Aug

26

2017
Having A Best Friend In Your Teenage Years Could Benefit You For Life

Having A Best Friend In Your Teenage Years Could Benefit You For Life

Enlarge this image Researchers aren’t sure why strong relationships in adolescence seem to pay dividends later in life, but one hypothesis is that those bonds act as a buffer against depression and insults. Maria Fabrizio for NPR hide caption toggle caption Maria Fabrizio for NPR David Thomas and I met when we were about five years old. We celebrated his 26th birthday last weekend, marking…

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Aug

25

2017

Johnny Goes to College

My ex and I on a cross-country drive to drop off our son at school? Um, no problem.


Aug

25

2017
Nadine Burke Harris: How Does Trauma Affect A Child’s DNA?

Nadine Burke Harris: How Does Trauma Affect A Child’s DNA?

[embedded content] Part 3 of the TED Radio Hour episode Hardwired. About Nadine Burke Harris’s TED Talk Pediatrician Nadine Burke Harris found an unsettling trend when examining patients at her clinic: trauma. She found that adversity can change a child’s biology and result in severe health outcomes. About Nadine Burke Harris Nadine Burke Harris is a pediatrician and the founder and CEO of the Center…

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Aug

25

2017
After A Suicide, Sibling Survivors Are Often Overlooked

After A Suicide, Sibling Survivors Are Often Overlooked

Enlarge this image Taylor Porco was just 14 years old when her brother Jordan died by suicide during his freshman year of college. Courtesy of Taylor Porco hide caption toggle caption Courtesy of Taylor Porco When Taylor Porco’s brother, Jordan, died by suicide during his freshman year at college in February 2011, people told her to be strong for her parents who were incapacitated by…

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Aug

24

2017
Mothers, Fathers and Obesity in Offspring

Mothers, Fathers and Obesity in Offspring

By NICHOLAS BAKALAR August 24, 2017 Studies have shown that obese women give birth to larger babies who are at risk for obesity and other metabolic problems later in life. Some have thought that the reason may be that obese mothers, whose bodies are rich in nutrients, somehow “overfeed” the fetus during gestation. A new study has found that this is unlikely. The study, in PLOS Medicine,…

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Aug

24

2017

How to Help Kids Disrupt ‘Bro Culture’

By ANA HOMAYOUN August 24, 2017 When women in the tech industry came forward recently with accounts of sexual harassment and assault, their reports exposed the harmful underbelly of a strain of toxic behavior that has come to be known as “bro culture.” Over the past few years, the term has become a label for the dangerous normalization of sexual objectification, harassment, assault and homophobia. Bro culture…

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