Surprising Science

Help your kids, but not too much, says new Stanford study

Flying that helicopter too low is counterproductive.

Surprising Science

Why hasn’t evolution made human childbirth easier?

The answer seems to be a series of evolutionary trade-offs that help protect organs in women, according to a recent study.

Surprising Science

Despite social pressure, boys and girls still prefer gender-typical toys

Fifty years of research on children's toy preferences shows that kids generally prefer toys oriented toward their own gender.

Surprising Science

Stressed-out mothers are twice as likely to give birth to a girl

New research from the University of Granada found that stress could help determine sex.

Videos

Should parents de-emphasize gender norms?

The color of toys has a much deeper effect on children than some parents may realize.

Culture & Religion

Yes, more and more young adults are living with their parents – but is that necessarily bad?

Having grown kids still at home is not likely to do you, or them, any permanent harm.

Videos

Smart parenting: 2 exercises that build confidence in girls

The ability to speak up and ask will give these future leaders a much needed boost.

Coronavirus

What would Seneca say? Six Stoic tips for surviving lockdown

Lovers are parted from lovers, (grand)parents from children, families from their dead.

Sex & Relationships

Two-thirds of parents say technology makes parenting harder

Parental anxieties stem from the complex relationship between technology, child development, and the internet's trove of unseemly content.

Surprising Science

Microplastics have been found in human placenta

More evidence that we're drowning in microplastic particles.

Personal Growth

Remote education is decreasing anxiety, increasing wellbeing for some students

A recent NIHR report found that students with previously low connectedness scores saw improvement in well-being and eased anxiety.

Sex & Relationships

Parents’ brains sync up when caring for children together

New research suggests parenthood helps couples tune into each other's minds and emotional states.

Mind & Brain

Research finds narcissists are not just self-absorbed, they're also more likely to be aggressive

Participants with high levels of narcissism showed high levels of aggression, spreading gossip, bullying others, and more.

Personal Growth

Children know what makes a leader more than some adults

Even kids get that a real leader puts others' interests first.

Surprising Science

Just how useful is human gene editing?

In the near-term, gene editing is not likely to be useful. Even in the long-term, it may not be very practical.

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