONDON — A neurologist in the United States has played a curious role in the high-profile case of Charlie Gard, the brain-damaged and terminally ill infant whose plight has drawn attention from Pope Francis and President Trump. Defying the consensus of numerous British doctors, the neurologist has kept alive the hopes of the child’s parents by touting an experimental therapy…

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Jul

07

2017

Do College Students Need the Campus Health Plan?

By RONI CARYN RABIN July 7, 2017 If you’re packing a child off to college this summer, the extra-long sheets and shower caddies can wait. Health insurance should be at the top of your to-do list. Many private colleges and public universities require full-time residential students to have health insurance, and some aggressively market their own plans, automatically enrolling incoming students in their insurance plan and adding the…

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Jul

07

2017

How I Became That Weird Theme Park Mom

July 7, 2017 By ELIZABETH ALTERMAN I can hear the screams before I’ve even found a parking spot. A heady mix of terror and exhilaration courses through my body and I know I’m not the only one in the minivan who feels it. I tell my teenage son: “Open the app and check the wait time for Superman!” It’s a sentence I never thought I’d…

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