May

19

2017
‘It Made Me Into a Person With a Mission’: Readers React to Motherhood

‘It Made Me Into a Person With a Mission’: Readers React to Motherhood

By MARIE TAE McDERMOTT May 19, 2017 In her recent article, “The Birth of a Mother,” Dr. Alexandra Sacks identified four challenges in the process of becoming a mother, or “matrescence”: changing family dynamics, ambivalence, fantasy vs. reality and feelings of guilt and shame. Hundreds of readers wrote about their own transitions into parenthood in the comments section of the article and on The Times’s Facebook page. Some…

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May

18

2017

Help! It’s Wear Your Teacher’s Favorite Color Day

By NICOLE BLADES May 18, 2017 We were just a few strides short of the finish line when I dropped the baton. But the baton was actually a purple T-shirt, and the race was the daily contest known as Getting This Child on the School Bus On Time. On its own the purple shirt was innocuous if a little peculiar. As part of Teacher Appreciation Week at…

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May

18

2017
How neural stem cells can become blood vessels

How neural stem cells can become blood vessels

The Neural Mother Cell Physiopathology Research Group of the University of Seville and the Seville Institute of Biomedicine (IBiS) have just published a scientific article in the review Cell Reports, in which they show that mother cells from the adult carotid body can transform into blood vessels, as well as into neurons. The work has mainly been carried out by the post-doctoral researcher Valentina Annese,…

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May

18

2017
Is ‘Internet Addiction’ Real?

Is ‘Internet Addiction’ Real?

Enlarge this image Mark Fiore for KQED When her youngest daughter, Naomi, was in middle school, Ellen watched the teen disappear behind a screen. Her once bubbly daughter went from hanging out with a few close friends after school to isolating herself in her room for hours at a time. (NPR has agreed to use only the pair’s middle names, to protect the teen’s medical…

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May

17

2017
Migrant children less obese due to absent grandmothers

Migrant children less obese due to absent grandmothers

Children of migrants to Chinese cities have lower rates of obesity than youngsters in more affluent established urban families – probably because their grandparents are not around to over-feed them, a new study has found.


May

17

2017

Modern Love Podcast: Gideon Glick Reads ‘Just Don’t Call Me Mom’

May 17, 2017 Modern Love By THE NEW YORK TIMES On this week’s podcast, the actor Gideon Glick reads “Just Don’t Call Me Mom,” about a Mother’s Day gift that makes a stay-at-home dad reconsider the meaning of his role in the family. The author, David Beach, is a stage performer. So is Mr. Glick. Most recently, he starred in the Broadway show “Significant Other.”…

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May

17

2017
Ethics Of Aid: Should Donated Health Dollars Go To ‘Children First’?

Ethics Of Aid: Should Donated Health Dollars Go To ‘Children First’?

Last week, it was your editors at Goats and Soda who were the curious goats. We published a story on the huge gap in health care dollars for young and old in the developing world. A study looked at the $36.4 billion allocated by development agencies and nonprofit donors and found that a major share goes to children under 5. The authors of the study…

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May

17

2017
Parents with bipolar benefit from self-help tool

Parents with bipolar benefit from self-help tool

Online self-management support for parents with Bipolar Disorder leads to improvements in parenting and child behaviour. That is the finding of researchers from the Spectrum Centre for Mental Health Research at Lancaster University, who recruited 97 parents with Bipolar Disorder who have children aged between 3 and ten years old. They were split into two groups, with one being offered an Integrated Bipolar Parenting Intervention…

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May

17

2017

To Raise Better Kids, Say No

By SCOTT SONENSHEIN May 17, 2017 Despite the temptation for parents to say yes to their children’s wishes, research shows there’s an insidious side to chasing after the newest thing others have. It fosters a sense of deficiency that can never be fully satisfied. First they want the doll, then all of the accessories — and of course the four-story Barbie mansion. And so I’ve taken on…

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May

16

2017

Tituss Burgess: The First Time I Had to Parent My Mom

The First Time By TITUSS BURGESS May 16, 2017 My mother was a single parent for much of my youth. She worked during the day, and so when I was about 5 to 12 years old I would spend the summer at my grandparents’ home in Georgia, with my mom bringing me back to Athens on the weekends. In my early years, I protested. You see, their…

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