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Dear Therapist: My Husband Keeps Texting With a Female ‘Friend’

He’s lying about it, too. What should I do?

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The Doctor Doesn’t Listen to Her. But the Media Is Starting To.

Physicians have long dismissed or downplayed women's sexual- and reproductive-health concerns—but in 2018, stories about "health-care gaslighting" are consistently breaking through to the mainstream.

In a Second, the Entire World Shape-Shifts

A woman with a rare neurological disorder details the experience of being lost every day of her life.

Why Aren’t There More Indra Nooyis?

The CEO of PepsiCo is stepping down after spending 12 years of ushering the brand into the future. But the landscape for female executives hasn’t changed all that much.

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Bedrest Is Bunk

There’s little to no evidence to show that restricting pregnant women’s activity has any benefits—so why do doctors still prescribe it?

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Dear Therapist: My Friend Treats Me Differently Since I Lost Weight

I want to keep up a relationship with her, but she keeps making hurtful comments about my appearance.

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Paid Leave From Work Can Help Domestic-Violence Victims Leave Abusers

Sixty percent of victims lost their jobs as a direct result of their abuse.

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The Challenge of Finding Homes for Rural America’s Foster Children

The government can only do so much—so religious groups are stepping in.

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Everyone Cares About Pregnancy Discrimination

Conservatives and liberals, feminists and anti-abortion activists have teamed up to advocate for pregnant women’s rights in the workplace—but their reasoning is very different.

The Thorny Bureaucracy That Stands Between Detained Children and Their Parents

An immigration lawyer outlines the logistical challenges of family reunification, and why some detainees still face uncertain futures.

In Middle School, ‘You’re Trying to Build a Parachute as You’re Falling’

The director Bo Burnham discusses his new movie, Eighth Grade, and how kids cobble together their identities, on the internet and off.

What Is the 'Success Sequence' and Why Do So Many Conservatives Like It?

A common prescription for getting out of poverty ignores the obstacles individual effort can’t always overcome.

Three Children, Two Abortions

What a woman chooses to do with her body should not be up for debate in 2018.

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Dear Therapist: Having a Blended Family Is Causing a Lot of Problems

I’m struggling to connect with my soon-to-be stepkids, and it’s harming the household dynamic.

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Why Don’t More Men Take Their Wives’ Last Names?

The vast majority of U.S. adults think a woman should give up her maiden name when she gets married.

Secrets to a 90-Year Marriage

Karam and Kartari Chand are believed to have been in the world’s longest marriage.

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The Private Worlds of Parents Raising Children Radically Different From Themselves

The documentary Far From the Tree argues against holding parents responsible for their kids’ cognitive or mental-health struggles.

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An Enormous Study of the Genes Related to Staying in School

Researchers have found 1,271 gene variants associated with years of formal education. That’s important, but not for the obvious reasons.

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Dear Therapist: My Adult Son Walked Out on Me on Mother’s Day

We’ve been growing apart lately, after he got married.