How Having Kids Could Affect Your Lifespan
A new Swedish study links having children with living longer in old age.
Child Taken to Hospital After Trying to Blow Up Used Condom Like a Balloon
We ask a sexual health expert if it's ever OK, biologically speaking, to put a limp prophylactic in your mouth.
Study Finds People Are Morally Outraged by Those Who Decide Not to Have Kids
We talked to the author of a new study about why people are deeply unchill about those who don't want to ever spawn offspring.
What It's Like to Be a Foster Mom When You're Only 23
Eighty percent of foster carers in the UK are above 45. But for a small minority in their early 20s and 30s, taking a child into their homes has been the best decision of their lives.
‘I Never Give Up’: Inside the Life of a Child Prodigy
How do parents raise tiny, piano-playing geniuses? We hung out with Curtis "Mini Mozart" Elton and his mom to find out what greatness looks like.
How Pregnancy Changes Women’s Brains to Prepare Them for Motherhood
Research confirms that “pregnancy brain” is real—it’s just not what we thought it was.
Inside Japan's Dangerous, Unregulated 'Baby Hotel' Childcare Industry
Getting a nursery or kindergarten place for kids is next to impossible in Japan. Instead, some families are left with no choice but to check their children into unregulated "baby hotels"—with disastrous results.
Why Kids Are Unreasonably Terrified of Santa Claus
Psychologists believe that he frightens young children because of his ability to judge them as naughty or nice.
Children Are Not as Evil as Previously Thought, Study Says
New research challenges the pre-existing scientific view that children are immature in their decision-making. The lead author explains why children are capable of better moral judgment than previously thought.
The Benefits of Slathering Your Newborn Baby with Vaginal Bacteria
Vaginal seeding is the latest postnatal practice to be adopted by new mothers—and it involves shoving a piece of gauze up the vagina and swabbing babies with it. Why are women doing it, and is it safe?
'My First Grow' Is a Cannabis-Growing Kit for Kids
My First Grow sells grow kits complete with cartoon mascot ("Leafy") and child-friendly stickers. We talked to founder Greg Lonsdale to find out why he wants your four-year-old nephew to start tilling the fields with green.
When You're Pathologically Terrified of Giving Birth
For some women, totally sensible fears about childbirth can develop into tokophobia—an anxiety disorder so extreme that it drives them to avoid sex or seek to terminate their pregnancy.
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