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psychology
psychology

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.
Kimberly Lawson
3.2.17
uk
uk

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.
Lucy Draper
2.28.17
Society
Society

‘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.
Sirin Kale
1.6.17
SCIENCE
SCIENCE

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.
Sarah Hagi
12.20.16
japan
japan

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.
Charlotte Jansen
12.13.16
christmas
christmas

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.
Emalie Marthe
12.11.16
children
children

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.
Sirin Kale
9.23.16
motherhood
motherhood

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?
Rebecca Schiller
4.28.16
WEED
WEED

'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.
Zing Tsjeng
4.20.16
mental health
mental health

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.
Amber Bryce
3.2.16
Australia
Australia

Vote Milk: The Battle for Female Politicians to Breastfeed at Work

Last week, Australia lifted its ban on breastfeeding in parliament. But for other female politicians round the world, feeding their children at their place of work is a lot more complicated.
Mari Shibata
2.10.16
politics
politics

Playing Princess with Boys at Stockholm's First Gender Neutral Pre-School

In gender equality-obsessed Sweden, Nicolaigarden is a place where girls can be princes and boys can play the beautiful princess.
Mari Shibata
9.25.15