Jan

08

2018

Do Parents Make Kids Fat?

There is an underlying assumption that children can be controlled if only their parents would take the trouble.


Jan

06

2018
What’s The Difference Between Children’s Books In China And The U.S.?

What’s The Difference Between Children’s Books In China And The U.S.?

Enlarge this image These are some of the books from the study. From left: The Cat That Eats Letters by Ge Jing. The Foolish Old Man Who Removed The Mountain by Cai Feng. The Jar of Happiness by Aisla Burrows. from left: Shandong Education Press; Shanghai people’s Fine Arts Publishing House; Child’s Play International. hide caption toggle caption from left: Shandong Education Press; Shanghai people’s…

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Jan

05

2018
CHIP Funding Could Run Out On Jan. 19 For Some States

CHIP Funding Could Run Out On Jan. 19 For Some States

Enlarge this image The CHIP program provides health coverage to 9 million children from lower-income households that make too much money to qualify for Medicaid. The $2.85 billion Congress allocated in December was supposed to fund CHIP programs in all states through March 31. But federal health officials say it won’t stretch that far. Karl Tapales/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Karl Tapales/Getty Images Some…

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Jan

05

2018
Most Popular World Bank Charts Of 2017: Youth Bulge, Stunting, Disasters

Most Popular World Bank Charts Of 2017: Youth Bulge, Stunting, Disasters

Since 2015, Tariq Khokhar, a data scientist, has been compiling an annual list of top charts from the World Bank. It’s a mix of the group’s most popular research and what’s been trending in the news that year. The list of charts for 2017, co-produced by his colleague Donna Barne, paint a “pretty good” picture of the world, “as most of human progress has been…

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Jan

04

2018

The Real Nanny Diaries

A writing workshop in Brooklyn helps caregivers explore their role in children’s lives by writing fables.


Jan

04

2018
Unlike Humans, Bonobos Shun Helpers And Befriend the Bullies

Unlike Humans, Bonobos Shun Helpers And Befriend the Bullies

Enlarge this image Two bonobos play fight at the Lola Ya Bonobo sanctuary in Democratic Republic of Congo in 2012. Emilie Genty/Barcroft Media via Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Emilie Genty/Barcroft Media via Getty Images Even very young babies can tell the difference between someone who’s helpful and someone who’s mean — and lab studies show that babies consistently prefer the helpers. But one…

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Jan

04

2018

Resolutions of a Cancer Doctor

My mother’s cancer diagnosis gave me the opportunity to approach my patients with a new resolve in the coming year.



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