An overpopulated planet is not necessarily doomed. What matters most is how those billions of people choose to live.
The healthcare system snaps to attention to prolong life, but it doesn't always do the same in making death comfortable.
Inside a physician's 50-year-old journals, from a time when doctors made decisions for patients, not with them
If a fraught relationship might be significantly shortening your life, are you better off alone?
How one author breaks the cycles of self-loathing
Oldest siblings aspire to higher levels of formal education—and they're more likely to stick with it.
In expressing support and condolences after tragedy, the distance provided by social media is extraordinarily safe, but that doesn't make the process less meaningful.
The baby blues aren’t just the domain of birth mothers: fathers, adoptive parents, and nonbiological mothers are also at risk.
Some Jewish couples are developing alternatives to a gendered, heterosexual matrimonial ceremony that can still work within Jewish tradition and law.
"Would kids really be better off if their parents stayed together, fighting and yelling and tiptoeing around?"
Caring for my dying parents reintroduced substances into my life.
New research shows that the older people are when they make their first big commitment—cohabitation or marriage—the better their chances for marital success.
Joining a dating site for a different age, race, or religion can be a way to find the partner you're looking for, but can also be motivated by insidious stereotyping.
The psychology of rituals in overcoming loss, restoring broken order
Attractive, agreeable, and clean people are more likely to get married. Surprise?
How C-sections increase the risk of a rare and devastating disorder
New studies question the importance of two behaviors mothers are often shamed for: drinking during pregnancy and not breastfeeding
I spent a weekend without talking, being someone else at a convent
Inside the increasingly common practice—and business—of female masking
Most adoptions in the U.S. today are open; I’m taking the opportunity to create a big, loving—if complicated—family.