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.


Jan

02

2018
Study Finds No Link Between Baby Formula Made From Cow’s Milk And Diabetes Risk

Study Finds No Link Between Baby Formula Made From Cow’s Milk And Diabetes Risk

Enlarge this image Has the protein in cow’s milk gotten a bad rap when it comes to risk of diabetes? Hulton Archive/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Hulton Archive/Getty Images Could babies be at higher risk of developing Type 1 diabetes from drinking formula made from cow’s milk? That idea has been circulating for some time but the evidence has been scant and contradictory. A…

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Dec

29

2017
With $100 Million Grant, Sesame Workshop Reaches Out To Refugee Kids

With $100 Million Grant, Sesame Workshop Reaches Out To Refugee Kids

Enlarge this image ‘Sesame Street’ has many versions around the world. Above: its new Afghan characters, 6-year-old Zari (left) and her brother, Zeerak. Rahmat Gul/AP hide caption toggle caption Rahmat Gul/AP In January, Sesame Workshop and the International Rescue Committee will start work on what they’re calling “the largest childhood intervention in the history of humanitarian response.” Funded by a $100 million grant from the…

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Dec

29

2017
9 Global Stories You May Have Missed In 2017

9 Global Stories You May Have Missed In 2017

By looking at the number of pageviews for our stories from 2017, we came up with our most popular stories of the year. But there are other ways to measure success. Some stories don’t get a lot of pageviews — maybe people missed out on them because there was too much news that day, or the topic didn’t appeal to them. But the people who…

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