It’s common to prize novelty in leisure activities, but research suggests that revisiting the familiar can offer unexpected pleasures.
Several schools forgo or have abandoned them, but seem to be faring just fine.
Turns out, many people eat the same thing for lunch every day with pride.
America’s devotion to the practice stems in part from the fact that it’s what today’s parents and teachers grew up with themselves.
Mothers tend to spend more time with daughters cooking and cleaning, while fathers tend to spend more time with sons relaxing.
Strange things can happen when a business is based on millions of people flying around in $100 million metal boxes that can take a year to build.
“These mothers and fathers live in a world in which the mark of good parenting is substantially tied to where one’s children are admitted.”
“Variety doesn’t really matter to me. I would be perfectly happy to eat the same Caesar salad or peanut-butter-and-jelly sandwich every day.”
Two often overlooked ingredients of family meals: money and time
Having children makes people happier—if they can afford it.
When two sociologists interviewed highly paid architects, TV producers, actors, and accountants, they encountered work cultures that favor the already affluent.
Too little, and people tend to get stressed. Too much, and people tend to feel idle.
The reflections of more than a dozen people who did dedicated cleanouts of their living spaces years ago
A new book looks at the wide variety of parenting styles around the world.
There’s a deeper meaning behind the us-and-them boundaries drawn by attendees of highly selective schools.
As federal employees and contractors return to work, they’re still processing some of the emotional and financial stress of the past six weeks.
It’s been more than 30 years since states started trying to achieve “potty parity,” but many queues are still unequal.
The style of child-rearing that most aspire to takes a lot of time and money, and many families can’t pull it off.
Thinking micro about a problem that’s macro
Jeff Bezos is splitting up with his wife—which means they have an estimated $137 billion in assets to divvy up.