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.
They’re using a lot of it to watch TV.
First names can shape the way people are treated, and even their job prospects.
An attempt to make sense of an at-first baffling statistic
Children naturally want to help at a very early age—but many families wait to conscript them until that desire has faded.
As internet-connected devices and appliances accumulate, one academic foresees “the monetization of every move you make.”
Many families who opt out of buying stuff are coming up with creative alternatives and new traditions.
Other countries swear by brooms, mops, and sponges. The U.S. prefers something more disposable.
Understanding the attempts to quantify the nation’s most popular leisure activity
At a certain point, another million dollars doesn’t make anything newly affordable. That’s when other motivations take over.
And other trends in parents’ hopes for the sex of their children
A prom photo has sparked a fresh round of debate over students’ First Amendment rights.