Sep

19

2019
Don’t Let Climate Change Stop You From Becoming a Parent

Don’t Let Climate Change Stop You From Becoming a Parent

Many would-be parents in the millennial generation worry that bringing a child into this world might, in its effects, serve as a choice for more consumption, waste and damage to the planet. Others wonder whether the children conceived now might face a fate somehow worse than nonexistence in future years — a fate involving planetary apocalypse or catastrophe — and they don’t want to bring…

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Sep

19

2019
What Will My Grandchild Remember?

What Will My Grandchild Remember?

As we celebrated my granddaughter’s third birthday this summer, I made the following rough calculation: I’d trekked from my home in New Jersey to her Brooklyn apartment roughly 150 times to provide once-a-week day care, plus other times as needed. I had taken Bartola (a family nickname borrowed from former Mets pitcher Bartolo Colon) to a toddler music class. We’d spent an hour or two…

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Sep

18

2019
It's Not Just Insulin: Diabetes Patients Struggle To Get Crucial Supplies

It's Not Just Insulin: Diabetes Patients Struggle To Get Crucial Supplies

Enlarge this image Ric Peralta and his wife Lisa are both able to check Ric’s blood sugar levels at any time, using the Dexcom app and an arm patch that measures the levels and sends the information wirelessly. Allison Zaucha for NPR hide caption toggle caption Allison Zaucha for NPR In the first three months after getting his Dexcom continuous glucose monitor, Ric Peralta managed…

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Sep

18

2019
What to Do When Your Tween Is Trash-Talking You

What to Do When Your Tween Is Trash-Talking You

“I don’t want to hurt your feelings, Mom, but I don’t want you picking out my clothes anymore,” my very independent 10-year-old daughter announced recently. “We have different taste, and yours isn’t good for me.” Her in-your-face delivery has the tone of an athlete taunting someone on a rival sports team. When did I become her opponent? This is the same kid who often asks…

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Sep

17

2019
Gates Foundation Says World Not On Track To Meet Goal Of Ending Poverty By 2030

Gates Foundation Says World Not On Track To Meet Goal Of Ending Poverty By 2030

Enlarge this image In Mumbai, some prosperous neighborhoods sit alongside slums. This year’s Gates report on progress toward eliminating poverty notes that there is vast inequality not only between nations but within many of them. @johnny_miller_photography hide caption toggle caption @johnny_miller_photography Back in 2015 the world’s leaders committed to a sweeping set of targets to lift the world’s poorest citizens into a decent life by…

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Sep

17

2019
Millennials Are Not “Running Out of Time” to Have Kids

Millennials Are Not “Running Out of Time” to Have Kids

Source: RawPixel/Pexels Guest post by Cristina Schreil. It’s no secret that older generations reached certain family-planning milestones much earlier than Millennials. For instance, getting married and having babies in one’s twenties was once seen as proper timing. That’s not the case with Millennials. Researchers at the Urban Institute found that “between 2007 and 2012 … birth rates among women in their twenties declined more than…

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Sep

16

2019
'Tip Of The Iceberg' — 1 In 16 Women Report First Sexual Experience As Rape

'Tip Of The Iceberg' — 1 In 16 Women Report First Sexual Experience As Rape

Enlarge this image A survey of women aged 18-44 finds that for an estimated 3.3 million women in that age group, their first sexual experience was rape. Researchers say if the numbers included all women they’d be much higher. Aneta Pucia / EyeEm/Getty Images/EyeEm hide caption toggle caption Aneta Pucia / EyeEm/Getty Images/EyeEm More than 3 million women experienced rape as their first sexual encounter,…

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Sep

16

2019

3 in 5 parents say their teen has been in a car with a distracted teen driver

It’s a highly anticipated rite of passage for many high schoolers — finally getting to drive your friends around. But having teens who carpool with peers can be a nerve-wracking experience for many parents, with more than half in a new national poll saying their child has probably been in an unsafe situation as a passenger with a teen driver. Parents’ top safety concerns include…

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Sep

16

2019
A Daily Baby Aspirin Could Help Many Pregnancies And Save Lives

A Daily Baby Aspirin Could Help Many Pregnancies And Save Lives

Bridget Desmukes (center) and her husband, Jeffrey, love having a big, active family. “The kids are always climbing on things, flipping all the time — it’s not dull,” she laughs. Mila (far left) has a passion for gymnastics. Her siblings are (from left) twins MacKenzie and Jeremiah, Jonathan and Jeffrey. Ryan Kellman/NPR hide caption toggle caption Ryan Kellman/NPR Bridget Desmukes was surprised when her OB-GYN…

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Sep

16

2019
Day Care Directors Are Playing Doctor, and Parents Suffer

Day Care Directors Are Playing Doctor, and Parents Suffer

ImageChild care can cost a typical family a third of its income. CreditAudra Melton for The New York Times Almost anyone with a child in day care or preschool has received the call. They say your child has a minor ailment like pink eye and must go to the doctor. Otherwise, they say, the child won’t be able to return to school or day care….

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